President Obama to Stop in Carlsbad in Wednesday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, N.M. - President Obama will be making a stop in Carlsbad this week.

The president will be taking a look at oil and gas production in the area.

He will be touring various oil fields located outside Carlsbad in an area that houses more than 70 active drilling rigs.

Obama will focus on expanding oil and gas development and increasing the fuel economy.

Afterwards, the president will head north and make a stop in Oklahoma.

He'll discuss improving and maintaining sites such as the planned pipeline that will carry oil to the Gulf of Mexico.