updated 5/31/2011 7:16:39 AM ET 2011-05-31T11:16:39

IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Bioenergy Inc., (Pink Sheets:UBRG), a natural an alternative energy company announced that its subsidiary NDR Energy Group was awarded another contract in May 2011 to supply natural gas to a subsidiary of one of the nation's largest gas utility companies.

The contract was awarded by a subsidiary of $21.2 billion international electric and gas utility company with its U.S. headquarters on the East Coast, and is one of the largest natural gas distribution utilities in the United States that provides gas to around 3.5 million customers in its service area. Under the terms of the agreement NDR Energy Group is to supply natural gas to the customer for a period of thirty days for the month of June.

Universal's President Vince M. Guest states, "We are really excited about the award of this contract as this customer engages in the sale, distribution, and transportation of natural gas. This is another significant step for NDR Energy Group as they move forward to acquire more contracts with major utilities like these with national and international operations. Since they own multiple subsidiaries that supply gas and electricity, this transaction may lead to other opportunities to obtain additional gas contracts with their other subsidiaries. Ken Harris and NDR Energy Group are generating more momentum this year as they strive to build strong relationships with U.S. Fortune 500 and international companies. The contract limits us from disclosing the customer's name and some details, however this contract award is valued at $1.9 million and should increase the market value of our utility contracts portfolio, improve our assets and bring greater value to our shareholders as we position the Company to make it more attractive to the investment community and others."

About Universal Bioenergy Inc.

Universal Bioenergy Inc. is an alternative energy company, and intends to create and market natural and alternative energy sources including natural gas, solar, biofuels, wind, synthetic fuels and related energy technology products. It plans to build the company into a prominent player in alternative energy.

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