Take a look at funds flow last year and last quarter in the financial statement. In what was a pretty bad quarter, there was ample room to pay the dividend. Whats more, if one listens to presentations by management, it has been repeated many times that management believes the dividend is an important component of its value. Also note that the debt was cut over $1 billion last quarter. Bottom line: willingness, ability to pay translates to continued payment. Nat gas and oil will remain comfortably above what is needed.