Office of Leasing and Plans

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Lease Sale 247 in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, the second to last sale under the 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, garnered $275 million in high bids. The Gulf Region is preparing for the next sale, set for August 2017, the first in the 2017-2022 5-year plan. With environmental and safety requirements, review and approval of exploration and development plans is another priority in the Gulf region.


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