HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. (NYSE MKT: GST) today announced that it will be participating in the IPAA 10 th Annual Oil & Gas Investment Symposium to be held September 24-26 in San Francisco. J. Russell Porter, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time ( 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Monday, September 24. 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 Gastar Exploration Ltd. is an independent company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. Gastar's principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays. Gastar is currently pursuing the development of liquids-rich natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachia area of West Virginia and, to a lesser extent, central and southwestern Pennsylvania. Gastar also holds prospective acreage in the deep Bossier play in the Hilltop area of East Texas and in the Mid-Continent area of the United States. For more information, visit Gastar's website 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.