An affiliate of Matador Resources Co. has agreed to pay more than $6 million to resolve allegations by federal and state regulators that it failed to properly capture emissions and comply with other rules at its well sites within the Permian Basin in southeastern New Mexico.

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Matador Production Co. agreed under a consent decree to pay $2.5 million to implement and monitor new tank pressure monitoring systems to help curb emissions in the state. The company would also pay a $1.15 million civil penalty and $1.25 million on a supplemental environmental project to replace diesel engines. The consent decree also requires Matador to pay a combined $1.3 million to conduct aerial monitoring and to cut emissions from pneumatic devices and vapor recovery units.

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