Farmington, New Mexico Natural Gas
New Mexico has been a leader in the United States' petroleum production for decades. The state has the Permian Basin on its eastern side and the San Juan Basin on its Northwestern borders.
Nearby the rugged San Juan Mountains and adjacent to the desert highlands of Arizona and Utah lies Farmington, New Mexico, where the sun shines 273 days a year. Once a tranquil town, the city has experienced population growth over the last eight years. The city had a population of 37,844 in 2000 with an estimated population of 43,573 people in 2006, a 15.1% population increase. Farmington is the largest city in the Four Corners area, which is the only geographic point in the United States where you can stand in four states at once: Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. The city is only 60 miles down Highway 160 from this landmark, and the town boasts a pleasant climate year round with only 7.5 inches of rainfall and 12.3 inches of snowfall. At an altitude of just 5 feet, Farmington is not only an excellent destination to visit, but an excellent place to live and work.
Many factors have contributed to Farmington's growth, but oil, natural gas and mining are Farmington's largest industries and the largest contributor to its expansion.
The area is historically significant, as it is the traditional home of many Native American tribes including Navajo, Jicarilla Apache, Ute Mountain Ute, Southern Ute and Hopi Nations. The city is also the home of the Connie Mack World Series where baseball players 16-18 compete for the national title. There are several great golf courses in Farmington, too.