HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GST) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposia to be held on February 2, 2012 in Palm Beach, FL. J. Russell Porter, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation at 9:40 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 2. To listen to an audio webcast of the presentation and view accompanying presentation materials, visit the Investor Relations page of Gastar's web site at www.gastar.com and select Events/Presentations. A replay will be archived on the web site shortly after the presentation concludes. About Gastar Exploration Gastar Exploration Ltd. is an independent company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. Our principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with an emphasis on prospective deep structures identified through seismic and other analytical techniques as well as unconventional natural gas reserves, such as shale resource plays. We are pursuing natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian area of West Virginia and central and southwestern Pennsylvania and in the deep Bossier gas play in the Hilltop area of East Texas. We also conduct limited coal bed methane development activities within the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. For more information, visit our web site at www.gastar.com. Company Contact: Gastar Exploration Ltd. Michael Gerlich, Vice President and CFO 713-739-1800 / firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Relations Counsel: Lisa Elliott / Anne PearsonDRG&L: 713-529-6600 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Gastar Exploration Ltd.