HOUSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (NYSE Amex: AE) announced that during the third quarter of 2009 it participated in the drilling of three successful wells in the Haynesville Shale Play of Nacogdoches County, Texas. These wells, the Hill #1, the Pop Pop Gas Unit #1 and the Hassell Gas Unit #1, each began initial production rates from 12,000 to in excess of 15,000 mcf per day of natural gas with flowing tubing pressures in excess of 7200 psi. The Company has a 5% working interest in these wells. Based on the favorable results to date and a fourth well drilled earlier this year, the Company participated in a recent leasehold acquisition to expand its acreage position in the area. Presently, the Company holds a 5% working interest in approximately 43,000 acres, which includes the area of the four productive wells. A 2% working interest is held in approximately 24,000 additional acres. Further drilling activity is anticipated on this Haynesville opportunity with two rigs scheduled for December 2009 and additional rigs anticipated for 2010.
The information in this release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate. A number of factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors include, among others, (a) continued drilling of successful wells in the acreage discussed herein, (b) general economic conditions, (c) fluctuations in hydrocarbon prices and margins, (d) variations between commodity contract volumes and actual delivery volumes, (e) unanticipated environmental liabilities or regulatory changes, (f) counterparty credit default, (g) inability to obtain bank and/or trade credit support, (h) availability and cost of insurance, (i) changes in tax laws, and (j) the availability of capital, (k) changes in regulations, (l) results of current items of litigation, (m) uninsured items of litigation or losses, (n) uncertainty in reserve estimates and cash flows, (o) ability to replace oil and gas reserves, (p) security issues related to drivers and terminal facilities, (q) commodity price volatility (r) demand for chemical based trucking operations, (s) successful completion of drilling activity, (t) financial soundness of customers and suppliers and (u) adverse world economic conditions. These and other risks are described in the Company's reports that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Rick Abshire (713) 881- 3609
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