SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

January 08, 2008 08:45 ET

Stock on the Move for Tuesday: AOGN! January 8, 2008

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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: Avalon Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: AOGN), InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (OTCBB: GTRE).

Having reported last month a production increase of 69% over the previous quarter, Avalon Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: AOGN) should have the attention of investors looking to possibly benefit from the energy sectors! Monday after the markets closed, the company, an oil and gas investment company engaged in the acquisition of oil and gas producing properties, issued a press release announcing that that it has completed its first production run in the Lake Washington Field and received its check for sale of oil in December.

More good news for AOGN, as according to the press release, the first month's production run proved to be almost 40% higher than the company had projected. This increase in production, combined with much higher commodity prices, has increased the internal rate to over 35% on this recent portfolio acquisition.

Avalon acquired non-operated production in the Lake Washington Field in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, located about 60 miles south of New Orleans, effective November 1, 2007. The Lake Washington Field was discovered in the 1930s and is located around a shallow piercement salt feature. The press release states that since discovery, the field has produced approximately 350 million barrels of oil, putting it among the largest oil and gas fields in the United States.

Swift Energy Company, the operator of the property, reports replacing several of the oil storage tanks, during which time the field has been offline. As of the end of December, about 70% of the production was back online, with the remainder to return online shortly. Production levels are consistent with levels prior to the shutdown.

The company should have investors watching! "We are extremely pleased with the initial production returns from the Lake Washington Field, and with Swift Energy's operation of this property," said Avalon's President and Chief Executive Officer, Kent A. Rodriguez. "Avalon's team has broad experience developing oil properties in the region, and has maximized this opportunity to refine our asset base with high margin properties, while adding significant development drilling opportunities," added Rodriguez.

The Lake Washington acquisition substantially increases Avalon's daily production of oil and gas. Avalon holds approximately 0.7% working interest in 3 producing units that are currently making over 1000 barrels of oil per day. Avalon also acquired like interests in surface production facilities and two salt water injection wells in the transaction.

Before the news was released, the stock closed Monday at Thirty Eight cents a share.

For Stock Market Alerts' in-depth profile of Avalon Oil and Gas, visit http://www.wallstreetenews.com/HotStocks/AOGN010708/default.aspx.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) up 37.7% on 6.1 million shares traded. InterMune is a biotechnology company focused on the research, development and commercialization of innovative therapies in pulmonology and hepatology. InterMune has a research and development portfolio addressing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections.

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) up 1.7% on 48.1 million shares traded. Pfizer is one of the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company's taking new approaches to better health.

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (OTCBB: GTRE) up 5.6% on 1 million shares traded. Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated and traded in the United States and operating in South America.

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