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A wealth of data. The MMS, part of the US Department of the Interior, released its Final Notice for Western Gulf Lease Sale 192, which will be held on Aug. 18, 2004, in New Orleans. The sale encompasses 3,907 unleased blocks comprising 21.2 million acres. Lease terms are 5, 8 and 10 years depending on water depths, which are <400 m, 400 – 800 m and >800 m, respectively. That part is routine. What is not routine is the amount of online information available to the public.
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