Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SPI
OTCBB : CSPUF

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

August 15, 2012 06:00 ET

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) - Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. ("CSRI" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SPI)(OTCBB:CSPUF) announces the release of its interim financial results and Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012.

This news release summarizes information contained in the unaudited interim condensed financial statements and MD&A for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012 and should not be considered a substitute for reading these full disclosure documents which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or the Corporation's website at www.csri.ca.

CSRI is a natural resources company focusing on the identification and development of opportunities in the unconventional natural gas sector of the energy industry.

SUMMARY QUARTERLY DATA
(all amounts are presented in Canadian dollars)
For the six months ended, and as at, June 30, 2012 2011
Average sales volumes of natural gas (Mcf/d) 1,882 1,478
Average sales price of natural gas ($/Mcf) $ 1.98 $ 3.44
Natural gas sales, before royalties $ 678,235 $ 756,576
Operating netbacks, after royalty credits applied $ 145,096 $ 394,249
Cash flow from operating activities $ (1,177,030 ) $ (470,321 )
Net loss and comprehensive loss $ (2,247,750 ) $ (1,702,873 )
Loss per share, basic & diluted $ (0.03 ) $ (0.02 )
Net working capital $ 4,704,624 $ 14,927,507
Total assets $ 63,334,637 $ 76,304,148
Shareholders' capital $ 61,498,754 $ 73,658,037
Common shares outstanding 90,548,661 74,233,761
Total capital expenditures $ 863,803 $ 3,496,269

PRODUCTION

CSRI's natural gas sales volume averaged 1.9 MMcf/d (net) during the six months ended June 30, 2012. The Corporation has 5 (1.75 net) Montney wells being produced through its 10 MMcf/d (3.5 net) gas plant located on its western lands at Farrell Creek, British Columbia.

FARRELL CREEK OUTLOOK

Due to the depressed state of natural gas prices, and the fact that the natural gas currently being produced has no associated natural gas liquids, the Corporation has no immediate plans for further development activity on its western lands.

CSRI continues to focus on its eastern lands due to their prospectivity for natural gas liquids. Along with the operator, Canbriam Energy, the Corporation intends to frac and test the previously drilled vertical well at 12-7 in the third quarter 2012. This well will be used to help optimize where future horizontal wells will be placed into the Montney Formation (upper, middle, lower) such that natural gas and natural gas liquids production can be maximized.

With a successful test at 12-7, the Corporation intends to drill and frac a new horizontal well on its eastern lands at 1-25. Frac water for these activities will be supplied by the water pipeline (25% owned by CSRI) from the Williston Reservoir which was commissioned recently.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The Corporation currently has no debt, and has C$4.7 million of working capital as at June 30, 2012.

Information regarding CSRI is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or the Corporation's website at www.csri.ca.

The corporate information contained in this news release may contain forward-looking forecast information. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonably accurate by CSRI at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. The actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Consequently there is no representation by CSRI that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.

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