Orca Exploration announces signing of gas supply contract to leading cement producer



    TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Orca Exploration Group
Inc ("Orca") announces that it has signed a five year contract with Tanzania
Portland Cement Company ("TPCC"), a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, for the
supply of gas to a new US$100 million kiln at its Wazo Hill plant in Dar es
Salaam. The contract is forecast to commence in the first half of 2009 when
the kiln is commissioned.
    Initially, it is forecast that 2 mmscf/d of Additional Gas will be
supplied under the contract, but this is expected to increase to in excess of
6 mmscf/d by 2012 as TPCC overhauls its existing kilns and brings them back on
production to meet increasing demand. TPCC is already connected to the gas
supply system and limited additional capital expenditure will be required to
meet these Additional Gas sales.
    This represents the largest industrial contract signed by Orca and
demonstrates increasing confidence by overseas investors in the economic and
political stability of Tanzania.
    Orca continues to sign up smaller industrial customers in Dar es Salaam
from its 35 kilometers of low pressure pipeline and will commence the sale of
compressed natural gas in Q1 2009 to hotels, institutions and industries not
connected to the distribution system. The CNG market is expected to expand
rapidly in 2009 when Orca will look to transport CNG to the industrial centres
of Morogoro and Tanga. Internal assessments are that this market could grow to
15 mmscf/d.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This disclosure contains certain forward-looking estimates that involve
substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are
beyond Orca Exploration's control, including the impact of general economic
conditions in the areas in which Orca Exploration operates, civil unrest,
industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of
new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted
and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified
personnel or management, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or
interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of
regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties
associated with oil and gas operations, therefore Orca Exploration's actual
results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those
expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking estimates and, accordingly,
no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the
forward-looking estimates will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so,
what benefits, including the amounts of proceeds, that Orca Exploration will
derive therefrom.





For further information:

For further information: Nigel A. Friend, CFO, +255 (0)22 2138737,
nfriend@orcaexploration.com; Peter R. Clutterbuck, CEO, +44 (0) 7768 120727,
prclutterbuck@orcaexploration.com or visit the Company's web site at
www.orcaexploration.com


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