Waratah Coal Inc.

Waratah Coal Inc.

October 14, 2008 05:14 ET

Waratah Coal Presents at the Queensland Government's Major Project Conference

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2008) - Waratah Coal (TSX VENTURE:WCI) (Waratah) Waratah Coal advises that President & CEO Mr Peter Lynch today presented at the annual Queensland Major Projects Conference.

The Major Projects Conference is coordinated by the Queensland Government's Department of Infrastructure and Planning. This extract taken from the conferences website demonstrates its importance in the Governments agenda. "The conference provides the ideal opportunity to examine the projects shaping our state. High profile speakers will deliver an informative and exciting program including an interactive forum which will discuss innovations and challenges of financing major projects". Source: www.mpc.qld.gov.au

During the conference Mr Lynch's presentation outlined the commercial opportunities currently under investigation in respect of the Company's 15,250km2 Galilee Basin Project as follows:

- Large scale export coal project & export facility;

- Domestic Power generation;

- Underground Coal Gasification; and

- Carbon Capture Sequestration

The presentation is available on Waratah Coal's website, www.waratahcoal.com

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