BOEM announces Gulf of Mexico Oil Lease Sale covering 78 million acres
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed to offer 78 million acres for a region-wide lease sale scheduled for August 2019. The sale would include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The sale would include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Lease Sale 253, scheduled to be livestreamed from New Orleans, will be the fifth offshore sale under the 2017-2022 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
It will include approximately 14,699 unleased blocks, located from 3 to 231 mi (5 to 372 km) offshore, in the Gulf’s Western, Central, and Eastern planning areas in water depths ranging from 9 to more than 11,115 ft (3 to 3,400 m).
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