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STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rex Energy Corporation (REXX) announced third quarter 2015 production volumes and price realizations.

Production Results and Price Realizations

Rex Energy’s third quarter 2015 production was 194.3 MMcfe/d, an increase of 14% over the third quarter of 2014 and a decrease of 6% from the second quarter of 2015.  Net production consisted of 116.6 MMcf/d of natural gas and 12.9 Mboe/d of oil and NGLs (including 4.6 Mboe/d of ethane). Oil and NGLs (including ethane) accounted for 40% of net production during the quarter.

The quarter over quarter decrease in net production resulted from intermittent capacity constraints for ethane volumes; the shut in of a Warrior South well to address an operational condition; and increased deployment of capital and development efforts in the Moraine East Area during the quarter while the Bluestone II processing facility operated at full capacity and the company awaited the commissioning of the Bluestone III facility.

“While net production declined from the second quarter of 2015, we look forward to the expected commissioning of the Bluestone III processing facility in November 2015,” said Tom Stabley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rex Energy. “The Bluestone III facility will add approximately 105 MMcfe/d of processing capacity in the Butler Operated Area and allow Rex Energy to continue its track record of quarterly production growth.”

The table below outlines Rex Energy’s quarterly production and realized pricing, including the effects of derivatives:

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Production Data (average per day):
Oil and condensate (Bbls) 2,921 3,327 3,264 2,961
Natural gas (Mcf) 116,644 107,029 125,129 94,072
Natural gas liquids (C3+) (Bbls) 5,416 4,475 5,756 3,818
Ethane (Bbls) 4,603 2,636 3,308 940
Total (Mcfe) 194,286 169,658 199,096 140,385
Average price per unit:
Realized crude price per Bbl – as reported $ 40.01 $ 90.00 $ 43.04 $ 93.28
Realized impact from cash settled derivatives per Bbl 10.02 (0.64 ) 9.88 (2.00 )
Net realized price per Bbl $ 50.03 $ 89.36 $ 52.92 $ 91.28
Realized natural gas price per Mcf – as reported $ 1.74 $ 2.53 $ 1.99 $ 3.79
Realized impact of cash settled derivatives per Mcf 0.83 0.28 0.68 (0.06 )
Net realized price per Mcf $ 2.57 $ 2.81 $ 2.67 $ 3.73
Realized natural gas liquids (C3+) price per Bbl – as reported $ 10.17 $ 46.49 $ 15.83 $ 50.74
Realized impact of cash settled derivatives per Bbl 6.82 0.96 4.42 (1.00 )
Net realized price per Bbl $ 16.99 $ 47.45 $ 20.25 $ 49.74
Realized ethane price per Bbl – as reported $ 7.22 $ 7.76 $ 6.82 $ 7.67
Realized impact of cash settled derivatives per Bbl 0.11 0.19
Net realized price per Bbl $ 7.33 $ 7.76 $ 7.01 $ 7.67
 

About Rex Energy Corporation

Headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, Rex Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins within the United States. The company’s strategy is to pursue its higher potential exploration drilling prospects while acquiring oil and natural gas properties complementary to its portfolio.