Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RLE

Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.

June 20, 2011 13:53 ET

Ridgeline Greenfill Inc. Receives First Approval in Saskatchewan

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. ("Ridgeline" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RLE) announces that it has received an amended permit to construct a centralized soil management and treatment facility at Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. This is the first approval of its kind issued by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and follows similar approvals the Company has received in Alberta.

The new facility will be used to transform contaminated soil into safe landfill cover. Ridgeline's proprietary technology utilizes bacteria and microorganisms to break down hydrocarbons into CO2 and water. Once treated, these soils meet unconditional land usage criteria.

Jeff Mulligan, Mayor of Lloydminster SK, stated, "We are excited to move forward with Ridgeline on the construction of the facility. The residents of Lloydminster fully support initiatives that observe environmental best practices. The recycle and reuse principles employed by Ridgeline will dovetail nicely with the City's environmental philosophy while providing a revenue stream and cover material for our operations."

Tony Ker, CEO of Ridgeline, stated, "Our technology and facilities benefit both the communities and the oil and gas producers. Specifically, our technology is good for the environment since we treat the soil for reuse as opposed to storing the contamination indefinitely in oilfield landfill sites. The municipalities we serve will realize a new source of revenue and the treated soil will meet an ongoing demand for landfill cover and capping or decommissioning material. Producers benefit from lower transportation costs and reduced liability. Conversely, conventional methods involve storing contaminated soils at approved Class 2 landfills which involve expensive trucking and disposal costs, and retention of liability by the producer of the wastes."

Mr. Ker continued, "This approval opens the door for additional soil treatment facilities in Saskatchewan which will complement the Company's Alberta approvals and facilities at Drumheller. Ridgeline has agreements with four other municipalities in Alberta to build and construct GreenFill facilities within the footprint of the municipal landfill.

About Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.

Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RLE) is an environmental technology and consulting company focused on waste management in the oil and gas industry. Through its subsidiary Ridgeline Water Inc., the Company is developing proprietary technology capable of efficiently treating large volumes of contaminated water generated by oil and gas producers. The Company is working with energy majors in the application of proprietary technology for effective treatment of water for hydraulic fracturing, oil sands process water (SAGD and tailings ponds) and to recycle the water used in these oil and gas industry applications. Through its environmental consulting and remediation subsidiaries, Ridgeline Environment Inc. and Ridgeline GreenFill Inc., the Company has built a reputation as an established player in the provision of environmental services to Western Canada's large and growing oil and gas industry. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RLE". Additional information is available on the Company's website at: http://www.ridgelinecanada.com .

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