updated 2/17/2011 4:15:36 PM ET 2011-02-17T21:15:36

HOUSTON, Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lucas Energy, Inc. (NYSE Amex:LEI), an independent oil and gas company, today reported that its' CEO, Mr. William A. Sawyer, has responded to investor questions about the Lucas recent Form 10-Q filing on both MoneyTV.net with Don Baillargeon and The Bill Chippas radio show. Video and sound clips from the broadcasts have been made available to the investment community on the Lucas website and on the individual show websites.

In related news, Hilcorp Energy Corp, Lucas' joint venture partner, has indicated that the fracture stimulation on the Hagen EF No.2H Eagle Ford well will commence prior to Monday February 21, 2011. Production results from the fracture stimulation will be made available during March. Lucas' management expects to see a meaningful increase in the Company's net production as a result of the two Hagen wells.

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Forward-Looking Statement

This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act") and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). In particular, the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor created by these Acts. Any statements made in this news release about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Statements regarding future drilling and production are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the exploration and development of oil and gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, completion risk, dry hole risk, price volatility, reserve estimation risk, regulatory risk, potential inability to secure oilfield service risk as well as general economic risks and uncertainties, as disclosed in the Company's SEC filings. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof. The Company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements or those prepared by third parties that are not paid by the Company. The Company's SEC filings are available at http://www.sec.gov .

CONTACT: John O'Keefe
         jokeefe@lucasenergy.com
         (713) 528-1881
         
         Michael Brette J.D
         mikebrette@gmail.com
         (951) 236-8473
         
         Mike King
         mike@princetonresearch.com
         (702) 650-3000

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