CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA) ("CorEnergy" or the "Company") announced today that it has retained an advisor for the sale its MoGas and Omega systems and that the process has generated a number of highly interested and qualified participants. Given the level of interest, the Company expects to close the sale by early Q3 2023.
“We anticipate net proceeds from the sale of our MoGas and Omega systems will be sufficient to repay our bank facility in full. We also expect that the remaining proceeds, combined with a new credit facility and operating cash flow, will enable us to retire a material percentage of our outstanding convertible debt prior to maturity. Additionally, we are pursuing the sale of underutilized real estate with proceeds expected to be available for continued deleveraging,” said Dave Schulte, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Given the recent volume shifts in the California crude oil market, our regulated pipelines are presently earning below what the California PUC considers fair and reasonable returns. We have filed appropriate tariff increases to address these volume changes and begun collection of the first 10% increase as the balance of our proposed increase undergoes the CPUC review process. We believe that these proposed rate increases will restore our profitability, enabling us to repay any accumulated preferred dividend, resume quarterly preferred dividends and re-start our common dividend,” Schulte concluded.