BOEM to Hold Media Conference Call Following Lease Sale 252

Release Date

Contacts: John Filostrat
(504) 731-7815

Region-wide Lease Sale set for Wednesday


Mike Celata, Acting Deputy Director, BOEM


Press conference call to announce results of Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil & Gas Lease Sale 252, scheduled for March 20, 2019.


Sale 252 begins at 9 a.m. Central Time and the conference call will begin after the sale concludes at 10:30 AM Central Time Wednesday, March 20, 2019.


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 20, 2019, 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 252, which offers all unleased and non-protected 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.

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