HOUSTON, May 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lucas Energy, Inc. (NYSE Amex:LEI) an independent oil and gas company (the "Company") based in Houston, Texas, today announced that the Company began the re-entry of the Stoeltje No.2 well on May 3, 2010. The well is a re-entry of a horizontal well in the Austin Chalk formation. The well is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

William A. Sawyer, President and CEO of Lucas Energy, said, "We are continuing to develop our resources in Wilson County, Texas. Lucas Energy, Inc. expects to not only have good success with this well in the Austin Chalk lateral but anticipates a potential Eagle Ford play on this lease."   For more information on this and other activities of the Company, see the Lucas Energy web site www.lucasenergy.com.

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Forward-Looking Statement

This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement identified by the words "expects," "projects," "plans," "feels," "anticipates" and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed "forward-looking statements." Although Lucas Energy believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this press release.  The Company's complete filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available at http://www.sec.gov
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