Condor Announces MOG Approval for the Sale of Marsel
December 30, 2013 (Source: Marketwired) — Condor Petroleum Inc. (“Condor” or the “Company”) (TSX:CPI) is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan (“MOG”) has waived their pre-emptive right and approved the transaction previously announced for Condor to sell it’s 66% interest in the Marsel Territory for US$88.0 million (“Marsel Transaction”). The MOG waiver and consent was the final condition to be fulfilled by Condor. The final condition for the Marsel Transaction to be completed is the buyer’s obligation to obtain Kazakhstan Antimonopoly approval, which is expected in January, 2014.
About Condor Petroleum Inc.
Condor is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kazakhstan. Condor holds a 100% interest in the exploration rights to the 3,777 km2 Zharkamys West 1 Territory, located in Kazakhstan’s Pre-Caspian basin and a 66% interest in Marsel Petroleum LLP which has the exploration rights to the 18,500 km2 Marsel Territory, located in Kazakhstan’s Chu-Sarysu basin. The Company is listed on the TSX under the symbol “CPI”.
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