Chief Oil & Gas Announces Opening of New Office in Lycoming County

Chief Oil & Gas LLC today announced that it has opened a second office location in Lycoming County to oversee Marcellus Shale development.

Local Workforce Growing to Meet Marcellus Shale Development Needs

The new Chief Oil & Gas office on Loyalsock Ave. in Montoursville

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (April 27, 2011)— Chief Oil & Gas LLC today announced that it has opened a second office location in Lycoming County to oversee Marcellus Shale development. The new Chief Oil & Gas office will be located at 999 N. Loyalsock Avenue in Montoursville, PA.

The current office on Fairfield Rd. will remain the operations office for Chief Gathering LLC in Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Chief Oil & Gas that constructs and operates natural gas pipelines and compressor stations for the Marcellus Shale. The new office will house environmental compliance, water management, construction, completion, production foremen and community outreach employees of Chief Oil & Gas.

"As we continued to grow and expand, it became necessary to find additional office space for our Marcellus employees in the Northeast," stated Melvin Johnson, Chief’s Purchasing Manager in Dallas who coordinated the additional office space.

Chief continues to hire employees to work on Marcellus Shale development and to date, in 2011, has increased its workforce by 15% over 2010. Chief is proud that more than 80% of its workforce in the area are residents of Pennsylvania.

New hires will be working in the areas of:
• Environmental Regulation
• Production and Pipeline Maintenance
• Land
• Construction and Engineering
• Community Outreach
• Administrative Support
• Safety

"Chief Oil & Gas is proud of our success in the Marcellus Shale, to be expanding and hiring in Pennsylvania and to be providing natural gas to the nation," said Kristi Gittins, Vice President of Public Affairs for Chief Oil & Gas. "It is our goal to contribute to the energy independence of the U.S. while providing economic opportunities in the areas where we work."

About Chief Oil & Gas LLC

Based in Dallas, Texas, Chief Oil & Gas is a privately held, independent oil & gas company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas throughout the continental United States. For more information, visit chiefog.com.