September 16, 2008

Lucas Energy to Present to Harvard Investment Club

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lucas Energy, Inc. (AMEX:LEI), a U.S. based independent oil and gas company, will present to the Harvard Investment Club in New York on Friday, September 19, 2008.

The Harvard Investment Club is comprised of retail broker/dealers and financial planners based in New York City with a focus on small cap companies. Mr. James Cerna, Chairman of the Board of Lucas Energy, will present to the group at noon on Friday. The meeting will be held at the Fraunces Tavern, an historic tavern located in the financial district of New York City. If current Lucas shareholders, or other interested parties would like to attend please contact Brad Holmes, Director of IR for Lucas Energy.

About Lucas Energy

Lucas Energy, Inc. (AMEX:LEI) is an independent crude oil and gas company building a diversified portfolio of valuable oil and gas assets in the United States. The company is focused on identifying underperforming oil and gas assets, which are revitalized through a meticulous process of evaluation, application of modern well technology, and stringent management controls. This process allows the company to increase its reserve base and cash flow while significantly reducing the risk of traditional exploration projects. The Company's headquarters are located at 3000 Richmond Avenue, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77098.

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Forward-Looking Statement

This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement identified by the words "expects,""projects,""plans,""feels,""anticipates" and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed "forward-looking statements." Although Lucas Energy believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this press release. These include risks inherent in the drilling of oil and natural gas wells, including risks of fire, explosion, blowout, pipe failure, casing collapse, unusual or unexpected formation pressures, environmental hazards, and other operating and production risks inherent in oil and natural gas drilling and production activities, which may temporarily or permanently reduce production or cause initial production or test results to not be indicative of future well performance or delay the timing of sales or completion of drilling operations; risks with respect to oil and natural gas prices, a material decline in which could cause the Company to delay or suspend planned drilling operations or reduce production levels; and risks relating to the availability of capital to fund drilling operations that can be adversely affected by adverse drilling results, production declines and declines in oil and gas prices and other risk factors. The complete filing is available at

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