SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Mogul Energy International, Inc. ("Mogul") (OTCBB: MGUY) (FSE: BKX) announces John Masters has joined the management team of Mogul as Chairman of the Board, effective October 18, 2010.

Mr. Masters is recognized by the AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) as one of the leading oil and gas explorers of the 20th century and has more than 20 discoveries to his credit. Mr. Masters co-founded Canadian Hunter. Canadian Hunter grew from one of the smallest of the 712 registered energy companies in Calgary in 1972 to the 12th largest 20 years later. During this period, Canadian Hunter discovered more than 16 significant gas fields including Canada's largest, the Elmworth field, which is a 30TCF pool and ranks as the third largest producing field in North America. Under Mr. Masters' leadership Canadian Hunter grew from an initial investment of $5 million in 1973 to a value of $3.3 billion in 2001 when sold to Burlington Resources. Mr. Masters will be assisting with the addition of new members to the Mogul management team and the Mogul advisory board. These new members will be actively reviewing the many oil and gas prospect files generated by Mr. Masters in his long career.

Mr. Naeem Tyab, the Company's President, stated: "I am delighted that Mr. Masters will be working to further develop our leadership team by agreeing to the role of Chairman of Mogul. Mr. Masters brings a significant level of contacts that can give us access to many important decision makers in the industry." Mr. Tyab went on to say that, "The company is at a stage which warrants emphasis on developing exploration and production opportunities that we have in inventory, and I am certain that John's strength, vision and industry contacts will help create an eminent position for our company in the upstream oil and gas industry."

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Mogul Energy International, Inc. ("Mogul") is an oil and gas exploration company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The common shares of Mogul are quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) system under the symbol "MGUY," and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) under the symbol "BKX". Further information concerning Mogul can be found in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (

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Naeem Tyab
Mogul Energy International, Inc.
Tel: 206-357-4220