Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Information

In May 1999, the BLM held its first lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) since 1984 offering nearly 3.9 million acres within the Northeast Planning Area.  Since 1999 the BLM has since held lease sales in both the Northwest (NW) and Northeast (NE) Planning Areas.  Lease tracts were offered in the NE in 2002, and 2010, in the NW 2004, and 2006.  In 2008, lease tracts in both the NE and NW were offered.

Outside the NPR-A on lands leased under the authority of the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), the BLM will make federal lands available for leasing consistent with decisions made in the various land use plans. Additional information regarding BLM planning efforts can be found on the BLM ALaska Planning page. 

Q&As About Oil and Gas Leasing:


Leasing Laws and Authorities

Leasing Regulations 

National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska Lease Sale Documentation & Maps - 1999 to Current 



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For questions regarding leasing on BLM lands, please contact Public Center at 907-271-5960.