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BOEM Updates Diagrams and Lease Maps

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced the availability of revised North American Datum 1972-based Outer Continental Shelf Protraction Diagrams (OPDs) and two lease maps depicting the following geographic areas located in the Gulf of Mexico: Port Isabel, Alaminos Canyon, Keathley Canyon, Sigsbee Escarpment, Amery Terrace, Lund South, South Padre Island Area, and South Padre Island Area-East Addition. The update reflects the “Transboundary Three Statute Mile Line” provision that was included in the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement.

For more information, visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-22/pdf/2015-00930.pdf.

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