Final Crown petroleum and natural gas rights sale of 2013 today

That put the November sale about $10 million ahead of the previous five monthly sales combined, and also topped the year’s previous best sale in March by slightly more than $12 million. 

Heading into today’s sale, the-year-to-date bonus bid total is $217.5 million, and it is already more than $78 million ahead of the 2012 calendar year total. In addition, this year now looks like it will be the best of the last three years, as less than $6 million in bonus bids is required today to top the 2011 total.