Avalon Oil & Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas investment company, today told investors that the recent price rally in oil is encouraging for the industry as well as for Avalonâ€™s near term acquisition plans.
â€œSince December, weâ€™ve seen oil prices pass one ceiling after another, going from $33 per barrel to more than $72 per barrel,â€ commented Kent A. Rodriguez, Avalonâ€™s CEO. â€œThis translates into significant improvement in margins for producers like us,â€ he added. â€œOur shareholders benefit as well, as our oil reserve assets are valued in excess of $8,000,000 in this environment.â€
He continued, â€œDuring the past six months, there has been a substantial improvement in supplier pricing for energy production companies. The prices of steel casing, rig time, site prep work, drilling costs, leasehold and related production costs have come down to a more reasonable level. Also, the number of contractors available for drilling has increased rapidly over the past quarter as the amount of permits has dropped.â€
â€œThese factors are positively impacting Avalonâ€™s bottom line as the company expands its leasehold acreage and production operations. We are currently very excited about an oil and gas producing property in central Oklahoma, and hope to negotiate a letter of intent in the next few weeks,â€ added Rodriguez.
As of today, Avalonâ€™s growing energy portfolio includes production assets of 61 producing oil and gas wells in 5 states. The company intends to continue expanding capital deployment through the acquisition of oil and gas producing properties in Oklahoma and West Texas.
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