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.

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

Environmental Assessment (posted 11/20/2023)

  • Comments are due Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Information on how to comment and a link to an electronic comment form are available on the New Mexico June 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website (click on Home on the left panel for instructions and click on Documents or Participate Now for the comment link). Additional information is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 18 parcels/4,634.4 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 the Oklahoma Field Office. 
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in the Chosa Draw Caves Complex Area of Critical Environmental Concern, land within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 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 EA: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 8/21/2023)

  • Comments are due Wednesday, September 20, 2023. 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 19 parcels / 4,755 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels include two in Chaves, ten in Eddy, and seven in Lea County. Additional parcels are being analyzed in the Oklahoma Field Office.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in the Chosa Draw Caves Complex Area of Critical Environmental Concern, land within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 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.

November 2023 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 8/14/2023)

  • Protests are due Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Information on how to comment is available on the New Mexico May 2023 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website (click on Home on the left panel for more information and click on Documents for instructions on how to submit a protest). General information is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 6 parcels/ 434 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office of New Mexico. The parcels are in Eddy and Lea counties. Additional parcels are being analyzed in the Oklahoma Field Office.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in 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: 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.

Environmental Assessment (posted 5/16/2023)

  • Comments are due Thursday, June 15, 2023. 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 6 parcels/ 433.59 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office of New Mexico. The parcels include two in Lea and four in Eddy County. 
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in 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.

Scoping (posted 2/17/2023)

  • Comments are due Monday, March 20, 2023. 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/ 753.59 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels include two parcels in Lea, one parcel in Roosevelt, and four in Eddy County. 
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in 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.

May 2023 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 3/17/2023)

  • Protests are due Monday, April 17, 2023. Information on how to comment is available on the New Mexico May 2023 Oil and Gas Lease Sale ePlanning website (click on Home on the left panel for more information and click on Documents for instructions on how to submit a protest). General information is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 19 parcels/ 3,279.49 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels are in Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in 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: 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.

Environmental Assessment (posted 1/6/2023)

  • Comments are due Monday, February 6, 2023. 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 19 parcels/ 3,279.49 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels are in Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in 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: 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.

Scoping (posted 10/6/2022)

  • Comments are due Monday, November 7, 2022. 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 19 parcels/ 3,279.49 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels are in Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in 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.

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