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Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales Proposed for Nevada and Utah

Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales Proposed for Nevada and Utah

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun a one-month scoping process to take comments on potential oil and natural gas lease sales across parts of Nevada and Utah. The Interior Department agency is reviewing potential auctions for up to 35 parcels in Nevada totaling 63,604 acres and 18 parcels in Utah totaling 31,808 acres.…

November 23, 2022
GOM’s Proposed Offshore Wind Projects Showcase Growth in Traditional Natural Gas, Oil Basin

GOM’s Proposed Offshore Wind Projects Showcase Growth in Traditional Natural Gas, Oil Basin

The Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified two sites in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) that could support offshore wind development in an area that has long been one of the major natural gas and oil breadbaskets.  The largest of the two proposed wind energy areas (WEA) spans 546,645…

July 25, 2022

Offshore Regulators Looking to Boost Drilling in GOM’s Natural Gas-Rich Shallow Waters

The shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) should be defined as a “distinct province” to avoid stranding substantial oil and natural gas resources, according to new research by the Department of Interior’s offshore regulators.

November 21, 2019

BOEM ‘Systematically Underestimates’ Value of Offshore Oil, Gas Leases, Says GAO

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) “systematically underestimates the value of offshore oil and gas leases, resulting in the government collecting hundreds of millions of dollars less than it could otherwise,” according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

October 25, 2019
Interior’s GOM Auction in August to Offer 14,500-Plus Leases

Interior’s GOM Auction in August to Offer 14,500-Plus Leases

The Interior Department will try once again in August to see if its strategy of offering every available unleased area in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to oil and gas operators is viable.

July 19, 2019

BOEM’s August Auction Again Offering Every Available Area in GOM for Oil, Gas Leasing

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a lease sale for August that again would provide region-wide access to oil and natural gas producers across an estimated 78 million acres.

March 14, 2019

EIS Planned for Potential Beaufort Oil, Gas Lease Sale

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it plans to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed offshore oil and gas lease sale to be held next year for tracts offshore Alaska.

November 16, 2018

BOEM Schedules Another Region-Wide GOM Oil, Gas Auction for March

The Interior Department is planning yet another region-wide lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) next March, when it plans to auction about 78 million acres for oil and natural gas development.

September 26, 2018

Interior’s August GOM Auction to Offer 14,622 Shallow, Deepwater Blocks

Nearly 78 million acres are on offer for oil and natural gas development offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in a federal auction to be held in August, the Department of Interior said Friday.

July 13, 2018
BOEM Calls for Input on Potential Beaufort Sea Oil, Gas Leasing

BOEM Calls for Input on Potential Beaufort Sea Oil, Gas Leasing

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is calling for information and nominations by April 30 for a proposed oil and gas lease sale in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea Planning Area in 2019.

March 29, 2018
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