DualEx Energy International Inc.- Penészlek area Operations Update


CALGARY, March 23 /CNW/ - DualEx Energy International Inc. ("DualEx") (TSX-V: "DXE") announces that its subsidiary PetroHungaria kft has restarted gas production in the Penészlek area of the Nyirség permits in eastern Hungary. Production is from the PEN-105 well and is scheduled to stabilize at over 2 MMscfd within a few days.

Additionally, following the completion of further testing operations on the PEN-104AA sidetrack, the PEN-104 wellbore is to be abandoned due to very low gas productivity and high watercut. The drilling rig will now move to and continue drilling the PEN-106 well.

As announced on March 15, 2010, the completion of the PEN-101 well has been suspended due to suspected cement isolation failure. Once the drilling of PEN-106 is complete, the drilling rig will return to the PEN-101 location to conduct the remedial work.

The partners' interests in the Penészlek project are:

                                                      PEN-101 & PEN-106
                              PEN-105    ------------------------------------
                             Interest        Revenue Interest      Cost Share
    Ascent Resources plc      48.776%             51.654%             53.381%
    DualEx                    40.440%             42.826%             44.258%
    Swede Resources            2.157%              2.285%              2.361%
    Geomega kft                8.627%              3.235%

DualEx Energy International Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the greater Mediterranean area. DualEx's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DXE".

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"MMscfd": million standard cubic feet per day.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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SOURCE DualEx Energy International Inc.

For further information: For further information: This press release is reproduced on DualEx's website at www.dualexen.com. For this and other information about DualEx Energy International Inc., please visit the website or contact Garry Hides (President & CEO) at (403) 265-8011 ext. 223.

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