Interior Publishes 2024-2029 National Outer Continental Shelf Program

The 2024-2029 plan further reduces oil and gas leases, enables offshore wind.

The U.S. Department of the Interior published its final 2024–2029 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, which schedules only three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico in 2025, 2027, and 2029.

The department stated, “These three lease sales are the minimum number that will enable the Interior Department’s offshore wind energy program to continue issuing leases in a way that will ensure continued progress towards the Administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030.“

The department continued, “The reduction of the next National [Outer Continental Shelf] Program to three lease sales meets the [Inflation Reduction Act’s] requirements for future offshore renewable energy leasing. The areas considered for leasing and number of lease sales in the 2024-2029 Final Program have been significantly narrowed from the previous Administration’s original proposal of 47 lease sales off all coastal areas in the United States.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland to be led by God as she oversees the Interior Department.
  • For Director Tracy Stone-Manning to be prudent as she heads the Bureau of Land Management.
  • For wisdom for Director Elizabeth Klein as she leads the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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