Forbes Energy Services Reports Selected Operating Data for June 2008



    ALICE, Texas, Aug. 4 /CNW/ -- Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: FRB)
today announced its rig and trucking hours billed for the month of June 2008.



    
                             For the month ending
                 June 30, 2008  May 31, 2008  June 30, 2007
    Working days         21           22             21
    Rig hours        32,803       33,436         13,667
    Truck hours     102,194       87,014         57,319
    
    Forbes Energy Services cautions that several factors other than those
discussed above may impact the Company's operating results and that a
particular trend regarding the factors above may or may not be indicative of
the Company's current or future financial performance.
    Forbes Energy Services is an independent oilfield services contractor
that provides a broad range of drilling-related and production-related
services to oil and natural gas companies, primarily onshore in Texas.

    
     Contacts:  Forbes Energy Services Ltd.
                L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO
                361-664-0549
    

    
                DRG&E
                Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
                713-529-6600

    




For further information:

For further information: L. Melvin Cooper, SVP & CFO of Forbes Energy
Services Ltd., +1-361-664-0549; or Ken Dennard, Managing Partner of DRG&E,
+1-713-529-6600, for Forbes Energy Services Ltd.

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