Kelso Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KLS
OTCQX : KEOSF
PINK SHEETS : KEOSF

Kelso Technologies Inc.

August 17, 2011 09:00 ET

Kelso Technologies Inc. Joins OTCQX®

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - Kelso Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KLS)(OTCQX:KEOSF)(PINK SHEETS:KEOSF) -

The Company is pleased to report that the Company is now trading in the United States on the highest tier of the OTC market: OTCQX®. The Company's common shares are trading in the U.S. under the symbol "KEOSF".

Trading commenced today and investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

"The OTCQX platform supports a transparent marketplace with high quality issuers, financial information disclosure and efficient trading for U.S. investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Kelso Technologies Inc. to OTCQX."

Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Toronto will serve as Kelso's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") for corporate matters pertaining to the OTCQX. They are responsible for providing the Company guidance on all OTCQX requirements and compliance with U.S. securities laws.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX:OTCM) operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks. Its OTC Linkplatform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in over 10,000 OTC securities. In 2010, securities on OTC Link traded over $144 billion in dollar volume, making it the third largest U.S. equity trading venue after NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. OTC Markets categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB® (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink(the speculative trading marketplace) - so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide. To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

About Kelso Technologies

Kelso is dedicated to becoming the dominant leader in the design and supply of new innovative technologies aimed at the safe containment of hazardous materials in transportation systems with the primary goal of generating above average benefits for the environment, society, customers, industry work forces and our stakeholders worldwide.

The Company designs, engineers, markets, sells, produces and distributes a series of industrial products based on our patented technologies including constant force pressure relief valves and a new unique MSS that are designed to reduce the risk of environmental harm due to non-accidental events in the transportation of hazardous commodities via railroad tank cars in North America.

Kelso is focused on the full scale commercial marketing and distribution of its proprietary technologies. With the economic recovery in North America, the enforcement of US and Canadian environmental regulations for shippers of chemical commodities and the adverse effects of wear and tear on existing railroad fleets management expects that the railroad industry will rebound significantly. Management is confident that its corporate reorganization in 2010 laid the foundation from which to pursue a meaningful revenue stream from a market made up of over 700 new tank-car builders, major chemical shippers, repair shops and retrofitters. The Company will update, by way of news releases, progress reports in the future.

For a more complete business and financial profile of the Company, management encourages interested parties to view the Company's website at www.kelsotech.com and public documents posted on www.sedar.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

James R. Bond, CEO and President

Legal Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are indicated expectations or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this news release include that the railroad market will rebound significantly and that a market of over 700 potential customers exists. The Company's products involve detailed proprietary and engineering knowledge and specific customer adoption criteria, hence factors that could cause actual results to be materially different include that we may be unsuccessful in raising any additional capital needs that may arise; we may not have sufficient capital to develop, produce and deliver new orders; orders that are placed may be cancelled; product may not perform as well as expected; markets may not develop as quickly as anticipated or at all; or that the productive capacity of Kelso may not be large enough to handle market demand. Further, we are reliant on certain key employees who may leave the Company and we may be unable to protect or defend our intellectual property. Lastly, investors who have agreed to participate in our proposed private placement may decide not to do so, and we may be unable to complete all or any part of the expected financing. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility to update these forward looking statements except to the extent required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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