SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

January 25, 2008 14:22 ET

Energy -- Can We Drain the Kids? Focuses on Petro Rubiales Energy Corp., Iberian Minerals Corp., and Arcan Resources Ltd.

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Energy -- that elusive commodity which seems to be the sole domain of the under 10 crowd. The older we gets the more we wish to bottle it up and store it away so we're are not left without any more. It is not a renewable resource as we seem to begin losing it early in our 30s and by the mid-forties, well you can pretty much say good bye to the unlimited abundance of childhood energy and begin looking to retain some of what you have left for while children are renewable they are not coming into this world fast enough to outpace those who are leaving.

The same can be said for commercially available energy -- as demand continues to grow, the ability to produce enough to satisfy the demand is falling short. Record oil prices were pushed above $100 earlier this month due in part to concerns that booming Chinese and Indian economies would outstrip supply.

South African mines were shut down early Friday as power outages caused chaos and threatened to choke economic growth. Botswana and Namibia are also feeling the effects as they rely heavily on South African energy exports. Public Enterprise Minister Alec Erwin said, "We are viewing the next two years as being critical," as government officials unveiled a package of measures, including rationing, price hikes and a massive push for alternative energy.

Petro Rubiales Energy Corp (TSX-V: PEG) shares rose in early morning trading Friday. Up $0.02 or 1.63% to $1.25 on trading volumes of 715,700, this puts them only slightly lower than their 52 week high of $2.00. It was announced yesterday that the acquisition of Pacific Stratus by Petro Rubiales has been completed. Shareholders received 9.5 shares of Petro Rubiales for every share held in Pacific Stratus and warrants and options have been exchanged on the same ratio.

Iberian Minerals Corp (TSX-V: IZN) traded at $1.10 early Friday up $0.01 or 0.92%, on a trading volume of 46,600. They are now $0.18 above their 52 week low of $0.92. In mid December 2007, Iberian Minerals their shareholders had approved the plan to acquire 92% of shares (issued and outstanding) by a vote of 93.9%.

Arcan Resources Ltd (TSX-V: ARN) Up $0.08 ( 4.94%) to $1.70, trading 24,100 shares, slightly higher than their 52 week low of $1.40. Two of the three wells drilled the Slave Point GG Pool in Hamburg over the winter were successful. In Deer Mountain, the first of three development wells was drilled and successfully drilled in December and should be on-stream by Feb 1, 2008.

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