MMS receives bids for Lease Sale 213 in central gulf

Sixty-seven companies submitted 642 bids on 468 tracts that are being offered Mar. 17 off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in the central Gulf of Mexico by the US Minerals Management Service.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 16
-- Sixty-seven companies submitted 642 bids on 468 tracts that are being offered Mar. 17 off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in the central Gulf of Mexico by the US Minerals Management Service.

A total of 295 tracts in water depths greater than 1,300 ft received bids in Lease Sale 213. The sealed bids will be opened and publicly read Mar. 17 in the New Orleans Superdome.

“The industry’s interest in tomorrow’s Central Gulf oil and gas lease sale demonstrates the importance of the deepwater gulf to future energy development,” said Lars Herbst, MMS Gulf of Mexico regional director, who will preside over the sale.

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