TUSK Energy Corporation
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TUSK Energy Corporation

August 22, 2005 18:56 ET

Murray Smith, Leaves TUSK Board of Directors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 22, 2005) - TUSK Energy Corporation (TSX:TSK) ("TUSK") announces that Murray D. Smith, formerly the Minister of Energy for the Province of Alberta, who was elected to the board of directors effective August 10, 2005 has resigned as a director effective August 19, 2005.

Mr. Smith advised - "Further clarification of my employment contract with the Provincial government makes it impossible for me be a contributing member of the Board at TUSK Energy Corporation at this time. I thank the shareholders, management and directors for the opportunity and I wish TUSK all the best in the future."

TUSK expects to name a replacement to fill the vacancy on the board by the end of September.

TUSK is an exploration company focused on exploration for and development of natural gas and oil reserves in the northwest part of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, primarily in the Peace River Arch and Mega/Venus areas of northwest Alberta.

Forward Looking Statements - Some of the statements contained in this news release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements concerning estimates of recoverable hydrocarbons, expected hydrocarbon prices, expected costs, statements relating to the continued advancement of the Company's projects and other statements which are not historical facts. When used in this document, and in other published information of TUSK, the words such as "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "potential," "should," and similar expressions are indicative of a forward-looking statement. Although TUSK believes that its expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the potential results suggested by such statements involve risk and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Various factors, which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements, include the potential that TUSK's projects will experience technical and mechanical problems, geological conditions in the reservoir which may negatively impact levels of oil and gas production and changes in product prices and other risks not anticipated by TUSK or disclosed in TUSK's published material. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.

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