Other Commitments and Contingencies
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Mar. 31, 2022
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Note 13. Other Commitments and Contingencies
Office lease – Petrodome Energy
In April 2018, the Company’s subsidiary, Petrodome Energy, LLC entered into a 66-month lease for 4,147 square feet of office space for the Company’s corporate office in Houston, Texas. The annual base rent commenced at $22.00 per square foot, and escalates at $0.50 per foot each year through expiration of the lease term. Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Operating lease expense was $24,096 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021.
Building, vehicle and equipment leases – Simson-Maxwell
In October 2021, the Company recognized right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities associated with various operating lease agreements of Simson-Maxwell pertaining to seven business locations, for the premises, vehicles and equipment used in operations in the amount of $5,845,810. These values were determined using a present value discount rate of 3.45% for the premises, and 7.5% for vehicles and equipment. The leases have varying terms, payment schedules and maturities. Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line base over each of the lease terms.
Payments due in each of the next five years and thereafter at March 31, 2022 under these leases are as follows:
Operating lease expense for these leases was $368,740 for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
From time to time the Company may be a party to litigation involving commercial claims against the Company. Management believes that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.