The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated over $8.7 million for leasing rights on parcels offered at the BLM's quarterly federal oil and gas lease auction held May 7, in Cheyenne. Almost half of the bid and rental receipts go to the State of Wyoming.
Bids ranged from the federally mandated minimum of $2 per acre to a high bid of $3,500 per acre. Successful bidders also pay a $150 per parcel one-time administrative fee and a yearly rental of $1.50 per acre for the first five years of the lease and $2 per acre in years six through 10.
The next BLM Wyoming oil and gas lease sale is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, in Cheyenne.
May 7, 2013
Wyoming Competitive Sale Results Summary
Parcels Offered - 66
Parcels Sold - 66
% Parcels Sold - 100%
Acres Offered - 84,866.520
Acres Sold - 84,866.520
% Acres Sold - 100%
For Parcels Offered - $101.26
For Acres Sold - $101.26
For Parcels Offered - $130,202.39
For Parcels Sold - $130,202.39
Highest Bid/Acre - $3,500.00
Parcel with High Bid/Acre - 64
Highest Bid/Parcel - $1,407,000.00
Parcel with High Total Bid - 64
Total Bonus Bid - $8,593,358.00
Total Rental Due - $127,336.50
Total Administrative Fees Due - $9,900.00
Total Receipts Due - $8,730,594.50