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Eastern States Office of External Affairs
Release Date: 06/21/12
Contacts: Bob Gillcash , 703.440.1704 ,

Oil and Gas Lease Sale to be Held at Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States Office

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) office will hold a quarterly, competitive oil and gas lease sale on September 13, 2012, at the BLM-ES office located at 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia. The sale is open to the public. Parking is available. The Public Room at the BLM-ES office will open at 8:00 a.m.; bidding at the oral auction will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The BLM-ES is offering 66 parcels containing 34,630 acres of Federal mineral lands in Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana, parcels are offered in Grant, Vernon, and Natchitoches parishes. In Mississippi, parcels are offered in Smith, Scott, and Franklin counties.

A Notice of Interest that describes the competitive lease sale, the mineral parcels, and stipulations is available at:, or in the public document room located at the BLS-ES headquarters in Springfield, Virginia.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 03-12-2013