May 9 (Reuters) - Canada’s Crocotta Energy Inc reported a narrower first-quarter loss, helped by a rise in oil and natural gas production and lower costs.
Crocotta’s net loss narrowed to C$293,000 from C$4.4 million a year ago.
Production rose to 6,752 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) from 2,274 boe/d.
Oil and natural gas sales for the company, which operates primarily in west-central Alberta and northeast British Columbia, rose to C$20.14 million from C$7.5 million.
Shares of the Calgary, Alberta-based company closed at C$2.15 on Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.