Compton Petroleum responds to market activity



    CALGARY, May 7 /CNW/ - Compton Petroleum Corporation (TSX - CMT, NYSE -
CMZ) wishes to announce that on the direction of the Investment Industry
Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Company is not aware of any specific
circumstances that may be contributing to the recent increase in market price
and the level of trading activity of its shares.

    About Compton Petroleum Corporation

    Compton Petroleum Corporation is a Calgary-based public company actively
engaged in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas,
natural gas liquids, and crude oil in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
Compton's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CMT
and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CMZ.

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For further information:

For further information: Susan J. Soprovich, Director, Investor
Relations, Ph: (403) 668-6732, Fax: (403) 237-9410, Email:
investorinfo@comptonpetroleum.com, Website: www.comptonpetroleum.com

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