RFP: Oil, Gas and Other Mineral Interest Leases

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of County Commissioners of Routt County is seeking proposals to lease oil, gas and other mineral interests owned by Routt County located in or under the land described as follows: Township 6 North, Range 87 West of the 6th P.M.

Section 23: NE4, E2NW4, N2SE4, NE4SW4, less 25; acre tract in the NE4NE4; The minimum royalty acceptable is 17 percent. The minimum bonus consideration acceptable is $350; per net mineral acre. The maximum lease term allowable is five years unless production has commenced during the initial five years and is continuing.

The primary criteria for award are the predicted current value of payments to Routt County. All parties making proposals are responsible for satisfying themselves of appropriate title status. Routt County will not warrant title to the interests leased.

The form of lease to be used and a proposal form are available from the Routt County Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 773598, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 - (970) 870-5304.

Written proposals should be submitted to the above address and must be received by 4:00; p.m. MST on February 24, 2011. All proposals should be placed in a sealed envelope marked on the outside as “Oil and Gas Lease Proposal.” The Board of County Commissioners will make a decision on whether to accept a proposal and award a lease as soon as possible after review of the proposals and staff recommendations. All proposals must include a check payable to the “Routt County Treasurer” in the amount of the bonus consideration due at the time of the signing of the lease as set forth in the proposal.

Routt County reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, which proposal is most advantageous to Routt County and also reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Published in The Steamboat Pilot & Today First Publication: February 6, 2011; Final Publication: February 13, 2011

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