SOURCE: High Plains Gas

November 08, 2010 16:27 ET

High Plains Gas Provides Operations and Production Update

GILLETTE, WY--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) -  High Plains Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: NXPN) (OTCQX: NXPN) today announced an update on its operational activities in its Grams and Mills Gillette leases.

Grams
High Plains Gas has completed its re-enhancement program on well # 23-17-02 in the Gram's lease. Re-enhancement has increased production on well #23-17-02 by 120%. HPG has targeted two additional wells in the Grams lease to begin its re-enhancement program expected to begin next week.

HPG has also completed its re-enhancement program on well # 14-17-02 in the Gram's lease.

Mills Gillette
High Plains Gas has added additional compression capacity to the Mills lease. The increased compression capacity has substantially increased marketable volumes coming out of the Mills field.

"We are extremely pleased with the immediate success of our re-enhancement programs and we will continue to target additional wells to improve our production volume and efficiency," said Mark Hettinger, Chairman of High Plains Gas. "This type of positive progress is critical to achieve our growth plan for the Company," added Hettinger.

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. The Company currently maintains seven active leases in the region with 92 wells producing natural gas. With a strong foundation in the basin and growth as a core value, High Plains Gas will purse 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.

Statements made about our future expectations are forward-looking statements and subject to risks and uncertainties as described in our most recent filings made with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and are subject to change at any time. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement.

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