New Mexico Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales

The Oil & Gas Lease Sales map below shows parcels proposed to be offered for lease by the Bureau of Land Management. This interactive map shows current and upcoming lease sales and their conflicts with wildlife and natural areas. More information on upcoming leases is shown below the map.

Advice on how to use the map: Zoom in for more detail. Select the layer list icon in the upper left, expand and turn on conservation_conflicts and other layers and sublayers. Click on parcels or conservation conflict areas for more information. Scroll through pop-ups for multiple overlapping areas by clicking on the right triangle/arrow.

February 2025 Lease Sale

Scoping (posted 5/6/2024)

  • Comments are due Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Comments must be submitted through the links provided to the electronic comment forms under the Documents section of the Field Office webpage (click ‘Participate Now’ to comment). Additional information about the sale is available under the Home section and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 7 parcels / 1317 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office of New Mexico. The parcels include six in Eddy County and one in Lea County.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in other habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance, parcels within an area identified as a priority corridor region for pronghorn, and a parcel within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
  • Low potential for development: Two parcels, NM-2025-02-6848 and NM-2025-02-6845, are in areas identified in Bureau of Land Management published Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario Documents as having low potential for oil and gas development. Both parcels are within 2 miles of active wells although the nearest active wells to parcel NM-2025-02-6848 are almost exactly 2 miles away.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

November 2024 Lease Sale

Scoping (posted 2/5/2024)

  • Comments are due Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Comments must be submitted through the links provided to the electronic comment forms under the Documents section of the Field Office webpage (click ‘Participate Now’ to comment). Additional information about the sale is available under the Home section and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 2 parcels / 1201.53 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office of New Mexico. The parcels include two in Eddy County. Additional parcels are being analyzed in the Oklahoma Field Office. 
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in the human-powered recreation footprint 1/4-mile buffer, other important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance and parcels within an area identified as a priority corridor region for pronghorn.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

June 2024 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 3/11/2024)

  • Protests on the Sale Notice (pdf document) for the oil and gas lease sale scheduled for June 13, 2024 are due Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Protests can be submitted by email, postal mail or hand delivered. Important information on how to protest are available in the Sale Notice and on the New Mexico June 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website (click on Documents on the left panel for instructions). Additional information is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 11 parcels/1,600.34 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels are in Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties. Additional parcels are being analyzed in Kansas which is in the Oklahoma Field Office. 
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance and parcels within an area identified as a priority corridor region for pronghorn.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Sale Notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 11/20/2023)

Scoping (posted 8/21/2023)

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