Laredo Petroleum Joins America’s Natural Gas Alliance Coalition to Raise Awareness of Natural Gas Benefits

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is pleased to announce it has joined America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), a consortium of 27 leading independent natural gas companies that comprise over 40 percent of total U.S. natural gas production.

"We are proud to join America's Natural Gas Alliance to help educate Americans about natural gas' potential to be a key part of our country's energy solution, helping  meet increasing energy demands, improve energy security and lower carbon emissions," said Randy Foutch, chairman and chief executive officer of Laredo Petroleum.  "ANGA presents a tremendous opportunity for Laredo to collaborate with other leading producers and engage in national dialogue on North America's energy future."

Laredo joins four other top Oklahoma-based companies on ANGA's member roster, including: Chesapeake Energy Corp., Devon Energy Inc, Sandridge Energy, and Williams Companies Inc.

"Laredo is a valuable addition to America's Natural Gas Alliance, especially given Oklahoma's legacy as a key natural gas producing state," said Rod Lowman, President, ANGA. "We are excited to welcome Laredo Petroleum's expertise and insights as we strive to raise awareness and appreciation of natural gas"

ANGA's mission is to educate Washington, natural gas end-users and the public about the abundance and benefits of natural gas and the opportunities that it presents, in terms of energy security, meeting carbon regulations and as a foundation for renewable energy expansion.

North American natural gas is clean, abundant, reliable, efficient and versatile.  In contrast to other fossil fuels, natural gas is a clean alternative for transportation and electric power generation and therefore has the potential to be the foundation of the nation's energy future. With new discoveries and advanced technology, America has a nearly 100-year supply of natural gas that continues to grow with advancement of new technologies.

About Laredo Petroleum
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Laredo's strategy is to continue its successful growth through aggressive exploratory and developmental drilling, acquisition programs, and to continue to make strategic acquisitions in its targeted core area:  the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin regions of the United States. 

Company contact:  W. Mark Womble, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, (918) 513-4570

About America's Natural Gas Alliance
America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) is an organization representing 27 of the nation's leading independent natural gas exploration and production companies. ANGA members are dedicated to increasing the appreciation of the environmental, economic and national security benefits of clean, abundant, dependable and efficient American natural gas. Learn more about ANGA at www.anga.us.

Contact: ANGA media office
Phone: (202) 944-1920
E-Mail: info@anga.us