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Locations of Gas Plants and Other Coal-tar Sites in the U.S.

THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO 

Introduction

            This State is blessed with abundant coal reserves, mainly requiring strip mining, yet such were available in the manufactured gas era. Railroads were again the key to development of the always small manufactured gas capacity of the widely scattered cities and towns of New Mexico, relying largely on the Cerrillos anthracite coal, quantities being sufficient for export to other States. Cerrillos coal was developed only after 1900 and therefore was not readily available when needed to support manufactured gas.

            To date, the author has discovered only nine gas plant sites in New Mexico, Albuquerque (2), Roswell (2) and Santa Fe (2), with a smattering of other coal-tar resulting from industrial processes. The first gas plant in the state was at Santa Fe, placed in service just prior to 1882.

            By 1934 the former gas works cities had been supplied with natural gas, via pipelines from the Southeast New Mexico and the San Juan Basin of southern Colorado.

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