Bureau of Land Management Wyoming issues notice for oil and gas lease sale

Decision follows court injunction mandating sales while government appeals



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Courtney Whiteman

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Following an injunction from the Western District of Louisiana, today the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office issued a final environmental assessment and sale notice for a June 21-22, 2022 lease sale. 

Today’s notice incorporates recommendations from the Department of the Interior’s Report on the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program, as well as other reports issued by the Governmental Accountability Office and Congressional Budget Office.  

The BLM is applying a first-ever increased royalty rate of 18.75% for the leases sold in the current competitive lease sales, in keeping with rates charged by states and private landowners.  

The BLM Wyoming State Office will move forward with our modified proposed action, Alternative 3, as analyzed in DOI-BLM-WY-0000-2021-0003-EA, by offering 129 parcels containing about 131,771 acres of public minerals. The parcels will be offered at the online oil and gas lease sale scheduled for June 21-22, 2022; the sale can be accessed at www.energynet.com; the parcel may also be viewed on the EnergyNet website approximately 10 days after today’s posting of the Notice of Competitive Lease Sale. 

Additionally, today’s posting of the sale notice initiates a 30-day public protest period that ends on May 18, 2022. You can submit protests on the offered parcels through the link on the sale’s ePlanning site; via email to blm_wy_lease_sales@blm.gov; or by mail to Bureau of Land Management Wyoming, Fluid Minerals, 5353 Yellowstone Rd., Cheyenne, WY 82009. All protests must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on May 18

Links to the environmental assessment, maps, parcel lists, the notice of competitive lease sale and the proposed lease stipulations are available online at the BLM ePlanning website

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Telecommunications Relay Service at 7-1-1 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The TRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

The National Fluid Lease Sale System includes information on current and upcoming BLM lease sales

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.