CALGARY - Pieridae Energy Limited ('Pieridae' or the 'Company') (PEA.TO) released its Q3 2020 results today, highlighted by the fact the Company recorded year-over-year increases in key financial metrics such as revenue, NOI and AFFO in the midst of ongoing market volatility.
The Company also successfully completed numerous maintenance projects including the $3.7 million partial turnaround of our Jumping Pound Gas Complex, all previously delayed due to COVID-19 and other factors. 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.
'Our results show resiliency over the past three quarters as many companies continue to face the negativity of COVID-19 and its harsh impacts on the energy industry,' said Pieridae's Chief Executive Officer Alfred Sorensen. 'We did invest in completing planned maintenance of our assets in the quarter that had been deferred due to the pandemic. This work is necessary to ensure we continue to operate safely and reliably for the winter season. Resulting lower volumes did impact our bottom line, but we will never compromise the safety of our employees. That said, volumes continue to recover in the fourth quarter, with October's production averaging approximately 44,100 boe/day, a 13% improvement from September.
'I am pleased to say we made solid progress on our Goldboro LNG Project in the quarter, reaching an agreement with globally-respected engineering firm Bechtel to design and build the LNG Facility, and the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq and Black Diamond Group received a Letter of Award from Pieridae for the exclusive right to negotiate the contract to build the $720 million workforce lodge to house the 5,000 men and women who will build the Facility,' added Sorensen.
'As Chiefs Prosper and Francis said, 'A key component of reconciliation in Canada is the ability to have meaningful involvement in projects happening within our territories. We desire responsible development and environmental stewardship that reflect a Mi'kmaq voice and our agreement with Pieridae is an example of how companies can respect our Mi'kmaw Rights and Title, and also provide an opportunity for Mi'kmaq participation in development on our lands'.'
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 157,641,871 common shares issued and outstanding which trade on the TSX ('PEA.TO').
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