Eurogas Corporation

Eurogas Corporation

December 20, 2007 13:41 ET

Eurogas Corporation: News Release

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2007) - Eurogas Corporation (Eurogas) (TSX VENTURE:EUG) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with ACS Group and Enagas that will significantly advance the Castor Underground Gas Storage (UGS) Project in Spain.

At the commencement of the agreement, ACS will increase its ownership in Escal UGS S.L. (the Spanish operating company) from 5% to 66.67%. Castor Limited Partnership (CLP), of which Eurogas is a 73.7% owner, will own 33.33%.

At the latest of the start-up of the UGS facility, ACS will sell and Enagas will buy 50% of ACS 66.67% equity on a pre-established pricing formula at which point CLP, ACS and Enagas will each own 33.33%.

For a period of 180 days after start-up of the UGS facility CLP can sell part or all of its shares to ACS and Enagas priced on the same basis as ACS sale to Enagas.

ACS shall be responsible for the funding of the project including providing all guarantees required, from the day it becomes a shareholder through to the inclusion of Castor UGS into the Gas System. Projected total investment is now estimated at over 1.2 billion euros. CLP will not be required to put any equity funds or provide any warranties required by project finance lenders or for any bridge financing.

There will be a tag along right for CLP should ACS sell a certain portion of their shares in Escal.

Until inclusion of the Castor UGS facility in the Gas System, the board of Escal will have 9 directors, allocated as follows: ACS 6; CLP 2; Enagas 1. After completion and inclusion into the Gas System each party will be allocated seats on a proportionate basis.

ACS Group is the largest construction group in Spain and third largest in the world, with revenues in excess of 20 billion euros. ACS Group is a global leader in the creation, construction and operation of infrastructure in a variety of industrial sectors such as: oil & gas, LNG and regasification, power generation, grids and railways. Through its subsidiaries like Dragados Off-Shore, it is one of the world leaders in the construction and installation of off-shore platforms and infrastructure topsides.

Enagas is Spain's top natural gas transportation, regasification and storage company, and also is the Technical Manager of the Gas System. Its facilities include over 7,600 km. of high-pressure gas pipeline and three regasification plants, which have a total storage capacity of 1.3 million cubic meters of LNG. It also manages two underground gas storage facilities, Gaviota and Serrablo, and has recently been awarded an concession for the exploitation of the Yela onshore gas storage.

Eurogas Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EUG and is engaged in development of a major underground storage facility offshore the east coast of Spain, and the exploration and development of oil and gas in Tunisia's Gulf of Gabes. For more information on the Company, visit the website

Jaffar Khan, President & CEO

Certain information set forth in this document, including management's assessment of the Corporation's future plans and operations, contains forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond the Corporation's control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Corporation's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Corporation will derive from there. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Contact Information

  • Eurogas Corporation
    250, 435 - 4 Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    T2P 3A8
    Eurogas Corporation
    Jaffar Khan
    President & CEO
    (403) 264-4985
    (403) 262-8299 (FAX)
    Eurogas Corporation
    Andrew Constantinidis
    Vice President & CFO
    (403) 264-4985
    (403) 262-8299 (FAX)