Minister of Energy to be Opening Keynote for DUG Canada

Minister of Energy to be Opening Keynote for DUG Canada

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hart Energy and the Canadian
Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) announced today that the
Honourable Ken Hughes, Alberta's minister of energy, will open the 2nd annual
Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Canada conference and exhibition, Feb.
25-27, at the TELUS Convention Centre, in Calgary, Alberta.

Hughes has a distinguished public service record, including appointment as
parliamentary assistant to the deputy prime minister. Earlier in his career he
gained significant experience working at provincial, national, and
international levels while serving as senior adviser to the minister of
foreign affairs and as executive assistant to the Alberta minister of
education.

CSUR President Kevin Heffernan and Hart Energy CEO Rich Eichler are both very
pleased with this show of support from the Alberta government.

This year, DUG Canada will have an emphasis on liquid hydrocarbons and will
provide a fresh look for what is next for investors, producers, midstream
operators, service companies, and communities affected by unconventional
development. The conference will also spotlight the politics, capital, and
strategies needed to encourage Canadian resource development.

Other speakers recently confirmed include:
· John W. Gibson Jr., president and CEO, Tervita
· Shinya Miyazaki, CEO, Diamond Gas Management Canada Ltd.
· Fernando Aguilar, chief operating officer, Calfrac Well Services
· Ken Paulson, chief operating officer, BC Oil & Gas Commission
· Andy Evans, senior vice president and director, ARC Financial
· Brad Lock, senior vice president, Keyera Corp.
· Richard Dunn, vice president, regulatory and government relations, Encana
Corp.

For details on all the speakers and agenda, please visit dugcanada.com.

About CSUR

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The Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) is a not-for-profit
society, registered in the Province of Alberta since 2002. The organization
encourages the development of Canada's unconventional hydrocarbon resources,
focusing on: natural gas from coal; tight gas sands and carbonates; shale gas;
and gas hydrates; and more recently light tight oil. CSUR provides information
about these unconventional resource sources and strives to increase
communication between the industry and the provincial and federal governments,
stakeholders, and First Nations. Visit csur.com for more information.

About Hart Energy

For 30-plus years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering news and technology
for energy investors and executives. The Houston-based company publishes Oil
and Gas Investor, E &P, Midstream Business, and FUEL, online data services
(OilandGasInvestor.com, UGcenter.com, A-Dcenter.com), and industry
newsletters, and provides research and consulting services. With its
successful DUG™ conference series, maps, playbooks, and research studies, Hart
Energy offers exceptional depth in unconventional resources information. Visit
hartenergy.com for more information.

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         semfinger@hartenergy.com

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