Compton responds to market activity

    CALGARY, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Compton Petroleum Corporation (TSX - CMT, NYSE -
CMZ) announces at the request of Market Surveillance on behalf of the Toronto
Stock Exchange that the Corporation wishes to comment on the recent and
unusual trading in the stock. Compton is not aware of any specific
circumstances that may be contributing to the recent increase in market price
and the level of trading activity of its shares.

    About Compton Petroleum Corporation

    Compton Petroleum Corporation is a public company actively engaged in the
exploration, development and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids,
and crude oil in western Canada. Our strategy is focused on creating value for
shareholders by providing appropriate investment returns through the effective
development and optimization of assets. The Corporation's operations are
located in the deep basin fairway of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. In
this large geographical region, we pursue three deep basin natural gas plays:
the Basal Quartz sands at Hooker in southern Alberta, the Gething/Rock Creek
sands at Niton and Caroline in central Alberta, and the shallower Plains Belly
River sand play in southern Alberta. In addition, we have an exploratory play
at Callum/Cowley in the Foothills area of southern Alberta. Natural gas
represents approximately 86% of reserves and production. Compton's shares are
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CMT and on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol CMZ.

    %CIK: 0001043572

For further information:

For further information: Susan J. Soprovich, Director, Investor
Relations, Ph: (403) 668-6732, Fax: (403) 237-9410, Email:, Website:

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