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Jul 4, 2006 - 13:09 ET Antrim Updates Argentina and UK Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 4, 2006) - Antrim Energy Inc. (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY) ("Antrim") is pleased to provide an update of current operations in Argentina and the United Kingdom. Since November 2005 Antrim has drilled 12 wells on its Tierra del Fuego licences (Antrim 25.78%). To date the Company has completed 6 liquid-rich gas wells, 3 wells testing 15 - 20 MMcf/d and 3 wells testing 1 - 3 MMcf/d, each well also testing 40 - 50 bbls of associated condensate and natural gas liquids per MMcf of gas tested; 1 oil well, which is currently on production and flowing without artificial lift at a rate of 340 bopd; 4 wells are waiting on completion and/or stimulation; and, one well is dry and abandoned.

Antrim and partners are currently negotiating to extend the drilling contract with the Petroservicios rig to December. The drilling equipment was originally scheduled to leave the area in August this year. The rig is currently moving to a location in the Las Violetas area to offset and appraise the recent new field oil discovery LV 105 (reported 5 June, 2006).

Antrim and its partners are pursuing new production facilities and contracts for the sale of the latest gas and liquid discoveries. Recent construction of new facilities and a pipeline on the Las Violetas licence will allow the transport and sale of an additional 10 MMcf/d starting in early July.

In central Argentina, on the Medianera concession (Antrim 70%), the Company anticipates starting a 74 km2 3-D seismic program in mid July. The results gained from this program should lead to a drilling program commencing late 2006 or early 2007. No rig contracts have yet been signed for this activity.

In northern Argentina, line clearing has started in preparation for a 315 km2 3-D seismic program due to commence immediately following the seismic acquisition at Medianera. This northern seismic program will be acquired on the Puesto Guardian (Antrim 40%) and the Capricorn (Antrim 50%) licences in preparation for a 2007 drilling program.

In the United Kingdom, the Antrim-operated East Causeway well is drilling with results expected in mid July.

Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered as "forward looking". Such "forward looking" statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated or implied results. The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. In accordance with AIM requirements, Mr. Kerry Fulton, P. Eng and Chief Operating Officer of Antrim, is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Antrim Energy Inc.
Stephen Greer
President & CEO
(403) 264-5111
(403) 264-5113 (FAX)
Email: greer@antrimenergy.com

or

Antrim Energy Inc.
Kerry Fulton
Chief Operating Officer
(403) 264 5111
(403) 264 5113 (FAX)
Email: fulton@antrimenergy.com
Website: www.antrimenergy.com