BLM posts lease parcels for oil and gas sale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels to offer up to oil and gas companies for lease in the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale. The list includes 153 parcels in Albany, Carbon, Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties. The parcels represent 231,846,920 acres of public land. The posting of this list initiates the 30-day public protest period.

The complete May competitive oil and gas lease sale notice can be viewed and downloaded for free at: Also available at this website are the oil and gas leasing environmental assessments, including public comments, for the May oil and gas lease sale.

The oil and gas lease sale is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Cheyenne, Wyo. Doors open at 7 a.m. with the auction beginning at 8 a.m.

For more information, contact Beverly Gorny at (307) 775-6158.

Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps member covering energy and climate at WyoFile. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 25 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily...

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