HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Petroleum Corporation (NYSE MKT: PARR) ("Par") announced today that Piceance Energy, LLC ("Piceance"), a Delaware limited liability company in which Par owns a 32.4% interest, has entered into a joint venture with Wexpro Company ("Wexpro"), a subsidiary of Questar Corporation, for an 80 well drilling program. Wexpro will fund approximately two thirds, or an estimated $60-70 million, and Piceance will fund one third of required expenditure with existing capital. The 80 well joint venture solidifies Piceance's 2016 drilling plan, reduces the current capital program and improves the rate of return on deployed capital in the current gas environment.
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Par Petroleum Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a growth-oriented integrated refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Par, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a 94 Mbpd refinery with related logistics and retail network in Hawaii. Par also transports, markets and distributes crude oil from Western U.S. and Canada to refining hubs in the Midwest, Gulf Coast, East Coast and to Hawaii. In addition, Par owns an equity investment in Piceance Energy, LLC, which has natural gas production and reserves located in the Piceance Basin of Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.ppetrol.com.
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