Feb. 18, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust (NYSE: DOM) today announced a quarterly cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of
per unit. The distribution will be payable
March 11, 2011
to unitholders of record on
March 1, 2011
. Dominion's cash distribution history, current and prior year financial reports, a link to filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission and more can be found on its website at
This distribution represents the quarterly royalty payment from Walter Black Warrior Basin LLC ("WBWB") reflecting production from
October 1, 2010
December 31, 2010
. WBWB reported that production attributable to the Trust's overriding royalty interests was approximately 583 million cubic feet ("MMcf") during this period compared to 600 MMcf in the previous quarter. Prices for this quarter to the trust averaged
per mcf compared to
per mcf for the previous quarter.
The Trust owns overriding royalty interests burdening certain proved developed coal seam gas properties owned by WBWB and located in the Black Warrior Basin of
. The Trust is a grantor trust originally formed by Dominion Resources, Inc. In 2007, the underlying properties were acquired by HighMount Black Warrior Basin LLC ("HBWB"), an indirect subsidiary of Loews Corporation.
May 18, 2010
, HBWB notified the Trustee that Walter Natural Gas, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walter Energy, Inc., entered into a definitive purchase agreement dated
April 28, 2010
to acquire certain
natural gas interests of HighMount Exploration & Production LLC, effective
March 1, 2010
May 28, 2010
HighMount completed the sale of the membership interests of HighMount Exploration & Production Alabama LLC to Walter Natural Gas, LLC. As a result of this transaction, Walter changed the name of HighMount Black Warrior Basin LLC to Walter Black Warrior Basin LLC. The acquisition included HBWB's
coal bed methane operations, including approximately the 532 existing conventional gas wells in which the Trust has a net profits interest. At this time, the Trust anticipates no change in operations or reporting that will significantly impact the Trust or its future revenue stream.
The Trust is designed to provide unitholders with quarterly cash distributions from its royalty interests in certain coal seam gas properties. The units are listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DOM".