JOE BIDEN/OIL/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Thursday [Jan. 14, 2021] will offer the oil and gas industry a final chance to secure federal acreage before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has pledged to ban new drilling on public lands.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will auction 37 parcels on 6,851 acres in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas through the online auction site EnergyNet. Most of the parcels are in New Mexico, overlaying parts of the sprawling Permian Basin, the world’s biggest oil field.”

-Nichola Groom, “Trump administration set for its last auction of U.S. oil drilling rights,” reuters.com, Jan. 14, 2021