Despite a stinging second quarter net income loss of $17.3million, or $0.07 per share, compared to last year’s second quarternet income of $74 million, or $0.30 per share, Union PacificResources noted the addition of Norcen Energy assets helped pushdiscretionary cash flow up 20% ($56 million) to $332 million ($1.34per share). Producing property volumes increased to nearly 2.8Bcf/d, a 72% increase over the same period last year. The drop innet income was a result of lower commodity prices, higherexploration expenses and interest expense from the Norcenacquisition, UPR said. Included in the company’s second quarterresults were a pre-tax gain of $26 million on the sale of DJ Basinproperties, a settlement of gas supply agreements which addedpre-tax income of $30 million and an $11 million pre- tax gain on aforeign currency exchange.

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