BLM posts parcels for August oil and gas lease sale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for August 7, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Cheyenne. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the auction begins at 8 a.m.

The posted list, which identifies 117 proposed parcels totaling 61,518.66 acres, initiates a 30-day public protest period. Click here to go to the BLM’s page listing more information about the proposed lease parcels. The parcels are located in Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Natrona, Park, Platte, Washakie, Weston, Goshen, and Niobrara counties in Wyoming.

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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