SOURCE: United Fuel & Energy

August 19, 2005 14:04 ET

United Fuel & Energy to Present at Dallas, Texas Investor Conference

MIDLAND, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 19, 2005 -- United Fuel & Energy Corporation (OTC BB: UFEN) today announced that it will be a featured presenter at the Cinapsys Microcap Investor Conference on August 24 in Dallas, Texas. The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, located at 15201 Dallas Pkwy., Addison, TX 75001.

Chuck McArthur, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Fuel & Energy, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Time. To listen to the live audio webcast and view United Fuel's slideshow, visit http://www.wallstreetwebcast.com/events/UFEN.html or at: www.wallstreetwebcast.com. It will also be archived and available for the next 30 days.

About United Fuel

United Fuel, located in Midland, Texas, is engaged in the business of distributing gasoline, diesel, propane and lubricant products primarily in certain rural markets of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. United Fuel represents the consolidation of four companies, the most significant of which is the Eddins-Walcher Company. Eddins-Walcher has been in business since 1937, has a reputation of reliability with its customers and currently represents the majority of United Fuel's consolidated revenues. United Fuel intends to continue to expand its business through strategic acquisitions.

United Fuel currently engages in the following activities:

--  Card-lock operation (unattended re-fueling of commercial vehicles).
--  Wholesale fuels and lubricants (to commercial customers).
--  Propane distribution (to commercial and residential users).
    
United Fuel conducts its operations through 16 branch locations and 62 card-lock (unattended) fuel sites. United Fuel currently has approximately 225 full-time employees.

About the Cinapsys Microcap Conference

The event, which will be held on August 24 - 25, is being sponsored by Securities Compliance Control, August Law Group, Hein & Associates, Market Wire, Continental Stock Transfer, StreetIQ and other notable industry providers. The conference will highlight approximately a dozen companies from industry groups including Energy, Technology, Business Services and more. Shareholders and interested parties are encouraged to attend. More details are available at: www.microcapconference.org.

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