State sells $1.1 million in mineral leases

The state Mineral and Energy Board’s monthly lease sale brought in $1.1 million in bonus revenue for the state, bringing the fiscal year 2013-14 total collected to more than $13.9 million.

The board awarded 20 leases covering 2,991 acres, out of 44 nominated tracts covering more than 63,234 acres.

The board sold leases in Calcasieu, Cameron, Concordia, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Plaquemines, Terrebonne and Vermilion parishes.