BOEM to Hold Media Conference Call Following Lease Sale 254

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Region-wide Lease Sale set for Wednesday
New Orleans, LA

WHO:  Mike Celata, Director, BOEM Gulf of Mexico office

WHAT: Press conference call to announce results of Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Lease Sale 254, scheduled for March 18, 2020.

WHEN: Sale 254 begins at 9 a.m. central daylight savings time (CDT) and the conference call will begin after the sale concludes – approximately at 10:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

HOW:  Credentialed news media only are invited to participate in the teleconference following the bid reading by calling 800-988-9669 and providing the passcode “Gulf Sale.”


Tomorrow, March 18, 2020, BOEM will conduct a lease sale offering more than 78 million acres in Federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 254, which offers all available unleased areas in the Gulf of Mexico, will be livestreamed to the public via The bid reading begins at 9:00 AM CST.

News media representatives are invited to view the sale via the livestream and participate in a news media teleconference following the bid reading.