Sonic announces PetroSonic heavy oil upgrading JV in Albania
TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV
The joint venture is with a private company (PrivateCo) which will provide an existing lease and facility which has been utilized in the past for crude blending operations. The PrivateCo will contribute an initial
Over the next 30 days the parties intend to finalize a shareholder and license agreement and register a joint venture company in
The PetroSonic process consists of a first phase of rapid de-asphalting of oil that is expected to increase the API of typical Albanian heavy oil by approximately 6-10 degrees, reduce sulphur and metals by 40% and lower viscosity by 99%. The second phase of the process utilizes a chemical oxidation process which can upgrade oil by an additional 6-10 API. The Joint venture will initially focus on the first phase de-asphalting process. Once de-asphalting operations are successfully established and cash flow is being generated, the joint venture plans to integrate the second phase.
With respect to the previous Mirex joint venture in
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements, including completion of relevant joint venture agreement documents, funding of the capital for the joint venture, timing, cost and completion of the heavy oil upgrading facility and prospect of moving to a second phase of the de-asphalting process are subject to various assumptions and risks concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Company’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management’s best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement except in compliance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Sonic Technology Solutions Inc.