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AK - BOEM Planning 2021 O&G Lease Sale in Alaska's Cook Inlet

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it intends to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement on new oil and natural gas leasing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

The planned 2021 lease sale would cover 1.09 million acres of federal submerged lands under Cook Inlet off Alaska’s south-central coast, Kallanish Energy reports.

The inlet is about 180 miles long and is south of Anchorage, Alaska.

The BOEM also issued a call for information and lease nominations. It accepting public comment on the lease nominations and the EIS through Oct. 13.

The notices were published on Thursday in the Federal Register.

The agency will hold virtual public meetings at 6:30 p.m. Alaska Time on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1.

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The last federal lease on the Outer Continental Shelf in Cook Inlet occurred in 2017 when Texas-based Hilcorp Energy was the only bidder.