BOEM to Hold Media Conference Call Following Lease Sale 253

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Region-wide Lease Sale set for Wednesday
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Contacts: John Filostrat
(504) 731-7815


Dr. Andrea Travnicek, Deputy Assistant Secretary Land and Minerals Management at U.S. Department of Interior and Mike Celata, Director, BOEM New Orleans Office


Press conference call to announce results of Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil & Gas Lease Sale 253, scheduled for August 21, 2019.


Sale 253 will begin at 9 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, and the conference call will begin after the sale concludes – approximately at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.


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."


On August 21, 2019, BOEM will conduct a lease sale offering more than 65 million acres in Federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 253, 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 a.m. 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.