Epsilon Energy Ltd.

Epsilon Energy Ltd.

February 02, 2010 09:40 ET

Joint Venture Agreement Between Epsilon Energy Ltd. and Chesapeake Energy Corporation -Update

CONCORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2010) - Epsilon Energy Ltd. ("Epsilon" or the "Company") (TSX:EPS) today provided an update regarding the proposed Joint Venture between Epsilon and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) ("Chesapeake"). As previously announced, on January 18, 2010 a letter of intent was signed between Epsilon and Chesapeake for the development of Epsilon's Highway 706 Prospect in the Marcellus Shale with anticipated closing on February 1, 2010. The closing of this transaction is now pending completion of legal documentation, which both sides are working to finalize.

Zoran Arandjelovic, Epsilon's Executive Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "Both Chesapeake's and Epsilon's teams have been working diligently for the last two weeks towards completion of the necessary paperwork. Given the size and complexity of the transaction, we want to be sure that all issues are appropriately addressed and our partnership with Chesapeake commences smoothly."

Epsilon Energy Ltd. is engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas reserves targeting the Marcellus Shale. The company also has participating interests and production sharing agreements in other natural gas and oil plays within North America, the Middle East, and Africa. Established in 2005, the Corporation has been a producer of natural gas and oil since 2006. Epsilon's ongoing business strategy involves focused targeting of lower risk natural gas properties within the Marcellus Shale and other parts of Canada and the United States, as well as the high potential oil & gas properties in the Middle East and Africa. The common shares of Epsilon trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "EPS". Further information is available at www.epsilonenergyltd.com.

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