New Mexico Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Extended comment period deadline: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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 2022 Lease Sale

Environmental Assessment (posted 10/29/2021)

  • The comment period has been extended. Comments are now due Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Information on how to comment and a link to an electronic comment form are available on the New Mexico February 2022 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). 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 5 parcels/520.8 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels are in Lea and Chaves counties. An additional parcel is being analyzed in Oklahoma.
  • 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 8/31/2021)

  • Comments are due Friday, October 1, 2021. Comments must be submitted through the links provided to the electronic comment forms for each field office under the Documents section (if necessary, first click on each field office, then 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 5 parcels/520.8 acres in the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices of New Mexico. The parcels are in Lea and Chaves counties. An additional parcel is being analyzed in Oklahoma.
  • 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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