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BLM Launches Second Alaskan Lease Sale

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September 26, 2012

Following President Obama’s direction to hold annual oil and gas lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold its second oil and gas lease sale in the past year on Nov. 7, 2012, in Anchorage, AK.

The lease sale will include 400 tracts and cover approximately 4.5 million acres in the NPR-A, and builds on the December 2011 NPR-A sale that made 283 tracts and three million acres available. BLM released the draft ...

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