RNS Number : 1903Q
Coro Energy PLC
15 February 2019

15 February 2019

Coro Energy plc

("Coro" or the "Company")

Italian Regulatory Update


Coro Energy provides the following regulatory update concerning its production and exploration licenses located in the Republic of Italy.


On 12 February 2019, The Italian government has introduced some changes to oil and gas and mining law through the "Sustainable Energy Bill". These changes include, inter alia, an increase in surface fees as well as a temporary suspension in the permitting of activities for exploration licenses such as the drilling of exploration wells.


With the exception of the increase in surface fees, which is expected to increase group annual annual operating costs by approximately €0.1 MM, these changes are not material to Coro Energy's Italian portfolio, which consists of five exploitation (production) concessions. The portfolio of exploration licenses remains under review as part of the post merger integration process.


The legislation makes allowance for compensation for companies that are impacted. Should it become necessary, Coro Energy could seek compensation for all exploration costs up to the withdrawal date.   


For further information please contact:

 Coro Energy Plc

James Menzies, Chief Executive Officer

                   Tel: 44 (0)20 3965 7917

Andrew Dennan, Chief Financial Officer



Grant Thornton UK LLP (Financial and Nominated Adviser)

Colin Aaronson

Jen Clarke

Harrison J Clarke

Seamus Fricker

                     Tel: 44 (0)20 7383 5100


Vigo Communications - PR Advisor  



Patrick d'Ancona

Chris McMahon

                      Tel: 44 (0)20 7390 0230








Mirabaud Securities Ltd (Joint Broker)



Peter Krens

Ed Haig-Thomas

 Tel: 44 (0)20 3167 7221





Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd (Joint Broker)


Ben Turner

James Pope

                Tel: 44 (0)20 3621 4120



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