News Release

For Release: May 2, 2008        
Contact: David Christy (916) 985-4474
CA-CC-08-60

BLM Plans Oil and Gas Lease Auction on June 11

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct an auction of oil and gas leases on federal land on June 11.  The lease auction will be held at the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento. The room will open at 8 a.m. to allow bidders to register and obtain a bid number.  The competitive oral auction will begin at 9 a.m.

The competitive lease auction involves 36 parcels for a total of 52,463 acres of public lands in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties.

A detailed notice of the lease auction with parcel descriptions, acreage, lease terms and conditions, oral bidding procedures and requirements, and other sale information is available on the internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/og/instructions/leasesale/2008_Lease_Sales.html  If you are not able to access this site, copies of the Lease Sale Notice will be available at the California BLM State Office and the BLM Bakersfield Field Office for $5.

Further information regarding oil and gas lease auctions can be obtained from Laurie Moore at the BLM California State Office, telephone (916) 978-4377 or Nora DeDios at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, telephone (661) 391-6129.

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