ST. MARYS, W.Va., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today that it has begun drilling the Lucey #1H well in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Lucey #1H will be drilled and completed horizontally in the Marcellus shale. John G. Corp, President of Trans Energy, said, "We have completed the drilling of the Keaton #1H and have now begun the drilling of the Lucey #1H. The Lucey #1H is the last of our four planned horizontal Marcellus wells in Marshall County in the second half of 2010. "Additionally, last week we completed the 11 stage frac on the Stout #2H in Marshall County, WV and are beginning the process this week of drilling out the frac plugs. We now have both the Groves #1H and the Keaton #1H wells drilled and behind pipe and have secured frac dates in February and March for these two wells. "Trans Energy continues to move to a development phase from an exploration phase as it develops its acreage position in northern West Virginia." 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.