U.S. Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sale 196 Phase I Decision

The Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico Regional Office, announces its OCS Lease Sale 196 Phase 1 Decision.

The Phase 1 Decision was finalized on September 30, 2005, with the acceptance of 90 high bids, totaling $28,230,701, submitted on tracts offered for lease in Sale 196. The Final Phase 1 Decision Matrix details the Phase 1 Bid Evaluation criteria and those tracts with high bids accepted under those criteria. The Final Phase 1 Acceptances report details the tracts with high bids accepted under Phase 1 by the companies submitting the high bids (in MMS Company Number order). These documents can be obtained through our Public Information Office and at the following Internet links:

The Phase 1 Decision Matrix for Sale 196 is located at

The Sale 196 Phase 1 Acceptances by Submitter is at

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