SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 17, 2020
VOC Energy Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee
Global Corporate Trust
601 Travis Street, Floor 16
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 1-512-236-6599
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units of Beneficial Interest||VOC||The New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On April 17, 2020, VOC Energy Trust issued a press release announcing the Trust quarterly distribution for the payment period ended March 31, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), is not subject to the liabilities of that section and is not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing by VOC Energy Trust under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, but is instead “furnished” for purposes of that instruction.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||VOC Energy Trust Press Release issued April 17, 2020.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|VOC Energy Trust|
|By:||The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.,|
|Date: April 17, 2020||By:||/s/ Michael J. Ulrich|
|Michael J. Ulrich|
VOC Energy Trust
VOC Energy Trust Announces Trust Quarterly Distribution
VOC ENERGY TRUST
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Houston, Texas, April 17, 2020 — VOC Energy Trust (NYSE Symbol — VOC) announced the Trust distribution of net profits for the first quarterly payment period ended March 31, 2020.
Unitholders of record on April 30, 2020 will receive a distribution amounting to $510,000 or $0.03 per unit, payable May 15, 2020.
Volumes, average sales prices and net profits for the payment period were:
|Natural gas (Mcf)||102,303|
|Average sales prices:|
|Oil (per Bbl)||$||53.94|
|Natural gas (per Mcf)||$||2.36|
|Natural gas sales||241,201|
|Total gross proceeds||$||9,474,836|
|Lease operating expenses||$||3,029,692|
|Production and property taxes||481,878|
|Percentage applicable to Trust’s Net Profits Interest||80||%|
|Net profits interest||$||1,437,635|
|Increase in cash reserve held by VOC Brazos Energy Partners, L.P.||0|
|Total cash proceeds available for the Trust||$||1,437,635|
|Provision for estimated Trust expenses||(927,635||)|
|Net cash proceeds available for distribution||$||510,000|
VOC Brazos has reported to the Trustee the West Texas Intermediate spot price of crude oil has dropped sharply from $61.17 per barrel on January 2, 2020 to $19.87 per barrel on April 16, 2020, in response to the economic effects of the recent announcements by Saudi Arabia to abandon output restraints and the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has resulted in widespread and localized health crises that adversely affect general commercial activity, the economies and financial markets of many countries and localities, as well as global demand for oil and natural gas. COVID-19 also has resulted in significant business and operational disruptions, including business closures, disruptions to supply chains, travel restrictions and limitations on the availability of workforces. The full impact of COVID-19 is unknown and is rapidly evolving, and it is not possible to reliably estimate the impact that these developments will have on future periods. If commodity prices for crude oil remain at reduced levels, subsequent distributions in 2020 will be substantially lower than historical distributions, and in certain periods there may be no distribution to unitholders. In light of the current uncertain economic environment, the provision for estimated Trust expenses referenced above includes amounts that would be sufficient to pay estimated Trust expenses over approximately the next twelve months.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Although VOC Brazos has advised the Trust that VOC Brazos believes that the expectations contained in this press release are reasonable, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to be correct. The announced distributable amount is based on the amount of cash received or expected to be received by the Trustee from the underlying properties on or prior to the record date with respect to the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Any differences in actual cash receipts by the Trust could affect this distributable amount. Other important factors that could cause these statements to differ materially include the actual results of drilling operations, risks inherent in drilling and production of oil and gas properties, the ability of commodity purchasers to make payment, the effect, impact, potential duration or other implications of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and other risk factors described in the Trust’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made in this press release are qualified by the cautionary statements made in these risk factors. The Trust does not intend, and assumes no obligation, to update any of the statements included in this press release.
|Contact:||VOC Energy Trust|
|The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee|
|601 Travis Street, Floor 16, Houston, TX 77002|