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Hugoton Royalty Trust Declares December Cash Distribution

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Bank, as Trustee of the Hugoton Royalty Trust (HGT) (the "Trust"), today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.010841 per unit, payable on January 16, 2018, to unitholders of record on December 29, 2017. The following table shows underlying gas sales and average prices attributable to the net overriding royalty for both the current month and prior month. Underlying gas sales volumes attributable to the current month were primarily produced in October.




Underlying Gas Sales








Volumes (Mcf) (a)


Average Gas






Total


Daily


Price per Mcf













Current Month



1,154,000


37,000


$2.85













Prior Month



1,084,000


36,000


$2.94













(a)

Sales volumes are recorded in the month the Trust receives the related net profits income. Because of this, sales volumes may fluctuate from month to month based on the timing of cash receipts.


XTO Energy has advised the Trustee that it has deducted budgeted development costs of $280,000, production expense of $1,410,000, overhead of $956,000 and recovered net excess costs, including accrued interest, of $71,000 in determining the royalty payment to the Trust for the current month. 

Excess Costs
XTO Energy has advised the Trustee that improved gas prices in relation to costs resulted in the partial recovery of excess costs of $50,000 on properties underlying the Kansas net profits interests. However, after the partial recovery there were no remaining proceeds from properties underlying the Kansas net profits interests to be included in the current month's distribution. Underlying cumulative excess costs remaining on the Kansas net profits interests after the current month's distribution totaled $884,000, including accrued interest of $112,000.

XTO Energy has advised the Trustee that improved gas prices in relation to costs resulted in the full recovery of remaining excess costs consisting entirely of accrued interest of $21,000, on properties underlying the Wyoming net profits interests. The remaining proceeds from properties underlying the Wyoming net profits interest were included in the current month's distribution.

For more information on the Trust, please visit our web site at www.hgt-hugoton.com.

Statements made in this press release regarding future events or conditions are forward looking statements.  Actual future results, including development costs  and future net profits, could differ materially due to changes in natural gas prices and other economic conditions affecting the gas industry and other factors described in Part I, Item 1A of the Trust's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

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