Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas Announces New Executive Board of Directors for 2008-2009

    CALGARY, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Society
for Unconventional Gas (CSUG) is pleased to announce the appointment of its
new Executive Board.
    Mr. Dan Allan has been appointed Board Chairman. Mr. Allan is currently
President and CEO of Cumberland Oil and Gas, and has been a member of CSUG's
Board for approximately 5 years. Dan is a petroleum geologist with more than
30 years experience working in both Canada and the United States. During his
career he has held executive positions in a number of oil and gas companies
with a focus on the development of natural gas from unconventional sources.
    In addition, the Board is pleased to advise that Mr. Paul Beitel and Ms.
Linda D'Angelo have also been appointed to the Executive Committee. Paul is
Senior Vice-President with ARC Financial Corporation where his
responsibilities include new investment opportunities, financial matters, and
managing ARC's investments in the unconventional gas sector. He is a member of
a number of corporate boards, and has been a member of CSUG's Board of
Directors since 2007. Ms D'Angelo is currently Director of Business
Development, Canadian Tubular Products with Evraz N.A Inc., formerly IPSCO,
with responsibilities in the areas of strategic planning and growth. Linda is
active on a number of industry and community Boards, and has been a member of
CSUG's Board of Directors for 5 years.
    Returning members of the Executive Board consist of Mr. Paul Gagnon,
President of Lario Canada, Mr. Kin Chow, President of Unconventional Gas
Resources, and Mr. Phil Geiger, President of Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.
    CSUG is also pleased to welcome Mr. Eric Schmelzl, Technical Manager,
Production Enhancement with Halliburton Energy Services to the Board of
Directors of the Society.

    The Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas is a not-for-profit
association that was created to support the responsible exploration and
development of natural gas from unconventional sources in Canada. Its mandate
is to ensure all stakeholders have quality and timely technical and public
information about unconventional gas resources including shale gas, tight gas
sands, natural gas from coal, and gas hydrates.
    Join us at the 10th Annual Unconventional Gas Conference, November 19-21,

For further information:

For further information: Mike Dawson, President, Canadian Society for
Unconventional Gas, (403) 233-9298,

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