Galaxy Energy Revises Piceance Basin Sale Terms
Due to the recent decline in natural gas prices and property sale prices, Galaxy Energy and Exxel Energy Corp. have renegotiated their prior letter of intent dated July 31, 2006 for the purchase Galaxy's interest in its unconventional natural gas properties in the Piceance Basin of Colorado.
Under a new non-binding letter of intent signed on September 28, 2006, Exxel's wholly owned subsidiary, Exxel Energy (USA) Inc., has stated its intention to pay $40 million to acquire Galaxy's undivided 25% working interest in the project in Garfield County, Colorado, known as Rifle Creek. Depending upon the amount of financing raised by Exxel, up to 25% of such purchase price may be paid in Exxel stock.
The parties have committed to negotiate a Purchase and Sale Agreement ("PSA") over the next several weeks, and the PSA will be subject to Exxel's obtaining financing on acceptable terms, approval by Galaxy's senior lenders, and other terms and conditions. Exxel USA owns the other 75% working interest in Rifle Creek. The project currently consists of a total of approximately 6,300 net acres, in which Dolphin and Galaxy own working interests. There can be no assurance that the PSA can be successfully negotiated.
To support the company's operations during the period required to negotiate and close the agreement with Exxel, Galaxy has entered into a $2.5 million Subordinated Unsecured Promissory Note with the Bruner Family Trust UTD March 28 2005. The Note calls for the payment of interest at 8% per annum and matures on the later of January 26, 2007 or the time at which Galaxy's Senior Indebtedness has been paid in full.
Galaxy Energy Corporation, a development stage oil and gas exploration
and production company, is focusing on acquiring and developing coalbed
methane in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and other unconventional natural
gas properties in the Piceance Basin of Colorado, in addition to exploration
activities in Germany and Romania. The Company conducts its exploration
activities through two wholly owned subsidiaries, Dolphin Energy Corporation
and Pannonian International, Ltd.
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