Results

Alba Mineral Resources – Horse Hill progress towards positive free cash flow?

Published 27 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated including “we are pleased to see the resumption of test production from the Portland Sandstone and look forward to further reports from the operator as the test programme continues”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: why I am a journalist not a thirsty share blogger & count-down for Telit

Published 28 days ago

I start by issuing a correction. That is what journalists do and thirsty share bloggers don't when they goof. That refers to Footasylum (FOOT) though my generic point still stands. I also cover Telit (TCM), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Dev Clever (DEV), Plus500 (PLUS) and Patagonia Gold (PGD) and other loss making companies that, for some reason, have net debt.

Now it is UK Oil & Gas where David Lenigas is ramping shamelessly and arguably committing market abuse

Published 33 days ago

If you had followed the last two share ramps from Big David Lenigas you would be feeling pretty sore. In less than two months you would have spunked two thirds of your cash on Angus Energy (ANGS) and a third on Greatland Gold (GGP). Well done Dave. Today he is pumping UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as you can see below but has he gone a step too far?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - do you remember the City slickers?

Published 35 days ago

In this podcast I look again at Chris Akers, that tweet and Sabien (SNT). I look at Plus 500 (PLUS, Debenhams (DEB) and at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

Tom Winnifrith (bad language special) Bearcast: Daniel Stewart & Pinsent Masons in the dock (Christmas comes early)

Published 43 days ago

There is a lot of bad language in this podcast.  Do not play it in front of the children. In it I cover Naibu (NBU), Daniel Stewart (DAN) and Pinsent Masons (WANKERS) and the latest from their legal battle. I look at TrakM8 (TRAK), Angus Energy (ANGS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Flybe (FLYB), and AIQ (AIQ).

Angus Energy - another David Lenigas twitter ramp costs his flock of followers dearly

Published 43 days ago

Below I bring you three tweets from the great promoter himself, Mr David Lenigas urging folks to buy Angus Anergy (ANGS) shares at up to 14p as recently as six weeks ago. Uh Oh those in his flock of followers who bought into this ramp must be feeling a tad sick today with the shares at just 5.5p after a statement that raises big questions about Paul Vonk, ousted as CEO last week and the matter of material non disclosure.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The return of Wildes, Roger Lawson and Lucky Lord Lucan

Published 49 days ago

I am plagued today by Bulletin Board Morons reporting me to the FCA, by Roger Lawson and some ungracious comments on fraud busting at Globo (GBO), Quindell (QPP) and Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) and by our former in house Bulletin Board Loon who has returned to really rile me with some vile comments on the holocaust which expose him as the Jew hating vermin that he is - HERE. I comment on Angus Energy (ANGS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Domino's Pizza (DOM), Feedback (FDBK), Photonstar Led (PSL), Starcom (STAR) and Cabot Energy (CAB).  Footnote, Roger is now planning to run an amendment flagging up that I did advise folks to sell/short Patisserie warning "something's not right". Roger you are a gent.

Alba Mineral Resources – Horse Hill update not promising for UK Oil & Gas BUT…

Published 57 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that, “based on the continued Kimmeridge extended well test success and last October's announcement of Portland commercial viability, the company has been informed that the operator's plans are to continue HH-1 extended well test production until the expiry of the current permits in spring 2019 and then, subject to receipt of all necessary approvals, to move directly into the drilling and long-term testing of two new wells, HH-2 and HH-1z”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm now second in the league but let down by attempted spivvery

Published 59 days ago

I explain the headline ion the podcast but it is all to do with Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) and UK Investor Show - book your free ticket for March 30 today HERE. I explain why Old man Stacey really has lost the plot on Brexit, he needs to look at what is happening in China and that will make him truly fearful. I look at Tesla (TSLA) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

The new mega ramp from David Lenigas

Published 59 days ago

 I rather suspect he has shares in this one..

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the grim truth about UK Oil & Gas is starting to seep out of Horse Hill

Published 62 days ago

On today's podcast I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and the latest news seeping, rather than flowing, out of Horse Hill. I coment again on the blatant insider dealing at Altona (ANR), look at Restaurant Group (RTN) and at Upland Resources (UPL).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a hot tip from Brokerman Dan

Published 67 days ago

In this podcast I thinkI agree with Dan's tip. I then look at Independent Oil & Gas in light of Jim Armitage's article in the Evening Standard which takes this scandal forward some more. I cover ramp dog Chesterfield (CHF), Marks & Spencer (MKS), Gear4Music (G4M), Halfords (HFD), Starcom (STAR), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Angus Energy (ANGS) and the zero scenario, and Carclo (CAR). Tomorrow I may have better things to do than a bearcast as is the case every January 12. Or maybe not!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Finncrap interims (you are taking the piss) and when is the IQE profits warning?

Published 75 days ago

In today's podcast I explain domestic disturbances caused by the need to move to the Grim Northern welfare safari and to be closer to my mother-in-law. Oh happy days. In the podcast itself I look at FinnCap (FCAP), IQE (IQE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Amur Minerals (AMC), Cabot (CAB) and Corero (CNS) a most almighty sell however you look at it.

5 Slam-dunk shares to sell for 2018 – the result

Published 77 days ago

Well the year is up, the results are in and my pick of five AIM stocks to sell has offered up a pretty good result. I doubt these shares could easily have been shorted, but I hope readers managed to avoid them at least.

5 Slam-Dunk Sells for 2018 – almost the final reckoning

Published 86 days ago

We are days away from the end of 2018 and so it is time for almost the final reckoning for my portfolio of 5 shares to sell this year. I say almost the final reckoning because Tom Winnifrith’s Winnileaks has been receiving a few things which suggest that AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) may well be facing its final reckoning extremely soon – ouzo at the ready, then!

Lyin’ Steve Sanderson caption Contest Result – joint winners

Published 89 days ago

Shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have actually rallied to 1.35p to sell in recent days. Natch they remain grotesquely overvalued as the clock starts to tick on the countdown to yet an other placing. But still there are those who reckon that on £650k per annum Lyin’ Steve Sanderson is good value as CEO. Whatever. On Tuesday I asked for suitable captions for the photo below and there were many decent entries as you can see HERE. But there can be only one winner…NO!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From 5.30 tonight think of me dear listeners as I undergo sheer torture

Published 90 days ago

I start by explaining that torture and it involves sociology lecturers. I then move onto explaining why Roland "fatty" Cornish is the utterly unacceptable face of crony capitalism. Then moving from the undeserving rich to the needy,  I ask you to give a few quid to Woodlarks HERE. I then look at Frontera (FRR) where the silence is deafening, Amur (AMC), Audioboom (BUST), Angus Energy (ANGS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), F*ck Yu (YU.) and finally at Gulf Marine (GMS) which is about to discover that just because it is Christmas that won't stop the banksters being total bastards. There is no season of goodwill for that profession.

As UK Oil & Gas shares plunge to 1.225p – it's time for another Lyin’ Steve Sanderson caption Contest

Published 90 days ago

Of course the stock is still hugely overvalued. But as they have plunged from 2p in just a few weeks, for some reason, Big Dave Lenigas has stopped pumping out twenty tweets a day about how cheap the shares are.  Meanwhile the Bulletin Board Morons who lined up to abuse and smear myself and folks like Waseem Shakoor, who warned them, have been lining up to apologise. Not! And thus we have another pic of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Lyin’ Steve Sanderson in action destroying shareholder value for you to consider ….

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when does forced selling by fund managers become a flood?

Published 91 days ago

I start with the issue of fund managers and redemptions and thus forced selling of shares. Not just Neil Woodford, a special case, but generally. I look at this in the context of what corporate newsflow I expect in January.  I also look at Urals Energy (UEN), Telit (TCM) and the FCA, Andalas (ADL) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) answering a point posed by our own in house Bulletin Board loon Wildes HERE.

Notes from Underground: In today's news, people who don't subscribe get bad information

Published 114 days ago

I was amused to see some ShareProphets detractors on Twitter comment on Lucian Miers' correction to a detail on his Versarian (VRS) short. (Myself, I'm long with Versarian with around ten entire shares in my portfolio.)

Five slam-dunk sells for 2018 – November update and change of stance on one share

Published 115 days ago

My little portfolio of shares to dump for this year has shown some surprising resilience through the year. Of course it has always been down but some of the shares seem to be propped up in the same way a cartoon characted runs off the edge of a cliff but doesn’t fall until he looks down. But I suspect the wheels may be about to come off in some cases before year-end, and in one case imminently.

Do the Leni-maths Lyin' Steve Sanderson pays to explain why UKOG is so cheap to a credulous Sith Lord Zak Mir

Published 119 days ago

If you are a proven liar like Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) who won't buy any shares in his own company but wants to ramp them ahead of the next placing what do you do? Easy. Pay Sharetalk (we will interview anyone who pays the fee) to record an interview with the Sith Lord Zak Mir who makes Justin the Clown look like the Spanish Inquisition and ramp away. Today's podcast is a classic bit of Leni-maths as Lyin' Steve explains to a credulous Zak how to value an oil stock and why UK Oil & Gas could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds if not more. Of course Lyin' Steve is talking utter crap as I explained HERE.  Meanwhile enjoy...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: As Johnston Press goes tits up & Thirsty Paul Scott realises what a tit he is - the easy way to double your profits from shares

Published 122 days ago

In today's podcast I look at Johnston Press (JPR), RIP, Flybe (FLYB), TrakM8 (TRAK) - which could well go the way of Johnston Press if its banks pull the plug, and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG),. down 25% on the week but set to lose at least a third of its remaining market cap by Christmas.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 5 resignations and counting, is wretched Mrs May toast?

Published 124 days ago

In today's bearcast I clarify why I believe Mrs May's Brexit deal sucks and should be binned. But what happens next? I outline a few possibilities but admit I have not got a scoobie. I then look at Neil Woodford dog Eve Sleep (EVE) and again at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) after today's disastrous news.

UK Oil & Gas & its Gatwick “Gusher” Horse Hill is a donkey: it's official

Published 124 days ago

Hard data from sustained flow testing at Horse Hill is out today and if you think that it justifies a £100 million market cap for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) then I know a Nigerian General who wants to send you an email with an offer you cannot refuse. This is terrible news but you were warned!

David Lenigas tweets on Angus Energy ahead of placing at 9p today

Published 134 days ago

Of course David Lenigas is not on the board of Angus Energy (ANGS) and thus had no idea at all that a heavily discounted placing at 9p would be announced today. And thus his aggressive pumping of the stock on twitter last week, as you can see below, is just another remarkable coincidence. Just like this one ahead of the last UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) bailout placing.  Big Dave.., an AIM casino leopard who never changes his spots.

Five Slam-dunk sells for 2018 – October update

Published 143 days ago

And so another month has slipped by and it is time for another update on my five to sell – or just steer a very wide berth around. Last month the average loss amongst AIM-listed Telit (TCM), Inspirit (INSP), Catanae (CTEA, formerly Milestone Group, MSG), Frontera Resources (FRR) and UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) was sitting at 17.4%. But we’ve had a bit of a sell-off……

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So you are the man obsessed with Julie Meyer said the chap at Gatwick & don't be an ARS do the maths

Published 151 days ago

In this podcast recorded in my car in a side street of Kambos I discuss my journey to the Greek Hovel and being recognised by a man at Gatwick. Fame! Not! Then I look at Versarien (VRS), Asiamet (ARS), First Derivatives (FDP), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and the most terrifying stat of all from the Chinese bubble - a warning for you all.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: on the Anniversary of the Brighton bombing & other murders by Jeremy Corbyn's Sinn Fein/IRA pals

Published 158 days ago

Forgive a brief historic digression at the start of this podcast but I start with a history lesson for those misguided souls who think that SinnFein/IRA brought peace and happiness to Ireland. Then I look at some other tossers from Ulster, First Derivatives (FDP) and the 3Xs. I comment briefly on Purplebricks (PURP) and Versarien (VRS) then move via BCA Marketplace (BCA) to Neil Woodford. Then it is onto MySquar (MYSQ), Symphony Environmental (SYM) and on to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with a few words for Dominic Frisby on the nature of bitcoin and its bubble ahead of our bust up next week in London.

Big Dave Lenigas & Lyin' Steve Sanderson Horse Hill Caption Contest - The Result

Published 158 days ago

Yesterday I asked you for suitable captions for this picture of Big Dave Lenigas and Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)  standing next to a tanker at Horse Hill. There were several splendid suggestions as you can see HERE and Mr Contrarian certainly wins a commendation for his cracking caption. But the winner of the semi naked photo of Britain's top share blogger before lunchtime, Thirsty Paul Scott is Jules2k6 with:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Would I buy back into Sosandar, shares slide to 28.5p

Published 159 days ago

For macro musings and thoughts on stocks that really will crater in a bear market see my bonus bearcast HERE. In this podcast I discuss Versarien (VRS), First Derivatives (FDP), Sosandar (SOS), 13 Energy (I3E), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Chariot Oil (CHAR), Avocet Mining (AVM) and BlueJay Mining (JAY)

5 Slam-Dunk sells for 2018 – September update

Published 169 days ago

Another month has passed, so it is time for another look at my portfolio of AIM stocks which I marked as slam-dunk sells at the beginning of the year. The five in question are UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Frontera Resources (FRR), Telit (TCM), Inspirit Energy (INSP) and Catanae Innovation (CTEA), formerly Milestone Group. At the last count the portfolio was down by 22% - what is the score now?

Alba Mineral Resources – update from Wales, other news flow soon

Published 174 days ago

Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated on exploration and progress towards a “principal objective” of “the reopening of the Clogau-St David's mine”

Once again Juicin fails to win a semi naked photo of Thirsty Paul Scott in Bulletin Board Moron of the week

Published 177 days ago

Juicin Drumroll demanded we bring back the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest and last week he again tried to win in a most valiant way with a superb nomination of a UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) moron from the ADVFN asylum as you can see HERE. But I am afraid he was pipped to the post by Warun Boofit who has found some gems care of two Frontera (FRR) owning poltroons. The winning double header is below:

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Result – you can’t beat a UKOG Moron

Published 184 days ago

Five weeks in and the man who demanded we bring this contest back, Juicin Drumroll, is the runner up in this week’s contest but the photo of a semi I naked Thirsty Paul Scott goes instead to Putneywill – but there were numerous cracking entries, mainly posts by shareholders in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) who – as you can see HERE – really are true morons.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Roger Lawson says the mainstream press thinks TW is a "nutcase of the first order"

Published 189 days ago

I start with a reflection on 9/11 and the Orwellian claims to be fighting terror as discussed in more detail HERE. Then it is onto Roger Lawson of ShareSoc and his claims of how the mainstream press view me. Heck if they really thought that why do they keep lifting our stories and running them as their own work? Whatever. I regard the MSM as part of the problem of stockmarket corruption and not the solution and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Toople (TOOP), Oneview (ONEV) and a real problem with Nomad resignations on the AIM Casino, Frontera (FRR) and Online Blockchain (OBC) where directors really need to Show Me The Money or the shares will carry on sliding.

When you think the law fails you it is time to take it into your own hands - Big Dave Lenigas is...Charles Bronson

Published 189 days ago

Having failed to ramp shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) on the back of its utterly misleading RNS yesterday, an episode discussed at length here, Big Dave Lenigas tried to deflect attention by launching an amazing twitter rant at anti drilling protesters at Horse Hill. It started off as only semi-Musk but by the end, as you can see below, it was alarming.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: More shameless ramping & sordid Leni-maths from Horse Hill & UK Oil & Gas - the real numbers don't stack up

Published 189 days ago

Below you will find shameless ramping on twitter from David Lenigas and also a link to BMD's take on the latest shameful RNS from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) on the "Gatwick Gusher." The language used in the RNS is misleading and what is served up offers no evidence at all that the shares are not grotesquely over-valued. Only a sordid festering boil on the side of AIM such as Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish could have signed off on this tripe. There is lso a clear signal of m ore discount placings ahead with the appointment of bucket shop spivs Novum as co-broker. that means just one thing. All is explained in this bonus bearcast as I look at the real data offered not the Leni-maths.

Drunken Sailor adds to his collection of semi naked photos of Thirsty Paul Scott – BBM winner announced

Published 192 days ago

We only brought back the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest in response to repeated demands from Juicin Drumroll but he is not playing fair. He said there was so much to nominate but he is not in the game. Instead – as you can see HERE – Drunken Sailor again dominated the contest and has now won his third semi naked photo of Thirsty Paul Scott with the entry below. Come on Juicin we are going to give you one last chance…

Five Slam-Dunk Sells for 2018 – August update

Published 206 days ago

It is time once again for the monthly update on my portfolio of slam-dunk sells for 2018. As the summer draws to a close, has the madness reported last month started to subside yet? Well, yes – the portfolio is off by around another 7% since the last update, but I fancy that as the city gets back to its desk next week, there is plenty more to come.

Drunken Sailor wins another semi naked photo of Thirsty Paul Scott - he spots the Bulletin Board Moron of the week

Published 206 days ago

Juicin Drumroll demanded we bring back the contest but after two weeks we haveb the same winner both times. drunken Sailor has now won two prizes of a semi naked photo of Britian's thirstiest share blogger, Paul Scott. Come on Juicin, this contest is all about you getting a chance to win, time to up your game,man. You can see all the entries HERE but the winner from DS is, I think, from the ADVFN UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Asylum:

Don't look if you are easily offended: even David Lenigas scolds the halfwits & thinks his moronic twitter followers are going too far

Published 207 days ago

Finally after 48 hours of moronic and unpleasant harassment by a brigade of half-witted members of the cult of Lenigas, the Messiah himself was prompted by one particularly loathsome tweet (see below) to call a halt. I think David Lenigas wants the morons to play the ball not the man but what he says is a welcome start. Whether the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning retards get the message is another matter but, thank you Big Dave for this...

The stupidity of UK Oil & Gas owning David Lenigas sycophants on twitter - meet Donato Perretta

Published 209 days ago

I trained as an oil analyst 27 years ago and have been writing about the sector ever since. Those morons who thought they knew better, as they filled their boots with Gulf Keystone (GKP), Xcite (XEL), Magnolia (MAGP), Andalas (ADL) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) always thought they had greater sector experise and on twitter came up with devestating responses to my hard analysis. Meet utter fucktard Donato Perretta, a UK Oil & Gas owning moron.

The Russians are quaking because of Horse Hill - is this the most ramptastic David Lenigas tweet yet?

Published 210 days ago

A man who slammed Elon Musk of Tesla for making irresponsible statements that he could not validate via twitter has just made the most ramptastic claim in history about the Gatwick Gusher. Step forward David Lenigas. Without extensive drilling which has yet to take place Big Dave Lenigas cannot justify this statement in any way shape or form. But apparently the Russians are quaking that little old UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is going to transform the metrics of global oil supply... whatever...

Gavin Slattery, a UK Oil & Gas owning moron demands personal service via twitter

Published 210 days ago

So I trained as an oil analyst and for the past 27 years have been writing about this sector. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning moron Gavin Slattery is an expert in retail facilities management. He can't be bothered to register here but demands via twitter that I give a personal precis of my work yesterday but suggests that he will ignore whatever I say because he knows better anyway. The arrogance of a man whose portfolio will die from ignorance is breathtaking...

UK Oil & Gas – the Real maths not the Leni-maths – SELL on today’s news

Published 210 days ago

Giving its piss poor drilling results elsewhere the future of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is almost entirely a play on the Gatwick Gusher, aka, Horse Hill, aka the latest mega ramp engineered by David Lenigas. Today UK upped its stake in Horse Hill by an effective 4.55% to 36.985% in a deal which only demonstrates more clearly how grotestquely overvalued its own shares are. That is unless you are using Leni-maths.

Bowleven – disappointing drill news

Published 213 days ago

One of my two share tips for 2018, AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN), has updated the market on the first of two appraisal wells: it is bad news. As Waseem Shakoor puts it:  disappointing, but that’s drilling. I had hoped for better, but as AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) and fellow pie-in-the-sky oiler, AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) want to ignore, no matter how loudly you shout about the potential, in the end it is only the drill-bit which matters.

Congratulations Drunken Sailor for spotting the Bulletin Board Moron of the week

Published 213 days ago

In our relaunched Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest, there were some fine examples of moronic activity by investors in Tern, UK Oil & Gas, Cloudtag, Whetstone and other great British Companies nominated by ShareProphets readers as you can see HERE. But there has to be a winner.

New, two part, guess the UK Oil & Gas share Price contest

Published 224 days ago

This is a guess the share price contest with a difference. It is a two part one.  We ask you to post your entries in the comments section below and Steve Moore will track and update ranking all entrants. The person with the lowest overall rank ( i.e. 1st and 1st) wins. So what do you have to guess?

Tesla Q2 Results; Stormy Weather in Shortsville & doing UK Oil & Gas due diligence

Published 227 days ago

On Thursday, shares in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose to levels not seen since June, as the market reacted favourably to its Q2 numbers and the subsequent earnings call.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - which is naughtier: Lyin' Steve Sanderson's UK Oil & Gas or Jim Mellon's FastForward?

Published 227 days ago

In this podcast I look at FastForward (FFWD), Optibiotix (OPTI) - ouzo from Cynical on its way - Tern (Nigel will be celebrating with ouzo tonight) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Tomorrow Lucian Miers has the treat of all treats for his godson Joshua so there may be no bearcast or maybe there will be a very early one.

UK Oil & Gas misleads mug punters on twitter: spot the difference

Published 228 days ago

An RNS has to be signed off by a Nomad as fair and not misleading. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is sometimes forced to correct an RNS which it turns out was in fact misleading but there is at least some control. On twitter UK Oil & Gas says what it likes. So can you spot the difference?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: on a scale of Mother Theresa to Paul Scott I am at...

Published 228 days ago

I have had a business lunch, a rare event for me down in the boonies and as such I assess my sobriety. In this podcast I discuss Union Jack (UJO) and the new business-hating climate in Britain, Optibiotix (OPTI), Countrywide (CWD), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), RM2 (RM2) and base rates on both sides of the pond. Oh and en passant Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer.

After the David Lenigas twitter pump on Angus Energy...guess what happened next?

Published 229 days ago

The leopard does not change its spots. Pumping UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) hard as it was trying to arrange a bailout placing is bad enough. But now we come to Angus Energy (ANGS) another Horse Hill play and one where the CEO has just "been resigned" in disgrace following revelations HERE. But Big Dave has, as you can see below, been pumping its shares hard on twitter. What happens after a Big Dave pump?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Totally's balance sheet looks Totally anorexic to me

Published 230 days ago

In this podcast I look at the REAL state of the Totally I(TLY) balance sheet and I also cover FastForward (FFWD) and the job of a journalist, Cenkos (CNKS) and the future of the AIM Casino, Boxhill (BOX), Avanti Communications (AVN), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: David Lenigas needs to sort out his story on twitter - was he a UKOG placing insider or not?

Published 232 days ago

First of all thanks for all the kind comments on the Woodlarks walk. The final photos and my final thoughts are HERE. It is not too late to donate HERE and that is what David Lenigas should do now as he gets his twitter knickers in a twist over his pre-placing tweets on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). He now says on twitter he was an insider -in the US that would be a perp walk admission. The shameless old ramper is now batting for Angus Energy (ANGS). Elsewhere I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and the odd Midas call, Wolf Minerals (WLFE), N4 Pharma (N4P), Arden Partners (ARDN) and Goldplat (GDP). Back to Woodlarks: next year I seek volunteers to join the 4 rogue bloggers. I now have 4 (PR genius Steffi, daughter Olaf, my pal the Euro loon Jonathan Price and Steve Moore), if you are up for it email [email protected]

5 Slam-dunk sells for 2018 – July update

Published 234 days ago

I suggested five stocks to sell for 2018 as part of the ShareProphets Christmas tipfest some seven months ago. This tale this month shows just how mad the AIM market is in this bull market: it seems that investors have simply lost their senses.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a 5th rogue blogger joins us on the road to Woodlarks, you will NEVER guess who

Published 235 days ago

Yes, for the last six miles we will be joined by a fifth rogue blogger tomorrow on the 33 mile trek from Horse Hill to Woodlarks. You will not guess who in a month of Sundays. All is revealed in the podcast. We have now raised £23,715. Just £1,285 more and Brokerman Dan walks the last mile in his underwear, an event we will photograph. So if you are yet to donate, please do so HERE. In today's podcast I look at Johnson Press (JPR), FastJet (FJET) - do the maths comrades - Europa Metals (EUZ) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: C'mon Dave Lenigas tell your UKOG twitter trolls that attacking a charity for the disabled is disgusting

Published 236 days ago

As of last night a group of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) twitter trolls have moved from attacking me over THIS ARTICLE to having a pop at Woodlarks over the walk on Saturday. Big Dave Lenigas is copied in on these tweets. I urge him to state clearly that attacking charities for the disabled is obscene and to make a donation HERE - as should any bearcast listener who has not done so already!  I have recorded a special Woodlarks podcast today which you can listen to HERE. In this bearcast I ask what will make an overvalued market crack and look at Tern (TERN), Amur (AMC), Metals Exploration (MTL), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) once more. 

Horse Hill oil tankered out – no evidence at all that the Gatwick Gusher is an, er…gusher as David Lenigas tweets suggest

Published 238 days ago

The UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) twitter feed, dutifully retweeted with added hype by David Lenigas, has so far reported three tankers leaving Horse Hill full of oil to be sent to the BP refinery. But is this proof that the Gatwick Gusher is a gusher? That is what the Bulletin Board Morons believe but they would believe almost anything. Let’s look at the tweets below and do some maths, not Leni-maths, real maths.

A third rogue blogger joins the 32 mile Woodlarks Charity walk – now get donating!

Published 240 days ago

Thank God for small mercies. Now we can start a rota on who has to listen to Brokerman Dan blathering on about blockchain and what a frigging genius Clem Chambers is. For now there is a third rogue blogger joining us as we walk the 32 miles from Horse Hill to Woodlarks on July 28. He is a man who knows Horse Hill well…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: time for Cabot, Fishing Republic & Frontera to 'fess up!

Published 258 days ago

The great news is that our Woodlarks walk has now reached 57% of its sponsorship target. I'll do another training walk this afternoon with Joshua so as we do a quick march how about you check out the latest incredibly generous donations here and chip in yourself? In a long bearcast I cover Tesla (US:TSLA), Fishing Republic (FISH), Kibo (KIBO), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as lyin' Steve does the right thing - Frontera (FRR), Conroy Gold (CGNR), TrakM8 (TRAK), Avanti (AVN) and Cabot Energy (CAB). PS Wasn't the football incredibly exciting and a source of such joy? I view myself as British, not English but go on Eng-er-land!

UK Oil & Gas owning loons out in force on twitter- they just don’t get it

Published 259 days ago

With shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) flying and another £5 million raised at 2p yesterday, the loons who own this stock are out there on social media buzzing excitedly like flies who have located cow dung, once again making the most ludicrous of assertions.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Supplying the IDF means Versarien can do no wrong in my view but...

Published 260 days ago

I am now fully recovered from yesterday's 27 mile training trek in the 30 degree heat - something I describe in full HERE. If you don't like me or the Israeli army or Versarien (VRS) and enjoy my suffering please donate to the Woodlarks charity walk on July 28 - we are now just £31 from 50% of our target fund raise. Be generous HERE. On the podcast today I look at Versarien, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where Lucian Miers is taking one hell of a beating from big Dave Lenigas, MySquar (FRAUD) - 7 days to courtroom drama - 88 Energy (88E) - you were warned - Mosman (MSMN)  and Frontera (FRR). I also look at new leverage limits on spread betting coming in on 29 July and what that means in nanny state Europe and the UK.

Five slam-dunk sells for 2018 – June update

Published 261 days ago

I wondered last weekend whether we might see a casualty amongst my portfolio of five slam-dunk sells for 2018 as the reporting deadline on Friday approached. Sadly all outstanding numbers were forthcoming, so no ouzo for me. But the reported numbers were staggeringly awful.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Radio 4 misguided, ShareSoc Pompous & wrong, Amigo revolting

Published 262 days ago

Tomorrow is my longest training walk yet for the Woodlarks 32 mile charity walk with Brokerman Dan. I plan to set off at 5 AM on a 26 mile trek. Think of my utter pain in this awful heat and please give £10 to a great cause HERE. I then look at the recent Radio 4 programme on shorting which was sprinkled with pompous and half-witted comments from ShareSoc. They are naive and have it all wrong and I explain why. Then I look at whether share dealing should be ethical - ref Dave Lenigas  and his ramping of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)  - should we all get on board? Finally I look at the IPO of Amigo which I find revolting at every level. 

David Lenigas ramps UK Oil & Gas shamelessly on twitter - the master pumper is back

Published 263 days ago

You would have thought that after being caught ramping UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where he is a paid consultant in the most shameless fashion and with statements he could not verify as a bailout placing got underway, as exposed here, Big Dave would STFU. But now...he has no shame and is tweeting like a dervish once again as you can see below. In the US this sort of behaviour by "consultants" would be dealt with very firmly indeed but this is the AIM Casino.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - talking to one of the 3 X's for almost an hour

Published 264 days ago

The 3Xs are the fraudbusters best friends. In this case it was one of Julie Meyer's 3Xs and a new source. we chatted for just under an hour. More to follow. Oh dear, poor Ms Lingerie on Expenses MBE. In the podcast I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Purplebricks (PURP), Frontera (FRR), FastJet (FJET), MySquar (MYSQ) - where I have again contacted John Meyer urging him to get off his fat arse - Andalas (ADL) and Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). The good news is that sponsorship of the walk I'm doing with Brokerman Dan for Woodlarks is now, with gift aid, at almost £11,000. I explain here why this walk makes the difference between Woodlarks having to cut services or carry on, please do give a tenner today.  Think of my pain - not least in having to hear Dan talk total bollocks about Andalas for whole day - and COUGH UP HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sorry I made a mistake yesterday

Published 265 days ago

The mistake in yesterday's podcast was on Telit (TCM). In fact it is even worse than I thought! The good news is that sponsorship of the walk I'm doing with Brokerman Dan for Woodlarks has now topped £9,000. I explain here why this walk makes the difference between Woodlarks having to cut services or carry on, please do give a tenner today. This afternoon sees Joshua and I on another training walk, my second in two days. Think of my pain and COUGH UP HERE. In a long bearcast I predict that, after today's shocking news, FastJet (FJET) will be sold for £1 and explain why. I look at Havelock Europa (HVE), 88 Energy (88E), Lyin' Steve Sanderson's UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Frontera (FRR), Andalas (DOG), Mysquar (FRAUD) and Audioboom (BOOM).

5 Slam-dunk sells for 2018 – will we see a casualty this week as results deadlines fall due?

Published 268 days ago

So far my 5 sells for 2018 have offered mixed results, although the average performance as at the end of May was -15%. As we approach the end of June we have results due: might we see a casualty or two?

Tern – DA Security Blueprint, but still no numbers. Still a sell.

Published 268 days ago

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) announced on Friday that investee Device Authority’s (DA) strategic partnership with Thales has developed to a healthcare IoT security blueprint. We are told it represents a significant milestone, but once again there are no numbers. What is the profit split between Thales and Device Authority, for example?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Despite being a staunch feminist, I reckon the birds who run FootAsylum must be fired NOW!

Published 273 days ago

I explain why the FD and CEO of FootAsylum (FOOT) must be fired at once after today's profits warning. I forgot to say that any company holding and announcing an "analyst teach in" - as Rob Terry used to do - is almost an automatic sell in my book and FootAsylum is an offender in this respect. I also look at FastForward (FFWD) and explain why I think Jim Mellon has sinned, albeit legally. I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Andalas (ADL) and McCarthy & Stone (MCS). In terms of the walk we are now well over £9,000 with gift aid and ahead of a training walk in the rain tonight I ask again. Most bearcast listeners are enjoying my suffering but are yet to help Woodlarks with a donation. Please, I am sure you can spare a tenner HERE

UK Oil & Gas and Tern: Summer Madness

Published 276 days ago

As the sorry saga of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) reminds us, AIM stock promotions invariably revert to mean. The company, on Friday, announced a placing at 0.9p, pretty much the level at which the shares were a year ago before they succumbed to retail summer madness and sky-rocketed to ten times that level.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I said he was mad, I was wrong

Published 277 days ago

In today's Bearcast I reflect that it is now just 6 weeks and 1 day to the great event. With gift aid myself and Brokerman Dan have now raised more than £8500 for Woodlarks. As I prepare for a 14 mile training walk this weekend please do sponsor me - I am sure you can afford to donate a tenner HERE. In the podcast I look at Orosur Mining (OMI) - down 48% today but still 90% overvalued - UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Kefi (KEFI) - where we own shares - RedstoneConnect (REDS), Purplebricks (PURP), Neil Woodford and Feedback (FDBK).

UK Oil & Gas – after the pump – the dump at 0.9p – shameless ramping

Published 277 days ago

We forced a statement last Friday and, today,  UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) says it has completed an “oversubscribed” placing at 0.9p.  FFS these bastards have a nerve. How they abuse and insult the owners of this company, its shareholders.

Reader Poll Result – more than half of you think UK Oil & Gas will be lucky to get its rescue placing away at 0.6p

Published 281 days ago

On Friday we forced UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to fess up that it was trying to raise £5 million. It is struggling to fill that back and the shares – now just 1p-1.05p – at least partially discounts the pain that is coming. But ShareProphets readers, when polled HERE, think far worse is coming. I agree.

Reader Poll: at what price will UK Oil & Gas get away its bailout £5m placing after our Friday expose

Published 282 days ago

It was a sordid end to the week for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). On Thursday its "consultant" David Lenigas was ramping the shares on twitter with outrageous claims as exposed HERE. On Friday morning I revealed that a placing - which clearly Big Dave knew nothing about - was underway HERE and by midday UK had fessed up with weasel words, see HERE. The shares closed Friday at just 1.05p-1.1p. So at what price will the bailout placing be? You vote below with a deadline of midnight Sunday:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Almost feeling sorry for Lyin' Steve Sanderson at UK Oil & Gas - placing at as low as 0.5p?

Published 283 days ago

My planned 7.5 mile training walk (pushing Joshua) today became 10 miles as I explain HERE. Think about my poor sore feet and aching legs and if you have not yet donated a tenner to the Woodlarks appeal please do so HERE. In the podcast I explain why the fraud MySquar (MYSQ)  and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) face the same predicament and that is why the latter may well place at as low as 0.5p next week. I then look again at the tweets of David Lenigas last Thursday - HERE - surely there is something very wrong in this matter.

David Lenigas, the bollocks ramptastic tweet and the bailout placing underway at UK Oil & Gas - I am sure it is just a coincidence

Published 284 days ago

This tweet below is just one of a number of bullish tweets about Horse Hill where the biggest investor is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) made by David Lenigas the founder of UK and, as far as we know still a shareholder. Today it has been forced by me to fess up that a bailout placing is underway. The problem with Big Dave's tweet is that it is bollocks. As to the idea that it is a pre-placing ramp, no way Jose, not David Lenigas, this is just a coincidence.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The missing trading statement from Purplebricks and does IQE need to warn?

Published 284 days ago

I start on a rather sad personal note. Then it is onto Purplebricks (PURP) and the missing FY trading statement. Does that mean that the great day of a big de-rate looms? I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) in light of today's scoop, at Strat Aero (AERO) where if you look at the real maths the current ramp has created a joke valuation, at the People's Operator (TPOP) which should be sent to Dignitas and finally at IQE (IQE) where I ask if a profits warning is imminent? 5% of Bearcast listeners have donated to the Woodlarks charity walk but 95% have not! . We are now at 26% of our £20,000 target. As I prepare for a step up in my training walks tomorrow - pushing Joshua for 7.5 miles - to those who have  donated I say thank you. To the rest, I know you can afford a tenner - think of me training and cough up now HERE

EXCLUSIVE: Shore Cap sounding out investors on £5 million UK Oil & Gas placing: struggling - source

Published 284 days ago

As noted many times, but most recently in bearcast yesterday, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is running on fumes. It quite simply does not have the cash to both cover its (bloated) PLC costs and fulfil its exploration commitments for the rest of calendar 2018. Thus a City source close to the situation tells us that ShoreCap is - as we speak - sounding out investors about a £5 million placing. And it is struggling to find any demand.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pre-placing bullshit from Sound, Feedback and UK Oil & Gas

Published 285 days ago

Today's bearcast is slightly delayed by the LSE IT glitch but here goes as Joshua and I prepare for coffee with the fit young mums and then another training walk, this time with Joshua. In the podcast I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Interquest (ITQ), Sound Energy (SOU) Feedback (FDBK), which wins bullshitter of the day award, and Frontera (FRR). Now, 5% of Bearcast listeners have donated to the Woodlarks charity walk but 95% have not! And we are now at 26% of our £20,000 target. As I prepare for a training walk - pushing Joshua - to those who have  donated I say thank you. To the rest, I know you can afford a tenner - think of me training and cough up now HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - surely you want Brokerman Dan in his underpants all over the internet?

Published 291 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Mysquar (FRAUD), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its latest spoof, Dignity (DTY) where I have grave concerns, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and its dead cat bounce, Pantheon Resources (PANR) where it's placing ahoy and at Mirada (MIRA) where I fear the worst. Sorry Matt Earl. Brokerman Dan says that if we raise our target £20,000 for Woodlarks with our 30 mile charity walk on July 28 he will do the last mile in his underpants. We will have cameras on hand and splash it all over the internet. Thanks to all who have donated but 95% of bearcast listeners have yet to do so although we are already 23% of the way there. So please donate a tenner each today HERE

5 Slam-dunk Sells for 2018 – May update

Published 296 days ago

I suggested a portfolio of five stocks to sell – or just avoid – for 2018 during the ShareProphets tipfest. Those stocks were Tern (TERN), UK Oil and Gas (UKOG), Frontera (FRR), Telit ((TCM) and Milestone Group (MSG) – since renamed Catenae (CTEA). Tern was subsequently withdrawn when the fundamentals changed (the death spiral was terminated), and Inspirit (INSP) brought in in its place. Here is the May update.

Advanced Oncotherapy – UK site agreement, but what of the Blackfinch loan?

Published 315 days ago

As we know from AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG), the best thing to do when faced with an awkward question is to move the goal posts. And so this morning we see AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), rather than ‘fess up over its overdue loan from Blackfinch which is secured on its Harley Street premises, telling us that it has signed a lease with the UK Government’s Science and Technology Facilities Council to establish a UK testing site for its LIGHT (proton therapy technology) system. I wonder what Advanced is going to pay with!

Five Slam-Dunk shares to sell for 2018 – April update

Published 318 days ago

I offered a portfolio of shares to sell for 2018 during the ShareProphets Christmas Tipfest – let’s see how it is doing (albeit a few days late). Into the original portfolio went Frontera (FRR), Milestone Group (MSG), Tern (TERN), UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) and Telit (TCM). Subsequently Milestone changed its name to Catenae (CTEA) and Tern dropped its death spiral so was replaced by Inspirit (INSP).

Will you support the Crowd Fund to stop evil UK Oil & Gas infringing ALL our civil liberties

Published 324 days ago

Normally if it is a group of smelly, workshy, tree huggers up against a PLC in the Courts I back the PLC all the way. Capitalism rocks and most protesters should just go get a bath, get on their bikes and get a proper job. But this case is different and we should all support the smellies.

UK Oil & Gas blames Tom Winnifrith "leaking" for decision to use a death spiral - bollocks!

Published 328 days ago

The day, that after 28 years as a journalist,, I take lectures on my vocation from a lying toe-rag like UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Steve Sanderson is the day I quit. Lyin' Steve attacked me at his company's AGM and blames me for the death spiral which - along with drilling disasters - has cratered his company's share price.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lyin' Steve now you really are taking the piss

Published 337 days ago

In this podcast I look at Fronterra (FRR) where I'm vindicated and my twitter pest of the week - a detergent salesman - is now even more out of pocket. I look at Greka Drilling (GDL) and at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where Lyin' Steve is now really taking the piss with his 0.4p options. Finally I wonder how close is Totally (TLY) to needing a bailout placing. With Allenby of Servision (SEV) infamy and the chap who assisted Quindell (QPP) at Cenkos on board it has a broking dream team in place. I take a detailed look. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 - THIS SATURDAY - one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - naturally I fast forwarded through the lesbian sex scenes

Published 344 days ago

I have not slept since Saturday and I am cream crackered.  I discuss a few of the movies I watched flying to and from New York. Naturally watching Paddington 2 for the second and then third time was the highlight but there was also Atomic blonde which had great eighties music and lots of violence with commies getting killed. That's fine by me but there were certain scenes I felt a bit uncomfortable watching. I digress.  On today's bearcast I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Mothercare (MTC) and the idea of we bears "preying"  on retailers as legal wankers Linklaters suggest. I look at Avanti (AVN) and Pantheon (PANR) and recall an interview I did with Colin Bird. I also look at Nakama (NAK) and discuss how events can spiral badly for a company seen to be in trouble. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and not one but, now, two special guests. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH.

Even when he wants to tell the truth Lyin Steve Sanderson at UK Oil & Gas can't manage it - results announcement

Published 355 days ago

The results are for the year to 30th September 2017 as is clear if you read down the RNS. But sadly even when he tries to tell the truth UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Steve Sanderson can't seem to get it quite right as the two screenshots below show...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm's in love with the ugliest girl in town, UKOG and other dogs

Published 355 days ago

Bad language alert. No I am not referring to Mrs Stacey. I would not dare but to Feedback (FDBK) which has done a placing today but another one is needed soon. I look at Mosman (MSMN) which has had terrible results and imagine the conversations round at SP Angel as poor Zac Phillips is forced to pen another buy note on this POS. I look at results from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the RedX (REDX) disaster, RM2 (RM2) and Conviviality (CVR). I really enjoyed today's podcast and - conceitedly - think it is rather a good one. 

UK Oil & Gas - tries to polish the Broadford Bridge turd but it is still an (uncommercial) turd

Published 355 days ago

You can't sit on bad news forever. In the end even Lyin Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) needs to fess up and so today we got the much delayed news of flow testing at Broadford Bridge. Natch Lyin' Steve tried to bury the poisonous needle in a haystack of waffle.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gloo Networks excusing my fecking French but this is a fecking disgrace at all levels

Published 356 days ago

In this bearcast I cover Sosandar (SOS) as Cynical Bear pretends to be Ben Turney on steroids and then turn my fire to all the bad news that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is sitting on and may release well after hours tomorrow. Then I look at Gloo Networks (GLOO) which is linked to BCA Marketplace (BCA). Gloo is at every level a total fecking scandal of greed and well everything. I should warn you that there is a bad language alert as Gloo is everything that is wrong about the AIM Casino. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

UK Oil & Gas Death Spiral Scores on the doors - hard data that shouts out something

Published 356 days ago

Hat Tip to the great Waseem for this but after yesterday's death spiral conversion from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) here are all the death spiral conversions to date. If I was Cynical Bear I would now be offering a prize for anyone who can show the trend. But I am not as I am a mean bastard with a reputation to protect. So here is the data:

Notes from Underground: Photo finished

Published 359 days ago

I'm pleased that  UK Oil & Gas - the photo that demands a statement now! is the #1 story of the week, it certainly made me laugh on the day. To wit: a photo was taken of a lorry being loaded up with equipment to take away from the UKOG site at Broadford Bridge.

Five slam-dunk shares to sell for 2018 – March update

Published 360 days ago

As we approach the end on March it is once again time to look at my portfolio of shares to sell. Of course, it is now down to four after Tern plc (TERN) ditched its death spiral so we’ll need to find a replacement for that one.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Time for UK Oil & Gas to have a Horse Hill rally?

Published 360 days ago

In today's podcast I look at why some folks really don't get it. If I want to stop risking my capital and working ball-breakingly long weeks and retire that is not selfish as one poster suggested when I said why I was planning on doing just that HERE. I look at market falls and why I expect more and at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and where the shares go now. What does David Lenigas say & what will happen? Finally House of Fraser is joining retailageddon. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH - Oh and Big Dave will also be there on a panel discussion covering Uk onshore oil & gas!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will Jim Mellon's PR man say sorry for chewing my ear off over the Condor spoof - vindicated today

Published 361 days ago

On 6th December I said that a token share purchase by Jim Mellon of shares on Condor Gold (CNR) was a spoof as it was so small for Jim. Moreover Condor was running out of cash and would do a placing within months. Mellon's PR man chewed my ear off. Well hey ho today there was a placing.  A pattern of such spoofs and a subsequent placing has continued. Will I get an apology?  I also look at lessons from Flybe (FLYB) and the non bid, at Fevertree (FEVR) director share sales, at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which is also spoofing, 13 Energy (13E) - "you say it best when you say nothing at all " - R Keating.  Then I look at uber dog Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which is leaving AIM and says it wants to go to the Standard List. Lucky Standard List. I also mention our share purchase of more Optibiotix (OPTI). If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm with respect you are talking complete bollocks on IQE

Published 362 days ago

Two days, two bull articles on IQE (IQE). It has worked and I have been goaded here is is why Malcolm Stacey is talking bollocks. I also reference the fraud Eden Research (EDEN) in this discussion on profit being a matter of opinion and that is why cash matters. I discuss why being a liar is bad news as a CEO ref Mkango Resources (MKA) then tease Andrew Monk and Richard Jennings about Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX) - their oil analysis as bad as their Syria analysis on this occasion. Then it is onto Flybe (FLYB) and a detailed discussion of the looming cash crisis and joke valuation at Sound Energy (SOU). I suggest SalvaRx (SALV) run by my good friend Jim Mellon faces a bit of a cash issue. Then I explain why I have cut my UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) target price to just 0.25p making it, at 1.125p, still a slam dunk sell.  If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

Shocking Expose - The training video they used at UK Oil & Gas that made Steve Sanderson such a guru in investor relations

Published 362 days ago

My son Joshua has stumbled across this shocking video which he tells me is the training video that Steve Sanderson of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) uses to help him persuade Bulletin Board Morons to buy into the story at Broadford Bridge and Horse Hill. You can now see from where Lyin' Steve gets his inspiration when it comes to "investor relations" ...enjoy

UK Oil & Gas - forced into statement - don't these A'holes give a FF about AIM Rules?

Published 363 days ago

At 10.38 AM today I published a photo showing that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was clearly stopping drilling at Broadford Bridge.  The company should have issued an RNS this morning to say this was happening but what does Lyin' Steve Sanderson care about timely disclosure of price sensitive information?

UK Oil & Gas - the photo that demands a statement now!

Published 363 days ago

Is this photo fake? I believe that it is genuine but do not know for sure. But it is starting to do the rounds on the interweb and appears to show drilling equipment being removed from the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) site at Broadford Bridge. I would assume it is moving, with the goalposts, to Horse Hill.

UK Oil & Gas in High Court vs Nimbys, smellies and virtue signalling celebs

Published 365 days ago

It is the sort of battle where I'd normally want both sides to lose, a bit like Man City vs Chelsea. I have no time for Lyin Steve Sanderson the boss of stock market promotion, oops junior oil explorer, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) but the rabble on the other side are not exactly my sort of folks either. Among the virtue signallers backing the nimbies & smellies are Bianca Jagger and actress Sue Jameson (yes I had to look her up on google too).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the award for today's biggest load of bollocks RNS goes to

Published 368 days ago

The short list is Conviviality (SVR), Clear Leisure (CLP) and Graphene Nanochem (GRPH). I discuss all three but also UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where the deafening silence is a very bad sign. I consider Sir Patrick's Day tomorrow and how Joshua and I will celebrate and I look at Mothercare (MTC), retail gloom, Mitie (MTO) and the double standards of the great and the good. Make sure you get your free ticket to UK Investor on April 21 using the promotional code WINNIFRITH when booking an investor class seat HERE - if only to hear a live 40 minute bearcast with myself & Paul Scott being recorded!

UK Oil & Gas - who is lying about a sidetrack well at Broadford Bridge

Published 375 days ago

Sooner or later UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) will have to fess up that Broadford Bridge flow rates are not very good at all and its shares will slump. While we wait for that let's just ask who is lying about a sidetrack well?

Eqtec halves its share price thanks to the worst death spiral deal going - arranged with a proven fraudster

Published 376 days ago

I realise that the crony capitalists round at Nomad Northland have a few things on their mind, such as who will pay the wages this month, but how on earth can they have signed off on the worst death spiral deal I have ever seen where the counter-party is a man who the SEC nailed for "defrauding investors." I despair.

UK Oil & Gas: Waseem Shakoor says "the farce will soon be over"

Published 376 days ago

Having successfully shorted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) down to 1.6p, bear raider Waseem Shakkortt still sees 65% or more downsidee from here. And he says this long running farce will soon be over. Was stated on a BB post today:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: MySquar & UKOG - spot the difference: not all "death spirals" are the same

Published 377 days ago

In today's bearcast I start with a reader complaint but then he is a tosser so who cares? Then it is onto looking at the differences between the funding facilities at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and MySquar (MYSQ). I am bearish on both but the differences in the two packages are instructive. I look at Nature Group (NGR), Jim Mellon's uber-ramp FastForward (FFWD) and at Purplebricks (PURP) is the Neil Woodford bubble about to burst again, as even former supporters like Paul Scott admit my analysis was right and theirs wrong.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sir Bradley Wiggins and British Cycling you are right up there with UKOG

Published 379 days ago

I have long been critical of Sir Bradley Wiggins and his fellow British cyclists whether in the Tour de Drugs or elsewhere and comment on what today's report says about our double standards and lack of standards. I comment on your comments on the airlines in the wake of my nightmare with EasyJet (EZJ). I look at Interserve (IRV), Feedback (FDBK), King of the spiv tweets UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Metminco (MNC), Union Jack Oil & Gas (UJO), Fusion Antibody (FAB) and Andalas (ADL) which MUST make a statement ASAP after yesterday's shock revelation HERE.

Is this the spivviest tweet ever - why is UK Oil & Gas Nomad WH Ireland not forcing a statement?

Published 379 days ago

Over the weekend the extraordinary tweet below was sent by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Was it approved by its poltroon of a Nomad James Joyce of WH Ireland? Methinks not. In light of its content a responsible Nomad would be resigning or at the least forcing a statement. But not this one.

5 Slam-dunk shorts: February update (sorry it’s late, no really, very sorry indeed)

Published 380 days ago

I see that Cynical Bear is wallowing in his own apologies today. I’m sorry too – and much sorrier that Cynical - for the update on my 5 shorts is a week late. Still, better late than never. 

Notes from Underground: Sweep week

Published 387 days ago

It's harder to wake up this morning as I was up late watching the Gold Medal Olympic Women's Curling last night between Sweden and South Korea. Sweden won, but there is no shame in South Korea's performance.  For the unitiated, curling is life-sized shuffleboard (or bocce), but played on ice, and there is a pub at the end of the building. Also, brooms are involved somehow. My curling experience has mostly taken place at the aformentioned pub. TW Note. You are a truly sad man.

The only question for James Joyce, lackey Nomad to UK Oil & Gas

Published 391 days ago

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day." So said the great Irish author James Joyce. But the question for lackey Nomad James Joyce at WH Ireland is whether his client UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has a tomorrow, has a future day at all? A statement is needed now to clarify the financial position of his client.

In his own words the tweets of the great man himself, Waseem Shakoor on 24 hours in the half life of UK Oil & Gas

Published 391 days ago

 Once again Waseem Shakoor has been vindicated and those morons who ignored his sensible analysis and attacked him have done their conkers. Waseem stays short of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and his tweets over the past 24 hours ( starting with the most recent) explain why. I think his analysis of where next is very similar to mine of earlier. Over to the great man...

What is UK Oil & Gas actually worth? 0.4p? Or am I too generous?

Published 391 days ago

You may say that fundamentals don't matter on the AIM casino. In the short run you are right - sentiment drives share prices. But in due course fundamentals always out and that inherent valuation mismatch is your opportunity to buy cheap, unloved, stock or to short over-promoted crap. And that brings us to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), now just 1.375p after yesterday's disastrous news from Broadford Bridge. So what is it really worth?

Crack out the Ouzo - UK Oil & Gas shares in freefall on Broadford Bridge disaster

Published 392 days ago

If it was not ouzo o'clock at the Sheriff's Greek bolt-hole after the Servision (SEV) debacle it sure is now after UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) fessed up to disastrous news from Broadford Bridge. We bear have been utterly vindicated but there is far worse to come for the morons who thought they knew better - the shares have slumped to 1.9p but they will now inevitably fall to as low as 0.5p in the coming weeks.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: I have reported myself, Waseem Shakoor & Lucian Miers to the FCA for market abuse over UKOG

Published 393 days ago

I discuss the history of me being reported by Mike Walters and other morons to the FCA (FSA as was) for market abuse and in that vein I am reporting myself, Waseem Shakoor and Lucian Miers because of our comments over UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the grossly overvalued, financially challenged mega ramp so loved by morons. Elsewhere I look at RockRose Energy (RRE) - time for a Cynical apology - Kin Group (KIN) and at Inspirit (INSP). Oh yes, and God is punishing me for being smug.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm I just do not believe it! And how close is UKOG to tits up street?

Published 395 days ago

I take issue with Malcolm's article of earlier. today His complacency really does reek of mad bull disease. I discuss that and how I am wearing a T-shirt in 17 degree heat - are you jealous?  Then I move onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) the looming, I sense, not good news from Broadford Bridge, its very real financial crisis and how the shares could well be sub 1p by March. I think Lucian was generous in his earlier article.

UK Oil & Gas, the Race to Berlin. Sell at 2.9p

Published 395 days ago

Last year I was involved in two rollercoaster rides, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Cloudtag (CTAG). Having called UK Oil a sell at 3.1p, I saw it go to 11p. As I write it is sub 3p. In July when it was around 6p I used a WW2 analogy and suggested that the army of bulls had reached Stalingrad. To continue the theme it is looking like Berlin is all but surrounded.

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: FFS DO NOT WAKE JOSHUA

Published 403 days ago

Friday is one of my two and a half days a week when my 17 month old son Joshua is not at nursery and I am the primary carer. I am such a fucking feminist it is unbelievable. In fact I am almost expecting Harriet Harman to call for the Mrs to start giving me vast sums of money for being such a role model. Anyhow, I record with Joshua snoring so if I speak quietly it is so as not to wake him. In this podcast I cover Angus Energy (ANGS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), IQE (IQE), Versarien (VRS) and Sosandar (SOS), shares in which I am VERY happy to own.  My son and heir is pictured snoring away below.

Lyin' Steve at UKOG - wakey, wakey its February 5th so about that flow testing you were finishing in January?

Published 407 days ago

Does Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) know what month it is let alone what day of the week it is? I am only asking because of a statement he snuck out when all sane folks were not watching the screen, on December 27 regarding flow testing at Broadford Bridge. Remember that companies - especially those with stacks of death spiral loan notes to convert - hurry out good news and always delay bad news. So rewind to when you and I were focusing on mince pies, the man who specialises in porky pies stated:

Five Slam Dunk shares to sell for 2018 – one month update

Published 415 days ago

It is time for a review of the five shares I put up as slam-dunk sells on New Year’s Day. Those shares were UK Oil and Gas (UKOG), Frontera (FRR), Tern (TERN), Telit (TCM) and Milestone Group (MSG). How have they fared so far this year?

4p a month ago, 3p mid today - lack of flow test news spooks UK Oil & Gas

Published 420 days ago

To lose 25% of your market capitalisation in less than a month looks a bit like carelessness but that is what UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has managed. The real issue is that it is grossly overvalued on a fundamental basis - the shares should be sub 1p. The immediate issue is the news from Broadford Bridge. Or rather lack of it.

Morons of a feather flock together - what links Carillion, UKOG and Greatland?

Published 428 days ago

A hat tip to Waseem Shakoor for the graphic below. Carillion (CLLN) went bust today. Greatland Gold (GGP) has seen its shares halve as Newmont has pulled out of a jv. So what else do folks owning these two stocks own? See below.

UK Oil & Gas - more death spiral confetti issued, now at just 2.69p

Published 434 days ago

Lube up morons, another £500,000 tranche death spiral loan has been converted into shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). As time goes on this exercise is becoming ever more painful for the morons who own this stock.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy 50th to the Pizza Hardman, I celebrate my own a week early with the Mrs

Published 438 days ago

I think it is Darren Atwater's 50th today. I wish him happy returns anyway. My own 50th is a week away but I celebrate a few days early so no bearcast tomorrow. In this podcast I discuss: Deltex (DEMG), Union Jack (UJO), Egdon (EDR), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), FastForward (FFWD) and the bubble in pot stocks and why it must burst, Premier Africa (PREM) and the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) 

UK Oil & Gas - Christmas share price competition. And the winner is...

Published 439 days ago

On setting the competition at the end of November, shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) were 3.85p bid. It was unlucky for Dave Jenkins as a share price-bashing Operational, Technical & Corporate Update” was announced at attempted no-one watching o'clock 27th December - I was watching though...

UKOG -- Now Lyin' Steve: did you exercise your 0.4p options

Published 441 days ago

With the shares hovering around 3p, anyone holding options in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) exercisable at just 0.4p but expiring on 31 December 2017 would surely exercise the lot would he not? 

FIVE Slam Dunk shares to sell for 2018

Published 442 days ago

OK, I’m breaking all the rules – the deal was two long tips and here I am with a third tip of the year and it is five stocks and they are shorts (or at least avoids). Still, as Cynical Bear knows, rules are for breaking, and in any case we both broke the rules in our suggestions for shares looking for a Christmas surge when we named two, not one.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: News from the boiler room (translated by Tom) - our results are shite and we are going bust!

Published 446 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at results from the walking dead, the boiler room POS Inspirit (INSP), I cover Nighthawk (HAWK), Oracle Power (ORCP), Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG), Mysquar (MYSQ) - with some new matters of concern from out East - and Milestone (MSG) where silence on Larry the liar is just not good enough

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lyin Steve serves up a horror at UKOG, Woodford's disaster of the day and a question for an old friend

Published 447 days ago

I start this bearcast with a tale of Joshua meeting snow for the first time - a photo later maybe. Then it is onto Lyin' Steve Sanderson and today's horror story at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The share price collapse is only starting. Today's disaster for Neil "Nomates" Woodford is HaloSource (HALO) which I discuss before posing a question for my old pal Jim Mellon about SalvaRx (SALV).  I comment on London Capital (LCG) and promise more on that debacle tomorrow while also noting that it is countdown to results day at Inspirit (INSP). Get your beer and Christmas popcorn ready...

Notes from Underground - Give the gift of ShareProphets

Published 450 days ago

If you are looking for that perfect gift for yourself this Christmas time, a subscription to ShareProphets is the one thing that you'll find illuminating, edifying, amusing, and profitable. If you are not a subscriber, this brief except is all you get, click here to join us.

The morons give death spiral providers an early Christmas present at UK Oil & Gas

Published 452 days ago

The above piece, from the staff gazette of logistics compamy Hoyer (which was sent out three days ago) had the retail faithful in charlatan oil promotion UK Oil and Gas jumping up and down with excitement today as they marked the stock up 18 % yesterday and endlessly circulated it on Twitter.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - UKOG serves up more Horse Shit on Horse Hill

Published 455 days ago

I am still in a foul mood. Bah fucking humbug. The season of Goodwill is cancelled. This podcast contains a lot of bad language. I look at blockchain madness: Coinsilium (COIN), On Line (ONL), Vela (VELA) and Longfin (US:LFIN) on Nasdaq. Buy why is Milestone (MSG) missing out?  Well Larry Cummins is a liar and that is just for starters. I look at Fishing Republic (FISH) where a statement is needed and then there is a detailed look at the latest horse served up by Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) which is a stand out slam dunk sell for reasons I explain in detail.

Tern – follow on investment into InVMA

Published 455 days ago

AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) has announced a follow-on investment into InVMA totalling £125,000 to add to its previous investment of £250,000. All very well, but what happened to the expected follow-on of £250,000 at the end of October? It seems to be almost two months late, and only half the money. Why might that be?

EXPOSE - UK Oil and Gas: Lyin' Steve Sanderson, you are nailed

Published 455 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has voiced his suspicions that AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) has been playing fast and loose with the rules over timely announcements of conversions of its death spiral funding package. A trip to Companies House suggests he is right...

Versarien heading in the right direction - down!

Published 458 days ago

I was a little surprised by the abuse I copped from recommending Versarien (VRS) as a short at 80p last week. I had failed to spot that it now regularly occupies second place in the ADVFN bulletin board rankings behind charlatan oil promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). (Thankfully I have heard that rumours of a name change to UK Oil and Blockchain are wide of the mark).

Tern – beating UK Oil & Gas hands down in race to the bottom

Published 460 days ago

AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) seems to be a good few steps ahead of fellow AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) in the self-inflicted terminal slide as a result of signing up to a death spiral funding package. Indeed , on the day Tern announced the deal the shares collapsed from over 5p to under 4p. They now languish at 2.625p mid: Impressive stuff – unless you are a shareholder.

UK Oil & Gas plays fast and loose with AIM disclosure rules AGAIN

Published 462 days ago

At no-one is warching O'clock yesterday, 5.17 PM, Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced that the fourth £500,000 tranche of death spiral loan notes had been converted into shares. Once again it was sticking two fingers up to AIM Regulation with regards to timely disclosure.

UK Oil & Gas drilling at Broadford Bridge "incompetent & a fiasco" says top Prof in new report

Published 462 days ago

Wmeritus Professor David Smyth knows about geology unlike the morons who root for the grossly overvalued oil explorer run by a proven liar that is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The good Prof has produced a new report on what is really going on at Broadford Bridge entitled "Yet more codswallop from UKOG," Over to the great man....

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: waiting for an email from the Oxford University Alumni department

Published 463 days ago

Yes I have spent much of the morning in conversation with folks in the City of my birth. I do have an Oxford degree - does Larry Cummins of Milestone (MSG)? The questions mount, the shares are tumbling -  I explain whay happens next. I look at the latest bullshit from holocaust denying fraudsters MySquar (MYSQ), comment on the pointless ramp of boiler room dog Inspirit(INSP) on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and on Anglo African Oil (AAOG) and finally have a few words on a stock we own, Sosandar (SOS).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: UK Oil & Gas today shows why a death spiral is a one way bet (down!)

Published 466 days ago

Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) today provides a case study in death spiral share price destruction. The only question wis whether the provider converted another tranche a few days ago and UK has not bothered to tell us or whether it converted today and is already selling hard. Elsewhere I look at the Tony Baldry car- crash on the way at Wesztminster Group (WSG) and try to put director share purchases at Condor (CNR) and Concepta (CPT) - which we own - into perspective. I look at Yolo (YOLO) which does not impress me much and blockchain madness at Vela (VELA). I ask what I should get the Mrs for Christmas, I am out of ideas.

UK Oil & Gas death spiral conversion announced but this is misleading, numbers dont add up

Published 468 days ago

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that another £500,000 of death spiral loan has been converted into shares, 14,159,092 of them. But hang on, this does not add up. UK Oil & Gas and its patsy Nomad WH Ireland (WHI) are not telling you something.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Of course you know best Neil (another bad day for Woodford), UKOG to sub 1p and Adam Reynolds NOT fired

Published 469 days ago

I hope you enjoyed the two share tips earlier and thanks for the kind words from many of you abour our place in Greece. I start with a look at Strat Aero (AERO). I covered the dire maths earlier here but it is the sheer dishonesty of the placing that really annoys me. Then I look at more bad news for Nomates Woodford from Provident Financial (PFG) which cvould well up a zero. Then I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as its shares slide again and Arian Silver (AGQ) which is worthless. Adam Reynolds was not - as gleeful in house BB loon Wildes suggests - fired by Optibiotix (OPTI) - I explain why I remain uber bullish there. Finally today's interims from Vianet (VNET) are misleading and even after a 10% fall today the stock is a slam dunk sell.

Waseem Shakoor predicts UK Oil & Gas shares to fall to just 0.6p

Published 469 days ago

Well, the trend is his friend. The shares are now just 3.6p to sell having been c5p when the company announced it was entering into a £10 million death spiral. But Shakoor reckons the bad news is only just starting. Last night he tweeted:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - feeling sympathy with alleged City criminals and more on UKOG

Published 470 days ago

It looks as if the double share tip video will be out on Tuesday - www speeds in Greece are just too slow to upload it. In today's bearcast I start with the leaking of failed bids, ref Elegant Hotels(EHG). Who benefits and why do it? Then I look at the fund managers accused of colluding to drive down IPO prices. I really do have some sympathy with them and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba (ALBA). Finally I take apart today's ludicrous claims about growing poverty in Britain. They are pure bollocks.

If you had 70 million soon to lapse 0.4p options in UK Oil & Gas what would you do?

Published 473 days ago

I am not sure who has these 70 million options but the bad news is that they lapse at the end of December....

UK Oil & Gas - I'm no chartist but lets have a Christmas competition

Published 475 days ago

The chart of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) looks truly sickly. It might well have been a Zak Mir charting buy it looks that bad. However much paid promoters like Malcolm Graham Wood and the (dwindling) armies of its BBM fans say buy, the trend is clear. So how about a Christmas contest?

UK Oil & Gas - the Death Spiral Provider isn't daft, another tranche converted late Friday

Published 477 days ago

The providers of £10 million of death spiral finance for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are not daft. When this last resort funding was announced on 15 November they were initially on the hook for £7.5 million. That is a fair old whack and not surprisingly they are moving fast to reduce that exposure.

Telit Fraud Finally Begins to Tell It Like it Is. Sell at 145p

Published 479 days ago

Finally the truth is beginning to emerge at the London-listed, Israeli-based Internet-Of-Things fraud Telit Comunications (TCM) - one of my top three shorts along with Purplebricks (PURP) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

A broker presents the bear case for UK Oil & Gas

Published 480 days ago

I am a bear of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) but here is a leading broker in a private email to his clients putting the bear case very eloquently indeed. Here is why you should sell your shares in the company best known for the now infamous Gatwick Gusher !

Bowleven - is there value here? Crown Ocean thinks so

Published 482 days ago

I note that yesterday AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN) released a TR-1 RNS from Crown Ocean – the rebel shareholder which threw out the old board earlier this year. It has increased its holding (again).

UK Oil & Gas shares down by 20% after just 5% of death spiral drawn - slam dunk short

Published 482 days ago

There were those, such as our own Drunken Sailor, who argued that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) could manage to absorb the rolling short of a £10 million death spiral announced last week quite easily and it would not hit the share price. The evidence with just 5% of the spiral drawn suggests otherwise and this makes the stock a slam dunk short.

Notes from Underground: 7 out of ten readers prefer listening but what about the sociology students?

Published 485 days ago

A fortnight ago, I had some fun suggesting that quoted companies could goose lackluster share prices by adding buzzworthy words to their corporate name, just like ADVFN parent On-line Plc did by becoming On-line Blockchain Plc.

UK Oil and Gas: Death Spiral Announcement Makes Shorting at 4.6p the trade for Christmas.

Published 486 days ago

I suggested last week that the time had come for oil stock promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to come clean about its financial position and update the market on where it stood on its flow testing at Broadford Bridge. I suggested the shares were a sure fire short at 4.6p.

Angus Energy shares crash - the read across to UK Oil & Gas - wake up and smell the coffee Morons

Published 487 days ago

Shares in Angus Energy (ANGS) have plunged by 36% to 17.125p today after news from the Lidsey Field which cannot be described as anything other than disappointing. Hope meets reality. At some stage the same process will see shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) crash. Let's start with Angus.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More reflections on UKOG & Falanx as I pine for Greece and the fit young mums

Published 488 days ago

Sadly illness is still rife in this house so for this Thursday it is no coffee for me with the fit young mums. At least I shall be in Greece in five days time and that must be restorative to my health. In this podcast I start by looking back on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its death spiral. I explain exactly how it works. Then a few further thoughts on Falanx (FLX) and why I am not selling our shares at this price. Then I look at Alexander Mining (AXM), another mega spoof from Clem Chambers, this time at ADVFN (AFN),  at "Nomates" disaster RM2 (RM2)Fishing Republic (FISH) - a good zero bet -  and at Regal Petroleum (RPT) which seems to be in a spot of bother in Ukraine.

SHOCK VIDEO: Lyin' Steve Sanderson of Uk Oil & Gas explains what really makes him tick

Published 488 days ago

The video is self explanatory and the UKOG ramper in chief does not mince his words. Enjoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what the hell is happening with Purplebricks?

Published 489 days ago

Today's main bearcast is short as I feel rotten. Apologies. In it I cover events in Zimbawe and look forward to the execution of Africa's Hitler. I look at Purplebricks (PURP), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), West African Minerals (WAFM) and Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - UK Oil & Gas admits it needs to frack as death spiral announced : SELL

Published 489 days ago

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has today announced a £10 million death spiral and some bad operational news. Natch the BB Morons are clinging to various spoofs in the release which I point out in this bonus podcast as well as explaining why these shares are now a slam dunk sell.

Frontera – where are the Ud-2 well results? Waseem Shakoor scathing

Published 490 days ago

Yesterday at 1.50pm (the back end of lunchtime no-one-is-watching o’clock) Caymen registered, head office in Houston, Texas, operations in Georgia but AIM-listed (why?) Frontera Resources (FRR) gave an update on its Taribani asset in Georgia. It has the drilling permit. Woohoo. But what about the Ud-2 well? Has the company been taking lessons from UK Oil and Gas (UKOG)?

Time Running Out at UK Oil & Gas

Published 493 days ago

I have to take my hat off to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It has kept the show on the road for far longer than is customary with these types of promotes and seems to have cemented its position as the nations’ favourite oil tiddler after the long reign of Gulf Keystone (GKP) in the good old days of "The Tod squad".

UK Oil & Gas - no news is, surely, bad news

Published 495 days ago

The one thing we all know about UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the massively over-valued company run by Lyin's Steve Sanderson is that it has virtually zero cash left and thus needs to get a placing away ASAP. To that end one would expect a proven ramper like Lyin' Steve to be give us ramptastic news from Broadford Bridge on an almost daily basis. Instead...

Three oil stocks - Waseem says compare and contrast value & hype

Published 496 days ago

Two are mega ramps and their valuations are insane and Waseem Shakoor is (rightly) short. The other one is one he owns. Which do you think is the value play? Here's what Waseem tweets:

Waseem Shakoor asks - has UK Oil & Gas scrapped flow testing of Broadford Bridge

Published 501 days ago

The bear raider and professional northern git has been tweeting frantically with what he believes is photo evidence that key kit has been removed from Broadford Bridge meaning that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) cannot be flow testing the well. That would seem odd as UK Oil needs good flow data to ramp the shares ahead of the bailout placing it so urgently needs now that all its cash has been spent. Curiouser and curiouser.

Notes from Underground: Here's the pitch: Windpower, Bandwidth, Chinese Market

Published 506 days ago

Clem Chambers was no idiot when he renamed ADVFN's holding company from On-Line Plc to On-line Blockchain Plc. The only way better drive it home would be to have renamed it On-line Tulip Plc.

Video: the rampers meneage a trois made in heaven: David Lenigas, the LSE Asylum and UK Oil & Gas

Published 511 days ago

 UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) may be out of cash and needing to raise £10 million PDQ. It has tried the old French bid ruse but was exposed, it has tried billions of barrels claims but been exposed so how to ramp the shares. Okay Big Dave may have sold many of  his UKOG shares into the last6 ramp but let's not discuss that, the cash crisis, the refusal to admit flow rates or go for any hard analysis. It is time to wheel out Big Dave for an uber soft interview c/o the LSE Asylum with a man who makes Graham Norton on Crooked Hillary Clinton seem like Frost on Nixon The shares are up by 2% on this ramp, a chance to sell some more at 4.45p

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 8+1 may not be worth 9 at Bushveld

Published 512 days ago

In a wide ranging bearcast I ask whether the demerger of Afratin by Bushveld (BMN) will necessarily create value for shareholders. Then it is onto the read acrosses from Pendragon's (PDG) statement, not least for BCA Marketplace (BCA). Then I look at the scandsalous cash-piss by the evil fake news poll tax funded BBC on Interserve (IRV) and what it means for Interserve. I look at MySquar (MYSQ) and how soon it is a zero, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Andalas (ADL) and then onto SalvaRx (SALV) where, the fugitive from justice in South Korea, old Jim Mellon has pumped in more cash but where a real crash crunch clearly looms.  Finally a few words on TrakM8 (TRAK)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - If it sounds too good to be true...

Published 514 days ago

If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. That brings me to the Cascade (nothing to do with Bill Gates) ramp and Servision (SEV) and a detailed look at why it is utterly worthless. I look at the bogus French bid stories at UK Oil & Gas and how the Froggies are actually dumping the shares ahead of a bailout placing and because they are monstrously overvalued. Its also placing ahoy at Magnolia (MAGP) and Andalas (ADL) which is so shite it makes UKOG look like BP. I look at Blenheim (BNR), the boardroom departures and why its shares are 50% overvalued. Finally I try to work out how soon Condor Gold (CNR) will have yet another placing and why I would not back it at any price.

Reader Poll results: What price the looming UK Oil & Gas bailout placing?

Published 515 days ago

So Jersey Oil & Gas got its placing away at a 21% discount and it is a company serving up good news. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been serving up cold sick to its shareholders and is out of cash so needs a placing ASAP to avoid going tits up. UK Oil & Gas shares are now just 4.5p to sell so at what price do our readers expect the placing?  Look away now if you are long, strong, wrong and clearly smoking a bong.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - if Jersey Oil & Gas needs a 15-20% discount, what price the UKOG placing?

Published 515 days ago

I cannot blame Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) for raising £20 million today. It's the smart move. But if it has to offer shares at a 15-20% discount when it's on a roll what sort of discount will UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have to offer as it seeks to raise £5-10 million with things going badly wrong? I also look at MySquar (MYSQ) after today's article that proves FRAUD. What is not allowed on AIM these days? Would complicity in mass murder be a problem? I give up.

Reader Poll - what price the looming UK Oil & Gas bailout placing?

Published 516 days ago

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is almost out of cash and the see-through from the latest Horse Hill transaction shows that at 4.775p, a market cap of £169 million is absurd as I explained HERE. So at what price will the rescue £5-10 million bailout be priced a?. We know that it was offered some cash at 2p a few weeks back but that was before all the bad news. With a placing surely imminent the deadline to vote in this reader poll is midnight tonight (19 October)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Horse Hill Maths that just don't stack up for UKOG and that $15 million placing by Cornhill "outed"

Published 516 days ago

On the agenda today as I prepare for my weekly coffee morning with my baby son Joshua and the fit young mums is: Andalas (ADL) a joke broker note, MySquar (MYSQ) another RNS which is all smoke and mirrors and a desperate attempt to prop up the shares but SP Angel refuses to force the company to come clean on the lies in the last RNS and the fraud. Pathetic. I look at Interserve (IRV) and its latest dire news. We did warn you. I "out" the company that was truing to raise $15 million via Cornhill yesterday. I look at former ZAI clients whose days on AIM are numbered and finally I read across from yesterday's Horse Hill trade involving Regency (RGM) and Alba (ALBA) to show just how monstrously overvalued is, out of cash and desperate to place,  UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the horrid truth behind Doorsteps.co.uk, a crowdfunding scandal and hot Telit gossip

Published 518 days ago

Yesterday I discussed Doorsteps.co.uk which claims that it will flog your house for £99. I now look more closely at its history and the utterly shameless way that Crowdcube raised £400,000 for it; at the fact free and unquestioning BJ's its 19 year old founder has received from Fleet Street and speculate about how bad its metrics really are. That it has raised cash so easily is bad news for Purplebricks as it is now funded to nibble at its market share and so will be others until they all go bust. But it will be too late for Purplebricks by then. I then have hot gossip on Telit (TCM) which shows up the FT's dictation from PR men taking hacks for the fools they are and reinforces the shorting case big time. I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), both need to place ASAP and in both cases it will be ugly. I also remind you again what UKOG is NOT saying.

Operational Update from UKOG - 100% ramptastic shite, placing ahoy red alert

Published 519 days ago

The shares are tanking said the PR man to lyin' Steve Sanderson, CEO of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). How will we get the bailout placing away? I know said Lyin' Steve, let's put out a ramptastic operational update. And so lo and behold Lyin's Steve issued the release and the Bulletin Board Morons fell for it (again) and the shares zoomed from 4.05p to 5.35p-5.4p. It is placing ahoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The FT takes dictation from PR man for Telit again and spouts hogwash ... and other morons

Published 519 days ago

Remember when the FT said Inmarsat (ISAT) was going to bid 140p a share for Avanti Coms (AVN) then at 30p now at 7.26p offer? Today it had a scoop on Telit (TCM) which the company has commented on. There is a grain of truth in the FT scoop but so much of what it writes is just PR spin as I demonstrate in this podcast. I hope the journalists responsible feel soiled and dirty. As for Telit I explain the various scenarios and why the downside is huge whatever happens. I cover UK Oil & Gas. A moron reckons he is going to make money by not paying to read ShareProphets and buying more UK Oil & Gas shares instead. Since his silly email the shares have lost another 14% and are now 4p bid. Next stop 3p then 2p then whatever. Truly the moron will be rich. Not. Then I rant about how troubled Interserv (IRV) lied to investors regarding the reason why its FD left and why that matters. 

Union Jack Oil - Bolt On Acquisition: BUY

Published 521 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced that it has bought the "entire onshore hydrocarbon portfolio interest of Nautical Petroleum Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC.". That sounds more impressive than it actually is. This is a small bolt on deal.

Could UK Oil & Gas head back to 1p? Waseem Shakoor muses

Published 522 days ago

My good pal the bear raider Waseeem Shakoor posted a few thoughts on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) this morning over at ADVFN. He, like Lucian Miers, is now well in profit but staying short at 4.6p. I explained in bearcast why he is right to do so. Here is Waseem...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: if you thought Cloudtag & MySquar showed investors were bonkers meet Helios & Matheson

Published 522 days ago

I start with a trip down memory lane this October 13th. It's back to 1987. can you remember why? Then, if you thought punters in Cloudtag (CTAG) or MySquar (MYSQ) were bonkers ( well they are) then meet Helios & Matheson. This tale will have you in stitches. Unless you are a MySquar moron in which case you will probably see it as an investment opportunity. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the Frogs selling and the slump to 2p or less. BTW Lucian Miers is now well in the money and added to his short yesterday. I explain why i3 Energy (i3E) is doomed and will crater soon and also go into the mounting woes of Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) after this morning's news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 18 minutes to the fit young mums

Published 523 days ago

I am in a bit of a rush today. The Mrs has all day meetings so it is just me and Joshua. That means we get an extra 30 minutes at the fit young mums coffee morning. But what do I say to a FYM? And what might she say back. That is clearly the big issue of the day. After that I look at MySquar (MYSQ) after Darren's meeting last night, at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) - placing at 2p? - Sound Energy (SOU) and Echo (ECHO) both slam dunk sells and similar to UKOG in many ways.I comment, en passant, on Renold (RNO) and the idea of pricing power and finally warn you that Telit (TCM) is indeed heading for 0p. And thank you for subscribing to ShareProphets. After 28 days we are within spitting distance of breakeven.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: MySquar I accuse you of securities fraud & why UKOG is fecked

Published 524 days ago

I go through the timeline in detail. It is quite clear that the 31 July placing by MySquar (MYSQ) was securities fraud. Why the Nomad and broker have not quit in light of the trading statement today defies belief. But I guess this is the World's Most Successful Growth Market. I then look at Character Group (CCT) and why I think that the reaction to today's statement is overdone. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas and I explain why its shareholder list and market cap pose a problem as it urgently tries to do a placing to keep the lights on after yesterday's dire news. Finally I urge you all to read today's statement from Countryside Properties (CSP) which tells you in black and white how much trouble the housing market is in.

UK Oil & Gas: I love the smell of burning share portfolios in the morning - timber!

Published 524 days ago

Please do not tell me that there is no insider dealing on AIM. Shares in Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) were up and down like a whores drawers yesterday but it was more down than up. Then at 5.18 it announced an "operational update." It was and is bad news however lyin' Steve Sanderson tries to polish the turd..

Cowboys and Injuns- A UK Oil & Gas groupie fully rebutted by cynical expert

Published 526 days ago

Injuneer is a man claiming to be a drilling engineer but whose "analysis" of Horse Hill and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) suggests otherwise and demonstrates once again that a (very) little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  His "critique" of the analysis of Professor David Smythe is today rebutted by the good Prof in a way that shows again how utterly overvalued UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares are today at just under 7p. The Prof writes:

Andrew Bell of Regency Mines No longer a self confessed Moron - dumps ALL UK Oil & Gas shares

Published 547 days ago

On 8th September I penned a long piece explaining why the valuation of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), then 9p, was crackers and anyone owning was a moron. My friend Andrew Bell posted a response saying that his company owned the shares, that he was not a moron and this is why I had it all wrong. In light of news today I repost Mr Bell's comments:

UK Oil & Gas - as it prepares for placing more ramptastic news from Horse Hill: DO THE MATH MORONS!

Published 557 days ago

Remember Horse Hill? That was the original breakthrough site for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It was the Gatwick Gusher. It was the site that lyin' Steve Sanderson claimed contained a billion barrels of oil. Then he said he never claimed that. Then a video emerged of him saying that. So is that one big lie or two? Anyhow as UK Oil & Gas tries to ramp its shares ahead of a placing we have more ramptastic news from the Hill.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Audioboom, the Bulletin Board oil analysts - more folks to run the lavs at Athens bus station

Published 558 days ago

I covered the Interquest (ITQ) scandal in a separate bearcast HERE. If you like bad language or tales of AIM wrongdoing you will love it. Elsewhere I look at the latest utterly meaningless trading statement from Audioboom (BOOM). Why is its CEO Rob Proctor so averse not only to defending free speech but also to handing out metrics that actuially mean anything. He is another man for the job of lavatory attendant at the Athens bus station. And BTW this company is going to run out of cash AGAIN. I also look at Havelock Europa (HVE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and 88 Energy (88E). Now SIGH UP FOR A HOT SHARE TIP FREE HERE NOW! 

UK Oil & Gas - you cannot say that Broadford Bridge is commercial - but the share price discounts success: placing ahoy?

Published 558 days ago

The word on the street is that - having raised £6.5 million (gross) at just 0.8p back in May -  UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been so startled by the spectacular - and largely unwarranted - re-rate of its shares that it is lining up another, much larger, placing alberit at a material discount to the current share price. The shares raced ahead again yesterday as private investors again fundamentally misunderstood an RNS.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - BNN shareholders take it up the Arsenal

Published 561 days ago

Links with Arsenal, massive cash burn, China, always missing goals (like the Arse) - that was BNN Technology (BNN), shares in which have been suspended today along with its CEO and China boss. I look at BNN in detail plus Telit (TCM), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) after my weekend pieces HERE and HERE. I cover Blenheim (BNR) after its joke RNS today and also the dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) after its latest spoof. The Mrs says my headline is crude & arguably homophobic, but I know you will love it and it is not if you take it in context.

Top Boffin slams UK Oil & Gas analysis as "fundamentally flawed" - new dossier

Published 562 days ago

I have reported before on the work of top geologist Dr David K. Smythe. Last time we carried his work of the various Weald basin drill programmes including Horse Hill & Broadford Bridge Andrew Bell of Regency Mines (RGM) "played the man" as well as the ball and slammed his analysis. I note Regency has been selling down its position not buying and so judge it by its actions not its words. Now we have a new detailed dossier on Horse Hill. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast is back - UK Oil & Gas bulls you is avin a giraffe

Published 563 days ago

I had meant to resume regular bearcasts on September 1, but just in time remembered that yesterday I should have been celebrating four years of wedded bliss. So, in order to keep the Mrs happy, I postponed the relaunch until today. But now, not for those averse to bad language, I am back and kick off with an explanation of why shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are just ludicrously overvalued. That is not to say they might not go up in the short term but in the end they must, on current facts, be grossly overvalued.

Update: UK Oil & Gas – Regency dumps again

Published 564 days ago

This afternoon at 1.38pm came another RNS from AIM-listed Regency Mining (RGM). Having dumped 26% of its holding in AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) as announced yesterday evening, it has dumped a further 34.7% of the UKOG confetti it got from the sale of 1.9% of Horse Hill Developments to UKOG.

UK Oil & Gas - Regency Mines dumps 26%

Published 564 days ago

I noted the other day that if I were Andrew Bell, Chairman of AIM-listed Regency Mines (RGM), and was about to be handed £1.28 million worth of UK Oil & Gas confetti, I think I know what I’d do with it. Last night (after hours, natch) we learned that Regency had dumped 26% of its recently acquired holding in also AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG).

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Summer Bank Holiday update

Published 568 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

UK Oil and Gas and Regency Mines – deal completes, which one is a BUY (if either)?

Published 571 days ago

UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) has completed the transaction with fellow AIM-listed Regency Mines (RGM) announced on 10th July under which a 1.9% shareholding in Horse Hill Developments Ltd heads to UKOG in a cash and shares deal.

Egdon a buy at 9.25p - worth 35.5p claims house broker VSA after operational update

Published 582 days ago

I have no axe to grind here and the caveat is that the house broker is paid by the client to write research so it is not impartial. But the upside predicted here for Egdon Resources (EDR) seems enormous and VSA is more honest than most brokers (okay there is a low bar in that contest) and as a lower risk play on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) ramping this may be of interest. Today's note reads:

Mirada trading statement, feel that cashburn - placing ahoy

Published 582 days ago

With apologies to my fellow bear Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, who is a NED at Mirada (MIRA) but today's trading statement moves swiftly from gushing about jam tomorrow to a a damning admission of the monumental cashburn which leave the balance sheet holed beneath the waterline. It is placing ahoy and for a company of this size that means bucket shops and a deep discount

BREAKING: UK Oil & Gas slammed for lying by top expert,says will have to frack: calls for cancellation of permit

Published 585 days ago

UK Oil & Gas and its partners in Kimmeridge Oil & Gas have sought an amendment to their permit from West Sussex County Council to allow a continuation of drilling at Broadford Bridge. Top geologist, David K. Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow has submitted a detailed application which slams UK Oil & gas for, inter alia, lying about what it was doing and claims that it will have to frack to have any hope of making this operational commercial. On that basis he asks , in a detailed and damning submission, that drilling be halted at once. We have the full report below and it appears damning. The highly regarded professor states:

UK Oil & Gas - is there something ( quite a lot actually) you are hiding at Broadford Bridge

Published 586 days ago

Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is a slimy little git. Do you remember the BBC expose where he was caught on camera making claims about Horse Hill which he then denied making? If you have forgotten about that shameful eipisode here is a reminder. Now the Weald Basin circus moves on to Broadford Bridge and this time it is more about what oily little Steve is NOT saying. Natch it is bad news he hides. Here is the timeline:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) end July update

Published 591 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Lucian Miers continues his World War Two analogy as UKOG shares slide like a dead German body on a Russian ice lake

Published 599 days ago

Oh how the Lucian Miers baiters were having fun a couple of days ago as UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares hit 11p. The Bulletin Boards were full of folks gloating about impending poverty for Lucian and for bears such as Waseem Shakoor. The biggest morons were adding to their holdings as they talked of ever more fanciful targets. Oh dear, as wre speak it is those who averaged up who are now hurting and hurting badly. The shares are just 6p-6.15p.

Lucian Miers continues his world war two theme as UK Oil & Gas shares surge again

Published 601 days ago

Lucian Miers' 3.1p short call on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) seems to be, at present, right up there with most of the share tips of the market abuser Chris Oil in the pantheons of duff calls. The shares surged yesterday to 7.25p-7.3p. Ouch.

I stay short of UK Oil & Gas - I'm a Russian and the BBMs are the Germans in the snow

Published 605 days ago

I see that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has cemented its position as the nation’s favourite oil tiddler with a stonking rally to 5.1p since my recent short call at 3p. I haven’t received such joyous vitriol on twitter since I called Cloudtag a sell at 7p and saw the shares rise to 20p. Tom Winnifrith gleefully points out that he is glad to see someone take over as the Bulletin Board Moron's No 1 hate figure, at least for now.

UK Oil & Gas - It is great fun to laugh at Lucian Miers but....remember Sound Energy

Published 608 days ago

Lucian Miers advised shorting UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and went short himself at c3.1p, boasting that twice before he had made a packet on the short tack with this perennial darling of the educationally sub-normal wing of the provisional private investor army. The shares are now 4.65p and the Bulletin Boards and the comments section on this website are full of posts by folks laughing at my old friend, the Bard of the Boleyn. So has East London's most feared short seller lost his marbles as well as a vast amount of dosh?

Déjà Vu at UK Oil & Gas: A Sell

Published 610 days ago

In April 2015, at Waterloo station I looked up and saw, on a giant television screen streaming live Sky News, the portly figure of colourful Australian share promotor David Lenigas making wild and, as it turned out, unsubstantiated claims about the ‘Gatwick Gusher’, the voguish oil play situated on the Sussex Weald. Instinctively, I reached for my phone and shorted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which had trebled to 3p on the excitement.

UK Oil & Gas, the untrue RNS and a Nomad with no balls & not fit for purpose: WH Ireland

Published 614 days ago

Every AIM company must have a Nominated Adviser, a NOMAD, to retain its listing. A Nomad is an FCA regulated financial adviser which charges an arm and a leg as a retainer to ensure that every RNS issued is 1005 accurate and that the company also complies with all the other AIM Rules. Not, as the LSE has made clear, that there is any downside in breaking all the rules or telling outright lies. That brings us to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

Union Jack Oil - Wressle farce will be reversed - BUY

Published 622 days ago

The planning committee of North Lincolnshire County Council met on Monday to - again - discuss the Wressle application. Officials had recommended approval as it fitted in with all the authority's guidelines. All was set fair. Then came the first sign of trouble.

Union Jack Oil - good news on Wressle but watch Holmwood as well! Two reasons to BUY

Published 626 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced that the North Lincolnshire County Council's Planning Committee will meet on Monday 3rd July 2017 at 2 PM to determine the new planning application for the Wressle Development which includes additional detailed information to address the specific concerns raised by North Lincolnshire County Council in its 11 January 2017 decision to refuse the original application.

Winner of the Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas in action on the Weald Basin caption contest

Published 634 days ago

There were some good entries for this edition of the caption contest, and it was a photo finish for the winner of captioning this photo of  little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), playing host to anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. 

Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas in action on the Weald Basin caption contest

Published 635 days ago

It seems that little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was hosting anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. Just last week the Old Bill were arresting local protestors near the drill pad, so what is little Steve saying now? Suitable captions in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight please.

Is Tom Winnifrith right to out companies doing placings?

Published 666 days ago

The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?

Investigative Journalism is NOT insider dealing - even our own house BBM Wildes should get that

Published 668 days ago

Our in-house Bulletin Board Moron Wildes has his knickers in a twist claiming that our multiple scoops on the placing at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are in some way insider dealing and that the share price crash is down to us. Bollocks. I shall try to make this simple, so that even a simpleton can understand.

UK Oil & Gas - Steve Sanderson you are either a liar or a deluded fool or both

Published 669 days ago

As we predicted here, the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) placing to raise £6.5 million has finally limped over the line at 0.8p. Lagos Securities had tried to raise the cash at 1p but we outed them and the price had to be slashed. The shares were 1.4p before the roadshow started. So how would you describe a placing that has seen the market cap slashed from £36 million to £22 million pre-new money as the shares tumbled. Over to odious prig "little" Steve Sanderson.

The Sheer scale of value destruction of that (failing) UK Oil & Gas Placing - who should be fired?

Published 672 days ago

As we forced it to admit on May 9th, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the Horse Hill explorer run by pompous little prig Steve Sanderson is trying to raise c £6 million. The shares before that scoop were 1.2p mid. But having raisred to get the issue away at 1p, hapless broker to frauds like Quindell, Lagos Securities is now struggling to get it away at 0.8p as we revealed last night. Just to put the value destruction in perspective...

Breaking: UK Oil & Gas slashes £6 million placing price to 0.8p - Source

Published 673 days ago

Even in the Snakefields of Greece I keep on breaking news! On 9th May I revealed that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was endeavouring to raise £6 million at 1p - with the shares then trading at 1.2p bid. That forced an angry admission from the company that it was all true. Another scalp and fine piece of investigative journalism saw the shares then tumble to 1p. For long suffering holders and believers in Horse Hill, I have more bad news.

Breaking - UK Oil & Gas - placing underway at 1p: source

Published 679 days ago

Even here, half way up a Greek mountain in the snakefields, word reaches me of a major fundraising being undertaken at 1p by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

Horse Hill Developments Limited – a new mysterious buyer and seller of shares – Essendon Investments

Published 835 days ago

I previously published a previous article about the various transactions between Angus Energy and other parties in connection with Horse Hill Developments Limited (“HHDL”). Including two very private companies namely Danadav and Flowermay which sold HHDL shares to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Evocutis. 

UK Oil & Gas & the Horse Hillers - update on planning timetable needed

Published 864 days ago

On 17 October UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced that it had submitted a planning application for the next phase of drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey. It stated that: "The normal local planning authority cycle for an application not requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment such as at Horse Hill, takes approximately 13 weeks." So that means January 16. er...no

SHOCKING: Horse Hill & UK Oil & Gas: why will no one explain who just made a million quid?

Published 970 days ago

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has today announced that it has bought another 6% of Horse Hill Developments, 3.9% of the Horse Hill Field for £1 million. The deal makes no sense at all and stinks at every level. Here is why.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: How Spin works but cant polish a turd - UK Oil & Gas Special for David Bick

Published 1007 days ago

In this bonus podcast I explain how financial PR men such as David  "Don't come to my manor or I'll ave you" Bick try to polish turds, to spin for AIM listed clients. My case study is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its big news of yesterday. I refer to a lamentable piece of "product placement" by David "the Guv'nor" Bick in City AM HERE. I also explain why UK Oil & Gas did the deal it did and why it's placing ahoy as questions go unanswered.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A bad day for family Bick as Gable crashes & UKOG places ( Told Ya!)

Published 1027 days ago

I start off with Avanti Communications (AVN) the spoof share purchase by uber bombastic CEO David "taffy" Williams and Lucian celebrating as the shares slide. Then it is onto a bad day for the Bick brothers. Baby Bick spins for Gable (GAH), Thirsty Bick spins for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and I comment on both. I touch on POS Magnolia (MAGP) where it is almost certainly placing ahoy then it is onto LXB Retail (LXB), Prospex Oil (PXOG), Hostelworld (HSW) and finally a detailed comment on Nyota (NYO).

David Lenigas warns Horse Hill critics to retract or face the anger of Downing Street

Published 1055 days ago

I found this impossible to believe but Jabba was taped in action. The man who claims to have no managerial involvement in the companies running Horse Hill has phoned critics of the scheme asking them to retract their comments.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Prince, Charlotte Bronte, Price & the 1st Red Flag is all you need

Published 1060 days ago

Will the birth of Prince be celebrated in two hundred years or his death in 400. I start with a reflection on a chat with my father. Then it is onto the first red flag at African Potash (AFPO) and why folks should have run a mile back then. Finally I point out after today's bombshell why folks are looking at valuing all the Horse Hill stocks, but especially UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) in just the wrong way altogether.

Bogus twitter accounts talk to each other telling lies for the Lenigas ramps

Published 1060 days ago

Gracie May Turner sent out her first tweet today Her best pal who she chats to Miriam Sharples also sent her first tweet today. Both have tweeted just five times. Both tweet on David Lenigas themes only and love shares in his companies. And both commit market abuse. I put it to you that both are bogus accounts. In response to the damning Horse Hill bombshell earlier, Gracie May tweets:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 19 April - God I am productive as 88 Energy Dumps

Published 1064 days ago

I am still a tad under the weather but still I am jolly productive on the article front. In today's podcast I cover a valid point made by a UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning moron, look at Andalas (ADL) and 88 Energy (88E) - you were warned folks. Likewise Northern Petroleum (NOP) where I have no sympathy for CEO Keith Bush. He deserves a black bag and a P45 pronto. Frankly after his 2014 bonus piano wire is called for.

Tom Winnifrith late Bearcast: Blame Bill frigging Gates, bloody Walsall, Bodie, Doyle & Cowley

Published 1065 days ago

This bearcast and your newsletter are late for a range of reasons including my sickness; taking the Mrs to start a 3 AM journey to fill impressionable young minds in Finland with lefty nonsense; dealing with Bill Bloody Gates; morons from the Walsall Shit Hole and also Bodie, Doyle & Cowley, The Professionals. In the podcast itself I cover Watchstone (WTG), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Fitbug (FITB), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), SeaEnergy (SEA), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and in great detail LGO Energy (LGO). I urge you to read the piece today on SP Angel. Read it carefully my friends!

UK Oil & Gas and Horse Hill - the most ludicrous pre-placing ramp in the history of AIM exposed

Published 1065 days ago

There are two statements from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) today. One is a hard financial transaction which demonstrates clearly that UK Oil & Gas shares are horrendously overvalued and the other is the most ludicrous attaempt at share ramping in the history of AIM. Defenders of Steve Sanderson, UKOG's CEO, say that he is trying to distance himself from the Aussie share ramper David Lenigas. Frankly even Dave would have struggled to sign off on today's ramping. It is cringe-making and it is noticeable that although it relates to a Horse Hill study, no other Horse Shite company has dared publish these ridiculous claims.

Tom & Lucian Miers preparing for a boozy lunch

Published 1067 days ago

We were meant to record a video. In fact we did record but something went wrong and the Conservative Club with its cheap beer beckoned. And thus the video short letter appears as a contemporaneous note.

Solgold - Lucian Miers goes short but closes UK Oil & Gas short (pro tem)

Published 1071 days ago

Solgold (SOLG) has served up another RNS today which may excite the Bulletin Board Morons but that is perhaps an encouragement to bear raider Lucian Miers who is now short of the stock, selling at c4p.

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 23 March - I'm coming for YOU Lenigas , but first its bed time

Published 1091 days ago

I am off to bed thanks to the PC imbeciles at EasyJet but first three announcements about UK Investor Show on April 30th. We send tickets out this weekend so if you have not booked go now to www.UKInvestorshow.com NOW and use the promotional code SPUKI to get a free investor class seat. At a company level I cover Lighthouse (LGT), Snacktime (SNAK), William Hill (WMH), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Solo (SOLO), MX Oil (MXO) and Tungsten (TUNG)

Notes from Underground: We are (still in business), Are you (Indy?)

Published 1094 days ago

The first non-Tom story this week, way outside the top ten natch, is by Lucian Miers, representing the mysterious hedge fund billionaires/illuminati who fund ShareProphets with Can anyone help me get shares to borrow on UK Oil & Gas?. If you have some UKOG shares, please contact Lucian now, please don't take food out of his kid's mouths.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - placing ahoy at Verona Pharma? And much much ffing more!

Published 1098 days ago

In a wide ranging podcast today I cover: 88 Energy (88E), Verona Pharma (VRP), LGO Energy (LGO), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Solo Oil (SOLO), the woes of Jabba The Hutt, Wandisco (WAND), Stilo (STL) and Jiasen (JSI) and I offer you a severe warning about uber-ramped Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) where its a real PLACING AHOY

Can anyone help me get borrow on UK Oil & Gas?

Published 1099 days ago

With Petroceltic (PCI) put to bed I am looking for borrow in UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) which seems crazily valued at £51 million and represents cracking value to short at 2.43p Any suggestions are welcome. I am not short but would like to be.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 10 March - Depressed like a Horse Shite pump post dump

Published 1104 days ago

I refer you to my bonus podcast earlier for the depression note. I ask you what is the point? back to the markets and I look at another Horse Hill pump and dump, step forward Regency Mines (RGM ) and Andrew Bell. Next to dump Solo (SOLO) then UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) whatever David Lenigas tweets. Then I look at Origo (OPP) and also at Sprue Aegis (SPRP)

Horse Hill - do UK Oil & Gas et al give a monkeys about Environment Rules?

Published 1104 days ago

I am not a classic tree hugging envoronmentalist but on the other hand if rules are in place, those capitalists who opt to flout them will - in the long run - not benefit either themselves or the cause of the private sector. And that brings me to David Lenigas, Steve Sanderson and the Horse Hill rampfest and the latest breaches of Environmental rules.

Andrew Bell denies Horse Hill is a rampfest - I disagree

Published 1105 days ago

Earlier today I accused the Horse Shite companies led by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) , run by proven liar Steve Sanderson, of ramping the "Gatwick Gusher" with misleading statements. Mr Andrew Bell of Regency Mines (RGM) denies this and has posted a few words in our comments section. I disagree with Mr Bell's spin but in the interests of balance here is Andrew talking his own book, oops I meant offering a considered response.

UK Oil & Gas - the Horse Hill rampers issue another misleading update - placings ahoy!

Published 1105 days ago

Just how much cash does UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have left? At September 30 2015 net of trade payables it was c£4 million. PLC costs are £100,000 cash per month. And the cost of all the work at Horse Hill not to mention the Isle of Wight must have been closer to £2 million than £1 million. I reckon the number is now c£1.5 million which means a placing is needed fast. Fellow Horse Shite play Solo (SOLO) neess a placing within two weeks to pay its commitments in Bongo Bongo land hence today's ramptastic (misleading) RNS.

Horse Hill time for UK Oil & Gas & others to come clean on the chemical highs as locals speak out

Published 1109 days ago

The companies drilling Horse Hill, the so called Gatwick Gusher, have claimed that the oil that has flowed has flowed with minimal stimulation. But perhaps Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) - a proven liar - might clarify what minimal means given evidence emerging from local residents.

Horse Hill Leni Maths in Reverse - what is the long term sustainable flow rate?

Published 1111 days ago

I ask you to examine two RNS statements issued by Lenigas ramp (how's the placing going) UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) concerning Horse Hill flow rates from 29 February. Then let's do some Leni-maths.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 2 March: The Scum visit The Academy & I'm not talking David Lenigas

Published 1112 days ago

I shall not curse West Ham by going to watch the match tonight at The Conservative Club but for Striebs and others I am aware what is happening. Instead I shall be watching the new series of Grantchester with the Mrs and Oakley and I recommend it to one and all. I look at the latest Horse Shite ramp from David "I am incapable of telling the truth" Lenigas and flag up a placing rumour at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and also Regency Mines (REG). I look at the Pathfinder (PFP) disaster in detail and at Driver (DRV) where the curse of Steve "shagger" Norris strikes again. Madgascar Oil (MOIL) confirms that minority shareholders will be buggered and I look at the farce at Edenville (EDL).  So that is three companies operating in Bongo Bongo land where PIs have been screwed today. Then there is a detailed look at games developer Frontier (FDEV) where the valuation is a rum and coke even after today's profits warning.

Alba Minerals placing can't be far away! SELL - and also Sell UKOG

Published 1117 days ago

Alba Minerals (ALBA) is a company I covered previously as a speculative buy, but its now time to cash in 100% or so profit!

Why Horse Hill shares are massively over-ramped - a top broker explains using UKOG's own maths

Published 1126 days ago

Yesterday I pointed out how David Lenigas and others were ramping Horse Hill like mad to get rescue placings away for companies such as Solo which are at death's door. The ramp continues today with new flow data. But in a private email to clients a leading broker explains just why the Leni-maths does not stack up at all.

Shameless ramping by David Lenigas & the Horse Hill Companies ahead of bailout placings

Published 1127 days ago

At least two of the companies involved in Horse Hill will go bust within weeks if they do not issue shares for a bailout placing and thus the ramping of today's (probably good but not great) news from Surrey was shameless with ther fat Aussie Share Pusher David "I won't say who made money from Danadav" Lenigas at the fore.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Corero, Emerging Market Minerals, Hydrodec, Inspirit, Pantheon & UK Oil & Gas

Published 1165 days ago

Featuring shares in Corero Networks (CNS), Emerging Market Minerals (EMM), Hydrodec (HYR), Inspirit Energy (INSP), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) setting share price targets for all six stocks.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Audioboom, Finnaust Mining, Fastforward Innovations, Kibo Mining, Octagonal, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1174 days ago

Featuring shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Finnaust Mining (FAM), Fastforward Innovations (FFWD), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Octagonal (OCT) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets set for all six stocks.

UKOG – tell us about your purchase of Angus Energy shares: who got the bunce? Did you lie in an RNS? It seems as if you did

Published 1183 days ago

On 3 Feb 2014 the then AIM-listed Lenigas ramp UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) announced that it had purchased a 6% stake in Angus Energy Limited (now called Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited) – see HERE. The price disclosed for this transaction was £368,000, to be settled in UKOG shares to be issued at 0.8p (implying the issue of 46 million shares).

UKOG - deal termination spotted, but what about the cash?

Published 1183 days ago

Yesterday I asked what had happened to a deal under which AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) was to buy some eploration assets from Angus Energy, as announced by UKOG on 15 Jan 2014. Having hunted for the answer myself (and failed), two readers spotted what I had not and so with hat-tips to Vines and Pousis we now know that UKOG announced the termination of the deal on 16 May 2014. But this now brings up even more serious questions over this.

UK Oil & Gas - what happened to this deal Lenigas?

Published 1184 days ago

On 15 Jan 2014, AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) announced that it had agreed to buy some assets from Angus Energy. This was further reported as a post-balance sheet event in the FY13 Accounts (see note 12). But there was never any confirmation that the deal had completed. What happened?

UK Oil and Gas – a sweet deal for David Lenigas and Donald Strang

Published 1184 days ago

Holders of AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) have had a fair old ride since the company emerged from the wreckage of its former existence as Sarantel Group plc. The restructuring at the end of 2013 saw the immediate injection of £150,000 of new money brought in to the company in return for 82% of the equity. So who paid what? Step forward David Lenigas and Donald Strang.

Calling Jabba The Hutt, David Lenigas - time to come clean on Danadav and Horse Hill

Published 1184 days ago

And now we turn to Danadav Investments, yet another short lived and mysterious company which actively traded shares with two David Lenigas concerns and then just expired. Who owned Danadav? Perhaps Jabba might explain what on earth went on here. 

UK Oil and Gas: Placing RNSs of 10 June 2015 - where is the Companies House filing?

Published 1185 days ago

While Big Dave Lenigas was still running the show at AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) two RNSs were released on 10 June 2015 which announced a placing of 266,666,667 new shares at a price of 2.25p per share. AIM confirmed the admission of those shares to trading on the morning of 17 June 2015. So where is the Companies house filing for this?

Zak Mir's Bull Great Request Show: Hardide, Ncondezi Energy, UK Oil & Gas,

Published 1187 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Hardide (HDD), Ncondezi Energy (NCCL) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) setting share price targets for all three stocks.

Marsden Resources Limited - come on Jabba here is more for you to explain

Published 1188 days ago

Yesterday I cited three facts about Marsden Resources Ltd which I suggested that David Lenigas had to explain as a matter of urgency, if not to me then to AIM Regulation. So far there has not been a word from Jabba.

Video: Tom Winnifrith: 12 Questions David Lenigas WILL NOT ANSWER from Gold & Bears - November 28 2015

Published 1195 days ago

In this presentation from Gold & Bears I posed 12 questions that Jabba the Hutt will not answer. I then ran through the Lenigas portfolio explaining why you should sell shares in each of: LGO Energy (LGO), Rare Earth Minerals (REM), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Inspirit (INSP), Lenigas Cuba (CUBA), Evocutis (EVO), Solo Oil (SOLO) and AfriAg (AFRI). Enjoy...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 December: In Greece I fear only Vrechi

Published 1201 days ago

No Albanians, no work on the olive harvest yet. And now Vrechi, that is what I fear. I have yet to discuss my entanglements with Globo (GBO) and InternetQ (INTQ) with my neighbours but I am sure they will understand. I start the podcast on InternetQ and the weedy rally today. Then it is onto LGO Energy (LGO), another David Lenigas triumph. But what does Jabba The Hutt care? He sold his shares. En passant I mention UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Motive TV (MTV) and Papua Minerals (PML) before taking a detailed look at Escher (ESCH). 

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: 88 Energy, Churchill Mining, Coms, Mobile Streams, W Resources, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1202 days ago

Featuring shares in 88 Energy (88E), Churchill Mining (CHL), Coms (COMS), Mobile Streams (MOS), W Resources (WRES) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets set for all six stocks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 1 December - Sitting on top of the Gatwick Gusher

Published 1204 days ago

Yes I am at the airport less than two miles from Jabba The Hutt's Gatwick Gusher. In this podcast I cover my first trip to Brighton, Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG), Evocutis (EVO), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Caza Oil & Gas (CAZA), Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and Fitbug (FITB)

Once bitten twice shy: the Horse Hill ramping starts again - ETA the placings?

Published 1205 days ago

And so today all the Horse shite stocks have served up news that appeared to have leaked onto every Bulletin Board and twitter ramping session days ago. Flow testing at the "Gatwick gusher" will start early next year. Since every BB Moron already knew this and since half the Horse Hill runners and riders have to do a placing to survive fairly soon, shares in this stable of dogs have not soared as promoters such as David "Jabba The Hutt" Lenigas wuld have hoped.
And so what is the news? The companies involved have been: 

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Alba Mineral Resources, Aurasian Mining, Beowulf Mining, MX Oil, Union Jack Oil, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1206 days ago

Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Aurasian Mining (AUM), Beowulf Mining (BEM), MX Oil (MXO), Union Jack Oil (UJO) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets for all six stocks.

Zak Mir Bulletin Board Heroes: Alba Mineral Resources, China New Energy, Cap-XX, Kennedy Ventures, LGO Energy, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1210 days ago

Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), China New Energy (CNEL), Cap-XX (CPX), Kennedy Ventures (KENV), LGO Energy (LGO) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets for all these minnows.

Zak Mir Bulletin Board Heroes: Asiamet Resources, Audioboom, Orosur Mining, Optibiotix, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1215 days ago

Featuring shares in Asiamet Resources (ARS), Audioboom (BOOM), Orosur Mining (OMI), Optibiotix (OPTI), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.

Zak Mir's David Lenigas Bulletin Board Heroes Extra: Afriag, Inspirit Energy, LGO Energy, Rare Earth Minerals, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1219 days ago

Featuring shares in David Lenigas (pictured left) donkeys: Afriag (AFRI), Inspirit Energy (INSP), LGO Energy (LGO), Rare Earth Minerals (REM), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) 

Top broker slams David Lenigas - takes REM & Bacanora off buy list because of Big Dave

Published 1219 days ago

It seems to be open season on David "Green Hair Services" Lenigas (pictured left). Today top broker Andrew Monk of VSA Resources who is a mega bull of lithium has taken Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and Bacanora Minerals (BCN) off his buy list just because of the Lenigas factor. And he has also stuck the knife into jabba the hutt, notably on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Mr Monk writes:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 November - cats, Lenigas & Finnaust: placing ahoy?

Published 1224 days ago

Naturally I start with the big news of the day - an update on the annual medical of my two cats Tara and Oakley. Then it is onto explaining who gets to define boring, spitefull and vendetta in terms of my earlier podcast on overvalued junk Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG). Then why Gary Newman is wrong on Plethora (PLE). Then onto Finnaust (FAM), Gulf Marine (GMS), Centaur Media (CAU) and POS Golden Saint Resources (GSR)

Analysis - why UK Oil & Gas is a sell

Published 1224 days ago

A short podcast on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Are the shares a buy or a sell at 0.95p. At a fundamental, technical and trading level they are a sell as I explain.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 30 October - Insider Dealing IS a crime

Published 1236 days ago

I start wth Marlowe (MRL) and a debate here about insider dealing. Then it is onto Quoram (QRM) and its delisting and Nakama (NAK) and its dire results - it should be delisted. Then it is onto Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) - another confetti issue, Fitbug (FITB) which needs a confetti issue, Peer TV (PTV) whose board need shooting as does Tim Coffman its disgusting POS Nomad and finally UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), David Lenigas and the truth about ISDX as opposed to Big Dave's PR bologny.

Leni-Maths – a new branch of mathematics for extrapolating numbers with almost no primary data points ( ref Horse Hill)

Published 1236 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel today admits that he has been analysising resource companies wrongly for years. Having looked at UK Oil & Gas's  (UKOG) Horse Hill data, John has stumbled across the new science of Leni-Maths. John writes:

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Inspirit Energy, Lekoil, Pantheon Resources, Patagonia Gold, Plutus Powergen, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1237 days ago

Featuring shares in Inspirit Energy (INSP), Lekoil (LEK), Pantheon Resources (PNR), Patagonia Gold (PGD), Plutus Powergen (PPG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 28 October - CEOs who suck up to me win no favours

Published 1238 days ago

It is one month to Gold & Bears and we now have a A1 bear speaking line-up. I hope that all bearcast listeners will be coming along - details on how to get a free ticket are HERE. I then discuss the new Bond. Political correctness gone mad. Then it is onto Meggitt (MGGT), Chemring (CHG), Plutus Powergen (PPG) - a total ffing disgrace - Petra Diamonds (PDL), DJ International (DJI) - my heroes of the day - CEB Resources (CEB), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Auhua (ACE) and the other China Norfolks, PeerTV (PTV) , LGO Energy (LGO) and I have a warning for the board at Minera (MIRL), I have a "treat" for you guys later. Smiley face.

Shyster Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas – blames the media for his own disgraceful ramping of Horse Hill

Published 1239 days ago

Steve “I never said there were 100 billion barrels, although I was caught on camera saying just that” Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) pitched up last week for a paid for interview with the UK’s softest host, Sith Lord Zak Mir at tipTV (audience 3, on a good day). But give the Sith Lord his dues, for a moment he turned into Jeremy Paxman and made Sanderson look like the shifty little twit he is.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Auhua Clean Energy, African Potash, CEB Resources, Falcon Oil & Gas, Trinity Exploration, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1243 days ago

Featuring shares in Auhua Clean Energy (ACE), African Potash (AFPO), CEB Resources (CEB), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG), Trinity Exploration (TRIN), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 21 October - waiting for Globo ( and Daniel Stewart)

Published 1244 days ago

Already there has been bad news today for Globo (GBO) but we are waiting for the hammer blow flagged up yesterday HERE. I discuss this. Talking of waiting...I move onto Daniel Stewart (DAN). Then a few words about Northbridge (NBI) and Cloudbuy (CBUY) before a bit of a swipe at Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba Minerals (ALBA). There is a mention of Ortac (OTC) and also of Mariana Resources (MARL) and its overpaid POS CEO Glenn Parsons.

Fat Aussie share ramper David Lenigas goes (pea)nuts on twitter - its official

Published 1245 days ago

Play the man not the ball. That is the way of fat Aussie share ramper David "I love the smell of newly issued confetti in the morning" Lenigas. Big Dave has again blocked me on twitter so I cannot see his deranged rants and blatant ramps. But a kind reader has supplied me with today's attack on this website even before we commented on the latest ramperoonie nonsense from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) - HERE.

My top ten shorts for Christmas – Tom Winnifrith

Published 1245 days ago

Circumstances change, share prices change and so ones evaluation of what is in sight as a good short always changes. Challenged by a reader I serve up my ten top shorts/sells for Christmas, with one caveat.

UK Oil & Gas pumps out more Horse Hill Bollocks but no one believes the Lenigas bullshit any more

Published 1245 days ago

Almost a year since the first drilling “discovery” at Horse Hill and the companies involved, led by David Lenigas ramp UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) still decline to drill again, instead pumping out more and more meaningless reports on the prospect. Today there is another but almost no-one believes the Lenigas blather any more.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 October - Fireworks at Globo Ahoy!

Published 1246 days ago

Globo (GBO) is now the No 1 short on AIM and I explain why. Then I take a listener request - this is one off favour - and look at Messaging International (MES). Then onto LGO Energy (LGO) where I explain why the Bulletin Board morons are wrong and my target price is either 0p or 0.2p. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is heading down to 0.75p and I explain why. Rurelec (RUR) could well be a zero but is certainly a slam dunk sell. And then it is back to preparing my lecture for the lefty sociology students of the Mrs tomorrow "Capitalism makes the world a better place for all (Greed is Good)"

Zak Mir's Great Request Show Extra: David Lenigas Special

Published 1247 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in LGO Energy, Rare Earth Minerals, UK Oil & Gas and Afriag and set share price targets for all four stocks associated with marmite Big Dave Lenigas.

LGO Energy – How fucked is it and how transparent has it been about its black lined hole?

Published 1247 days ago

Naturally anyone associated with David Lenigas must be a respected industry figure whose integrity is beyond doubt. You can trust every word said by men such as Steve “I said that there were 100 billion barrels on camera but deny that I said it” Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). And so it is a given that LGO Energy (LGO) has been upfront about its Goudron 678 well issues is it not?

Fewer folk believe in Santa, The Tooth Fairy or the Horse Hill oil find - Alba placing falls badly short

Published 1247 days ago

I wonder how long it will be before that annual ritual occurs when the Daily Mail discovers a CofE vicar who has foolishly told the kiddies that Santa does not exist. The poor chap gets pilloried for a week or so before even the Mail accepts that he cannot be burned at the stake for telling the truth. I have felt a bit like the poor Rev when pointing out that whatever Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) says on camera – and then denies he ever said – there is NOT 100 billion barrels of oil at Horse Hill. Maybe the tide is now turning.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast special - the David Lenigas brand badly tarnished could LGO be a zero?

Published 1247 days ago

You cannot say I did not warn you about LGO Energy (LGO). After today's news I ask if it could go to zero? The answer is yes and the shares are a stonking sell still. But the wider David Lenigas brand is also badly tarnished. I will have another dynamite revelation on Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) shortly, Afriag (AFRI) needs a placing big time and the Horse Hill hype is being shown to be just that so UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has real issues. It is not a happy Monday for Big Dave.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - analysing UK Oil & Gas and More fishiness at Fishing Republic + foxy legals update

Published 1250 days ago

On today's podcast I discuss why the looming battle in the High Court is so important and why the morons cheering on Julian Hamilton Barns against my foxy legal team prove themselves morons for doing so. Then onto Fishing Republic (FISH) with more fishiness revealed followed by Gulfsands Petrolem (GPX), Sefton Resources (SER), Capital Lease Aviation (CLA), Record (REC), Auhua (ACE) and finally a long piece on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), analysing it - something its moronic bulletin board cheerleaders patently fail to do.

UK Oil & Gas: What a shock the market doesn’t care about Markwells Wood

Published 1250 days ago

There is one thing that the “businesses” David Lenigas sets up rely on; his instinctive ability to promote overvalued paper. Despite this the Lenigas alchemy only works for so so long. As soon as Britain’s best paper salesman moves on from one of his “businesses” (once it’s reached a certain stage of “maturity”, of course) the company’s share price typically follows him quickly out of the door. This pattern has been repeated time and time again. Tom recently pointed out the miserable long-term performance of LGO Energy (LGO), but today it is UK Oil & Gas’ (UKOG) near terminal-looking decline that caught my eye. Worry not though UKOG’ers you have Stephen “I never said 100 billion barrels, although I was captured on camera saying just that” Sanderson at the helm.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 14 October - lunch with Lucian, Lenigas, African Potash and dicksplash lawyers

Published 1252 days ago

Sorry for the delay, blame lunch with Lucian. In this podcast I discuss questions about Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) and read out a confidential email. Then there is the incompetency of the dicksplash lawyers seeking to injunct me, the new idiocy of some UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shareholders and then onto Sula Iron (SULA), Sefton (SER), the movng to ISDX business, Eden Research (EDEN), Environmental Recycling (ENRT), African Potash (AFPO), Alba Minerals (ALBA) - placing ahoy - and Cloudbuy (CBUY), ditto.

Free Speech Deniers – UK Oil & Gas, you guys are such fools

Published 1252 days ago

My attention is drawn to the LSE Asylum, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) thread where the free speech jihadists are in full flow after Monday night’s BBC programme.

Open letter to UK Oil & Gas’ Nomad – Does it consider Stephen Sanderson a fit and proper person?

Published 1253 days ago

Last night, the BBC’s Inside Out London documentary revealed that UK Oil & Gas’ (UKOG) Stephen Sanderson was the original source that claimed there are “between 50 and 100billion barrels of oil in place in the ground” in the Weald. This wildly optimistic figure was at the heart of April’s Horse Hill propaganda campaign, which caused the shares prices of all the listed companies involved to rocket. UK Oil & Gas half-heartedly tried to distance itself from these wilds estimates, but it is now unequivocally clear that it was behind them. Stephen Sanderson surely now has to go. Let’s see what the company’s Nomad (scandal plagued WH Ireland) has to say about this. 

Two MORE Questions David Lenigas needs to answer

Published 1253 days ago

After last night’s documentary on the BBC David Lenigas responded by sending me emails at 3.43 AM and 3.47 AM and by tweeting personal abuse. He did not answer questions about how he & Steve Sanderson ramped shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with unjustifiable claims about Horse Hill.  Big Dave you want war? Ok tell me about Mick Shemasian.

UK Oil & Gas Exclusive: watch the BBC destroy Stephen Sanderson’s credibility HERE

Published 1253 days ago

Last night, the BBC published a previously unseen, yet explosive interview with UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Executive Chairman Stephen Sanderson. It looks like Mr Sanderson has been less than forthcoming in his explanation of who was behind this spring’s outrageous Gatwick Gusher ramp. Having categorically denied that UK Oil & Gas had anything to do with the “100billion barrels of oil beneath the Weald” claims, video evidence now strongly suggests that Sanderson himself was the direct source. You can watch the damning clip here.

David Lenigas & the Horse Hill Crew Brace Yourselves…BBC1 tonight

Published 1254 days ago

I somehow suspect that Big Dave Lenigas will not be unblocking me on twitter after tonight. Nor will little Steve Sanderson be inviting me to the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Christmas party. For tonight the Horse Shite rampers are in the spotlight on BBC1.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: 88Energy, Oxus Gold, Rare Earth Minerals Serica Energy, Tethys Petroleum, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1260 days ago

Featuring shares in 88Energy, Oxus Gold, Rare Earth Minerals Serica Energy, Tethys Petroleum and UK Oil & Gas with share price targets for all these minnows.

UK Oil & Gas – more meaningless tosh as shares slide?

Published 1261 days ago

The Horse Hill farce continues apace with the latest RNS from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). If I needed cheering up this nonsense did the trick.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Hague & London Oil, Arcontech, African Potash, Coms, SolGold, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1272 days ago

Featuring shares of Hague & London Oil (HNL), Arcontech (ARC), African Potash (AFPO), Coms (COMS), SolGold (SOLG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.

At 0.36p, is Afriag worth a gamble?

Published 1280 days ago

A seemingly innocuous Tweet from David Lenigas on Monday, distancing himself from the looming Sefton Resources (SER) catastrophe, might be an indicator of good things to come for shares of Afriag (AFRI). At 0.36p last seen, Afriag is worth a touch under £5million. There has been little to no market interest in this stock for most of this year. In the last 54 trading session, Afriag has recorded 22 zero volume days and the share price has flat lined. So why might Lenigas feel so committed to this apparent dead duck of a stock?

UK Oil & Gas: delivers a dose of reality

Published 1282 days ago

This morning, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) issued a far more realistic vision of what this company can realistically hope to achieve. Forget the Horse Hill pipedream of billions of (unextractable) barrels for a moment and pay close attention to the numbers in today’s announcement. No one has ever doubted that UK Oil & Gas could be a viable business. However, the reality is that it is most unlikely ever to live up to the blue (pie in the) sky fantasy many appear to have bought into.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - African Potash, Audioboom, Sefton Resources, Trinity Exploration, UK Oil & Gas, XTR Resources

Published 1288 days ago

Featuring shares of African Potash (AFPO), Audioboom (BOOM), Sefton Resources (SER), Trinity Exploration (TRIN), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), XTR Resources (XTR), together with some share price targets.

UK Oil & Gas; Horse Hill fantasy numbers downgraded by 22%

Published 1301 days ago

I suppose a downgrade of fantasy oil estimates is about as worthwhile as an upgrade of fantasy oil estimates, but nevertheless this morning’s announcement from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) represents a significant reduction in the embarrassing hype surrounding Horse Hill. Schlumberger’s last “independent report” about this absurd project estimated that total oil in place, across the three so-called target areas, was 255million barrels of oil per square mile (bopsm). This morning, Schlumberger slashed this figure to 199.9million bopsm. And yet there are still some out there hailing this as brilliant news… 

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - BMR Mining, Cap-XX, Edenville Energy, Golden Saint Resources, Independent Resources, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1308 days ago

Featuring shares in BMR Mining (BMR), Cap-XX (CPX), Edenville Energy (EDL), Golden Saint Resources (GSR), Independent Resources (IRG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), with some share price targets

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Boxhill Technologies, CEB Resources, Manx Financial, Reach4Entertainment, Stratmin Global, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1313 days ago

Featuring the shares Boxhill Technologies (BOX), CEB Resources (CEB), Manx Financial (MFX), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Stratmin Global (STGR), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), with associated share price targets.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Advanced Oncotherapy, Premier African Minerals, Quindell, Sound Oil, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1320 days ago

Featuring Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Premier African Minerals (PREM), Quindell (QPP), Sound Oil (SOU), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Daniel Stewart, FTSE 100, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1333 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Daniel Stewart (DAN), FTSE 100 (UKX), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Formation Group, Frontera Resources, LGO Energy, SolGold, Spark Ventures, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1337 days ago

Featuring Formation Group (FRM), Frontera Resources (FRR), LGO Energy (LGO), SolGold (SOLG), Spark Ventures (SPK), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)

UK Oil & Gas; David Lenigas leaves, who is going to ramp the stock now?

Published 1350 days ago

News just crossed the wires that stock-promoter extraordinaire David Lenigas is going to stand down as Executive Chairman of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The company’s shares fell sharply in an immediate reaction to this, only to recover quickly. Last seen, UK Oil & Gas was trading at 2.18p and the question on all shareholders’ minds must be who is going ramp the stock now?

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Empyrean Energy, Formation, Premier African Minerals, Stellar Resources, UK Oil & Gas, Xtract Resources

Published 1350 days ago

Featuring Empyrean Energy (EME), Formation (FRM), Premier African Minerals (PREM), Stellar Resources (STG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Xtract Resources (XTR)

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Featuring Central Rand Gold, Northcote Energy, Rose Petroleum, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1368 days ago

Featuring Central Rand Gold (CRND), Northcote Energy (NCT), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)

UK Oil & Gas latest Horse Hill ramp falls flat on its face

Published 1370 days ago

Another day, another stupidity test from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Unfortunately for David Lenigas and the Horse Hill stock promoters it looks like the message is finally settling in on the British investing public, as it suffers an acute attack of souped-up report fatigue. UK Oil & Gas’ share price surged to 2.75p at the open, only to retreat instantly. As of writing UK Oil & Gas is trading at 2.3, down slightly on the day. This clearly isn’t part of the plan and we will no doubt hear more about the wonders of Horse Hill from Schlumberger any day now…

ShareProphets Translation Service – Schlumberger’s Horse Hill disclaimer

Published 1383 days ago

This morning, we’ve read one of the funniest disclaimers we’ve ever come across. We are, of course, talking about the latest ramptastic missive from the Horse Hill stock promoters. The Schlumberger report, paid for exclusively by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), has been presented as even more bullish than the absurd Nutech report of a couple of months ago. What is most amusing about this, apart from the crazy reaction of a herd of private investors, are the health warnings that come attached to it. Even UK Oil & Gas was forced to admit in its RNS “No person or company other than UKOG may directly or indirectly rely upon the contents of its report”. Whatever else happens at Horse Hill, no one can say they weren’t warned.

Doing the Horse Hill maths for Uk Oil & Gas & David Lenigas

Published 1383 days ago

All the Horse Hill shares were suspended yesterday morning pending an announcement in relation to Horse Hill.  It caused lots of speculation and some think there is a big reserve update coming, I don't agree (I was completely wrong - see update below) but it set me wondering what could be going on. It can't be a placing, as so many companies are suspended, and a co-ordinated placing would be tricky; maybe the plan is to list Horse Hill developments, it could be that. Or maybe their partner has done something that they need to tell the markets about. 

Horse Hill & UK Oil & Gas; Lenigas bowls a googly

Published 1383 days ago

The news out this morning by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is breathtaking. There is no other word to describe Horse Hill. This is Schlumberger we are talking about.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Featuring AFC Energy, Kenmare Resources, LGO Energy, Proxama, Stellar Resources, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1384 days ago

Featuring AFC Energy, Kenmare Resources (KMR), LGO Energy (LGO), Proxama (PROX), Stellar Resources (STG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)

DECC confirms Horse Hill Developments has not applied for flow testing of HH-1

Published 1420 days ago

This morning The Telegraph delivered another broadside to Horse Hill. It claimed that Horse Hill Developments Ltd has not applied to the regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), “for permission to begin flow testing the Horse Hill-1 well in the Weald Basin.” This flies directly in the face of claims made in RNS announcements by the six listed companies participating in Horse Hill, not to mention David Lenigas on Twitter. We’ve spent much of the day seeking official confirmation of the accuracy of The Telegraph’s story. In the last hour we’ve received it.

Corrected - Horse Hill; What UK Oil & Gas didn’t tell you in this morning’s RNS

Published 1421 days ago

Another day, another smokescreen from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). As with all of this month’s announcements from the company, what it hasn’t said is more important than what it has. Quite how long UK Oil & Gas’ Nomad, WH Ireland, will allow the excessive over-promotion of Horse Hill to go unfettered is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime here’s what the spinners hope you are too stupid to figure out for yourself.

Horse Hill and the credibility-killing clarification

Published 1434 days ago

This morning’s “Clarification of Press Comment” from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), and the other companies participating in Horse Hill, heaps shame on all involved in last Thursday’s monumental ramp. At ShareProphets, we were the first to criticise the BBC, ITV, Sky News and all the other broadcasters, who leapt so obediently onto this propaganda bandwagon, for their deeply misleading coverage. Hundreds, if not thousands, of private investors bought stocks in the Horse Hill nags, thanks to the appalling laziness of too many journalists. Within 24 hours, most of these ordinary people were facing losses of upwards of 35% on their “investments”. This disgraceful episode illustrates once again why AIM is in such desperate need of comprehensive reform.

Horse Hill – the best stock promotion in years!!!

Published 1440 days ago

Eventually a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). This morning’s announcement from the company, laughably titled “Significant upgrade of the Horse Hill discovery”, has been wrapped in one of the most skillfully crafted and epic stock promotions of recent years. I correctly predicted this “Horse Hill super-ramp” was coming, last month. Today it is just sad to watch gullible and lazy “credible” journalists from the BBC, ITN and Sky News fall over themselves to interview David Lenigas. God knows what hysteria tomorrow’s papers will carry.

Horse Hill; the stupidity of buying rumours

Published 1607 days ago

At about 3.30pm yesterday, Brokerman Dan revealed his exclusive scoop that Horse Hill was about to yield a commercial oil discovery. This triggered a mini-buying frenzy, which drove the share prices of the listed companies involved in Horse Hill much higher. As the most exposed Horse Hill play, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) flew from 1.16p, to hit an intraday high of 1.7p, all within the last hour of trading! This morning, as a flurry of RNSs hit the market and the dust settled, it turned out that Dan’s figures were well off the mark. A commercial discovery hasn’t been announced (read the RNSs thoroughly for confirmation of this). Also, the current size of the discovery is “only” a preliminary estimate of 3.1million barrels of oil in place, not 15million to 20million barrels. In the ensuing sharp sell off, UK Oil & Gas is back down to 1.15p. Dan is likely to come in for criticism for his reporting of this event, but this is misguided. Here’s why.

Horse Hill; ramp, rumour, place!

Published 1679 days ago

Ever the showman, this morning’s RNS from David Lenigas’ UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is a perfect pump primer for the soon to spud Horse Hill exploration well. UK Oil & Gas has just upped its direct stake in Horse Hill Development Ltd, which has a 65% participating interest in the Horse Hill Field, to 20%, for a £750,000 commitment. Apparently this purchase is “being funded from UKOG's existing cash balances”, which is probably the Australian for “expect a placement tomorrow”. But I’m not very good at foreign languages, so what do I know?

Under starters orders; a final look at the form of the Horse Hill runners

Published 1694 days ago

Over the last couple of weeks the share prices of the six listed companies participating in the Horse Hill oil exploration project have pulled back. Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have both placed. Solo Oil (SOLO) has been treading water since it placed in mid June. Regency Mines (RGM) looks almost certain to place imminently, despite having raised money in May and the same can probably be said for Doriemus (DOR), though the latter’s financial position is certainly better. This leaves Stellar Resources (STG), which of the six is probably the best funded and might not need a Horse Hill cash injection. Time will tell if this view is correct, but with the spud only days away, now might be the time to place your bets if you fancy a gamble on the madness of crowds. Below I take a look at the runners.

Placement Watch – UK Oil & Gas; the first of the Horses to place

Published 1698 days ago

Whatever else is said about David Lenigas he certainly appears to have a firm grip of the current mood of the market. This morning UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced a £2million placement at 1p. Some will complain about this, but this looks like another smart bit of business. Whether this leads to a material uplift in the stock price is another matter...

Alba Resources: shit or glory on Horse Hill

Published 1702 days ago

Today’s Horse Hill news hasn’t done much to lift the share prices of the listed participating companies. Perhaps this is to be expected, as approval from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change was surely just a formality. Even so, the co-owners of Horse Hill Developments Ltd are experiencing something of a market lull, but I still expect this will prove to be the calm before the storm. Although there is the looming spectre of placements, it is hard to see Horse Hill fever reaching anything other than epic proportions. When I first covered this drill, last week, I was a little flippant when I picked Alba Resources (ALBA) as the stock I might take a gamble on, based solely on it having the fewest number of shares in issue. This morning, Alba provided its half yearly report and I think I might have to change my mind.

Why Horse Hill could be Mosman on steroids

Published 1708 days ago

Whoever said that ShareProphets is a one trick pony?! Proving that this view of our work is entirely misguided, I thought I’d throw in another Horse Hill article onto today’s roster... “Not more bloody Horse Hill” I hear our avid readers cry, but this is likely to be the story that dominates British resource small caps over the rest of the summer. Given the wild reaction we’ve recently seen to Mosman Oil and Gas’ (MSMN) succession of oil “discoveries” in New Zealand (which, by its own admission, it doesn’t even know if they are commercial yet) the scene could be set for ecstatic market rapture if rumours ever leak from Horse Hill’s Surrey drill site. This could end up being the highest profile onshore exploration campaign ever seen in the UK and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a temporary campsite springs up outside the gates, as desperate private speculators resort to whatever means they can to gain access to information. Although the smart ones will probably just hang out in the local pubs, when shifts end...

Why I'm not convinced by Horse Hill

Published 1708 days ago

I’ve been watching all the excitement surrounding the drilling of the Horse Hill 1 well in the UK, but personally am not convinced! I find myself wondering why NASDAQ-listed company Magellan Petroleum relinquished a 65% share of the PEDL137 license (which contains the Horse Hill prospect) simply in return for the farminee drilling it prior to its expiry date on September 30 2014.

**REPUBLISHED** Horse Hill – which participating companies offer best value?

Published 1708 days ago

This updated piece clarifies that the listed companies mentioned own stakes in Horse Hill Developments Limited, which owns 65% of the Horse Hill oil exploration project.

Since the beginning of June, there has been increasing speculation concerning the upcoming Horse Hill oil exploration drill in Surrey. Share prices of the four original David Lenigas influenced companies have increased by 200-300% in this time and I expect each of them to move even higher in the next few weeks, as the excitement increases the closer we get to the commencement of drilling. On Friday, two further companies joined the Horse Hill party in the form of Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) and Regency Mines (RGM). It is worth mentioning that Regency also has a 14.9% stake in Alba, but the question remains which of the Horse Hill horses could be the largest winner?

The Lenigas Series Part One: Sell Afriag & Sell Rare Earth Minerals

Published 1708 days ago

Today I start a new side column for ShareProphets in which I plan to go through the swathes of David Lenigas companies on AIM. Naturally David says all his companies are cheap and uses flamboyant language to capture the attention of retail punters. I have looked at Leni Gas (LGO) before so I begin by sharing my thoughts on Afriag (AFRI) and Rare Earth Minerals (REM). 

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