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Trans Energy Announces 120 Day Forbearance Agreement With CIT

ST. MARYS, W.Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today that it has entered into a forbearance agreement with its senior secured lender CIT Capital USA, Inc. ("CIT").

On June 15, 2010 the Company received a written notice of maturity / reservation of rights from CIT with respect to a certain credit agreement in the form of a senior secured revolving credit facility. The credit facility matured on June 15, 2010 and CIT advised the Company that no further loans will be made under the agreement and that all indebtedness under the agreement is due and payable.

On July 9, 2010, CIT and the Company executed a 120 day forbearance letter agreement after CIT rescinded its June 15, 2010 notice of maturity. CIT agreed to forebear from exercising its rights and remedies against the Company and its property until October 29, 2010, subject to certain terms and conditions.

John G. Corp, President of Trans Energy, said, "This forbearance is an important step forward in refinancing our senior credit facility held by CIT.  We believe, although no assurances can be given, that with the quality of the assets the Company has, we will be successful in restructuring our senior credit facility and will secure the necessary capital to develop our assets."  

About Trans Energy, Inc.

Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) is an oil and gas exploration and development company in the Appalachian Basin.  Further information can be found on the Company's website at www.transenergyinc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 - Forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.  Forward-looking statements in this document include statements regarding the Company's exploration, drilling and development plans, the Company's expectations regarding the timing and success of such programs.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in the prices of oil and gas, uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of oil and gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and timing of development activities, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and capital requirements, the effects of governmental regulation, adverse changes in the market for the Company's oil and gas production, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  For a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties of our business, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

SOURCE Trans Energy, Inc.

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