Press Releases

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October 2017

Secretary Zinke Announces Largest Oil & Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History

10-24-2017

BOEM, Brevard County, Fla., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign Agreement to Use Federal Sand in Shore Protection and Restoration Project

10-16-2017

BOEM to Publish Final Rule Governing Negotiated Noncompetitive Agreements for Sand, Gravel and Shell Resources

10-02-2017

September 2017

Federal Ocean Partnership Launches DEEP SEARCH Study of Coral, Canyons, and Seeps Off the Mid- and South Atlantic Coast

09-12-2017

August 2017

BOEM Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Hilcorp Liberty Oil and Gas Project in Beaufort Sea

08-17-2017

Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale Yields $121 Million in High Bids on 508,096 Acres

08-16-2017

July 2017

BOEM, Martin County, Fla., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign Agreement to Use Federal Sand in Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project

07-17-2017

Secretary Zinke Announces 76 Million Acres Offered in Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale

07-13-2017

BOEM Approves Eni Beaufort Sea Exploration Plan

07-12-2017

June 2017

President Trump and Secretary Zinke Open up Comment Period for New 5-Year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

06-29-2017

Cook Inlet Federal Lease Sale Yields more than $3 Million in High Bids

06-21-2017

BOEM Accepting Public Comment on Eni Beaufort Sea Exploration Plan

06-12-2017

BOEM Joins Federal Partners to Launch Intensive Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species in the Gulf of Mexico

06-07-2017

May 2017

President Proposes $171 Million Budget for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Fiscal Year 2018

05-23-2017

BOEM Publishes Final Notice of Sale for June Cook Inlet Lease Sale

05-18-2017

Interior Department Advances America-First Offshore Energy Strategy - Supports Offshore Seismic Science; Advances Processing Applications for G&G Survey Permits in Atlantic

05-10-2017

Secretary Zinke Signs Orders Implementing America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

05-01-2017

April 2017

Secretary Zinke Commends President Trump’s Offshore Executive Order

04-28-2017

March 2017

Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $275 Million in High Bids on 913,542 Acres in Central Planning Area

03-22-2017

Interior Department Auctions Over 122,000 Acres Offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina for Wind Energy Development

03-16-2017

Secretary Zinke Announces Proposed 73-Million Acre Oil and Natural Gas Lease Sale for Gulf of Mexico

03-06-2017

February 2017

BOEM Publishes Proposed Notice of Sale for Potential Cook Inlet Lease Sale

02-24-2017

January 2017

Interior Department to Auction 122,000 Acres Offshore North Carolina for Wind Energy Development

01-17-2017

BOEM Denies Atlantic Seismic G&G Permits

01-07-2017