Vernal Area Parcels Get Highest Bids in BLM Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management Utah quarterly oil and gas lease sale resulted in competitive bids for 11 parcels of land. The highest total bid per acre was $30 dollars submitted by Bro Energy LLC. of Salt Lake City for parcel 41 in the Vernal Field office area. The highest total bid per parcel was $41,800 dollars submitted by Wapiti Rocky Mountain LLC of Texas for parcel 33, also located in the Vernal field office area. The entire sale net nearly $186, 617 dollars. The quarterly oil and gas lease sales are aimed at keeping with the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting American energy independence. The BLM announcement explains that the oil and gas lease sales support domestic energy production and American energy independence and the BLM’s energy program takes an all-of-the-above approach that includes oil, gas, coal, minerals, and renewable resources, which can all be developed on public lands.  


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.