Whilst many private investors go chasing rainbows and hoping for one of their oil and gas exploration plays to hit black gold, there are actually a number of AIM listed outfits which are already producing, yet don’t seem to be as popular as they are unlikely to generate large share price rises overnight.
Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) has appointed two new patsy Irishmen to its board to bolster the home team of Professor Richard Moriaty, his ever loyal sidekick Maureen Jones and another patsy Irishman. One of the new guys comes fresh from Circle Oil where he was responsible for "all corporate financial and funding matters." Hmm given how Circle shareholders lost 100% I bet they are rushing to buy Conroy shares. NOT. I guess there is only a limited pool of Irishmen so desperate for a PLC NED gig that they will sign up to take Moriaty's shilling these days. Meanwhile...
Dual-listed on AIM and in Toronto via the TSX Venture exchange slipped out a no-one-is-watching o’clock RNS last night detailing some dealings by one of its directors. I had thought that director dealings had to be reported without delay, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that dealings dating back to 4 February – all the more so given that 4 February was a Saturday. Then there is the read-across from the acquisition by SDX of the assets of the corpse that was AIM-listed Circle Oil (COP) for shareholders in fellow AIM-listed Igas (IGAS) which has a few debt problems of its own.
It is of course Bastille Day and that, of course, prompts a few jokes at the expense of the Froggies. I then move into Gulf Keystone (GKP) and a spot of moron baiting and working out moron investing game theory. I then move to a detailed look at Digital Globe (DGS) before covering en passant XCite (XEL), LGO Energy (LGO), Trinity (TRIN), Circle Oil (COP), Premier Oil (PMO), IGAS (IGAS) and Nostra Terra (NTOG). I also comment on Glenwick (GWIK), 88 Energy (88E), Strat Aero (AERO) and Inspirit Energy (INSP)
We polled you on Friday asking which oil mid cap did you think would follow Circle Oil (COP) in admitting that there would be little or no value left for shareholders. Which is the next oil company to admit that it is toast. And your verdict was clear. I would say that it is probably a tight race between the gold and silver medalists in this poll. You voted:
In a very British way I start by complaining about the weather. Right now it is sheeting it down here in Greece. Then onto Plethora/Regent Pacific before tackling what the phrase "little or no value" actually means ref Circle Oil (COP). Then onto African Potash (AFPO) and I answer the questions it will not. Target price 0p.
And so today, Circle Oil (COP) has admitted what anyone with half a brain cell could have figured, that it is officially toast. The question is which of the drowning in debt oil mid caps or large E&Ps will be next to fess up? There is an RNS from Gulf Keystone (GKP) today saying its bondhoders have given it another 11 days but could it be overtaken by XCite (XEL), whose shares are sliding as the clock ticks? Other oilcos in breach of loans include Trinity Exploration (TRIN) and LGO Energy (LGO) while the yield on IGAS debt suggests it is in the merde. So who will be next to admit it's toast, to use either the word "administration" or the phrase "little or no value for shareholders". Voting deadline is midnight tonight.
Those dreaded phrases "strategic review" and "breach of banking covenant" should have warned you that Circle Oil (COP) was toast and I warned you often enough in bearcasts. But it today Circle has admitted that the game is up yet one broker does not get it and has published the worst note in history or at least since Cenkos & SP Angel told folks to reject the 3p bid for Petroceltic (PCI)
At last I can speak again for reasons I explain in the podcast. Then it is onto Circle Oil (COP), Coms (COMS), Totally (TLY), Stellar Diamonds (STEL) and Concha (CHA). And that is it for me now to bed with Oakley as I am still in a bit of pain.
A wide ranging podcast starts with comments on Eden Research, Ken Brooks and the abject failure of the FSA/FCA to protect investors. Then it is onto three shite companies starting with the letter M : Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Motive TV (MTV) and Mosman (MSMN). I look at Circle Oil (COP), Trinity (TRIN) and Tethys (TPL) as well as Servision (SEV) where my target price remains 0p. Then a brief stockmarket lesson for the Sith Lord on what a dead cat bounce actually means and a look at Aureus Mining (AUE).
Heck if you are a shareholder in a Jabba The Hutt company they might even work for you. I am on new prescription pills and flying. In today's podcast I cover LGO Energy (LGO), tiouch on Afriag (AFRI) and then InternetQ (INTQ) more on that tomorrow, target price 0p. There is a detailed look at Audioboom (BOOM) and a look at Circle Oil (COP) and Tribal (TRB) which have a lot in common with 3 big name zeros I call out in the latest UK Investor Show magazine out today HERE . Finally a look at Tertiary Minerals (TYM) and Concha (CHA)
Featuring 88 Energy (88E), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Circle Oil (COP), Madagascar Oil (MOIL) and Patagonia Gold (PGD)
I urge you all to listen to the earlier Quindell special podcast HERE as that slam dunk shows why the firm is bust and worth 0p. In this audio I also cover Afren, TXO, Gulf Keystone, Bacanora, David Lenigas, Circle Oil and Northcote Energy
Oh please. I am still laughing. You could not make this up. Well you could. Circle Oil (COP) has today appointed a new director Dr Keith Morris. Yes the name rings a bell. This is a scream.