#IOG – proposed £8.5m placing at 25p per share, an 8% discount
- 2021-09-23 07:56:21
I assume most readers have come across the news that gas prices have been roofing it recently, but as always I realise I probably watch gas and oil price changes closer than most so maybe not. So I thought it was worth highlighting some of my thinking on what this means for some investment cases.
I commented last Wednesday on Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) and how making sense of the farm-out agreement to CalEnergy announced some 10 days ago was rather difficult. I suggested Independent could perhaps publish a presentation to explain the detail? Independent obliged on Friday morning last week. Now either I’m losing the plot or Independent is? Which is it?
I commented recently on Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) and how I considered the Harvey drill was crucial to the company’s future and a farm-out prior to the result was very unlikely. Well I was wrong on the latter point, as last Friday the company announced a farm-out to CalEnergy Resources Ltd, part of the Berkshire Hathaway Empire. The detail however only reinforces my view the Harvey drill is critical to the company, and if anything, is now even more important.
Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has been on a roller coaster of a journey over the last few years, with plenty of highs and lows. Some aspects have been of its own making, such as the unsuccessful appraisal drill of Skipper back in 2016 and some due to external influences like funding by what increasingly looks like a chain of fraudulent financial backers in London and Capital Finance via London Oil and Gas.