SOURCE: Lotta Coal Inc.

March 08, 2007 09:00 ET

Lotta Coal Successfully Completes the First 7 Shallow Gas Wells in Northern Alberta

CALGARY, AB -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2007 -- Lotta Coal Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LCOL) today announced that it has successfully drilled and completed seven shallow gas wells at its Boyer field near High, Level, Alberta.

The seven wells have been cased and logged in preparation for tie-in and production from the Bluesky formation. These wells are each anticipated to produce between 65 and 100 mcf per day. In addition to the seven wells drilled, the Company completed a further re-entry well in the same area for a total of 8 wells ready for tie-in and production.

The Company is currently developing the engineering and pipeline layout to complete and tie in the wells to commence production and complete the earning of 40 sections of land, and is negotiating with the two major pipeline carriers in the area to access the infrastructure for compression and carrying of the gas to market.

The Company has invested in excess of $3,400,000 in drilling and land acquisitions. The Company’s current land base in its Boyer field provides for the drilling of 164 additional wells and therefore a total of up to 172 wells, which the company's geologists expect could produce between 11,180 mcf per day to 17,200 mcf per day.

About Lotta Coal

Lotta Coal Inc. is a unique oil and gas company with three separate wholly owned operating subsidiaries, each with rights to explore and develop oil and gas resources in partnership with different First Nations commercial entities in Northern Alberta, Canada. The Company is publicly traded on the over-the-counter market under the Ticker symbol: LCOL. The Company has been able to assemble over 105,000 acres (165 square miles) of land, all with a 100%. Over $3,400,000 has been invested since September 2006 on drilling and acquisition activities.

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