In state news, state economic development officials announced that a company that inspects oil and gas pipelines from the air, is planning to expand in southern New Mexico; the AP reports. LaSen Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $750,000 in order to build a larger headquarters as well as add more drones and helicopters to its fleet. In addition to more drone and helicopters, the company is also planning to more than double its workforce, by hiring nearly 80 employees over five years. This announcement comes as New Mexico is preparing to ramp up required reporting of methane leaks from the oil industry, which is something LaSen specializes in. The company plans to invest more than $8 million into the new location.