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Release Date: 01/31/11
Contacts: Roger Alexander    

BLM Wyoming Posts List of Proposed Parcels for May 3, 2011 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management's Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Holiday Inn in Cheyenne, Wyo. Doors open at 7 a.m. with the auction beginning at 8 a.m.

The posted list, which identifies 14 proposed parcels totaling 16,082.13 acres, initiates a 30-day public protest period.

The 14 parcels are located in Albany, Carbon, Laramie, Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties.

Copies of the complete May competitive oil and gas lease sale notice will be available at the sale and may be purchased in advance for $5 from the State Office at 5353 Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne, or by writing: BLM, Attn: Copy Work, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyo. 82003. Copies are also available for purchase from each BLM field office in Wyoming.

The complete May competitive oil and gas lease sale notice can be viewed and/or downloaded for free at: Interactive maps showing the locations of the upcoming lease sale parcels in Wyoming can be found at

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: 01-31-2011