Oil and Gas Statistics

The BLM compiles a large amount of statistical information relating to oil and gas leasing on Federal lands.  Below are links to tables and spreadsheets with data that include the numbers of BLM-administered oil and gas leases, applications for permit to drill, and oil and gas wells. For the purposes of the information on this page, these lands are referred to as “Federal lands.”

The definitions on this page apply to the BLM onshore leasing program only.

The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) maintains statistical data for Federal onshore sales volumes and reported royalty revenues.

The BLM state and regional offices hold quarterly oil and gas lease sales if they have parcels available. The revenue reported includes the first year's rent of $1.50 per acre, a bonus bid of not less than $2 an acre, and an administrative fee. Revenues are split between the state where the drilling occurs and the U.S. Treasury.


Fiscal Year 2021 Statistics

Documents (.zip) | Table of Contents

Monthly Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs)

Please visit our applications for permit to drill page for the monthly status reports.