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Central California District
Release Date: 03/05/12
Contacts: Laurie Moore , (916) 978-4377  
News Release No. CC-12-37

Location Changed for BLM Oil and Gas Competitive Lease Auction

The Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction for March has been moved from Bakersfield to Sacramento.

The lease auction on Wednesday, March 14, will be held at the Federal Building, 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 two parcels for a total of 665 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 BLM California State Office and the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308, 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 (private surface/federal minerals), please provide the surface ownership (name and address) in your expression of interest.

Expressions of interest to be included in the March 2013 lease auction should be sent to the BLM, Attention:  Laurie Moore, 2800 Cottage Way Suite W-1623, Sacramento, Calif. 95825 no later than April 27, 2012. 

The scheduled oil and gas lease auction for June 12, 2012, has been postponed. The next oil and gas lease sale is planned for Sept. 12, 2012, in Bakersfield.

For questions regarding the oil and gas lease auction or to obtain information on submitting an expression of interest, contact Laurie Moore at (916) 978-4377.


Central California District   2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 03-13-2012