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Earlier this week, HNR Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: HNRA), an independent oil and gas company and SPAC sponsored by Houston Natural Resources Corporation (OTC: HNRC), witnessed a remarkable 121% surge in its stock value earlier this week. Specializing in the development, acquisition, exploration, and production of oil and gas properties within the Permian Basin, the company revealed on March 12, 2024, the presence of potentially untapped oil reserves in the San Andres and Grayburg oil zones.

Of particular significance, it emerged that the highly productive oil zones could soon become accessible. HNR Acquisition Corp. highlighted a series of meetings between its management and independent petroleum consultants concerning the untapped oil reserves within these zones. According to the gathered data, it has been determined that approximately 34 million barrels of oil may be present within the HNR Acquisition Corp. leasehold area encompassing these oil zones. Accessing this oil could involve adding perforations to the company’s current wells within the oil zones.

In response to this development, the stock of Houston Natural Resources Corporation experiencing a surge, as the company maintained its investment in HNR Acquisition Corp. The IPO for HNR Acquisition Corp. was finalized in February 2022 with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Through its IPO, the company amassed gross proceeds amounting to $86,250,000. Houston Natural Resources Corporation established it as a blank-check firm capable of merging with other businesses. While the company theoretically has the flexibility to enter any industry, its focus lies on participating in the North American market for natural gas liquids, crude oil, natural gas, and refined products.