Gastar Exploration Ltd. To Present at IPAA Oil and Gas Investment Symposium



    HOUSTON, April 20 /CNW/ - Gastar Exploration Ltd. (AMEX:  GST) (TSX:YGA)
announced today that J. Russell Porter, President and CEO of Gastar
Exploration Ltd., will present at the Independent Petroleum Association of
America's (IPAA) Oil and Gas Investment Symposium (OGIS) Conference to be held
in New York, NY from Monday, April 23, 2007 through Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

    Mr. Porter will be presenting Monday, April 23, 2007 at 2:50 p.m.
(Eastern Time). Gastar's presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed
via the following link:

    http://www.investorcalendar.com/CEPage.asp?ID=115753 or through Gastar's
website at www.gastar.com.

    Gastar Exploration Ltd. is an exploration and production company focused
on finding and developing natural gas assets in North America and Australia.
The Company pursues a strategy combining select higher risk, deep natural gas
exploration prospects with low-risk coal bed methane (CBM) development. The
Company owns and controls exploration and development acreage in the deep
Bossier gas play of East Texas. Gastar's CBM activities are conducted within
the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and upon the approximate 3.0 million acres
controlled by Gastar and its joint development partners in Australia's
Gunnedah Basin (PEL 238) located in New South Wales and the Gippsland Basin
located in Victoria.

    The American Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange have not reviewed
and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.




For further information:

For further information: Gastar Exploration Ltd., Houston J. Russell
Porter, 713-739-1800 Fax: 713-739-0458 rporter@gastar.com

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