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.

BLM updated their ePlanning website in early June 2020. Some links below may no longer work. Visit the  BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site for updated links.

January 14, 2021 Lease Sale

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 9/14/2020)

  • Comments are due Friday, September 25, 2020. Comments must be submitted through the Documents or Participate Now sections of the BLM ePlanning site. Additional information about the sale is available under the Project Summary section and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 32 parcels /5942.36 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office of New Mexico. The parcels are in Eddy and Lea counties. An additional parcel is proposed in Texas.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in an area identified by the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) for Species of Recrecational Importance (SERI) Level 4 (overlaps general habitat for 3 or 4 species) and Level 5 (overlaps general habitat for 1 or 2 species), 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 7/20/2020)

  • Comments are due Friday, July 31, 2020. Comments must be submitted through the Documents or Participate Now sections of the BLM ePlanning site. Additional information about the sale is available under the Project Summary section and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 32 parcels /5942.36 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office of New Mexico. The parcels are in Eddy and Lea counties. An additional parcel is proposed in Texas.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels in an area identified by the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) for Species of Recrecational Importance (SERI) Level 4 (overlaps general habitat for 3 or 4 species) and Level 5 (overlaps general habitat for 1 or 2 species), 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.

October 28-29, 2020 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 8/24/2020)

  • Protests are due Wednesday, September 2, 2020. 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 October 2020 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 11 parcels/7730.86 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices in New Mexico. The parcels consist of 5 in Chaves, 4 in Eddy County and 2 in Lea County.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, parcels in an area identified by the parcels in an area identified by the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) for Species of Recrecational Importance (SERI) Level 4 (overlaps general habitat for 3 or 4 species) and Level 5 (overlaps general habitat for 1 or 2 species), and parcels within an area identified as a priority corridor region for pronghorn.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 7/6/2020)

  • Comments are due Friday, July 17, 2020. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for the Pecos District Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales website.  
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is analyzing 11 parcels/~7,730.86 acres in the Pecos District Office of New Mexico.The parcels include 6 parcels/5,170.86 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office and 5 parcels/2,560 in the Roswell Field Office. The parcels are in Chavez, Eddy, and Lea counties.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, parcels in an area identified by the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) for Species of Recrecational Importance (SERI) Level 5 (overlaps general habitat for 1 or 2 species), and all parcels are within an area identified as a priority corridor region for pronghorn.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Draft EA: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Draft EA, ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 5/18/2020)

  • Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site. 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 11 parcels/~7,730.86 acres in the Pecos District Office of New Mexico.The parcels include 6 parcels/5,170.86 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office and 5 parcels/2,560 in the Roswell Field Office. The parcels are in Chavez, Eddy, and Lea counties.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, parcels in an area identified by the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) for Species of Recrecational Importance (SERI) Level 5 (overlaps general habitat for 1 or 2 species), and all parcels are 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.

August 26-27, 2020 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 6/22/2020)

  • Protests are due Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 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 August 2020 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 9 parcels/2,762.00 acres in the Carlsbad Field Office in New Mexico. Additional parcels are being offered in Texas and Oklahoma. The parcels in New Mexico consist of 2 in Eddy County and 7 in Lea County.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn), and parcels in other important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • 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 5/4/2020)

  • Comments are due Friday, May 15, 2020. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for the Carlsbad Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and EA documents, BLM is analyzing 9 parcels / 2,762.00 acres in New Mexico. The parcels in New Mexico include 2 parcels in Eddy County and 7 parcels in Lea County. All parcels are in the Carlsbad Field Office. Additional parcels have been proposed for Oklahoma and Texas.  
  • Conflicts identified include parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn), and parcels in other important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Draft EA (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Draft EA, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 3/9/2020)

  • Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for the Carlsbad Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Press Release and Documents, BLM is analyzing 10 parcels / 2802 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma).The parcels in New Mexico include 3 in Eddy County and 7 in Lea County. The parcels are in the Carlsbad Field Office.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn), and parcels in other important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

May 21, 2020 Lease Sale

According to the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage: The oil and gas lease sale scheduled for May 20-21, 2020 has been postponed. No further information was available as of June 3.

Lease Sale Notice (posted 3/23/2020)

  • Protests are due Wednesday, April 1, 2020. NM BLM WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING MAILED AND EMAILED PROTESTS. 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 May 2020 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 95 parcels/45,445.76 acres with 94 parcels/45,432.42 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices in New Mexico. The remaining parcel is in Texas. The parcels in New Mexico consist of 79 in Chaves County, 5 in Eddy County, and 10 in Lea County.  
  • Conservation conflicts identified include a parcel that overlaps with Gypsum wild-buckwheat designated critical habitat, parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn), and parcels in other important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • 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 1/27/2020)

  • Comments are due Friday, February 7, 2020. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Farmington Field Office and the Pecos District Office. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Press Release and Documents, BLM is analyzing 101 parcels / 46351.55 parcels in New Mexico. The parcels in New Mexico include 79 in Chaves County, five in Eddy County, ten in Lea County and seven in Rio Arriba County. The parcels are in the Carlsbad, Farmington, and Roswell Field Offices. They are also analyzing one parcel in Texas.  
  • Conflicts identified include a parcel that overlaps with Gypsum wild-buckwheat designated critical habitat, parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn and multi-species), and parcels in other important habitat for terrestrial species of economic and recreational importance.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Draft EA (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Draft EA, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 11/25/2019)

  • Comments are due Monday, December 9, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field OfficeFarmington Field Office, and Roswell Field Office . Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Press Release and Documents, BLM is analyzing 111 parcels / 52,575 acres in New Mexico.The parcels in New Mexico include 85 in Chaves County, 6 in Eddy County, 10 in Lea County, 7 in Rio Arriba County, and 3 in Roosevelt County. The parcels are in the Carlsbad, Farmington, and Roswell Field Offices. They are also analyzing one parcel in Texas.
  • Conflicts identified include a parcel that overlaps with Gypsum wild-buckwheat designated critical habitat, a parcel in or adjacent to Gallinas Wells #6 State Habitat or Species Management Area and parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn and multi-species).
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

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