West Hawk Development Corp.

West Hawk Development Corp.

November 28, 2007 20:48 ET

West Hawk Focused on Coal Gasification and New Technology Developments

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2007) - West Hawk Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its gasification technology initiatives. The company continues to be focused on clean energy coal gasification technology to develop pipeline quality gas, liquids, power and the associated co-products.

The Company continues to work on a contractual relationship with New York Energy Group. Since the announcement September 24, 2007, West Hawk has had several discussions with other gasification technology suppliers. To bring the best coal gasification technology to the Company and its shareholders, West Hawk continues evaluating different gasification designs and technologies from various suppliers throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

These technology suppliers are in many cases supplying various new state of the art design concepts using catalytic gasification, molten media, plasma, highly efficient catalysts, isomerization reforming, CO2 control, and several other designs.

Many of these new technologies require substantially reduced capital cost structures that management believes will advance West Hawk and the industry. They can be smaller in size and can be fit to the market requirements. Much of this new coal gasification technology is more efficient in terms of feedstock cold gas efficiency and carbon conversion efficiency when compared to traditional coal gasification technologies. Most of these new technologies also offer enhanced environmental performance and is projected to be the cleanest form of creating energy amongst the technologies that exist today.

"With these new technologies focusing on dramatically improved efficiencies, environmental performance, increased capacity and availability factors, delivered at a lower capital cost investment it will surely drive the world to a greater use, independency, and security of our most precious coal feedstock," said Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and CEO of West Hawk Development Corporation.

The Company is focusing on coal gasification in relation to its coal assets in British Columbia, North West Territories, and Nunavut. The Company is currently negotiating to close its first coal asset in the US. In China, West Hawk is continuing to work with Luan to develop two coal gasification projects, but no clear decision has been made on the technology at this point, in light of the various technologies that have been made available. West Hawk and Luan are continuing to evaluate constructing two coal IGCC plants as well as possibly two circuits with coal to liquids.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

Cautionary Note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specially noted, are considered speculative. The Company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. The Company has filed National Instrument 43-101 Reports for each of the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Coal property and the Groundhog Coal property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary note to U.S. investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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