HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce a further extension of the maturity date of its existing Facility Agreement with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB).
The maturity date of the Facility Agreement with SCB has been extended to December 5, 2014, from the previous maturity date of October 31, 2014.
Commenting, CFO Jennifer Whitley said, “This further extension underlines SCB’s continued support for the company, as management continues its ongoing strategic discussions with various third parties.”
Far East Energy Corporation (FEEC) will continue to advise its shareholders at appropriate times as developments progress.
New Gas Facility Completed Adjacent to FEEC’s Gas Sales Compressor StationThe construction of a large scale gas consuming facility adjacent to FEEC’s final compressor station has now been completed and put into operation. The complex comprises a combined cycle power plant, and an LNG plant, designed to use CBM as a gas supply. Additionally, the complex can also supply vehicles with CNG.
The power plant is the largest peak load provider in Shanxi Province and was completed in just under two years, highlighting Shanxi Province’s commitment to improving its environment by utilizing more natural gas and less coal in its energy mix. The facility has the ability to consume up to 1/Bnm3 (Billion cubic meters) of natural gas per year, ensuring a strong future demand for CBM gas in the Shouyang area. Gas from FEEC’s Shouyang project is already being dispatched to this new facility.
Far East Energy Corporation
Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Beijing, China, Far East Energy Corporation is focused on coalbed methane exploration and development in China.
Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including that the amendment to the PSC may not be entered into or if entered into may not be on the same terms as originally agreed upon by the parties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the preliminary nature of well data, including permeability and gas content; there can be no assurance as to the volume of gas that is ultimately produced or sold from our wells; the fracture stimulation and drilling programs may not be successful in increasing gas volumes; due to limitations under Chinese law, we may have only limited rights to enforce the gas sales agreement between Shanxi Province Guoxin Energy Development Group Limited and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, to which we are an express beneficiary; additional wells may not be drilled, or if drilled may not be timely; additional pipelines and gathering systems needed to transport our gas may not be constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ from those anticipated; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or we may not be able to enforce our rights under definitive agreements with pipelines; conflicts with coal mining operations or coordination of our exploration and production activities with mining activities could adversely impact or add significant costs to our operations; our lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration, development and production of coalbed methane; our inability to extract or sell all or a substantial portion of our reserves and other resources; we may not satisfy requirements for listing our securities on a securities exchange; expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets affecting fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks; drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.