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Gasco Energy Announces Amended Credit Agreement

Management Comment

Commenting on Gasco's Amended Credit Agreement, Gasco's president and chief financial officer King Grant said: "The sale of our midstream asset will provide us with the financial flexibility to pay down a portion of our credit facility and return to the normal twice-yearly redetermination schedule.  We are carrying a cash and equivalents balance of $11 million and, after applying a portion of the cash on hand and the anticipated proceeds from asset sales, expect to have approximately $10 million in borrowing availability under our credit facility at the end of the first quarter, allowing for continued development of our Riverbend project assets.  Stronger natural gas prices in the Rockies, which we expect to continue through the winter heating season, provide attractive economics for us to begin re-completion operations in Utah immediately.  We expect that flush natural gas production from these up-hole zones will boost production and cash flow. Gasco has an inventory of 34 operated wells with up-hole recompletion opportunities and also have two Upper Mancos wells awaiting initial completion activities.  We expect to have final Board approval for our 2010 capital budget in the coming weeks."

About Gasco Energy

Denver-based Gasco Energy, Inc. is natural gas and petroleum exploitation, development and production company engaged in locating and developing hydrocarbon resources, primarily in the Rocky Mountain region.  Gasco's principal business is the acquisition of leasehold interests in petroleum and natural gas rights, either directly or indirectly, and the exploitation and development of properties subject to these leases.  Gasco currently focuses its drilling efforts in the Riverbend Project located in the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah, targeting the Wasatch, Mesaverde, Blackhawk, Mancos, Dakota and Morrison formations.  To learn more, visit http://www.gascoenergy.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements set forth in this press release relate to management's future plans, objectives and expectations.  Such statements are forward-looking within the meanings of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including, without limitation, statements regarding Gasco's future financial position, potential resources, business strategy, budgets, projected costs and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements.  In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "project," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar terminology.  Although any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are to the knowledge or in the judgment of the officers and directors of Gasco, believed to be reasonable, there can be no assurances that any of these expectations will prove correct or that any of the actions that are planned will be taken.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Gasco's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projection, estimate or forecasted result.  Some of the key factors that may cause actual results to vary from those Gasco expects include the consummation of recently announced asset sales on a timely basis; inherent uncertainties in interpreting engineering and reserve or production data; operating hazards; delays or cancellations of drilling operations because of weather and other natural and economic forces; fluctuations in oil and natural gas prices in response to changes in supply; competition from other companies with greater resources; environmental and other government regulations; defects in title to properties; increases in the Company's cost of borrowing or inability or unavailability of capital resources to fund capital expenditures; fluctuations in natural gas and oil prices; pipeline constraints; overall demand for natural gas and oil in the United States; changes in general economic conditions in the United States; our ability to manage interest rate and commodity price exposure; changes in the Company's borrowing arrangements; the condition of credit and capital markets in the United States; our ability to complete a sale of our gas gathering system and related assets; and other risks described under "Risk Factors" in Item 1 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 filed with the SEC on March 4, 2009 and under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2009 filed with the SEC on August 4, 2009.

Any of these factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results implied by these or any other forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf.  We cannot assure you that our future results will meet our expectations.  When you consider these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these factors.  All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors.  Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made.  The Company assumes no duty to update or revise its forward-looking statements based on changes in internal estimates or expectations or otherwise.

SOURCE Gasco Energy, Inc.

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