SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL), today, announced results for second quarter 2014, showing a Net Income of $237,394 or $0.02 per share for the three month ended June 30, 3014. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, Royale recorded a Net Loss of $529,711 or $(0.04) per share. Total Revenue for the six month ended June 30, 2014 increased by $784,836 or 71% from $1,113,034 in 2013 to $1,897,870 in 2014.
Oil and Natural Gas Revenue, for the six months ended June 30, 2014, grew by 99%, from $787,996 in 2013 to $1,569,966 in 2014. The increased revenue is a result of improved production and price. Total Production increased 53% to 307,967 MCFE, while the average price rose 35% over a year ago to $5.03 per MCF. Royale continues to reduce General & Administrative expenses, decreasing it by 9% from $1,556,214 to $1,422,131 respectively.
The company plans on drilling the McKinney well this month, the fourth well this year. Royale expects to drill five additional wells, bringing the total to nine for 2014.
Forward Looking Statements
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