Offshore Rig

Lease Sale 247 in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $274,797,434 in high bids for 163 tracts covering 913,542 acres in the Central Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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turbine

On March 16, 2017, Secretary Zinke and BOEM Acting Director Cruickshank announced the completion of the nation’s seventh competitive lease sale for renewable wind energy in federal waters.

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Sale-249 T

Secretary Zinke announced that the Department will offer 73 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.

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Sandbridge dunes and beach capture_08_26_16 by Marjorie Weisskohl BOEM

BOEM and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enhance coordination on managing sand, gravel and shell resources from the OCS.  The agreement builds on their relationship spanning more than two decades. 

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