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Central California District
Release Date: 08/05/10
Contacts: Laurie Moore , 916-978-4377  
  Nora DeDios , 661-391-6129  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-91

BLM Plans Oil and Gas Competitive Lease Auction

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct an auction of oil and gas leases on federal land on Sept. 8 at the Marriott Hotel, 801 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield.  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 12 parcels for a total of 4,205.19 of public lands in Kern County.

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  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.

BLM is required by law to periodically offer federal land for lease for oil and gas exploration and development.  The oil and gas industry is encouraged to submit an "expression of interest" for federal land parcels in California that have potential for development.  An “expression of interest” is a letter or a form listing the legal description of lands an individual or company is interested in seeing offered for lease. For those lands that are split-estate, please provide the surface ownership (name and address) in your expression of interest.

Expressions of interest to be included in the September 2011 lease auction should be sent to the BLM, Attention:  Laurie Moore, 2800 Cottage Way Suite W-1618, Sacramento, Calif. 95825 no later than Nov. 3, 2010.

For questions regarding the Sept. 8 lease auction or to obtain a form to submit an expression of interest, contact Laurie Moore at (916) 978-4377 or Nora DeDios at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, (661) 391-6129.


Central California District   2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 08-05-2010