Revenues are being generated from the East Denver Colorado shale project and these should increase significantly when six new wells begin production in December to cover its overheads for 2019.
In addition, the water resources business is also contributing revenue while the nitrogen project in Kansas should also start to produce sales next year.
Highlands originally applied for 104 permits in West Denver but withdraw them all after objections from the local community.
Half year results will be announced on 13 December.
In mid-morning trading, Highlands Natural Resources shares were 27.8% higher at 11.25p, bouncing back after sharp falls on Monday.
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