Wyoming 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.

December (Q4) 2024 Lease Sale

Scoping (posted 3/10/2024)

  • Scoping comments on the proposed parcels are due Friday, May 10, 2024. Comments must be submitted through the links provided to the electronic comment form under the Participate Now or Documents section of the 2024 Fourth Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale ePlanning page. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels / 6,762.47 acres in Eastern and Southern Wyoming. The parcels are in Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Lincoln, and Niobrara Counties in the Buffalo, Casper, Newcastle, Rawlins, and Rock Springs Field Offices.
  • Conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Habitat for greater sage-grouse (4 parcels are in priority habitat and 10 parcels are in general habitat)
    • Crucial winter habitat for mule deer
    • Big game migration routes (according to data associated with Ungulate Migrations in the Western United States Volume 1 and Volume 2 published by USGS, parcel WY-2024-12-1888 overlaps migration routes for mule deer and pronghorn)
  • Low potential for development (five parcels, WY-2024-12-1885, 1886, 1895, 1899, and 1902, are in areas identified in Bureau of Land Management published Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario Documents as having low potential for oil and gas development and are not near existing development – more than 2 miles from any producing wells)
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

September (Q3) 2024 Lease Sale

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 5/22/2024)

  • Comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) are due Friday, June 21, 2024. Comments must be submitted through the links provided to the electronic comment form under the Participate Now or Documents section of the 2024 Third Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale ePlanning page. Additional information about the sale is available in the Announcement and on the BLM Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is proposing to offer 4 parcels / 159 acres in Northeast Wyoming. The parcels are in Campbell, Crook, Fremont, and Niobrara Counties in the Buffalo, Lander, and Newcastle Field Offices.
  • Conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Habitat for greater sage-grouse (all parcels are in general habitat)
    • Crucial winter habitat for pronghorn
  • All parcels are either in areas identified by the Bureau of Land Management as having moderate or high potential for oil and gas development or are within 2 miles of one or more producing wells.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 1/16/2024)

June 27 (Q2) 2024 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 5/10/2024)

  • The Sale Notice (pdf document) for the June 27, 2024 Lease Sale is now available. Protest on the proposed parcels and associated analysis must be submitted by Monday, June 10 2024. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice with additional information and documents on the 2024 Second Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale ePlanning page with additional information in the Announcement and on the BLM Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Website and documents, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing offering 18 parcels / 10,155 acres. The proposed parcels are in Campbell, Converse, Fremont, Sublette, and Sweetwater Counties in the Buffalo, Casper, Lander, Pinedale, and Rock Springs Field Offices.
  • Conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Greater sage-grouse habitat: All parcels are within greater sage-grouse habitat. All of the parcels within in general habitat. One parcel has an insignificant overlap with priority habitat.
    • Important habitat for black-tailed prairie dog including potential black-footed ferret reintroduction site.
    • Crucial winter range for mule deer and pronghorn.
    • Community proposed wilderness area (Lysite Badlands).
  • All parcels are either in areas identified by the Bureau of Land Management as having moderate or high potential for oil and gas development or are within 2 miles of one or more producing wells.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 1/9/2024)

  • Lease Sale Parcels EA Alternative 2 Proposed Action Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA Alternative 2 Proposed Action ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA Alternative 3 Modified Proposed Action Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA Alternative 3 Modified Proposed Action ABI Screen

Scoping (posted 10/16/2023)

March (Q1) 2024 Lease Sale

Sale Notice (posted 12/15/2023)

  • Protest of the parcels proposed in the Sale Notice are due Friday, January 12, 2024. There is important information about how to protest in the Sale Notice on page 10. You can submit a protest through the ePlanning site for the sale. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the website and documents, BLM is proposing to offer 30 parcels / 13,417 acres in Campbell, Converse, Johnson, Laramie, Sweetwater, Washakie, and Weston Counties in the Buffalo, Casper, Newcastle, Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Worland Field Offices.
  • Conflicts identified include overlaps with:
    • Habitat for greater sage-grouse including priority habitat
    • Important habitat for black-tailed prairie dog including potential black-footed ferret reintroduction sites
    • Many parcels are in lands identified by the Bureau as having low potential for conventional oil and gas development
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice Google Earth kmz | zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice ABI Screen, a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Environmental Assessment (posted 9/1/2023)

Scoping (posted 6/12/2023)

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