Office of Leasing and Plans

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Region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 253, the fifth under the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, generated more than $159 million in high bids. The Gulf Region is preparing for the next sale, set for Spring 2020. With environmental and safety requirements, review and approval of exploration and development plans is another priority in the Gulf region.