Enernorth Industries Inc.
AMEX : ENY

Enernorth Industries Inc.

November 14, 2005 17:38 ET

EnerNorth Reports on First Quarter Results, Annual and Special Shareholder Meeting of Shareholders and the Appointment of an Independent Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2005) - EnerNorth Industries Inc. (AMEX:ENY)(Frankfurt Stock Exchange:EPW1) (www.enernorth.com) ("EnerNorth" or the "Company") announces that it has filed its unaudited consolidated financial statements, management's discussion and analysis for the first quarter ended September 30, 2005 expressed in Canadian dollars. Below is a summary of financial and operational highlights for the first quarter ending September 30, 2005. For full details of EnerNorth's unaudited interim financial results and management's discussion and analysis please visit www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov. Effective February 1, 2005, the Company divested of its interest in its Industrial & Offshore Division, which has been accounted for as discontinued operations for the purpose of financial presentation.



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SUMMARY For the Three Month Period Ending
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September 30, September 30, %
2005 2004 Change
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
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Oil and gas revenue $325,247 $211,236 54%
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Less: royalties 38,165 47,826 (20%)
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Net revenue 287,082 163,410 76%
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Net Income (loss) from
operations before
discontinued operations (4,609) (213,735) (98%)
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Income and gain on
disposition of discontinued
operations
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Net Income (loss) for the year (4,609) 89,198 (105%)
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Net Income (loss) from
continuing operations per
share (0.001) (0.05) (98%)
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Net Income (loss) per share (0.001) 0.02 (106%)
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Total assets 16,063,026 21,483,870 (25%)
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Total financial liabilities 8,987,661 14,202,888 (37%)
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OPERATIONS:
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Average Daily Production
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Natural gas (mcf per day) 231 171 35%
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Natural gas liquids
(bbls per day) 13 5 172%
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Crude oil (bbls per day) 11 1 820%
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Total (boe per day) 62 34 80%
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Average Commodity Prices
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Natural gas ($/mcf) $9.73 $6.07 60%
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Natural gas liquids ($/bbl) $47.01 $37.95 24%
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Crude oil ($/bbl) $68.30 $55.91 22%
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Total ($/boe) $57.67 $37.29 55%
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Royalties
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Natural gas ($/mcf) $0.98 $1.77 (45%)
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Natural gas liquids ($/bbl) 10.84 $19.83 (45%)
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Crude oil ($/bbl) $4.95 $4.92 1%
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Total royalties ($/boe) $6.77 $11.72 (42%)
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Production costs
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Natural gas ($/mcf) $3.36 $2.77 21%
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Natural gas liquids ($/bbl) $5.71 $10.94 (48%)
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Crude oil ($/bbl) $24.07 $35.82 (33%)
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Total production costs ($/boe) $17.81 $16.52 8%
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Netback by Product
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Natural gas ($/mcf) $5.39 $1.53 253%
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Natural gas liquids ($/bbl) $30.46 $7.18 324%
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Crude oil ($/bbl) $39.28 $15.17 159%
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Netback ($/boe) $33.09 $9.05 266%
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A Boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Disclosure provided herein in respect of Boes may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.

Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

EnerNorth is pleased to announce that at an Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held today, all resolutions were carried.

Appointment of Director

In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hagen Gocht, B.A. as an independent director to the board of EnerNorth. Mr. Gocht was appointed by the directors immediately following the Company's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders.

Other News

On August 2, 2005 the Superior Court for the Province of Ontario ruled that the Singapore judgment against the Company was enforceable in Ontario (with costs). The Company filed notice of appeal of the August 2, 2005 ruling and the appeal date has been set for April 10, 2006.

About EnerNorth Industries Inc.

EnerNorth is a junior oil and gas company carrying out operations through production, development and exploration of oil and gas in the Western Sedimentary Basin, Canada.

There are approximately 4.06 million shares issued and outstanding in the capital of the Company.

Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Reform Act"), which reflect the Company's current expectations regarding the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company. The Company has tried, wherever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements by, among other things, using words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect" and similar expressions. These statements reflect the current beliefs of management of the Company, and are based on current available information. Accordingly, these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these statements. (See the Company's Annual Information Form and Annual Form 20 F for Risk Factors.) The Company is not obligated to update or revise these "forward-looking" statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

Contact Information

  • EnerNorth Industries Inc.
    Scott T. Hargreaves, CA, CFA
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 861-1484
    (416) 861-9623 (FAX)
    www.enernorth.com