SOURCE: Magnum Hunter Resources

Magnum Hunter Resources

December 17, 2010 09:00 ET

Magnum Hunter Resources Commits to Purchase 200 MMcf per Day Capacity Cryogenic Natural Gas Processing Plant for the Eureka Hunter Pipeline System

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE Amex: MHR) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PC) ("Magnum Hunter," or the "Company") announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement for the construction of a new 200 MMcf per day capacity cryogenic natural gas processing plant.

This new cryogenic plant will treat and process natural gas liquids transported on the Company's Eureka Hunter Pipeline System located in Northwestern West Virginia. Under the terms of the contract, installation and hookup of the facility will begin once this new cryogenic natural gas processing plant is delivered in October 2011. The Company intends to fund the purchase price of the plant using undrawn availability under its commercial bank revolver and cash on hand. Magnum Hunter's available liquidity is approximately $55 million as of December 15, 2010.

Gary C. Evans, Chairman and CEO of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, commented, "The Company is very pleased to announce the purchase of this new 200 MMcf per day cryogenic natural gas processing plant. With our first phase of the Eureka Hunter pipeline system going operational in a few days, the purchase of this plant fulfills our goal of becoming a fully integrated producer, gas gatherer, and processor in this region. Natural gas to be produced from our 50,000 net acres in the Marcellus Shale natural gas resource play of Northwestern West Virginia and Ohio is highly liquids rich, in the 1,200 Btu to 1,400 Btu range. New development in this region of the Marcellus Shale is accelerating rapidly. Magnum Hunter intends to drill a minimum of twelve horizontal Marcellus Shale wells in fiscal year 2011. This new plant allows for our wholly-owned subsidiary, Eureka Hunter Pipeline, to not only transport and process Magnum Hunter's equity natural gas, but also become an outlet for existing shut-in or curtailed gas owned by other producers in the area seeking alternative marketing opportunities."

About Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and subsidiaries are a Houston, Texas based independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition of exploratory leases and producing properties, secondary enhanced oil recovery projects, exploratory drilling, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company is presently active in three of the "big five" emerging shale plays in the United States.

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