The Amarillo Field Office has two primary missions: Administration of the Federal Helium Program, and management of a 12,000-acre tract of Federal land near Amarillo known as the Cross Bar Ranch. Click below to learn more about each.
In the Spotlight
FY16 Helium Auction Yields $28.54 Million The Bureau of Land Management conducted its second annual auction of Federal helium at the Amarillo Field Office, under the terms of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013. A total of 300 MMcf from the Federal Helium Reserve near Amarillo was offered in 18 lots ranging from 5-25 MMcf. Bids ranged from $100 to $106 per Mcf, generating a total of $28,545,000 in revenue.
Federal Helium Program The Federal Helium Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, is responsible for the conservation and sale of Federally owned helium.
Cross Bar Management The Cross Bar is the only BLM-administered land in the state of Texas. It is a 12,000-acre tract originally purchased by the Federal government in 1931 as part of a program to establish a strategic helium reserve.
There are currently no major planning projects for the Amarillo Field Office