EnQuest Energy Services Corp.

EnQuest Energy Services Corp.

September 11, 2008 22:16 ET

EnQuest Energy Services Corp.: Gateway Commences Operations at New Dawson Creek Distribution Facility

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - Gateway Distribution Services Ltd. ("Gateway"), a subsidiary of EnQuest Energy Services Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ENQ)("EnQuest"), is pleased to announce the opening of its new distribution and stocking facility located in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The development of this facility was successfully completed under budget and within the project timeline. Two rail spurs were developed at the site during construction. The operations are fully functioning, inspections by CN are completed and approved and the distribution facility is operational.

EnQuest, the parent of Gateway, first announced the development of the Dawson Creek facility in May 2008. Dawson Creek was selected as the inaugural site as a result of the recent gas discoveries in the Dawson Creek area. The Gateway division was founded with the mandate to provide materials distribution, railway transload and related trucking services from strategically located facilities.

Mr. W.T. David Murray, President and CEO of EnQuest stated, "We are pleased with the quick start up of the Gateway facility and the market opportunities in this business segment."

Mr. Christopher W. Challis, the Sr. Vice President and COO of EnQuest stated, "Our Gateway division will provide a new supply chain solution to help overcome the shortage of long haul truck drivers and escalating freight costs. This yard will enable us to provide additional services to the local drilling activity."

In addition, Gateway is evaluating other locations, with rail capabilities, that are strategically located within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

EnQuest provides specialized transportation, materials distribution, rental equipment and crane services to the North American energy sectors. The Company operates in 12 states and 2 provinces.

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Contact Information

  • EnQuest Energy Services Corp.
    W.T. David Murray
    President & CEO
    (970) 241-3420
    (970) 242-5078 (FAX)
    Email: wtdmurray@enquestenergy.com
    EnQuest Energy Services Corp.
    Christopher W. Challis
    Sr. Vice President & COO
    (970) 241-3420
    (970) 242-5078 (FAX)
    Email: cchallis@enquestenergy.com