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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 12/10/10
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-16

BLM Oil and Gas Lease Auction Tops $600,000


BAKERSFIELD – Five oil and gas lease parcels in Kern and Kings counties were auctioned for a total of $695,552, including administrative fees, by the Bureau of Land Management’s Bakersfield Field Office Wednesday.

Lonetree Energy, Littleton, Colo., paid the highest price for a parcel, $322,000.

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.

Expressions of interest for the lease auction planned for December 2011 should be sent to the BLM, Attention:  Laurie Moore, 2800 Cottage Way Suite W-1618, Sacramento, Calif. 95825 no later than Feb. 11, 2011.

For more information, contact Laurie Moore at (916) 978-4377 or Nora DeDios at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, (661) 391-6129.




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