Aspen Group Resources Corporation

Aspen Group Resources Corporation
Westchester Resources Inc.

Westchester Resources Inc.

February 17, 2005 12:32 ET

Aspen and Westchester Report Drilling Results


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FOR: ASPEN GROUP RESOURCES CORPORATION

TSX SYMBOL: ASR

AND WESTCHESTER RESOURCES INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: WSR

FEBRUARY 17, 2005 - 12:32 ET

Aspen and Westchester Report Drilling Results

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 17, 2005) - Aspen Group
Resources Corporation (TSX:ASR) ("Aspen") and Westchester Resources Inc.
(TSX VENTURE:WSR) today announced that the Froelich 1-27 well was
drilled to a total depth of 9700 feet and casing is now being set after
drilling into what independent geologists believe may be the top of a
Lodgepole Reef discovery. The well will be logged and production tested
in order to determine whether the structure contains commercial
quantities of oil and gas. Results are expected in three weeks.

The Froelich 1-27 well is the first in a multi-well exploration program
Aspen and Westchester, through their 50/50 joint venture arrangement
(the "Joint Venture") entered into with Oil for America, Inc. ("OFA") in
North Dakota. The well was drilled approximately 5 miles south of the
Eland field in Stark County, North Dakota.

Aspen Group Resources Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas
producer engaged in the acquisition, exploration, production and
development of oil and natural gas properties in North America. Aspen's
shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ASR".

Westchester's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
"WSR".

For more information on the Oil and Gas Industry in North Dakota, visit
www.oilgas.nd.gov

Portions of this document include "forward-looking statements", which
may be understood as any statement other than a statement of historical
fact. Forward-looking statements contained in this document are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on
management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and
changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from
management's expectations and projections expressed in this document.
Certain factors that can affect the Company's ability to achieve
projected results are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form
20-F and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Such factors include, among others, production variances
from expectations, uncertainties about estimates of reserves, volatility
of oil and gas prices, the need to develop and replace reserves, the
substantial capital expenditures required to fund operations,
environmental risks, drilling and operating risks, risks related to
exploratory and developmental drilling, competition, government
regulation, and the ability of the company to implement its business
strategy.

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