Best February sale of oil and gas rights since 2008

It resulted in 24.3 million dollars in bonus bids, nearly 12 times the 2.1 million dollar total for the same month last year.

That is also the best February sale, since the one for 117.2 million dollars, in the 2008 record calendar year of 2.6 billion.

This week's sale delivered a per hectare price of just under 12 hundred dollars, as 17 parcels, covering just under 21 thousand hectares were sold.

The two-month bonus bid total this year is now 56.5 million dollars, as compared to just 10 million for the same period last year.

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.