Breitling Energy CEO Chris Faulkner Recognized as Oil Executive of the Year for 2013 by American Energy Research Group

Breitling Energy Corporation (OTC: BECC) (the “Company”) announced that its CEO Chris Faulkner has been named Oil Executive of the Year for 2013 by the American Energy Research Group (AERG).

Faulkner, an outspoken advocate of the oil and gas industry, was cited for his commitment to improving the public image of the industry “while working tirelessly as the leader of Breitling Oil and Gas.”

The AERG was created to educate and promote the safe, responsible, and affordable growth of American Energy production. “AERG believes that individuals and companies that conduct business in a responsible manner should be recognized for their conscientious efforts,” according to an AERG release. “AERG awards are reserved for companies and executives that are 100 percent compliant with industry regulations and have implemented policies and procedures that encourage others to strive for greatness. All award recipients have creative visions that will help our country move forward in the world market without compromising the environment or wildlife.”

Faulkner, whose efforts on behalf of the industry have earned him the moniker “Frack Master,” was named Industry Leader of the Year in 2013 by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region and recognized in the “Dallas Who’s Who in Energy” in 2012 and 2013. Breitling was awarded in 2013 for Exploration and Production by the Oil & Gas Awards, named “Best North American Operator” by World Finance Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013, to the “Dallas 100 List” in 2013, ranking fourth among the top 100 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy CEO, said, “I am honored to be selected by AERG for this amazing award.”  Faulkner added, “The oil and natural gas industry is made up of amazing executives who work tirelessly to promote the American energy revolution and I share this award with each of them.”

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Dallas, Texas-based Breitling Energy Corporation (OTC: BECC)is an oil and gas exploration and production company that acquires and develops lower risk onshore oil and gas working interests and royalty interests in proven basins in the United States, such as the Bakken / Three Forks Sanish formations located in North Dakota and the Mississippi Lime and Hunton / Woodford / Cleveland formations located in Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford Shale area in south Texas.


Certain statements in this news release regarding future expectations, access to public capital markets, plans for acquisitions and dispositions, oil and gas reserves, exploration, development, production and pricing may be regarded as “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. They are subject to various risks, such as operating hazards, drilling risks, the inherent uncertainties in interpreting engineering data relating to underground accumulations of oil and gas, as well as other risks discussed in detail in the Company’s periodic reports and other documents filed with the SEC. Actual results may vary materially.

Any number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the volatility of oil and gas prices, the costs and results of drilling and operations, the timing of production, mechanical and other inherent risks associated with oil and gas production, weather, the availability of drilling equipment, changes in interest rates, litigation, uncertainties about reserve estimates, environmental risks and other risks and uncertainties set forth in Company’s periodic reports and other documents filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Dipka Bhambhani, Stephenson Group, 202.321.3337

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT: Gilbert Steedley, Breitling Energy, 214.716.2060