Magnum Hunter Cuts Deal to Sell Eureka Hunter & 2 New JVs

On Monday, MDN told you that Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR) was having trouble scraping together $9.4 million to meet liquidity demands by creditors (see Magnum Hunter’s Bankers Say Get $65M in Cash by July 10, Or Else). Today we report that one of MHR’s major investors has sold off millions of shares of the company’s stock (see Magnum Hunter Investor Dumps 6.3 Million Shares of MHR Stock). There’s no ignoring that MHR, a mid-sized Marcellus/Utica driller, is a company in financial trouble. So perhaps it was not surprising that at yesterday’s closing day of the Hart Energy DUG East conference in Pittsburgh, MHR CEO Gary Evans announced that the company has a plan to rake in some big bucks. Number one, MHR has cut a deal to sell their Eureka Hunter pipeline subsidiary for $600-$700 million. Number two, Evans said MHR is working on two joint ventures for other companies to drill on or finance MHR’s drilling on MHR acreage in Ohio and West Virginia. The Ohio deal would bring in around $500 million, and the West Virginia deal around $100 million…

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