Another BLM office postpones an oil and gas lease sale

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern States office postponed its Dec. 10 oil and gas lease sale 3 days before it was to take place. Nine parcels that would have been offered will be included in the next quarterly lease sale on Mar. 17, 2016, the Dec. 7 announcement said.

The move came less than a month after BLM’s Utah office postponed its quarterly lease sale a day before “to allow the time needed to better accommodate the high level of public interest in attending the sale” (OGJ Online, Nov. 17, 2015). That office apologized for the short notice.

Environmental activists who had planned to protest what they termed a “fossil fuel auction” outside the Washington, DC, lease sale on Dec. 10 immediately declared a victory.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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