San Juan Basin Royalty Trust Declares Cash Distribution
Compass Bank, as Trustee of the San Juan Basin Royalty Trust today declared a monthly cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $8,400,080.51 or $0.180225 per unit, based principally upon production during the month of January 2010. The distribution for March also includes $66,915 in granted audit exceptions. The distribution is payable April 15, 2010, to unit holders of record as of March 31, 2010.
Gas production for the properties from which the royalty was carved (the "Underlying Properties") totaled approximately 2,675,144 Mcf (2,916,032 MMBtu). Dividing revenues by production volume yielded an average gas price for January 2010 of $6.12 per Mcf ($5.62 per MMBtu) as compared to $4.81 per Mcf ($4.40 per MMBtu) for December 2009. The average gas price may vary from the posted index price for the San Juan Basin. The index price is a gross sales price, and the revenues used in the calculation of average gas prices are net of transportation, processing and gathering costs. Furthermore, the distribution to the Trust in any given month may include significant volume adjustments for sales in prior months that reflect pricing for those prior months. Capital costs for the month were $892,084. Lease operating expenses were $2,470,988 and taxes were $1,591,628.