NWest Energy commences trading under symbol NWN

    ST. JOHN'S, March 7 /CNW/ - NWest Energy Inc. (TSX-V: NWN) announces that
effective at the opening of the market today, it will cease trading as Trilogy
Metals Inc. (TSX-V:TRI) and commence trading as NWest Energy Inc. under
trading symbol "NWN". The Company completed a reverse take-over of Trilogy
Metals Inc. and a $10 million private placement financing on December 19,
2007. Trilogy's continuation from the British Columbia Business Corporations
Act to the Canada Business Corporations Act and its name change to NWest
Energy Inc. will also be effective today.

    About NWest Energy

    NWest Energy is an innovative Canadian junior oil and gas company
developing high-margin frontier basins and legacy assets for long-term,
sustainable value creation. To date, NWest has acquired four properties,
located off the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. All properties have
defined seismic targets along with considerable exploration potential to host
large oil and gas reservoirs. Through exploration licenses with the
Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, NWest holds
approximately 1.6 million acres of highly prospective property in a
geologically favorable environment for exploration.

For further information:

For further information: François Gauthier, President & Chief Executive
Officer, (709) 722-3757; Chris Flanagan, Sr. Manager Investor Relations &
Corporate Communications, (709) 722-3953, info@nwestenergy.com

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