Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Unit Received 'Imminent Danger' MSHA Order

August 29, 2016 4:46 PM EDT

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Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) disclosed the following on Monday:

Item 1.04 - Mine Safety.

On August 23, 2016, Premier Silica LLC (“Premier Silica”), a subsidiary of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (the “Company”), underwent an inspection by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) at Premier Silica’s Millwood Operation in Knox County, Ohio. In the course of that inspection, Premier Silica received an imminent danger order issued by MSHA under section 107(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. According to the order, among other allegations, the inspector detected certain natural gas leaks while inspecting the dryer building, which was not in operation at the time. Employees of Premier Silica found leaks in a low pressure fuel line for the sand dryer burner at the facility, and repairs are near completion. There were no accidents or injuries. Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is required to disclose the issuance of this order on Form 8-K.

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