Breitling Energy Chosen as Finalist in Three Categories of Prestigious Oil & Gas Awards, Gulf Coast Region: Environmental Excellence, E&P, and Corporate Social Responsibility

Breitling Energy Corporation (OTC: BECC) (the “Company”) today announced it has been named a top finalist in three categories of the prestigious Oil & Gas Awards, Gulf Coast Region: Environmental Excellence, Exploration and Production, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Breitling Energy earned the company recognition as a finalist from a field of over 400 entries, recognizing outstanding achievements in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.  Celebrating advances in environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety, award winners will be announced March 18 at a black-tie gala event in Houston, TX.

“Breitling has long been dedicated to improving exploration and production through innovations in technology, research and extraction,” said CEO Chris Faulkner. “It has been my personal mission to improve the image of the oil and gas industry by developing and modeling environmentally and socially responsible programs, educating the media and the public, debunking false claims and spreading the word about the good works of those in the energy sector.”

The company was awarded in 2013 for Exploration and Production by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region, named “Best North American Operator” by World Finance Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and to the “Dallas 100 List” in 2013, ranking fourth among the top 100 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Faulkner was named Industry Leader of the Year in 2013 by the Oil & Gas Awards for the Southwest Region, Oil Executive of the Year in 2013 by the American Energy Research Group, and recognized in the “Dallas Who’s Who in Energy” in 2012 and 2013.

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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