BOEM To Hold Media Conference Call Following Lease Sale 251

Release Date

Contacts: John Filostrat
(504) 731-7815

Region-wide Lease Sale set for Wednesday

WHO: Mike Celata, Gulf of Mexico Regional Director, BOEM
WHAT: Press conference call to announce results of Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil & Gas Lease Sale 251, scheduled for August 15, 2018.
WHEN:  Sale 251 begins at 9 AM Central Time and the conference call will begin at 10:30 AM Central Time Wednesday, August 15.
HOW: Credentialed news media only are invited to participate in the teleconference following the bid reading by calling 888-989-6497 and providing the passcode “Gulf Sale.”


Tomorrow, August 15, 2018, 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 251, 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 Central Time.

News media representatives are invited to view the sale via the livestream and participate in a news media teleconference following the bid reading.  Officials will announce the results of the sale and answer questions.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy resources.