Bernard McDougall, President of Micron stated, "We are continuing to build a substantial Alberta Oil Sands assets base. Management feels that the key to developing an early stage oil sands company, such as Micron, is the acquisition of land. The ultimate valuation of what Micron's oil in ground will be is a factor of what the future drill programs will show for thickness of oil sands in ground extrapolated over the total acreage. Therefore, the more land we can accumulate that is contiguous to existing land, theoretical the more value the Company will be able to show from the anticipated future drill programs. Management wants our shareholders to know that the board will continue to attempt to acquire land in the future and that this land will ultimately be the key to the future growth of the Company. Micron's shares are now 48% below the recent highs despite that since that time the Company has added interest in 22,773 additional Alberta Oil Sands acres and has attained positive results from the initial drill program on the Leismer Oil Sands Prospect. With oil prices approaching all time highs, and the geopolitical issues in the Middle East, Venezuela, Russia and Nigeria, management feels that the Oil Sands of Alberta will be one of the most sought after oil regions as the political and economic environment in Canada is ideal for business. At this time only 2% of the oil recoverable from the Alberta Oil Sands has been recovered and with a significant portion of this production being sent through pipelines to the USA everyday, management feels extremely excited about the future of Micron as we accumulate and ultimately develop the significant Alberta Oil Sands acreage Micron has an interest in."
Micron is an emerging oil and gas company that now has exposure to multiple leases consisting of interests in 50.5 gross sections (31,945 acres) in the Oil Sands of Alberta, Canada, which is one of the largest oil producing regions in the world. Micron holds 100% interest in 4 sections, 50% interest in 16 other sections, 5% interest in 26 sections, and has a 4.17% net interest in the 4.5 additional Oil Sands sections. Micron also has minor production from multiple conventional oil and gas wells throughout North America. Micron's goal is to become a junior oil and gas producer that focuses on the exploration, discovery and delivery of gas and oil to the North American marketplace. Management continues to look for additional projects that would contribute to building Micron's market capitalization, including additional Oil Sands projects. This is quite an enviable position for a company of Micron's modest market capitalization, and therefore Micron offers tremendous leverage to one of the world's largest oil resources.
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