DENVER, April 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOG) (“Extraction” or the “Company”) today announced reductions to its capital and G&A budgets. In response to recent commodity price weakness, The Company has reduced its 2020 upstream capital budget by 42% to $250-300 million. “As we continue to focus on strengthening our balance sheet and maximizing liquidity, we are reducing our activity in light of current challenging economic conditions,” said CEO Matt Owens. “We will continue to monitor oil prices and the economy in general, and we may further adjust our level of activity if market conditions change materially.”
The Company also reduced its 2020 cash G&A budget 18% to $40-$50 million, including a reduction in the cash compensation of the Company’s senior management team. “All officers of Extraction, including the executive team, have elected to take a 10% reduction in 2020 salaries and bonus compensation effective immediately,” said Owens.
Extraction expects to update its detailed financial and operational guidance in the coming months. In the interim, the Company’s previously issued guidance should no longer be relied upon.
About Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc.
Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. is an independent energy exploration and development company focused on developing and producing crude oil, natural gas and NGLs primarily in the Wattenberg Field in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado. For further information, please visit www.extractionog.com. The Company’s common shares are listed for trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol: “XOG.”
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