(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Holiday Inn in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Doors open at 7 a.m. with the auction beginning at 8 a.m.

The BLM Wyoming State Director deferred 35 additional parcels for this lease sale as described in an Information Notice posted with the Sale Notice. These deferrals were all made to remain consistent with the BLM’s sage grouse conservation plans and strategy, which direct the BLM to prioritize oil and gas leasing and development in a manner that minimizes resource conflicts in important sage grouse habitat and reduces development time and costs.

The Sale Notice and the Information Notice listing the 35 deferred parcels identify 82 parcels totaling 82,118.08 acres to be offered at the February 2016 oil and gas lease sale. Due to the extended review time and analysis, the end of the protest period will be 4:00 p.m. local time on January 19, 2016. Protests must be submitted in accordance with the instructions included within the Sale Notice.

The sale includes parcels located in Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Natrona, Niobrara, and Weston counties in Wyoming.

Copies of the complete February 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale notice will be available at the sale and may be purchased in advance for $5 from the State Office at 5353 Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne, or by writing: BLM, Attn: Copy Work, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyo. 82003. Copies are also available for purchase from each BLM field office in Wyoming.

Information on the February 2, 2016 oil and gas lease sale can be found online.

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