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Release Date: 06/05/13
Contacts: Marlene Crosby , 775-861-6458 ,
News Release No. 2013-020

Nevada BLM Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada is holding a competitive oil and gas lease sale on Tuesday, June 11 at the BLM State Office in Reno at 1340 Financial Blvd.

The sale room will open at 8 a.m. for registration and bidding numbers and the sale begins at 9 a.m. Currently, there are 41 parcels encompassing 66,326 acres to be offered at the sale. The parcels offered are located in the Battle Mountain District.

The sale notice, parcel list, associated stipulations, and amendment are available in the Information Access Center at the BLM Nevada State Office at 1340 Financial Blvd., and online at the BLM Nevada website at: The website also provides a Geographic Information System shapefile of the parcels.

Annual rental for an oil and gas lease is $1.50 per acre for the first five years, and $2 per acre for any subsequent year. Additional environmental analysis would need to be conducted to receive an application for permit to drill.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

STATE OFFICE   1340 Financial Blvd.      Reno, NV 89502  

Last updated: 06-05-2013