Blue Dolphin Cures Nasdaq Deficiencies

Dec 08, 2010, 16:00 ET from Blue Dolphin Energy Company

HOUSTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (Nasdaq: BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas company with operations in the western Gulf of Mexico and the Sumatra basin in offshore Indonesia, today announced that it has received notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market confirming that it has cured its bid price and shareholders' equity deficiencies.  The Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel") will monitor Blue Dolphin's continued compliance with the shareholders' equity rule for a period of one year.  In the event Blue Dolphin falls out of compliance during the monitoring period, the Panel may, at its discretion, delist the Company's shares.

Blue Dolphin Energy Company is engaged in the gathering and transportation of natural gas and condensate and production of oil and gas. For further information visit the Company's website at

Certain of the statements included in this press release, which express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those regarding future financial performance or results, or which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  The words "expect", "plan", "believe", "anticipate", "project", "estimate", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and such statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to our ability to continue as a going concern; collectability of a $2.0 million loan receivable; our ability to complete a combination with one or more target businesses; our ability to improve pipeline utilization levels; our ability to secure additional working capital to fund operations; performance of third party operators for properties where we have an interest; production from oil and gas properties that we have interests in; volatility of oil and gas prices; uncertainties in the estimation of proved reserves, in the projection of future rates of production, the timing of development expenditures and the amount and timing of property abandonment; costly changes in environmental and other government regulations for which Blue Dolphin is subject; and adverse changes in the global financial markets.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

SOURCE Blue Dolphin Energy Company