CALGARY - Pieridae Energy Limited ('Pieridae' or the 'Company') (PEA.TO) released its Q2 2020 results today, highlighted by the fact the Company continues to deliver solid results quarter after quarter, achieving strong metrics in overall revenue, NOI, AFFO and daily production.
Pieridae's unaudited condensed interim financial statements and MD&A are available on our website at www.pieridaeenergy.com and are filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
'We achieved these strong results through our positive hedging strategy, limiting non-essential capital and operating spending and taking active steps to reduce administrative costs,' said Pieridae's Chief Executive Officer Alfred Sorensen. 'As a result of the Alberta Foothills asset acquisition, revenue was up more than 400% year over year on a Q2 basis, production climbed 185%, and we continued to operate our assets safely and reliably.
'I am also pleased to report that we have reached a resolution with KBR following its earlier announcement that it was no longer prepared to negotiate and conclude a lump sum turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning ('EPCC') contract for our Goldboro LNG Facility,' added Sorensen. 'As part of the resolution, Pieridae acquires the right to transition all of KBR's work product created to date to a replacement EPCC contractor. We are in the midst of discussions with other firms that have expressed strong interest in concluding a lump sum turnkey EPCC contract for the LNG Facility with Pieridae.'
Sorensen concluded by saying that progress is also being made for Shell and Pieridae to re-apply to the Alberta Energy Regulator ('AER') for the license transfers of its Southern Alberta Foothills assets to Pieridae.
'We continue to build our solid base business as one of the largest Foothills producers in North America,' said Sorensen. 'Layer on our multi-billion-dollar Goldboro LNG Project, which remains a shovel-worthy, significant Canadian job-creator that will help our country recover economically post COVID-19, and you have an upstream/midstream company with a large upside.'
Founded in 2011, Pieridae, a majority Canadian owned corporation based in Calgary, is focused on the development of integrated energy-related activities, from the exploration and extraction of natural gas to the development, construction and operation of the Goldboro LNG facility and the production of LNG for sale to Europe and other markets. Pieridae is on the leading edge of the re-integration of the LNG value chain in North America. After completion of all the transactions disclosed in this news release, Pieridae has 162,950,597 common shares issued and outstanding which trade on the TSX ('PEA.TO').
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