Successful Competitive Lease Sales Since 1990, Wyoming

BLM Wyoming maintains records of coal lease sales during the year.  This table provides information about lease sales based on the Lease by Application (LBA) serial number, which is used to identify  and track applications.  Sometimes, the applicant is not the same as the final lessee because during the bidding process, someone may submit a larger bid than the applicant.

Data in this table may not add up to the state-specific totals listed on the BLM's national coal page because the national table includes information, such as lease modifications and relinquishments not included here.


More Data:  BLM Wyoming has additional coal data.  You can access the data by clicking this link.


LBA Serial Number

Applicant

Federal Register Notice

Acres Offered (per sale notice)

Tons Offered (per sale notice)

Successful Bid

$/ton

$/acre

Lessee (as issued)

Effective Date

WYW 117924

 Kerr McGee

Vol. 56, No. 164, pg 41863

 1,708.620

 147,423,560

 20,110,457.00

 .14

 11,770.00

 Kerr McGee

 10/1/1992

WYW118907

 Thunder Basin Coal

Vol. 57, No. 131, pg. 30227

 3,492.495

417,834,298

71,898,842.00

.17

 20,586.67

 Thunder Basin Coal 

 10/1/1992

WYW119554

 Powder River Coal

Vol. 57, No. 171, pg. 40197

 3,064.040

393,600,000

 86,986,960.00

 .22

 28,389.63

 Powder River Coal

 10/1/1992

WYW122586

 Northwestern Resources

Vol. 57, No. 221, pg. 54101

463.205

55,000,000

165,000,001.00

 3.00

 356,213.77

 Northwestern Resources

 1/1/1993

WYW124783

 Amax Land

Vol. 60, No. 43, pg. 12249

 1,059.175

166,400,000

18,470,400.00

 .11

 17,438.48

 Amax Land

 8/1/95

WYW128322

 Antelope Coal

Vol. 61, No. 215, pg. 56966

 617.200

 60,364,000

9,054,600.00

 .15

 14,670.45

 Antelope Coal

2/1/1997

WYW127221

 Zeiglar Coal

Vol. 62, No. 124, pg. 34774

 1,481.930

 157,610,000

 30,576,340.00

 .19

 20,632.78

 Zeiglar Coal

 1/1/1998

WYW136142

 Powder River Coal

Vol. 63, No. 97, pg. 27745

 4,224.225

532,000,000

109,596,500.00

 .21

 25,944.76

 Powder River Coal

 9/1/1998

WYW136458

 Kerr McGee

Vol. 63, No. 165, pg. 45512

 3,545.503

 412,000,000

 158,000,008.50

 .38

 44,563.50

 Arch

 1/1/1999

WYW141435

 Antelope Coal

Vol. 65, No. 156, pg. 49256

 2,818.695

275,577,000

91,220,120.70

 .33

 32,362.54

 Antelope Coal

 12/1/2000

WYW146744

 Jacabs Ranch Coal

Vol. 66, No. 238, pg. 64054

 4,982.240

537,542,000

 379,504,652.00

 .71

 76,171.49

 Jacobs Ranch Coal 

 5/1/2002

WYW154001

 Peabody

Vol. 69, No. 103, pg. 30329

 2,956.725

297,469,000

 274,117,684.00

 .92

 92,709.90

 Peabody

 9/1/2004

WYW150318

 Arch Minerals

Vol. 69, No. 161, pg. 51708

 5,083.500

718,719,000

610,999,949.80

 .85

 120,192.77

 Arch Minerals

 3/1/2005

WYW151634

 Triton Coal Co.

Vol. 69, No. 199, pg. 61263

 921.158

142,698,000

42,809,400.00

 .30

 46,473.46

 Triton Coal Co.

 1/1/2005

WYW151643

 Kennecott

Vol. 69, No. 217, pg. 65218

 2,809.130

194,961,000

146,311,000.00

 .75

 52,084.10

 Kennecott

 3/1/2005

WYW150210

 Peabody

 Vol. 69, No. 146, pg. 45847

2,369.380

 324,627,000

 299,143,785.00

 .92

 126,254.03

 Peabody

 3/1/2005

WYW151134

 Triton Coal Co.

 Vol. 69, No. 185, pg. 57358

 2,802.510

 327,186,000

 317,697,610.00

 .97

 113,361.81

West  Roundup Resources

 5/1/2005

WYW155132

 RAG Coal West

 Vol. 73, No. 13, pg. 3479

 1,428.000

 255,000,000

 180,540,000.00

 .71

 126,428.57

 Foundation Coal

 5/1/2008

WYW174407

 Cordero Mining

 Vol. 72, No. 205, pg. 60385

 2,900.240

 288,100,000

 250,800,000.00

 .87

 86,475.60

 Cordero Mining

 8/1/2008

WYW154432

 Cordero Mining

 Vol. 73, No. 238, pg. 75130

 445.890

54,657,000

 48,098,424.00

 .88

 107,870.60

 Cordero Mining

 5/1/2009

WYW163340

 Antelope Coal

 Vol. 76, No. 40, pg. 11258

 2,837.630

 350,263,000

 297,723,228.00

 .85

 104,919.68

 Antelope Coal

 7/1/2011

WYW177903

 Antelope Coal

 Vol. 76, No. 63, pg. 18240

 1,908.600

 56,356,000

 49,311,500.00

 .88

 25,836.48

 Antelope Coal

 9/1/2011

WYW161248

 Alpha Coal West

 Vol. 76, No. 93, pg. 28063

 1,671.030

 221,734,800

 210,648,060.00

 .95

 126,058.81

 BTU Western Resources

 11/1/2011

WYW172657

 Caballo Coal Co.

 Vol. 76, No. 117, pg. 35465

 1,023.990

 130,196,000

 143,417,403.80

 1.10

 140,057.43

 Alpha Coal West

 11/1/2011

WYW174596

 Ark Land Co.

 Vol. 76, No. 200, pg. 64099

 1,976.690

 222,676,000

 300,001,011.66

 1.35

 151,769.38

 Arch Coal Co.

 5/1/2012

WYW176095

 BTU Western Resources

 Vol. 77, No. 16, pg. 3790

 3,243.030

 401,830,508

 446,031,864.00

 1.11

 137,535.53

 BTU Western Resources

 6/13/2012

WYW173408

 BTU Western Resources

 Vol. 77, No. 102, pg. 31385

 6,364.280

 721,154,828

 793,270,310.80

 1.10

 124,644.16

 BTU Western Resources

 10/1/2012

Source:  Lease sales data are from BLM Wyoming.  For additional information, please contact the BLM Wyoming state office.

Definitions used in this table

Lease by Application (LBA) Serial Number:  A unique application identifier assigned by the BLM for processing the application.  Under an LBA, an application from the public to lease a particular tract of coal is submitted.

Applicant:  The applicant is the person, association, or corporation requesting the right to mine Federal coal through an LBA.  Applicants pay for BLM processing and work with the BLM through the application process.  Applicants shall meet the qualifications required in 43 CFR 3472.  Note that the applicant is not necessarily the lessee, who is the successful bidder.

Lessee (as issued):  The successful bidder for a lease who has entered into a contract with the BLM to develop Federal coal.  The successful bidder is determined by the highest bid that meets or exceeds the pre-sale Fair Market Value estimate, and has been determined to be qualified under 43 CFR 3472 to hold a lease.

Acres Offered (per sale notice):  The acres offered is the number published in the Federal Register lease sale notice or in the detailed statement of the terms and conditions of the lease provided prior to the sale.

Tons Offered (per sale notice):  The tons offered is the quantity of coal listed normally as recoverable reserve (sometimes provided as minable reserves) published in the Federal Register lease notice or in the detailed statement of the terms and conditions of the lease provided prior to the sale.  See 43 CFR 3480.0-5 for definitions of recoverable coal reserves and minable reserve base.

Successful Bid:  The amount of the bonus bid offered for a lease tract for the purpose of obtaining the right to explore and develop Federal coal.      

Effective Date:  The date the coal lease becomes effective. A lease normally becomes effective the first day of the month following the lease signature.