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Release Date: 05/10/11
Contacts: Laurie Moore , (916) 978-4377 or  
  Nora DeDios , (661) 391-6129  
News Release No. CC-11-56

BLM Plans Oil and Gas Competitive Lease Auction

The Bureau of Land Management will auction oil and gas leases on federal land on June 8.  The lease auction will be held at the Bakersfield Convention Center Marriott, 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 five parcels for a total of 1,523.38 acres 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 June 2012 lease auction should be sent to the BLM, Attention:  Laurie Moore, 2800 Cottage Way Suite W-1623, Sacramento, Calif. 95825 no later than August 8, 2011.  The next scheduled oil and gas auction is September 14, 2011 in Sacramento.
For questions regarding the June 8 oil and gas 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.


  2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 05-10-2011