2017 - 2022 Lease Sale Schedule

The Department of the Interior will not move forward with Lease Sale 258 in the Alaska Region’s Cook Inlet nor with Lease Sales 259 and 261 in the Gulf of Mexico Region. These sales were included in the 2017-2022 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.  

Sale 258 will not move forward due to lack of industry interest in leasing in the area.  

Sales 259 and 261 will not move forward due to delays caused by conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales, which in turn, precludes the ability to have these sales before the National OCS Program expires on June 30, 2022.  

Below is the lease sale schedule as it appears in the 2017-2022 National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program:

  Sale Number Area Year
1. 249 Gulf of Mexico Region 2017
2. 250 Gulf of Mexico Region 2018
3. 251 Gulf of Mexico Region 2018
4. 252 Gulf of Mexico Region 2019
5. 253 Gulf of Mexico Region 2019
6. 254 Gulf of Mexico Region 2020
7. 256 Gulf of Mexico Region 2020
8. 257 Gulf of Mexico Region 2021
9. 258 Cook Inlet cancelled
10. 259 Gulf of Mexico Region cancelled
11. 261 Gulf of Mexico Region cancelled