On December 3, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the Eastern Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale 225 will take place on March 19, 2014. The sale is the first proposed for the Eastern Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) under President Obama’s 2012 to 2017 outershelf program, and will be the first to offer acreage for sale since March 2008.

Proposed Sale 225 will consist of 134 whole or partial unleased blocks covering 465,200 acres. All blocks are at least 125 miles offshore and range in water depth from 2,65...


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