SOURCE: New Frontier Energy

April 16, 2007 06:00 ET

New Frontier Energy Signs Agreement to Acquire Majority Working Interest and Become Operator of 35,000 Acre "Focus Ranch Unit" in Routt County, Colorado

Focus Ranch Unit Located Adjacent to Existing Slater Dome CBM Development Project and Gas Pipeline

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- New Frontier Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: NFEI), a natural resource company engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement to acquire and take over operations, pursuant to a farmout agreement with the current operator of the Focus Ranch Unit (the "Unit") in northwest Colorado. The Unit consists of approximately 35,000 acres adjacent to and southeast of the Slater Dome development area.

The agreement increases New Frontier Energy's total acreage in and adjacent to the Slater Dome Field to approximately 70,000 acres. The terms of the agreement require New Frontier Energy to test the Niobrara and Frontier formations in the Focus Ranch Federal 12-1 well in order to earn 65% of the farmor's working interest, which averages 75% in the Focus Ranch Unit. New Frontier Energy will acquire the remaining 35% working interest from the farmor after completing a production payment from the Unit.

"The Slater Dome Field is one of our principal properties, and the acquisition of 35,000 acres adjacent to the Field adds an exciting new element to our 2007 drilling and development program," said Paul G. Laird, President and CEO of New Frontier Energy. "We expect to test the Focus Ranch Federal 12-1 well in the July-August timeframe. If the Federal 12-1 is found commercial, New Frontier Energy will utilize the existing right of away in the Unit to build a gas line to tie into our Slater Dome gathering system. We remain on target with our initial plans to drill up to 20 new wells at the Slater Dome Field this summer."

New Frontier Energy has secured both a drilling and workover rig capable of supporting the 2007 Slater Dome drilling program and accordingly, the additional workover requirements associated with the Focus Ranch Unit will be integrated within the Slater Dome development program.

About New Frontier Energy, Inc.

Based in Denver, CO, New Frontier Energy, Inc. is an independent natural resource company engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of oil and gas properties. New Frontier Energy has interests in two principal properties, the Slater Dome Prospect, located in northwest Colorado and south-central Wyoming, and the Flattops Prospect located in southwest Wyoming. The Company's primary focus is on the development and expansion of the Slater Dome and the Flattops prospects. Both projects are coalbed methane located in the Sand Wash Basin in northwest Colorado and southwest Wyoming -- the south eastern end of the "Atlantic Rim." The Company owns a majority of the limited partnership interests in the 18-mile gas gathering line that delivers gas from the Slater Dome and Flattops prospects to a transportation hub in Baggs, Wyoming. The Company's common stock is listed on the over the counter bulletin board under the symbol "NFEI." Additional information about New Frontier Energy, Inc. can be found at the Company's website

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Contact Information

    Paul G. Laird
    New Frontier Energy, Inc.
    (303) 730-9994

    Warren Laird
    Vice President
    Dustin Weeden
    Account Executive
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