President Energy provides update on Argentina operations
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
President Energy has announced that it has recorded record results in January with each of its concessions making good returns and contributing profits.

The Company's Argentine assets generated US$1.3 million after all Opex, G&A and finance costs. Positive cash generation was higher than this at over US$1.8 million due to continued utilisation of tax credits which are estimated to continue through 2018. President expects to pay no corporation tax this year due to the utilisation of tax losses carried forward.

Sales prices achieved were an average of US$63.50 per barrel for Puesto Flores and US$53.70 per barrel for Puesto Guardian. Both prices are estimated to be at approximately the same level for the current month.

In relation to Puesto Guardian, the concession is now making a significant contribution to the overall profitable results in Argentina and this contribution should increase as the complex work being performed progresses through Q1. In relation to President's Neuquén Basin assets, work has now commenced to test the long shut-in Estancia Vieja field.

Peter Levine, Chairman and CEO, commented:

'We are making excellent progress and 2018 has started really well. Every Concession in Argentina is contributing to these results and combined with the US$200k per month free cash generation from Louisiana, the Company is in its strongest ever position.

'Whilst the Puesto Flores field has performed substantially better than expected and Puesto Guardian is making good money, we believe we can achieve more in all our areas of interest and we are continuing to apply ourselves in that regard.'

For more information, please visit:
Find out more about Latin American Oil and Gas from NewsBase