SOURCE: Dorchester Minerals, L.P.

January 15, 2008 12:55 ET

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Announces Its Fourth Quarter Distribution

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) announced today the Partnership's fourth quarter 2007 cash distribution. The distribution of $0.514625 per common unit represents activity for the three month period ended December 31, 2007 and is payable on February 4, 2008 to common unitholders of record as of January 25, 2008.

Cash receipts attributable to the Partnership's Net Profits Interests during the fourth quarter totaled $4,559,000. These receipts generally reflect oil and gas sales from the properties underlying the Net Profits Interests during August 2007 through October 2007. Approximately $1,171,000 of gross capital expenditures, primarily attributable to drilling and completion activity, was paid by the owner of the working interests in the properties underlying the Net Profits Interests during September 2007 through November 2007. Cash receipts attributable to the Partnership's Royalty Properties during the fourth quarter totaled $11,168,000. These receipts generally reflect oil sales during September 2007 through November 2007 and gas sales during August 2007 through October 2007.

The Partnership received approximately $357,000 of other cash receipts during the fourth quarter and identified 104 new wells completed on the Partnership's Net Profits Interests and Royalty Properties located in 40 counties and parishes in 9 states.

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. is a Dallas-based owner of producing and non-producing oil and natural gas mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests located in 25 states. Its common units trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol DMLP.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal law. Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Examples of such uncertainties and risk factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the price or demand for oil and natural gas, changes in the operations on or development of the Partnership's properties, changes in economic and industry conditions and changes in regulatory requirements (including changes in environmental requirements) and the Partnership's financial position, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. These and other factors are set forth in the Partnership's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Casey McManemin
    3838 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 300
    Dallas, Texas 75219-4541
    Telephone (214) 559-0300
    Facsimile (214) 559-0301