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:
|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|
|10.||259||Gulf of Mexico Region||cancelled|
|11.||261||Gulf of Mexico Region||cancelled|