Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to Host Media Call Following Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 256

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Region-wide Lease Sale set for Wednesday, Nov. 18
Release Date
WHO: Kate MacGregor, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior
Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Mike Celata, Regional Director, BOEM’s Gulf of Mexico Region
What: Press conference call to announce results of Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Lease Sale 256, scheduled for November 18, 2020.
When: Sale 256 begins at 9 a.m. central standard time, and the conference call will begin after the sale concludes – approximately at 10:30 a.m. Central Time Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
How: Credentialed news media only are invited to participate in the teleconference following the bid reading by calling 888-324-7121 and providing the passcode 4588246.


Tomorrow, November 18, 2020, BOEM will conduct a lease sale offering approximately 78 million acres in Federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 256, which offers all unleased and non-protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, will be livestreamed to the public via www.boem.gov. 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.

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.