Gastar Exploration Inc.
Nov 6, 2009

Gastar Exploration Announces Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, Oct 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GST) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2009 results on Thursday, November 5, after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Gastar has scheduled a conference call for 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 6, that will be broadcast live over the Internet.

    What:   Gastar's Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call
    When:   Friday, November 6, 11:00 a.m. ET
    How:    Live via phone by dialing 480-629-9821 and asking for the Gastar
            call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time, or live over the
            Internet by logging on to the web at the address below.
    Where:  http://www.gastar.com.  The webcast can be accessed from the
            investor relations home page.

For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through November 13 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030, using pass code 4176077#. Also, an archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the call at www.gastar.com.

About Gastar Exploration

Gastar Exploration Ltd. is an exploration and production company focused on finding and developing natural gas assets in North America. The Company pursues a strategy combining deep natural gas exploration and development with lower risk CBM and shale resource development. The Company owns and operates exploration and development acreage in the deep Bossier gas play of East Texas and Marcellus Shale play in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Gastar's CBM activities are conducted 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 / mgerlich@gastar.com

    Investor Relations Counsel:
    Lisa Elliott / Anne Pearson
    DRG&E  : 713-529-6600
    lelliott@drg-e.com / apearson@drg-e.com

SOURCE Gastar Exploration Ltd.

http://www.gastar.com

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