Petroteq Energy Announces Offtake Agreement With Firebird Logistics for 100% of Production From Its Utah Heavy Oil Extraction Facility
STUDIO CITY, CA, March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Petroteq Energy Inc. (“Petroteq” or the “Company”) (TSXV: PQE; OTCQX: PQEFF; Frankfurt: A2DYWC), a company focused on the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the energy industry, today announced that it has entered into a six-month agreement with Firebird Logistics LLC (“Firebird”), for 100% of Petroteq’s production from its heavy oil extraction facility in Asphalt Ridge, Utah. Firebird is a regional provider of transportation and distribution services, and this agreement gives Petroteq access to multiple refineries in the region.
Petroteq has successfully completed testing of all major process systems at the facility and is undergoing test runs of the utility system in preparation for the launch of commercial production.
The agreement shall continue on a month-to-month basis following the initial six-month term. The monthly price shall be the calendar day average of the NYMEX settlement price for West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude Oil, less $6.50 per barrel and adjusted for basic sediment and water (BS&W).
“Petroteq's oil from its oil sands is a high quality heavy crude oil with low sulfur content, low heavy metal content and no waxes or paraffins,” said Donavan Cameron, Firebird’s President. “With high concentrations of the very valuable diesel fraction hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons, the quality of Petroteq’s oil meets all refineries’ specifications and quality requirements.”
Firebird has access to Andeavor Logistics’ Rockies South Pipeline, a 66-mile long pipeline located in Redwash, Utah, about 40 miles from Petroteq’s Asphalt Ridge facility. This pipeline is used to transfer hydrocarbons directly to refinery facilities, and major corporations including Chevron, Plains All American, Sinclair and Andeavor (formerly Tesoro) who purchase local production and use this pipeline for transport. The total daily crude oil refinery processing volume in Utah exceeds 100,000 barrels.
“This critical offtake agreement enables Petroteq to focus on 24/7 uninterrupted production cycles and developing continuous growth of our production capacity,” said Petroteq CEO, Alex Blyumkin. “This agreement maximizes our flexibility and our price leverage by diversifying customers among all local refineries.”
About Petroteq Energy Inc.
Petroteq is a fully integrated oil and gas company focused on the development and implementation of a new proprietary technology for oil extraction. The Company has an environmentally safe and sustainable technology for the extraction of heavy oils from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. Petroteq is engaged in the development and implementation of its patented environmentally friendly heavy oil processing and extraction technologies. Petroteq’s proprietary process produces zero greenhouse gas, zero waste and requires no high temperatures. Petroteq is currently focused on developing its oil sands resources and expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility located near Vernal, Utah. The Company also owns a minority stake in an exploration and production play located in southwest Texas held by Accord GR Energy Inc. In addition, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary PetroBLOQ, LLC, is seeking to develop the first blockchain based platform created exclusively for the supply chain needs of the oil & gas sector. For more information, visit www.Petroteq.energy and PetroBLOQ.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. and Canadian securities laws. Words such as “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “potential,” “will,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” and similar expressions as they relate to the Company, all statements about future sales and production, are intended to identify forward-looking information. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking information. Such statements reflect the Company’s current views and intentions with respect to future events, based on information available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Material factors or assumptions were applied in providing forward-looking information, including: PetroBLOQ successfully developing and implementing a blockchain-based supply chain management system at the Asphalt Ridge plant; and the timely delivery and assembly of the remaining components of the extraction facility. While forward-looking statements are based on data, assumptions and analyses that the Company believes are reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results, performance or developments will meet the Company’s expectations and predictions depends on a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance and financial condition of the Company to differ materially from its expectations. Certain of the “risk factors” that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation: PetroBLOQ not having the expertise and/or funds necessary to develop and implement a blockchain-based supply chain management system at the Asphalt Ridge plant; changes in laws or regulations; the ability to implement business strategies or to pursue business opportunities, whether for economic or other reasons; status of the world oil markets, oil prices and price volatility; oil pricing; state of capital markets and ability by the Company to raise capital; litigation; the commercial and economic viability of the Company’s oil sands hydrocarbon extraction technology, the SWEPT technology, the S-BRPT technology, and other proprietary technologies developed or licensed by the Company or by Accord, which are of experimental nature and have not been used at full capacity for an extended period of time; reliance on suppliers, contractors, consultants and key personnel; the ability of the Company and Accord to maintain their respective mineral lease holdings; potential failure of the Company’s business plans or model; the nature of oil and gas production and oil sands mining, extraction and production; uncertainties in exploration and drilling for oil, gas and other hydrocarbon-bearing substances; unanticipated costs and expenses, availability of financing and other capital; potential damage to or destruction of property, loss of life and environmental damage; risks associated with compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations; uninsurable or uninsured risks; potential conflicts of interest of officers and directors; and other general economic, market and business conditions and factors, including the risk factors discussed or referred to in the Company’s disclosure documents, filed with the securities regulatory authorities in certain provinces of Canada and available at www.sedar.com.
Should any factor affect the Company in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. Any such forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Moreover, the Company does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such forward-looking information. The forward-looking information included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information, other than as required by applicable law.
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Petroteq Energy Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (800) 979-1897
Source: Petroteq Energy Inc.
Released March 6, 2018