The state’s February lease sale generated $519,939 for 18 leases covering 2,379 acres in Beauregard, Jefferson, LaSalle, Plaquemines, St. Mary, Terrebonne and Washington parishes.

For the fiscal year, the Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board’s lease sales have taken in $4.9 million in revenue. During the last fiscal year, the board collected a total of $14 million in bonus payments and over $432.9 million in royalties for the state.