510 acres in Garfield County part of BLM’s Nov. 13 mineral lease sale | PostIndependent.com

510 acres in Garfield County part of BLM’s Nov. 13 mineral lease sale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – About 510 acres of federal mineral leases in Garfield County will be up for auction during a Bureau of Land Management lease sale in November.The Garfield County acreage will be a part of the 20,382 acres that will available at the BLM’s quarterly oil and gas lease sale on Nov. 13, 2008. The auction includes 22 BLM parcels and 16 split-estate parcels, the agency said.”Of the total acreage managed by the BLM, less than 1 percent experiences surface disturbance from oil and gas activity,” said BLM Colorado Deputy State Director for Energy, Lands and Minerals Lynn Rust. “The bureau analyzes the potential environmental effects from exploration and development before offering any leases for sale. Leases are only offered in areas where a land use plan, developed with input from the public, has authorized leasing to take place.”Statewide, BLM accounts for about 13 percent of new oil and gas leasing activity, according to the agency. Lease sale information can be obtained online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/leasing.html, at each of the Bureau’s field offices, and the Public Room at the Colorado State Office in Lakewood.

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