Citizens and corporations of the United States may acquire and hold federal leases or interest therein. A lease may be issued
to a legal guardian or trustee on behalf of a minor. Leases or interests therein may be acquired and held by aliens only through
stock ownership, holding or control in a present or potential lessee that is incorporated under the laws of the United States,
provided their country affords U.S. citizens the same rights and privileges. However, they cannot hold lease interest through
units in a publicly traded limited partnership.