Encal Energy Ltd.

  CALGARY, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ - In response to unusual trading activity in 
the common shares of Encal Energy Ltd., Encal advises that it is in 
preliminary discussions with a party regarding a possible combination.  The 
company routinely evaluates all of its alternatives on a continuing basis.  No 
assurance can be given that an agreement within respect to any transaction 
will be reached or that a transaction will be consummated.  
Encal Energy Ltd. is a Calgary-based public oil and gas company with core 
operations in northeastern British Columbia and west central Alberta. The 
Company focuses on growth through drilling, primarily directed toward natural 
gas targets. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol ENL) 
and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ECA). 

SOURCE Encal Energy Ltd.  
-0-              02/02/2001  
/CONTACT: David D. Johnson, President and Chief Executive 
Officer or Steven A. Allaire, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial 
Officer, Tel: (403) 750-3300, fax (403) 266-2337, E-Mail invrel@encal.com/  
(ENL. ECA)  
CO: Encal Energy Ltd. 
ST: Alberta 
-0- Feb/02/2001 17:20 GMT
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