EASTERN STATES OIL AND GAS LEASE SALES

The BLM Eastern States offers parcels for lease at regularly-scheduled quarterly sales. Parcels offered may be in any one of numerous states east of the Mississippi River, and are identified for sale by industry who submit Expressions of Interest for specific parcels. The BLM-ES holds quarterly lease sales in March, June, September and December.

View current and recent oil and gas lease sale notices and results below.

2021 LEASE SALE

November 22, 2021

The BLM has received a number of requests for extension and also notes that its web servers have experienced technical issues during the current comment period. The BLM is extending the public comment period by 10 days to ensure adequate public involvement.

Comments must be submitted by December 8, 2021 and must be submitted via ePlanning.

 

October 29, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States Office is seeking public comments on a proposal to offer approximately 80 acres of federal oil and gas leases in Covington County, Alabama, in its upcoming competitive oil and gas lease sale.

Comments on the proposal and its associated environmental analysis must be submitted through the BLM ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xMJ4A; maps and lease stipulations are also available on the website. The public comment period ends on November 28, 2021.

 

August 31, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public scoping comments on parcels until October 1, 2021.

Maps, parcel lists, and instructions for submitting comments on the Covington County, Alabama, parcels are available online at ePlanning; for parcels in Jones and Franklin counties, Mississippi, visit ePlanning and ePlanning

Department of Interior Press Release

2020 LEASE SALE

      December 2020 Online Oil and Gas Lease Sale  

      The BLM-Eastern States announces an online oil and gas lease sale to be held December 17, 2020. The sale will include 15 onshore parcels totaling 1,494.1 acres located in Cleburne, Faulkner, Pope, and Van Buren Counties in Arkansas and Forrest, Jones, Perry and Stone Counties in Mississippi. All documents informing on this lease sale are available on the BLM ePlanning website. They include: the Sale Notice, which may be protested for a 10-day period ending Monday, November 9, 2020; all NEPA documents that analyzed the parcels offered; and the sale results, which will be posted by close of business on day of sale.

      September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale  

      The BLM-Eastern States announces a quarterly online oil and gas lease sale to be held September 24, 2020. The sale will include 15 onshore parcels totaling 1,612.25 acres located in Choctaw and Covington Counties, Alabama; Caddo Parish, Louisiana; Mecosta County, Michigan; George, Harrison, Jackson, and Lamar Counties, Mississippi; and on the Homochitto National Forest, Franklin County, Mississippi. All documents informing on this lease sale are available on the BLM ePlanning website (must be viewed in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge). They include: the Sale Notice, which provides information in regard to a 10-day protest period; all NEPA documents that analyzed the parcels offered; and the sale results, which will be posted by close of business on day of sale.

      March 19, 2020 Online Oil and Gas Lease Sale

      All documents informing on this lease sale are available on the BLM ePlanning website. They include: the Sale Notice, which may be protested for a 10-day period ending Thursday, Febuary 13, 2020; all NEPA documents that analyzed the parcels offered; and the sale results, which will be posted by close of business on day of sale.

      2019 LEASE SALES

        June 27, 2019 Online Oil and Gas Lease Sale 

         

        September 12, 2019 Online Oil and Gas Lease Sale

        The following documents are available on the BLM ePlanning website.  The Sale Notice may be protested for a 10-day period, ending Monday, August 5, 2019. Sale results will be posted by close of business on day of sale.

         

        December 12, 2019 Online Oil and Gas Lease Sale

        The following documents are available on the BLM ePlanning website.  The Sale Notice may be protested for a 10-day period, ending Thursday, November 7, 2019. Sale results will be posted by close of business on day of sale.

        • Sale Notice
        • NEPA
        • Sale Results

         

        2018 LEASE SALES

        2017 LEASE SALES

        2016 LEASE SALES

        2015 LEASE SALES