July 30, 2008

Gulfport Energy Schedules Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. CDT to discuss its second quarter 2008 financial and operational results. The call will follow the release of Gulfport's first quarter earnings the morning of August 7.

Interested parties may listen to the call via Gulfport's website at www.gulfportenergy.com or by calling toll-free at 1-866-700-6979 or 617-213-8836 for international callers. The passcode for the call is 67469123. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 1-888-286-8010. The replay passcode is 54136892. The webcast will be archived on the company's website and can be accessed on the company's "Investor Relations" page.

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the Permian Basin in West Texas. Gulfport also holds a sizeable acreage position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC. In addition, Gulfport is participating in numerous wells in the Bakken play in the Williston Basin in North Dakota.

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 CONTACT:  Gulfport Energy Corporation           Investor Contact:           Michael G. Moore, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer           405-848-8807