BOEM To Hold Media Conference Call Following March 21 Lease Sale

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Region-wide Lease Sale is Largest in U.S. History

Contact:  John Filostrat
(504) 731-7815
(504) 284-8605

WHO: Michael Celata, Gulf of Mexico Regional Director, BOEM. Credentialed media are invited to call.

WHAT: Press conference call to announce results of Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil & Gas Lease Sale 250, scheduled for March 21, 2018.

WHEN: Sale 250 begins at 9 a.m. Central Time and the conference call will begin at 10:30 a.m. Central Time Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

HOW: Credentialed news media only are invited to participate in the teleconference following the bid reading by calling 1-888-323-9815 and providing the passcode: Gulf Sale.


Tomorrow, March 21, 2018, BOEM will conduct a lease sale offering more than 77 million acres in Federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 250, 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.

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.