SOURCE: High Plains Gas

January 28, 2011 09:36 ET

High Plains Gas Completes Grams & Mills Field Renovation

Increases Field's Production Capacity by 21.4%

GILLETTE, WY--(Marketwire - January 28, 2011) - High Plains Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: HPGS) ("HPG" or "the Company"), a Gillette, Wyoming-based energy company actively engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas primarily in the Powder River Basin, today announced a progress report for their Grams and Mills field renovation plans.

HPG completed the re-enhancement of this field in January 2011. With the renovation completed, the company believes that it can maintain an average gas production above 600 Mcf per day for 3 to 5 years without further investment in the wells. The field sold 686 Mcf on January 21, 2011 as compared to 565 Mcf on August 31, 2010, an increase of 21.4% from the rework of four of the Grams wells and six of the Mills field wells. The rework was completed in a timely fashion and at minimal cost to the company.

Greg Greenough, VP of Operations for High Plains Gas, commented, "We are pleased to have completed the renovation and increased our production capacity in this field. Even amidst very cold temperatures and harsh weather conditions, we still saw a significant increase in production from these wells as compared to what they were producing this past summer, indicative of our success in our renovating initiatives. We look forward to updating our investors as more renovations are completed."

ABOUT HIGH PLAINS GAS

High Plains Gas, Inc. is a Gillette, Wyoming-based energy company actively engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas primarily in the Powder River Basin. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary CEP - M Purchase LLC, the Company owns the former Marathon "North & South Fairway" assets. These assets consist of 1,614 Coal Bed Methane Wells with associated flow lines and over 155, 000 net acres. This combined with the company's existing 92 natural gas wells gives the company a strong foundation in the natural gas industry. High Plains Gas will pursue expansion opportunities for the profitable production and transmission of natural gas. High Plains Gas believes it has unique expertise and experience in the refurbishment and reactivation of wells that produce natural gas from coal bed methane formations that helps position it strategically in the Powder River Basin.

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