National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPR-A)
Oil and Gas Leasing Information

 Oil and gas leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is authorized under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), as amended and the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act of 1981 (94 Stat. 2964). Regulations for NPR-A oil and gas leasing, exploration, and operations are found at 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 3130, 3150, 3160, respectively.

The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) and related regulations do not apply to leasing in the NPR-A. A new Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the entire NPR-A was signed in February of 2013.

NPR-A Sale Statistics 1999 to Present

Contact BLM-Alaska Public Information Center: (907) 271-5960 


Note:  Notice to Lessees (NTL 3a-Alaska) Report of Undesirable Events -- Effective March 28, 2007


 2014 NPR-A Oil and Gas Lease Sale Results 11/19/2014


Effective November 2, 2009, the BLM increased the Application for Permit to Drill (APD) processing fee to $6500