SOURCE: Lotta Coal, Inc.

August 15, 2007 09:30 ET

Lotta Coal Surveys Pipeline Route and Further Well Locations

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - Lotta Coal, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LCOL) (FRANKFURT: LC5) announced today that Chief Financial Officer Ron Evans, along with several other Company representatives met last week in High Level, Alberta with certain key representatives of Beaver First Nation, to carry out aerial surveying to map out its proposed pipeline route and drilling locations for this fall. "The participation of our Beaver First Nation partners in all aspects of our operations, from planning through to execution, is integral and is resulting in joint decisions that are optimal to all stakeholders," said Mr. Evans.

"The proposed pipeline will initially link the Company's eight existing wells, provide for its proposed fall and winter drilling programs, and will ultimately be an important part of the pipeline network for the Company's 164 wells projected for its current Boyer lands," said Company President Dr. Nicolas Matossian.

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 100,000 acres of land, all with a 100% interest. It successfully drilled seven out of seven wells and re-entered a further successful well in the Boyer field, and is preparing engineering for tie-in to infrastructure and further drilling in the Boyer and Lesser Slave areas. Over $4,800,000 has been invested since September 2006 on drilling and acquisition activities.

An initial USD $8 million in further funding has been secured, and is enabling the company to proceed with its plans to construct the pipeline and feeder pipeline for its existing 8 proven gas wells, and to drill and tie in an additional 8 wells this fall. The additional 8 wells have the same high probability of success as the 8 wells drilled previously. In addition the Company will acquire up to 12,000 hectares of additional lands this fall, drill two wells and undertake a 3D seismic program to select further drilling locations on its Peace Arch property by the winter. The Company is planning to drill up to 156 additional gas wells on its existing Boyer lands in the winter of 2007/2008, which are expected to generate significant cash-flows and profits for shareholders. Currently Lotta Coal, Inc. has over 100,000 acres of land, which are all located in prime oil and gas producing areas of Alberta, and the company plans to further develop its existing properties as well as continue to acquire probable and producing properties.

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