West Hawk Development Corp.
TSX VENTURE : WHD
FRANKFURT : H5N

West Hawk Development Corp.

December 18, 2007 12:15 ET

West Hawk to Provide Technical and Commercial Services for NYEG

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2007) - West Hawk Development Corp. ("West Hawk") (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that following meetings with the New York Energy Group (NYEG) in Denver, Colorado last week that West Hawk Development Corporation has been selected and contracted by NYEG to provide technical and commercial input and review for NYEG's coal gasification pilot plant.

The development and commercialization plant will be owned and funded exclusively by NYEG.

The NYEG coal gasification facility will be the first plant installed in the United States and it will act as a commercial and research & development plant for bringing this state of the art technology in gasification into commercial production. The site may also be an R&D site for other future technologies.

"This is a great honor for West Hawk Development to be selected to participate with the NYEG company to assist in the design, engineering, and research work for this state of the art and very exciting coal gasification technology. Every member of the West Hawk Development team has energy expertise in coal, gasification, electricity, liquids, and co-products," said Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and CEO of West Hawk Development Corporation.

"West Hawk Development continues serious discussions with NYEG to market and license their gasification technology in various parts of the world. "I believe that we are getting close to a deal," said Dr. John A. Reeves, Jr.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

About the Company: West Hawk Development Corp. is focused on providing valuable, high-demand energy products from a variety of sources. Assets include the Figure Four natural gas property located in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, being developed under a drilling and development agreement; the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories; the Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia; and the Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory coal property.
Cautionary Note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specially noted, are considered speculative. The Company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. The Company has filed National Instrument 43-101 Reports for each of the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Coal property and the Groundhog Coal property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary note to U.S. investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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