October 13, 2008
Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. Announces Contract With Atmos Energy Corp.
Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: KYUS), an early stage natural gas exploration and production company announced today that the Company and natural gas distributor Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE: ATO) have entered into a contract for Atmos to purchase the Company's production of gas from its wells drilling into the New Albany Shale formation on its properties in western Kentucky. Both companies will work together to lay pipe and connect into the Atmos pipeline in the coming months.
Steven Eversole, CEO of Kentucky USA Energy comments, "We are excited to work closely with Atmos on our New Albany Shale project and we believe that this strategic alliance will enable our efficient delivery of production from the project for the foreseeable future. This relationship with Atmos will play a significant part in the Company's growth and in achieving our corporate objectives."The Company's initial five wells are in the completion and testing stages, while drilling continues on the J & J Johnston #1 well. Kentucky USA expects to begin delivering gas from its wells into the Atmos pipeline by the end of this year.
About Kentucky USA Energy, Inc.
Headquartered in London, KY, Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas resource properties, with a primary focus on New Albany shale gas in the Illinois Basin in western Kentucky. The Company is a growing independent energy company with the experience and technological expertise to develop its gas resources in the Illinois Basin's New Albany Shale.
More information about the Company may be found at www.kusaenergy.com
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