Advantage Announces Additional Increase in 2008 Capital Budget



    CALGARY, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Advantage Energy Income Fund ("Advantage" or the
"Fund") is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved an
additional increase to the 2008 capital budget of $50 million. The 2008
capital expenditure budget is now set at $250 million. The increased capital
will be directed towards additional activity at our Montney natural gas
resource play in our Glacier property.
    During the first quarter of 2008, Advantage drilled five vertical
delineation wells in the Glacier property which helped confirm geological
formations, reservoir productivity and pool continuity. Advantage commenced
drilling horizontal wells and additional vertical delineation wells with three
rigs in July 2008. Well completions and infrastructure activities are also
underway. We look forward to reporting results and development plans by year
end 2008.

    Advisory

    The information in this press release contains certain forward-looking
statements. These statements relate to future events or our future
performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not
always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan",
"continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict",
"potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe",
"would" and similar expressions. These statements involve substantial known
and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Advantage's
control, including: the impact of general economic conditions; industry
conditions; changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new
environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and
enforced; fluctuations in commodity prices and foreign exchange and interest
rates; stock market volatility and market valuations; volatility in market
prices for oil and natural gas; liabilities inherent in oil and natural gas
operations; uncertainties associated with estimating oil and natural gas
reserves; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions, of
reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of
the value of acquisitions; changes in income tax laws or changes in tax laws
and incentive programs relating to the oil and gas industry and income trusts;
geological, technical, drilling and processing problems and other difficulties
in producing petroleum reserves; and obtaining required approvals of
regulatory authorities. Advantage's actual results, performance or achievement
could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such
forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that
any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire
or occur or, if any of them do, what benefits that Advantage will derive from
them. Except as required by law, Advantage undertakes no obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations, Toll free: 1-866-393-0393,
Advantage Energy Income Fund, 700, 400 - 3rd Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P
4H2, Phone: (403) 718-8000, Fax: (403) 718-8300, Web Site:
www.advantageincome.com, E-mail: advantage@advantageincome.com


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