Laws and Regulations Governing Oil and Gas Leasing

  • (43 CFR 3100) - General
    These regulations govern oil and gas leasing on federal lands.

  • (43 CFR 3110) - Noncompetitive Leases
    This is a synopsis of the federal onshore oil and gas lands available for noncompetitive offer and lease. The information tells you how to obtain a federal oil and gas lease noncompetitively, what lands are available for lease, who qualifies to hold a lease, and conditions of lease terms. 

  • (43 CFR 3120) - Competitive Leases
    This is a synopsis of the federal onshore oil and gas lands available for competitive leasing. The information tells you how to obtain a federal oil and gas lease competitively, what lands are available for lease, who qualifies to hold a lease, and conditions of lease terms.

  • Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 As Amended