Benchmark announces resignation of director



    CALGARY, April 24 /CNW/ - BENCHMARK ENERGY CORP. ("Benchmark" or the
"Company" - TSX Venture Exchange: BEE) announces that Jean-Claude Boubée has
resigned effective April 23, 2007. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Boubée for
his significant contributions to the Company.
    As previously announced, Benchmark is continuing to investigate various
acquisition and farm-in opportunities in North and West Africa, Indonesia,
Colombia, and elsewhere. Further updates on the various projects will be
provided as soon as possible. The Company currently has a 33.33% working
interest in the Cosmos Concession in offshore Tunisia.

    THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT
    RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS NEWS
    RELEASE.




For further information:

For further information: Benchmark Energy Corp.: 1414 Eighth Street
S.W., Suite 260, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1J6, Canada, Telephone: (403) 802-0770,
Facsimile: (403) 266-5732; David R. Robinson, President and Chief Executive
Officer, david.robinson@benchmarkenergy.com - or - Noble House Capital:
Investor Relations, Telephone: 1-800-499-2388

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