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Far East Energy Announces Second Quarter Results And Increased Revenue for First Half of 2014

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HOUSTON/PRNewswire/ — Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce the filing of its Form 10-Q, for the period ended June 30, 2014.

For the first six months of 2014, revenues rose 209% compared to the same period in 2013, reaching $2.2 millionfor the first half of the year.  This performance reflects (1) the strong increase in gas production and gas sales resulting from the 2013 drilling and fracing program and (2) the significant increase in gas prices being received in 2014 compared to 2013.  Compared to a relatively weak 2nd quarter in 2013, revenues for the three-months endedJune 30, 2014 increased 324% to $1.1 million.

Gas sales volumes for the six months ending June 30, 2014 averaged 1.35 MMcf/d, up 126% from the same period in 2013, resulting from the newly drilled and fraced wells.  As previously announced, 29 wells in the core Area A production zone were shut-in during the second quarter as being wells located outside the main production area, wells not tied-in to the gas gathering system or wells having ineffective fracs.  Production and sales have remained constant since the beginning of May, despite shutting in these 29 wells in Area A.  A number of these wells are candidates for future recompletions, and should meaningfully enhance production of water and/or gas upon successful recompletion.

Following the previously announced increase in the sales gas price, the average price received for gas sales, inclusive of subsidies and refunds, was $8.87/Mcf in the first half of 2014, up 37% over the same period in 2013.

The company continued to focus on costs during the first half of 2014, and, although direct operating costs rose with the higher production levels, they were down 23% on a per Mcf sold basis, and general and administrative costs were down in total compared to same period in 2013.  The announced well shut-ins will contribute to further cost reductions into the third quarter of 2014, without affecting current production levels.

Commenting, CFO Jennifer Whitley said, “These results show the impact of our 2013 drilling and fracing program, combined with the higher gas price that we are now receiving for our contracted gas sales.  As we continue our ongoing strategic discussions, management is also maintaining its focus on cost controls into the second half of the year.”

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The draft ODP report, which covers Area A, was submitted to the National Energy Administration (“NEA”) of the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) on June 16, 2014. The NEA is in the process of reviewing the ODP report, and the Company is now awaiting the award of its “Road Pass”.  Area A will exit the exploration period and commence the development period when the ODP receives final regulatory approvals. Final regulatory approval is expected during 2015. Receipt of the “Road Pass” will allow the Company to proceed with the development of Area A while awaiting final regulatory approvals; however, continuing further development and exploration activities does require conclusion of the strategic process currently underway, and on which management is diligently working, in order to provide funding for those activities.

Far East Energy Corporation
Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Beijing, China, Far East Energy Corporation is focused on coalbed methane exploration and development in China.

Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including that the amendment to the PSC may not be entered into or if entered into may not be on the same terms as originally agreed upon by the parties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the preliminary nature of well data, including permeability and gas content; there can be no assurance as to the volume of gas that is ultimately produced or sold from our wells; the fracture stimulation and drilling programs may not be successful in increasing gas volumes; due to limitations under Chinese law, we may have only limited rights to enforce the gas sales agreement between Shanxi Province Guoxin Energy Development Group Limited and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, to which we are an express beneficiary; additional wells may not be drilled, or if drilled may not be timely; additional pipelines and gathering systems needed to transport our gas may not be constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ from those anticipated; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or we may not be able to enforce our rights under definitive agreements with pipelines; conflicts with coal mining operations or coordination of our exploration and production activities with mining activities could adversely impact or add significant costs to our operations; our lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration, development and production of coalbed methane; our inability to extract or sell all or a substantial portion of our reserves and other resources; we may not satisfy requirements for listing our securities on a securities exchange; expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets affecting fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks; drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: Far East Energy Corporation

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August 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

Frost & Sullivan: Increased Conventional and Unconventional O&G Explorations Drive New Investments in Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market

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— Brand awareness campaigns and training programs on the applications of positive displacement pumps are vital for market success

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina /PRNewswire/ — Strong investment in the oil and gas (O&G) and petrochemical industries in Latin America is fueling the demand for positive displacement pumps in the region. The development of the infrastructure and food and beverage manufacturing industries to meet the accommodation and consumption needs of the expanding population, is also adding momentum to the market.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $464.5 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $626.7 million in 2020. Although Latin America’s gross domestic product is expected to decelerate to an average of three to four percent, the demand for positive displacement pumps will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4 percent mainly due to new applications in the O&G and petrochemical industries. The study covers rotary, reciprocating and peristaltic pumps.

“With the mining industry in Latin America garnering major interest from state governments and international companies, opportunities for positive displacement pump manufacturers are also emerging in this space,” said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation & Process Control Research Analyst Aida Paola Conti.

However, the price sensitivity of end users and their limited awareness on the advantages of positive displacement pumps and alternative technologies have been major obstacles to market development. In addition, the unstable economic condition in some leading Latin American countries has dampened consumer confidence and led to project delays. Along with the expected decrease in foreign direct investment, these factors are challenging positive displacement pump manufacturers.

“In this scenario, successful brand awareness campaigns are critical to gain market acceptance and differentiate products from the competition,” stated Conti. “Training programs on the current and new applications of positive displacement pumps are also important to attract end users across Latin America.”

For more information on this study, please email Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, atfrancesca.valente@frost.com.

Analysis of the Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Sanitary Pump Market in the Food and Beverage Industry, Global Pumps Market in the Chemicals Industry, Pumps and Valves in the North American Shale Industry, and Global Metering Pump Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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July 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm

CNH Industrial Inaugurates New Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing Complex in China

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— CNH Industrial celebrated today the opening of its new manufacturing complex in Harbin, in Heilongjiang Province. It is the largest agricultural equipment production plant in Northeast China and will produce a complete line of products under its Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands to support the Country’s agricultural needs, and the full cycle of corn, wheat, soybean and hay production.

HARBIN, China /PRNewswire/ — CNH Industrial inaugurated its new manufacturing complex built in the area of its previous assembly plant in Heilongjiang Province, China. The biggest agricultural equipment manufacturing facility in Northeast China, the complex extends over a total area of 400,000 square meters of which 116,000 are covered. The vertically integrated manufacturing complex features the latest technology in fabrication and two state-of-the-art painting facilities. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are utilized for the assembly and testing of the finished products to guarantee the highest quality standards. Within the complex is a Customer Center with a spacious showroom to support dealers. In addition a Research & Development Center with a dedicated outdoor test track opened in September 2013 and houses the engineering team tasked with designing components and adaptations for the domestic market. These facilities are complemented by the nearby spare parts depot and Training Center.

The new manufacturing plant will produce a wide range of product lines: planters, tractors, combine harvesters and corn pickers with their headers, balers and hay tools. Its production will include a complete line of equipment for the mechanization of the full cycle of corn, wheat, soybean and hay production. Among its products will be the legendary Case IH Axial-Flow combine range adapted for local conditions and Case IH corn pickers entirely developed for the Chinese market, as well as the award winning New Holland T6000 and T7000 tractor ranges and BC5000 balers.

Richard Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial, commented, “CNH Industrial has a strong and long standing relationship with China. Through our agricultural equipment brands we have been present in this country for more than 100 years, supporting the mechanization of its agriculture and gaining leading positions in the market for high horsepower tractors, large combine harvesters, cotton pickers, sugar cane harvesters and balers. Our new manufacturing complex here in Harbin represents an investment of over USD $100 Million and its inauguration marks an important milestone that confirms our commitment to the development of Chinese agriculture.”

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com

For more information contact:

Asia Pacific Press Office
Tel: +39 011 008 6346
Email: media.apac@cnhind.com

Source: CNH Industrial

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July 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Environment, Metalwork