Mahalo Energy Ltd.

Mahalo Energy Ltd.

June 05, 2006 09:00 ET

Mahalo Energy Ltd. Announces Increase to Borrowing Capability Under Bank Credit Facility

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 5, 2006) -

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Mahalo Energy Ltd. (TSX:CBM) ("Mahalo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has increased its borrowing capacity under its existing three-year US $50.0 million Revolving Credit Facility with the Union Bank of California.

Pursuant to the amended credit agreement, the approved borrowing base has been increased to US $33.0 million up from the previous US $23.5 million.

Mahalo's President and Chief Operating Officer, Duncan Chisholm, stated, "Once again, Union Bank of California is showing strong support for our achievements and our growth strategy. Mahalo has a significant inventory of drillable unconventional prospects and this support enhances our ability to exploit this asset base, sustain past performance and maintain our growth momentum. Our vision remains focused on growing our unconventional asset base in both Canada and the United States."

In addition, Peregrine Energy Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahalo, retains their $19.0 million credit facility with a $7.5 million development line of credit with the National Bank of Canada. On a combined basis, the Company has access to US $63.7 million in credit facilities.

About Mahalo

Mahalo is a junior oil and gas producer, primarily focused on the production and development of deeper Mannville coal bed methane deposits in western Canada and is successfully developing both coal bed methane and shale gas prospects in the United States. To find out more about Mahalo Energy Ltd., please go to Mahalo's profile on SEDAR at or visit Mahalo's website and

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Contact Information

  • Mahalo Energy Ltd.
    Gary Gardiner
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 451-3490
    Mahalo Energy Ltd.
    Duncan Chisholm
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    (403) 262-9623
    Mahalo Energy Ltd.
    Willie Dawidowski
    Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 451-3505
    Mahalo Energy Ltd.
    201B, 218 - 8th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B5
    (403) 262-9623
    (403) 262-7049 (FAX)