United American Petroleum Corp. Begins Production on Its Bastrop County, Texas Project

Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES

AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United American Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB:UAPC) wishes to inform its shareholders that its Rosser #4 well recently drilled on its Bastrop, County, Texas property has been equipped, is online and producing. This project begins the Company's development drilling program to fully exploit the oil pool United believes exists within the Company's Bastrop County, Texas holdings. United's oil producing Bastrop project comprises over 400 acres, with 10 existing wells currently drilled with potential offset locations.

The Bastrop serpentine fields have production potential from both the Austin Chalk and lower Buda formation. The Bastrop Project has both geological and geophysical evaluations in addition to seismic data, which leads United to believe it has potential of significant recoverable reserves.

The Company's Gabriel #9 well, located within its Bastrop project, is equipped and is awaiting electrical power in order to commence production. United believes its Gabriel #9 well will be online and producing within the next two weeks. The Company will announce additional information regarding its drilling operations as developments unfold.

"We are encouraged with the progress of our drilling operations to date and believe our Bastrop project has the potential to become a significant oil and gas producer. We look forward to further developing this project to increase our shareholder value," stated United American Petroleum President, Michael Carey.

For additional information regarding the Company's operations, projects, management team and other valuable information, please visit the Company's web site at www.unitedamericanpetroleum.com. To be placed on the Company's master email list and receive future press releases, progress reports and developments, please send an email to unitedamericanpetroleum@grosscapital.com or contact Gross Capital, Inc. at (361) 949 – 4999.

About United American Petroleum Corp.

United American Petroleum Corp. is an independent exploration, development, acquisition, production, and operating company engaged in advanced exploration, drilling and completion techniques to explore for, produce and develop domestic oil and natural gas reserves.  The Company's strategy centers on increasing shareholder value through actively pursuing and developing high-potential acquisitions for drilling and production while maintaining a prudently managed balance sheet.   The Company's current projects are in Texas; however, additional acquisitions may encompass active plays throughout the United States.

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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors -- The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this press release, such as "probable," "possible," "recoverable" or "potential" reserves among others, that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our filings with the SEC.