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BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding an oil and gas lease sale including all available unleased areas in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

BOEM Sets GOM-wide Lease Sale
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Lease Sale 252 will offer approximately 14,696 unleased blocks in the GOM Western, Central and Eastern planning areas.

BOEM Sets August Gulf Lease Sale
Friday, July 13, 2018 August 15 lease sale to be livestreamed from New Orleans.

U.S. Offshore Regulator to Unveil Tougher Environmental Safeguards
Monday, June 20, 2016 The U.S. government agency created after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill plans in coming weeks to unveil tougher financial requirements for offshore oil producers aimed at protecting taxpayers from the risk of cleaning up abandoned oil rigs.

BOEM to Update Offshore Air-Quality Monitoring Regulations
Friday, March 18, 2016 BOEM says the regulations are needed to ensure compliance with today's air quality standards; energy industry groups say the proposal will add costly, unneeded rules.

BOEM Announces Central, Eastern Gulf of Mexico Offerings
Friday, February 19, 2016 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announces it will offer approximately 45 million Gulf of Mexico acres for oil and gas exploration and development in two March lease sales.

BOEM to Offer 44 Million Acres Offshore GOM
Thursday, October 16, 2014 BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announces the bureau will offer nearly 44 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development.

BOEM to Offer 21 Million Acres in Next GOM Lease Sale
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 on Aug. 20 will be the sixth offshore sale under the Administration's Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017.

BOEM Initiates Planning of 2017-2022 Leasing Program
Friday, June 13, 2014 BOEM initiates the first step in developing its proposed 2017-2022 offshore oil and gas leasing program.

BOEM Completes Environmental Review for Activities Offshore Atlantic
Thursday, February 27, 2014 BOEM publishes a final environmental review of geological and geophysical survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic Coast.

BOEM Seeks More Information Shell Chukchi Plans
Friday, January 17, 2014 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management seeks more information from Shell to determine if the company has fixed problems that plagued its Chukchi Sea drilling plans.