The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board collected more than $1.3 million in bonuses in the November lease sale Wednesday in Baton Rouge as energy companies bid on 15 leases covering more than 4,500 acres.
The states’s mineral lease auctions have generated more than $33.9 million this year.
The leases acquired at this month’s sale are in Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Cameron, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines and Terrebonne parishes. Two of the 15 leases were sold in north Louisiana. The state had offered 35 leases covering more than 37,900 acres.