Canadian Manufacturing

MEG Energy cuts capital spending plan again, reports $284M Q1 loss

The Canadian Press

Financing Energy Oil & Gas

MEG now expects its capital spending to total $150 million

CALGARY – MEG Energy Corp. cut its capital spending guidance for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it reported a first-quarter loss of $284 million.

The company now expects its capital spending to total $150 million, down from an estimate of $200 million in March and $250 million in its original guidance released late last year.

The company is also reducing non-energy operating cost and general and administrative expenses by $20 million and $10 million respectively.

The reduced spending plan came as MEG reported a first-quarter loss of 95 cents per share compared with a loss of $48 million or 16 cents per share in the same quarter last year.


Revenue totalled $665 million, down from $919 million in the first quarter of 2019.

MEG expects production in the first half of 2020 to average approximately 76,000 barrels per day.


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