Jura Energy Corporation

Jura Energy Corporation

June 20, 2014 16:05 ET

Sara and Suri Gas Allocation and Pricing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 20, 2014) - Jura Energy Corporation ("Jura") (TSX:JEC) is pleased to announce that the Government of Pakistan ("GoP") has approved the allocation of gas from its Sara and Suri development and production leases to the Central Power Generation Company Limited ("GENCO-II").

The GoP has advised that the following pricing shall apply to the Sara and Suri gas:

  • The gas shall be sold to GENCO-II at the gas sales price for the power sector, as determined and notified by the GoP from time to time (the "Power Sector Gas Price"). The current notified price is approximately US$ 4.97 per MMBtu.

  • Jura will receive a wellhead gas price equal to the lower of:
    • The Power Sector Gas Price; and
    • The price as determined under the GoP's Modified 1994 Petroleum Policy i.e. Policy framework of 2000.

The wellhead gas price is therefore expected to be approximately US$ 4.20 per MMBtu, based on the cost and freight price of a basket of crude oil priced at US$ 100 per barrel. To the extent the Power Sector Gas Price exceeds the wellhead gas price, the difference will be paid to the GoP as a gas development surcharge.

Infrastructure and gas processing facilities are in place for the Sara and Suri fields and Jura and its joint venture partners anticipate that gas production from the Suri shut-in wells will commence in Q4 2014.

Jura is the operator of the Sara and Suri leases and holds a 60% working interest.

About Jura Energy Corporation

Jura is an international energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas properties in Pakistan. Jura is based in Calgary, Alberta, and listed on the TSX trading under the symbol JEC. Jura conducts its business in Pakistan through its subsidiaries, Frontier Holdings Limited and Spud Energy Pty Limited.

Forward Looking Advisory

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. The words "will" "approximately" "expected" "anticipate" and similar expressions are used to identify forward looking information. Specific forward-looking statements in this press release include information concerning the expected price for Sara and Suri gas and commencement of production from Suri shut-in wells in Q4 2014.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made in light of management's experience, current conditions and expected future development in the areas in which Jura is currently active and other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Jura undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcome will not occur, including some of which are beyond Jura's control. These assumptions and risks include, but are not limited to: the risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general such as operational risks in exploration, development and production, delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures, the imprecision of resource and reserve estimates, assumptions regarding the timing and costs relating to production and development as well as the availability and price of labour and equipment, weather, volatility of and assumptions regarding commodity prices and exchange rates, marketing and transportation risks, environmental risks, competition, the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources and changes in applicable law. Additionally, there are economic, political, social and other risks inherent in carrying on business in Pakistan. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. See Jura's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, for further description of the risks and uncertainties associated with Jura's business.

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