Universal Bioenergy in Advanced Negotiations for Major Agreement to Export
Coal to China
Company Forecasts Exports of Coal With Estimated Sales of $108 to $270 Million
IRVINE, Calif., April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Bioenergy Inc.,
(OTCMarkets:UBRG), a publicly traded independent diversified energy company,
that markets natural gas, petroleum and coal, is in advanced negotiations for
an agreement with a company inChina to sell them large quantities of high
thermal steam coal for electric power production. The agreement is expected to
have provisions to expand the sales of coal from $108 to $270 million annually
based on their growing demand.
The Company is intending to sell an estimated 1,200,000 to 3,000,000 tons of
high grade thermal steam coal per year for the next 3 years for export to the
company in China. The total estimated amount of coal to be delivered for the
next 3 years is estimated at 3,600,000 to 9,000,000 tons at an estimated
$90.00 per ton. The total estimated value of the transaction is $324 to $810
million over the next 3 years.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its annual Medium Term
Coal Market Report,coal's share of the global energy mix continues to rise,
and by 2017, coal will come close to surpassing oil as the world's top energy
source. The report says China and India lead the growth in coal consumption
over the next 5 years, with China surpassing the rest of the world in coal
demand during the outlook period.
Universal's Senior Vice President Solomon Ali states, "We are forecasting the
sales of coal could generate an estimated $12 to $36 million in annual
earnings. We cannot guarantee an actual valuation, however according to
industry valuation standards using average P/E ratios from Standard & Poor's,
at a multiple of 15 times earnings, a valuation of$180 to $540 million
dollars is anestimate ofthepotential additional market capitalization value
ofthis transaction to Universal. Although we can provide no assurances the
negotiations will result in a completed transaction, we believe these
estimated earnings should have a positive impact on the value of the Company
and the price of our stock."
AboutUniversal Bioenergy Inc.
Founded in 2004, Universal Bioenergy Inc., is a publicly traded independent
diversified energy company that produces and markets natural gas, petroleum,
coal and propane. We market energy resources to the largest public utilities,
electric power producers and local gas distribution companies in the U.S.,
that serve millions of commercial, industrial and residential customers. We
are also engaged in the acquisition and development of existing or recently
discovered oil and gas fields, leases and surface coal mines. For more
information visit www.universalbioenergy.com
Safe Harbor Statement - There are matters discussed in this media information
that are forward looking statements within the meaning of Rule 175 under the
Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. Such
statements are only forecasts and actual events or results may differ
materially from those discussed. For a discussion of important factors which
could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements,
refer to Universal Bioenergy Inc.'s most recent annual report and accounts and
other SEC filings. The company undertakes no obligation to update publicly, or
revise, forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.
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Solomon Ali at 704-837-5705
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