DualEx Energy International Inc. - Operations update - Al Tayr 101 well,
Syria

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CALGARY, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - DualEx Energy International Inc. ("DualEx") (TSX-V: "DXE"), announces that the Al Tayr 101 well, drilled on the Block 17 Concession in Syria, has reached total depth and is being plugged and abandoned following an unsuccessful testing program. The well was spudded on October 7, 2009 and was drilled to a depth of 3,150 meters. The well encountered gas shows throughout the Kurrachine Dolomite section, the main producing horizon within the Ash Shaer and other nearby producing fields. The well was tested, including an acid stimulation program, over two prospective intervals, neither of which flowed gas to surface. The well satisfies the exploration commitment in the first phase of the concession.

DualEx and its partners, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co (KUFPEC) and Stratic Energy Corporation, are evaluating the results of the well to determine the next steps in the exploration program. DualEx holds a 31.67% working interest in Block 17.

DualEx Energy International Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the greater Mediterranean area. DualEx's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DXE".

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This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward looking statements and information concerning DualEx's future operations and prospects. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by DualEx, including expectations and assumptions concerning equipment and crew availability, and joint venture partner financial capability. Although DualEx believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward looking statements and information because DualEx can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. By its nature, such forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties, which could cause DualEx's actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, reservoir performance, labour, equipment and material costs, access to capital markets, interest and currency exchange rates, and political and economic conditions. Additional information on these and other factors is available in continuous disclosure materials filed by DualEx with Canadian securities regulators. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this news release or otherwise, and to not use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. DualEx undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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SOURCE DualEx Energy International Inc.

For further information: For further information: This press release is reproduced on DualEx's website at www.dualexen.com. For this and other information about DualEx Energy International Inc., please visit the website or contact Garry Hides (President & CEO) at (403) 265-8011 ext. 223

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