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Ur-Energy Provides 2017 Q2 Operational Results
Littleton, Colorado (PR Newswire – July 13, 2017)Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT:URG, TSX:URE) (the “Company” or “Ur-Energy”) is pleased to provide the following operational results for second quarter 2017.
|Lost Creek Operations|
|Units||2017 Q1||2017 Q2||2017 YTD|
|U3O8 Captured||(‘000 lbs)||79.3||65.3||144.6|
|U3O8 Dried & Drummed||(‘000 lbs)||74.4||70.8||145.2|
|U3O8 Sold (produced)||(‘000 lbs)||50.0||31.0||81.0|
|U3O8 Sold (purchased)||(‘000 lbs)||200.0||210.0||410.0|
|Average Flow Rate||(gpm)||2,403||2,378||2,391|
|U3O8 Head Grade||(mg/l)||32||27||30|
Lost Creek Uranium Production and Sales
Production rates at Lost Creek continued in line with guidance for the quarter. For the quarter, 65,257 pounds of U3O8 were captured within the Lost Creek plant. 70,833 pounds of U3O8 were packaged in drums and 74,406 pounds of U3O8 drummed inventory were shipped out of the Lost Creek processing plant. At June 30, 2017, inventory at the conversion facility was approximately 160,094 pounds U3O8. During the quarter, sales totaled $11.8 million on contract sales of 241,000 pounds at an average price of $48.95 per pound, which was 135% above the average spot price for the same period of $20.79 per pound. We purchased 210,000 pounds, of the 241,000 pounds delivered into our contractual commitments, at an average cost of $23.19 per pound. The remaining 31,000 pounds were delivered from Lost Creek production.
Following advance purchasing and planning activities in March, drilling and other construction work to develop the first three header houses in Mine Unit 2 (“MU2”) commenced in early April. This development work continues on schedule, with the first of these header houses anticipated to come online Q3. The second and third header houses will follow, with operations anticipated to commence for both in during Q4.
Vice President Operations, Steve Hatten was expectedly pleased with the reliable production from Lost Creek stating “August 2, 2017 will mark the fourth anniversary of the start of production at Lost Creek. Our team continues to meet, and in many cases exceed, expectations in both production and development with more than two million pounds U3O8 shipped to date.”
Continuing Guidance for 2017
2017 Q3 contract sales are anticipated to be 109,000 pounds U3O8 at an average price of $36 per pound. The pounds were contracted to be purchased at an average cost of $20 per pound. The 2017 Q3 production target for Lost Creek is between 60,000 and 70,000 pounds dried and drummed. Our production rate may be adjusted based on continuing operational matters and other indicators in the market.
We will provide further guidance for the remainder of 2017 in our Form 10-Q, which is currently anticipated to be filed on Friday, July 28, 2017.
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