North America

Licensing Rounds

  • BOEM to offer 21 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas development

    WASHINGTON (17 July 2014)- Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 20, 2014, will be the sixth offshore sale under the Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (Five Year Program). This sale builds on the first five sales in the current Five Year Program, which have offered more than 60 million acres and netted nearly $2.3 billion for American taxpayers.