"National Fuel has been a diligent steward of the environment for more than 100 years and Seneca places this as a top operational priority," said David F. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Fuel. "Over the past few years, Seneca has used coal mine drainage water in its drilling program, instituted a 'zero surface discharge' policy for produced water and embraced other technology to reduce its environmental footprint. Utilizing natural gas powered drilling rigs furthers Seneca's long-standing operational excellence.”

National Fuel is an integrated energy company with $5.8 billion in assets comprised of the following four operating segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Utility, and Energy Marketing. Additional information about National Fuel is available at www.nationalfuelgas.com or through its investor information service at 1-800-334-2188.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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