Large Increase in Acreage of Department of the Interior Lease Sales

GraphicLarge Increase in Acreage of Department of the Interior Lease SalesThe Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has greatly increased the amount of acreage for oil and gas leasing on federal lands

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Acres Offered for Lease up from Four Year Average

The Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) an agency within the Department of the Interior, offers for lease varying amounts of federal acreage each year for the purpose of oil and gas development. The graphic below compares the total amount of acres offered by BLM in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 with the average amount of acres offered by BLM across FY2013-2016.

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