The energy-related businesses are expected to remain strong over the coming years. While many local companies are changing the manner in which they do business in order to compete in the global market, they remain a strong economic force in our community. Oil and gas producers are processing new well permits and reworking older wells in record numbers. The local power plants are working to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the western United States. We have a plentiful supply of natural resources in the San Juan Basin with predictions of reserves for future years.