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How do I obtain oil and gas or hard mineral leases from the Land Office?
Along with oil and gas leases, hard mineral leases are another way that the Texas General Land Office generates revenue for the Permanent School Fund. You must fill out the appropriate application pertaining to the type of lease you are requesting.
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How do I nominate tracts for an upcoming state lease sale?
The Land Office leases state lands for oil and gas exploration and development through sealed bid lease sales, which are conducted quarterly by the School Land Board.  View nominating procedure examples, applications, and upcoming lease sales.
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How do I administer my lease on state lands?
Once an oil and gas lease is issued through the Land Office, there are numerous filing requirements and lease maintenance issues, including pooling state oil and gas leases and pooling the unleased mineral interest of the state under riverbeds, channels, highways, roads, streets or alleys.
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How do I request permission to commingle a state lease or unit?
A mineral lessee must request and obtain written permission from the GLO before surface commingling oil or gas production from a state lease or pooled unit with either private lease production or production from another state lease or pooled state unit. View commingling application requirements and sample GLO lease lists.
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How do I perform geophysical surveys on state-owned lands?
Review the various Resource Management Codes for an overview of regulations and to maintain compliance with State regulations.
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How do I learn more about the State Power Program?
The Texas General Land Office State Power Program helps public customers save on their electricity bills by buying their electricity from the Land Office. Revenue earned by the program flows directly to the Texas Permanent School Fund, which helps pay for Texas public education.
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How do I learn more about the State Natural Gas Program?
The Public Customer Gas Program helps public customers save money on their natural gas bills by buying gas from the Land Office. Revenue earned by the program flows directly to the Texas Permanent School Fund, which helps pay for Texas public education.
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How do I know if I am eligible to purchase electricity or gas from the Land Office?
Since 1983, the Texas General Land Office has been able to sell energy competitively to public entities to lower their costs and earn money for the Permanent School Fund. Schools, cities and other public retail customers have saved money on their power bills, while helping deposit millions in the PSF.
See if you are eligible
How do I learn about the advantages of the State Energy Marketing Program?
The Land Office State Energy Marketing Program sells both natural gas and electricity: natural gas through the Public Customer Gas Program, and electricity through the State Power Program.
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How do I do a Request for Proposal (RFP) for competitive electricity rates through the Land Office?
Download a copy of our Sample RFP for draft reference if you do not already have a base RFP form. Have your legal team and/or procurement department customize the draft for your specific circumstance. Present your final RFP draft to the Land Office for approval prior to sending out for bids. Learn More
How do I view a typical Land Office gas or power contract?
The Public Customer Gas Program help public customers save money on their natural gas bills by buying gas from the Land Office. To view the different Gas Program contracts, look for examples on the natural gas sale page. Learn more
How do I obtain a Right-of-Way easement from the Land Office?
Miscellaneous easements are issued for projects which require right-of-way (ROW) on, across, under, or over state-owned lands. Learn more