31 Aug 2021

US: Resumption of oil and gas drilling auctions

Aug 31 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled land parcels it may auction to oil and gas drillers early next year as it seeks to comply with a federal court order directing the government to resume its leasing program.

The U.S. Interior Department said it was evaluating parcels in states including Montana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma, according to documents posted on a government web site.

Reporting by Nichola Groom