Five-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024: Status and Issues in Brief [Updated August 6, 2019] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Document: "Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) must prepare and maintain forward-looking five-year plans--referred to by BOEM as five-year programs--for proposed public oil and gas lease sales on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). On January 4, 2018, BOEM released a draft proposed program (DPP) for the period from late 2019 through mid-2024. The DPP proposes 47 lease sales during the five-year period: 12 in the Gulf of Mexico region, 19 in the Alaska region, 9 in the Atlantic region, and 7 in the Pacific region. The DPP would make available for leasing more than 90% of the total OCS acreage."
CRS Report for Congress, R44692
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/