Petroteq to Postpone Filing of 2020 Q2 Financials and MD&A
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Petroteq Energy Inc. (“Petroteq” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PQE; OTC:PQEFF; FSE:PQCF), an integrated oil company focused on the development and implementation of its proprietary oil-extraction and remediation technologies, announces that it will not be in a position to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended February 29, 2020 (the “Quarterly Report”), which includes the Company’s interim financial statements for the three and six months ended February 29, 2020 and the related management’s discussion and analysis, as required by U.S. and Canadian securities laws, by its filing deadline of April 14, 2020.
This news release is being issued in accordance with the blanket orders issued by applicable securities commissions comprising the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) on March 23, 2020. The blanket orders provide for a 45 day extension for certain periodic filings, including the Quarterly Report. The CSA has made clear that market participants that intend to rely on the temporary relief and that otherwise comply with the terms of the blanket orders will not need to submit any additional applications or materials, including management cease trade orders, to their principal regulator, in order to take advantage of the 45 day extension.
The Company is relying on similar relief granted by order of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 25, 2020 (which extended and superseded a prior order issued on March 4, 2020) pursuant to Section 36 of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Release No. 34-88318) (the “Order”). The Order requires the Company to file the Quarterly Report with the SEC no later than May 29, 2020, being 45 days after the original due date of the Quarterly Report.
The Company’s operations and business have experienced disruption due to the unprecedented conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the United States and the rest of world, and thus the Company’s business operations have been disrupted and it is unable to timely review and prepare the Quarterly Report. Accordingly, the Company anticipates a delay in finalizing the Quarterly Report. At this time, the Company anticipates being able to complete the Quarterly Report by May 8, 2020.
Other than has already been publicly disclosed, there have been no material business developments related to the Company since January 21, 2020 (the date of the Company’s most recently filed financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis).
The Company confirms that its management and other insiders are subject to an insider trading black-out policy that meets the requirements of applicable securities law.
About Petroteq Energy Inc.
Petroteq is an integrated clean technology company focused on the development and implementation of a new proprietary technology for oil extraction. The Company has an environmentally safe and sustainable technology for the extraction and reclamation of heavy and bitumen from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. Petroteq is engaged in the development and implementation of its patented environmentally friendly heavy oil processing and extraction technologies. Petroteq is currently focused on developing its oil sands resources and expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge soil remediation and heavy oil extraction processing facility located near Vernal, Utah.
For more information, visit www.Petroteq.energy.
Certain statements contained in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. and Canadian securities laws. Words such as “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “potential,” “will,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” and similar expressions as they relate to the Company, including: the Company’s intention to file the Quarterly Report on or before May 8, 2020; are intended to identify forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking information. Such statements reflect the Company’s current views and intentions with respect to future events, based on information available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, the continued pace of work from those individuals working from home and assisting with the preparation of the Quarterly Report. Material factors or assumptions were applied in providing forward-looking information. While forward-looking statements are based on data, assumptions and analyses that the Company believes are reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results, performance or developments will meet the Company’s expectations and predictions depends on a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance and financial condition of the Company to differ materially from its expectations. Certain of the “risk factors” that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation: uncertainties inherent in the estimation of resources, including whether any reserves will ever be attributed to the Company’s properties; since the Company’s extraction technology is proprietary, is not widely used in the industry, and has not been used in consistent commercial production, the Company’s bitumen resources are classified as a contingent resource because they are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable; full scale commercial production may engender public opposition; the Company cannot be certain that its bitumen resources will be economically producible and thus cannot be classified as proved or probable reserves in accordance with applicable securities laws; changes in laws or regulations; the ability to implement business strategies or to pursue business opportunities, whether for economic or other reasons; status of the world oil markets, oil prices and price volatility; oil pricing; state of capital markets and the ability of the Company to raise capital; litigation; the commercial and economic viability of the Company’s oil sands hydrocarbon extraction technology, and other proprietary technologies developed or licensed by the Company or its subsidiaries, which currently are of an experimental nature and have not been used at full capacity for an extended period of time; reliance on suppliers, contractors, consultants and key personnel; the ability of the Company to maintain its mineral lease holdings; potential failure of the Company’s business plans or model; the nature of oil and gas production and oil sands mining, extraction and production; uncertainties in exploration and drilling for oil, gas and other hydrocarbon-bearing substances; unanticipated costs and expenses, availability of financing and other capital; potential damage to or destruction of property, loss of life and environmental damage; risks associated with compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations; uninsurable or uninsured risks; potential conflicts of interest of officers and directors; other general economic, market and business conditions and factors; and risks related to COVID-19 including various recommendations, orders and measures of governmental authorities to try to limit the pandemic, including travel restrictions, border closures, non-essential business closures, quarantines, self-isolations, shelters-in-place and social distancing, disruptions to markets, economic activity, financing, supply chains and sales channels, and a deterioration of general economic conditions including a possible national or global recession, and including the risk factors discussed or referred to in the Company’s disclosure documents, filed with United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov (including, without limitation, its most recent annual report on Form 10-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), and with the securities regulatory authorities in certain provinces of Canada and available at www.sedar.com.
Should any factor affect the Company in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward- looking information prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. Any such forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Moreover, the Company does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such forward-looking information. The forward-looking information included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information, other than as required by applicable law. Unless otherwise specified, all references to $ refer to lawful currency of the United States.
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Released April 14, 2020