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 to see conservation conflicts. 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 7, 2019 Lease Sale

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 7/15/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, July 26, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the EA documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/6244 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 5 in Eddy County, 5 in Lea County and 4 in Sandoval County.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

Scoping (posted 5/28/2019)

  • Comments are due Monday, June 10, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Scoping documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/6254 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 5 in Eddy County, 5 in Lea County and 4 in Sandoval County.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

September 5, 2019 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 7/8/2019)

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 5/13/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, May 24, 2019. Comments must be submitted through Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Pecos District Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the EA documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/4048 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 1 in Chaves County, 3 in Eddy County, 9 in Lea County and 1 in Mckinley County.
  • Parcels overlap with general habitat for big game.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

Scoping (posted 4/1/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, April 12, 2019. Comments must be submitted through Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Pecos District Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Scoping documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/4048 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 1 in Chaves County, 3 in Eddy County, 9 in Lea County and 1 in Mckinley County.
  • Parcels overlap with general habitat for big game.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

June 20, 1019 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 4/22/2019)

  • Protests are due by close of business Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Information about the proposed sale and important information about how to protest is available in the Lease Sale Notice (pdf format). More information is available on the the June 2019 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease e-planning website. General information about leasing is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage.
  • According to the sale documents and GIS Data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 51 parcels/39,624 acres with 48 parcels/39,110 acres in New Mexico and the rest in Oklahoma and Kansas. The parcels in New Mexico consist of 2 in Chaves County, 3 in Eddy County, 3 in Lea County, 2 in Rio Arriba County, and 38 in Sandoval County.
  • Conflicts identified include:
    • Parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico and Oklahoma): Google Earth kmz zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Notice ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 3/11/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, March 22, 2019. Comments must be submitted through Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Farmington Field Office, Pecos District Office, and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additonal information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 48 parcels/39,110 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma and Kansas). The parcels in New Mexico include 38 in Sandoval County, 2 in Rio Arriba County, 2 in Lea County, 2 in Chaves, and 3 in Eddy County.
  • One parcel is within 10-miles of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
    Several parcels are within the proposed Chihuahuan Desert ACEC: Desert Rivers ACEC.
  • According to the documents, some of the nominated parcels are not available for leasing. The Google Earth, GIS (shapefile), and ABI Screen (spreadsheet) below include both the sale parcels and the parcels not available for leasing and show the status in the EA.
  • Lease Sale EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmz zipped shapefile

Scoping (Posted 1/30/2019): Lease Sale Scoping ABI Screen. Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz zipped shapefile

March 28, 2019 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 2/11/2019)

  • Protests are due by close of business Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Information about the proposed sale and important information about how to protest is available in the Lease Sale Notice (pdf format). More information is available on the the March 2019 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease e-planning website and in the Press Release. General information about leasing is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage.
  • According to the Press Release and GIS Data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 46 parcels/14,009 acres with 37 parcels/10,656 acres in New Mexico and the rest in Oklahoma. The parcels in New Mexico consist of 11 in Sandoval County, 11 in San Juan County, 7 in McKinley County, 1 in Rio Arriba County, 4 in Lea County, and 3 in Eddy County.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels adjacent to:
    • Torrejon Fossil Fauna Area Of Critical Environmental Concern
    • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Designated Wilderness Area
  • Parcels within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park were deferred from this sale. Parcels still proposed to be sold include parcels just outside the 10 mile buffer.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico and Oklahoma): Google Earth kmz zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Notice ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping: Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz zipped shapefile. Lease Sale Scoping ABI Screen.

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