Coastal Energy Announces Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Coastal Energy Announces Appointment of Non-Executive Director

HOUSTON, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Energy Company ("Coastal"
or the "Company") (TSX:CEN) (LSE:CEO) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Forrest Wylie as a Non-Executive Director of theCompany, with effect from

Mr. Wylie served previously on the board of the Company as a Non-Executive
Director from September 2006 to April 2011, when he stepped down due to time
constraints as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Buckeye Partners, L.P.,
the NYSE listed midstream company.

Mr. Wylie has extensive experience in the oil & gas industry.He was CEO of
Buckeye Partners, L.P. from 2007 to 2012, since when he has continued to serve
as Non-Executive Chairman. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Cross Group
Incorporated, a marine and offshore services provider, and USA Compression GP,
LLC, the NYSE listed provider of compression units and services to the
offshore industry. He was previously on the boards of Pacific Energy
Management LLC, NuCoastal Corporation and Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Randy Bartley, President & CEO of Coastal Energy, commented:

"We are pleased that Mr. Wylie has rejoined our Board of Directors.His
extensive experience in the energy industry is valuable and we look forward to
his continued involvement in the Company."

The following information is provided pursuant to paragraph (g) Schedule Two
of the AIM rules:

Forrest Edward Wylie, aged 50. 
Current Directorships          Past Directorships (last 5 years)
Buckeye Partners, LP           Coastal Energy Company
Cross Incorporated             Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
USA Compression                
Wylie Ventures LLC             

These securities have not been registered under United States Securities Act
of 1933 (the "US Securities Act") or the securities laws of any state and may
not be offered or sold in the United States or to US persons (as defined in
Regulation S under the US Securities Act) unless an exemption from
registration is available.

CONTACT: Enquiries:
         Coastal Energy Company
         Tel: +1 (713) 877 6793
         Strand Hanson Limited - Nomad
         Rory Murphy / Andrew Emmott
         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494
         Macqaurie Capital (Europe) Limited - Broker
         Paul Connolly / Jeffrey Auld
         Tel: +44 (0) 20 3037 2000
         First Energy Capital LLP - Broker
         Hugh Sanderson / Travis Inlow
         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7448 0200
         Buchanan Communications
         Tim Thompson / Ben Romney
         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

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