SOURCE: Domestic Energy Corp.

April 28, 2008 09:00 ET

Domestic Energy Announces Appalachian Shale Plan

HONEOYE FALLS, NY--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Domestic Energy Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DMEC), an independent oil and gas exploration and development firm, announced here today it plans to become one of the early participants in the new Chattanooga Shale natural gas development in Tennessee.

"Domestic Energy has people in the gas fields of Tennessee today, launching its bid to become one of the large independents operating in the state," said Larry Hillabrandt, President, Domestic Energy Corp.

"We will initially focus on acquiring existing wells and shale leases, then begin the construction of a gas gathering system and finally putting the newly acquired and drilled wells into production for oil and gas," he added.

"We believe that the Chattanooga Shale on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee will prove to be as economically productive as the Barnett Shale in Texas and the Marcellus Shale, that stretches from New York through West Virginia," he added.

"Last year, Consol Energy, Inc. drilled the first horizontal well in the region that had initial production of 3.9 MMCF of gas per day. That put the energy industry on notice that the Chattanooga shale is, in fact, an economically viable source of natural gas.

"There are several advantages to producing the Chattanooga Shale," Larry Hillabrandt noted. "The Chattanooga Shale is substantially shallower than the Marcellus, and Barnett shale with the Chattanooga shale being only about 1,500 to 2,000 feet deep. "In addition we feel the greatest advantage for us is that there are more than 1,000 abandoned and shut in gas wells in Tennessee that can be recompleted in the shale. We expect to acquire several hundred of these wells at a cost of well below what it would cost to drill new wells. This will be a substantial savings, and give us a competitive advantage we need," he added.

Industry sources believe the Tennessee Chattanooga shale gas play could eventually encompass 6,000 square miles and contain 5 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.

This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement identified by the words "expects," "projects," "plans," "feels," "anticipates" and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed "forward-looking statements." Although Domestic Energy Corp. believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this press release. These include risks inherent in the drilling of oil and natural gas wells, including risks of fire, explosion, blowout, pipe failure, casing collapse, unusual or unexpected formation pressures, environmental hazards, and other operating and production risks inherent in oil and natural gas drilling and production activities, which may temporarily or permanently reduce production or cause initial production or test results to not be indicative of future well performance or delay the timing of sales or completion of drilling operations; risks with respect to oil and natural gas prices, a material decline in which could cause the Company to delay or suspend planned drilling operations or reduce production levels; and risks relating to the availability of capital to fund drilling operations that can be adversely affected by adverse drilling results, production declines and declines in oil and gas prices and other risk factors.

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