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Epsilon Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- Epsilon Energy Ltd. ("Epsilon" or the "Company") (TSX: EPS) today reported second quarter 2014 financial and operating results. Highlights for the second quarter and material subsequent events following the end of the quarter through the date of this release include:

--  Pre-tax income of $8.6 million and adjusted EBITDA of $11.0 million for
    the quarter; $12.5 million and $22.4 million, respectively, year to
    date.
--  Upstream EBITDA of $8.4 million and Midstream EBITDA of $2.6 million for
    the quarter; $17.1 million and $5.3 million, respectively, year to date.
--  Marcellus working interest (WI) gas production averaged 52 MMcf/d for
    the second quarter and for the six months ended June 30, 2014.
--  Gathered and delivered 29 Bcfe gross (10.2 Bcfe net to Epsilon's
    interest) during the quarter, or 319 MMcfe gross per day with the Auburn
    Gas Gathering system.
--  Repurchased 406,600 common shares at an average price (Cdn) $3.97during
    the quarter. As of the date of this release 1,281,710 common shares at
    an average price of (Cdn) $3.72 have been repurchased under the current
    Normal Course Issuer's Bid resulting in a current share count of
    49,475,700 issued and outstanding.

Financial and Operating Results
-------------------------------------

                                            Three months    Six months ended
                                          ended June 30,            June 30,
                                          2014      2013      2014      2013
                                     ---------------------------------------
Revenue by product - total period
 ($000)

Natural gas revenue ($000)            $ 11,748  $  8,054  $ 25,850  $ 19,316
  Volume (MMcfe)                         4,109     2,501     8,205     5,699
  Avg. Price ($/Mcfe)                 $   2.86  $   3.22  $   3.15  $   3.39
  Exit Rate (MMcfepd)                     48.5      33.3      48.5      33.3

Oil revenue ($000)                    $      -  $    367  $    196  $    499
  Volume (MBOE)                              -         4         2         6
  Avg. Price ($/Bbl)                  $      -  $  84.41  $  80.66  $  82.62

Midstream gathering system revenue
 ($000)                               $  3,298  $    869  $  6,625  $  3,447
                                     ---------------------------------------

Total                                 $ 15,046  $  9,290  $ 32,671  $ 23,262
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                     ---------------------------------------

Management Comments

Mr. Michael Raleigh, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with the significant free cash flow generation for the quarter, despite the challenging gas price environment in northeastern Pennsylvania. Managing our G&A and operating costs lower in anticipation of the current commodity price has been very beneficial to our shareholders. Our upstream production volumes were relatively flat quarter over quarter, despite only turning 2 gross (0.14 net) wells into the gathering system.

Epsilon's Midstream asset continues to perform well, operating at approximately 90% of capacity for the entire quarter and generating $2.6 million in EBITDA. We continue our planning discussions with our upstream and midstream partners, and anticipate strengthening these relationships in the future in an effort to optimize the contribution of both segments.

Overall, we continued to execute on our stated goals - minimize expenses, maximize cash generation from both segments and efficiently return capital to shareholders through our share repurchase program".

Capital Expenditures

Epsilon's total capital expenditures were $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. $0.2 million was allocated to drilling ($0.1 million) and completing ($0.1 million) Marcellus wells, and $1.0 million was allocated to the ongoing expansion of Auburn Gas Gathering system.

There was, however, a working interest revision from the upstream operator that reduced segment capital spending by $0.6 million for the quarter.

Epsilon's 2014 capital forecast for the remainder of the year is $13.8 million. The majority of this capital ($12.5 million) is allocated to the ongoing expansion of the Auburn Gas Gathering system. This capital forecast for the remainder of the year could be reduced significantly if the Auburn compression facility expansion does not commence during the third quarter.

Marcellus Operational Guidance

During the second quarter, Epsilon turned 2 gross (0.14 net) new wells in line. The table below details Epsilon's well development status at June 30, 2014:

                                        March 31, 2014      June 30, 2014
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                         Gross       Net     Gross       Net
                                     ---------------------------------------
Producing                                   78     23.70        76     23.13
Shut-in for adjacent frac                    -         -         4      0.60
Waiting on pipeline                          2      0.14         -         -
Waiting on completion                       10      0.32        11      0.33
Drilling                                     1      0.01         1      0.04

Subsequent to June 30th, Epsilon received and elected to participate in 2 wells (.04 net) which will spud during the third quarter.

Second Quarter Results

Epsilon generated revenues of $15.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $9.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The Company's Upstream Marcellus working interest production was 4.7 Bcfe net in the second quarter.

Realized natural gas prices averaged $2.86 per Mcf in the second quarter of 2014. Although differentials narrowed temporarily at the beginning of the second quarter, realized natural gas prices continue to be negatively impacted by a significant differential to NYMEX. Operating expenses for Marcellus Upstream operations in the second quarter were $0.7 million.

The Midstream system delivered 29 Bcfe gross of natural gas during the quarter as compared to 28 Bcfe during the first quarter of 2014. Both primary gathering volumes and imported cross- flow volumes increased slightly quarter over quarter to 17.6 Bcfe and 11.4 Bcfe, respectively. Epsilon reported net after tax income of $5.3 million attributable to common shareholders or $0.11 per basic and diluted common shares outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to a net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted common shares outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, Epsilon's Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") was $11.0 million as compared to $4.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to increased production, increased cross-flow gas and decreased general and administrative costs.

Adjusted EBITDA

Epsilon defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before (1) net interest expense, (2) depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, (3) recovery of prior impairments of oil and gas properties, (4) non-cash stock compensation expense, (5) unrealized gain on derivatives and (6) other income. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of net income or cash flows as determined by IFRS.

Management believes these non-IFRS financial measures facilitate evaluation of the Company's business on a "normalized" or recurring basis and without giving effect to certain non-cash expenses and other items, thereby providing management, investors and analysts with comparative information for evaluating the Company in relation to other oil and gas companies providing corresponding non-IFRS financial measures. These non-IFRS financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, measures for financial performance prepared in accordance with IFRS, and that the reconciliations to the closest corresponding IFRS measure should be reviewed carefully.

About Epsilon

Epsilon Energy Ltd. is a North American onshore exploration and production company with a current focus on the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward looking statements. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", 'may", "will", "project", "should", 'believe", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumption but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and the forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon.

The reserves and associated future net revenue information set forth in this news release are estimates only. In general, estimates of oil and natural gas reserves and the future net revenue therefrom are based upon a number of variable factors and assumptions, such as production rates, ultimate reserves recovery, timing and amount of capital expenditures, ability to transport production, marketability of oil and natural gas, royalty rates, the assumed effects of regulation by governmental agencies and future operating costs, all of which may vary materially from actual results. For those reasons, estimates of the oil and natural gas reserves attributable to any particular group of properties, as well as the classification of such reserves and estimates of future net revenues associated with such reserves prepared by different engineers (or by the same engineers at different times) may vary. The actual reserves of the Company may be greater or less than those calculated. In addition, the Company's actual production, revenues, development and operating expenditures will vary from estimates thereof and such variations could be material.

Statements relating to "reserves" are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated and can be profitably produced in the future. There is no assurance that forecast price and cost assumptions will be attained and variances could be material.

Proved reserves are those reserves which are most certain to be recovered. There is at least a 90% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the estimated proved reserves. Undeveloped reserves are those reserves expected to be recovered from known accumulations where a significant expenditure (for example, when compared to the cost of drilling a well) is required to render them capable of production. They must fully meet the requirements of the reserves classification (proved, probable) to which they are assigned. Proved undeveloped reserves are those reserves that can be estimated with a high degree of certainty and are expected to be recovered from known accumulations where a significant expenditure is required to render them capable of production.

The estimates of reserves and future net revenue for individual properties may not reflect the same confidence level as estimates of reserves and future net revenue for all properties due to the effects of aggregation. The estimated future net revenues contained in this news release do not necessarily represent the fair market value of the Company's reserves.

Special note for news distribution in the United States

The securities described in the news release have not been registered under the United Stated Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "1933 Act") or state securities laws. Any holder of these securities, by purchasing such securities, agrees for the benefit of Epsilon Energy Ltd. (the "Corporation") that such securities may not be offered, sold, or otherwise transferred only (A) to the Corporation or its affiliates; (B) outside the United States in accordance with applicable state laws and either (1) Rule 144(as) under the 1933 Act or (2) Rule 144 under the 1933 Act, if applicable.

                            EPSILON ENERGY LTD.
     Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                        (All amounts stated in US$)

                    Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
                             2014          2013          2014          2013
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

Revenues:
  Oil & gas revenue  $ 11,748,130  $  8,420,872  $ 26,046,196  $ 19,814,630
  Gas gathering &
   compression
   revenue              3,298,092       869,140     6,625,171     3,447,072
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

    Total revenue      15,046,222     9,290,012    32,671,367    23,261,702
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

Operating costs and
 expenses:
  Project operating
   costs                2,743,874     2,038,331     5,972,748     5,344,042
  Depletion,
   depreciation,
   amortization and
   decomissioning
   accretion            3,969,922     3,397,030     8,401,436     6,674,231
  Impairment
   recovery                     -             -      (420,634)     (384,068)
  Stock based
   compensation          (941,635)       48,385      (918,747)      104,440
  General and
   administrative         571,579     2,389,754       990,935     3,270,649
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

    Total operating
     costs and
     expenses           6,343,740     7,873,500    14,025,738    15,009,294
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

Operating income        8,702,482     1,416,512    18,645,629     8,252,408
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

Other income and
 expense:
  Interest income           2,636         2,034        12,045         2,099
  Finance expense        (989,334)   (1,071,263)   (2,234,120)   (2,160,850)
  Realized (loss)
   gain on
   commodity
   contracts           (1,622,450)     (402,615)   (4,206,580)      613,290
  Net change in
   unrealized loss
   on commodity
   contracts            1,609,796     2,107,035      (597,110)     (805,805)
Gain on sale of
 fixed assets             659,654             -       659,194             -
  Other income            228,645         9,624       224,746         9,624
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

    Net other
     expense             (111,053)      644,815    (6,141,825)   (2,341,642)
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

Income tax recovery
 - current                      -     1,978,331             -     4,294,256
Income tax expense
 - deferred             3,286,433       382,148     5,198,290       239,232
                   ---------------------------------------------------------
NET INCOME           $  5,304,996  $   (299,152) $  7,305,514  $  1,377,278
                   ---------------------------------------------------------
                   ---------------------------------------------------------

Net income per
 share, basic               $0.11        ($0.01)        $0.15         $0.03
Net income per
 share, diluted             $0.11        ($0.01)        $0.15         $0.03
Weighted average
 number of shares
 outstanding, basic    50,058,959    50,217,493    50,130,582    50,202,810
Weighted average
 number of shares
 outstanding,
 diluted               50,128,767    50,617,365    50,193,574    50,651,706

                            EPSILON ENERGY LTD.
 Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
                        (All amounts stated in US$)

                                                    June 30,   December 31,
                                                        2014           2013
                                              ------------------------------
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents                      $  13,270,503  $   3,624,398
Accounts receivable                                7,092,703      6,638,379
Restricted cash - current                            163,418        163,505
Other current assets                                  41,385        122,136
                                              ------------------------------
  Total current assets                            20,568,009     10,548,418
                                              ------------------------------
Non-current assets
Oil and gas interests:
  Intangible exploration and evaluation assets         1,894        300,000
  Net property and equipment                     158,109,137    161,207,478
                                              ------------------------------
    Total oil and gas interests                  158,111,031    161,507,478
                                              ------------------------------
Other assets:
  Deposits                                            46,077         15,374
                                              ------------------------------
  Total other assets                                  46,077         15,374
                                              ------------------------------
    Total non-current assets                     158,157,108    161,522,852
                                              ------------------------------
Total assets                                   $ 178,725,117  $ 172,071,270
                                              ------------------------------

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       $   7,432,848  $  11,142,277
Commodity contracts                                2,167,098      1,569,988
Revolving line of credit                           7,000,000      9,000,000
                                              ------------------------------
  Total current liabilities                       16,599,946     21,712,265
                                              ------------------------------
Non-current liabilities
  Convertible debentures                          33,592,198     33,070,745
  Decommissioning liabilities                      2,615,042      1,905,546
  Deferred tax liability                          27,880,461     22,685,171
                                              ------------------------------
    Total non-current liabilities                 64,087,701     57,661,462
                                              ------------------------------
Total liabilities                                 80,687,647     79,373,727
                                              ------------------------------
Equity
  Share capital                                  136,048,765    136,726,805
  Equity component of convertible debentures       5,028,761      5,028,761
  Contributed surplus                              5,790,892      7,205,445
  Deficit                                        (51,747,515)   (59,053,029)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income           2,916,567      2,789,561
                                              ------------------------------
    Total equity                                  98,037,470     92,697,543
                                              ------------------------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $ 178,725,117  $ 172,071,270
                                              ------------------------------
                                              ------------------------------

                            EPSILON ENERGY LTD.
     Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                        (All amounts stated in US$)

                                                  Six months ended June 30,
                                                        2014           2013
                                              ------------------------------

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)                              $   7,305,514  $   1,377,278
Adjustments for:
  Depletion, depreciation, amortization and
   decomissioning accretion                        8,401,436      6,674,231
  Debenture accretion and fee amortization           627,219        631,871
  Impairment recovery                               (420,634)      (384,068)
  Net change in unrealized (loss) on commodity
   contracts                                         597,110        805,805
  Stock-based compensation expense                  (918,747)       104,440
  Deferred income tax expense                      5,198,290        239,232
  Income taxes paid                                   (3,000)      (426,000)
  Gain on sale of assets                            (659,194)             -
Changes in non-cash balances related to
 operations                                       (3,224,283)     7,665,581
                                              ------------------------------
Net cash provided by operating activities         16,903,711     16,688,370
                                              ------------------------------
                                              ------------------------------
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to oil and natural gas properties -
 E&E                                                  (5,598)      (300,582)
Additions to oil and natural gas properties -
 P&E                                              (5,355,654)   (22,537,620)
Change in working capital related to capital
 asset additions                                    (401,841)     6,215,667
Additions to other property and equipment                  -         (2,529)
Proceeds from assets sold                          1,658,006              -
Changes in restricted cash - current                       -          1,218
                                              ------------------------------
Net cash (used in) investing activities           (4,105,087)   (16,623,846)
                                              ------------------------------
                                              ------------------------------
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of options                    548,963              -
Buyback of common shares                          (1,722,808)      (157,357)
Repayment of draw on revolving line of credit     (2,000,000)             -
                                              ------------------------------
Net cash (used in) financing activities           (3,173,845)      (157,357)
                                              ------------------------------
                                              ------------------------------

Effect of currency rates on cash and cash
 equivalents                                          21,326        123,597
                                              ------------------------------
Increase in cash and cash equivalents              9,646,105         30,764
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     3,624,398      7,579,172
                                              ------------------------------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period       $  13,270,503  $   7,609,936
                                              ------------------------------
                                              ------------------------------

Cash and cash equivalents consist of:
Cash                                           $   9,311,840  $   6,439,847
Money market funds                                 3,958,663      1,170,089
                                              ------------------------------
Cash and cash equivalents                      $  13,270,503  $   7,609,936
                                              ------------------------------
                                              ------------------------------

                            EPSILON ENERGY LTD.
                       Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
                        (All amounts stated in US$)

                                         Three months      Six months ended
                                        ended June 30,         June 30,
                                         2014      2013      2014      2013
                                    ----------------------------------------

Net income                           $  5,304  $   (299) $  7,305  $  1,377
Add Back:
  Net interest expense                    987     1,069     2,222     2,159
  Deferred income tax provision         3,286     2,360     5,198     4,533
  Depreciation, depletion,
   amortization, and accretion          3,970     3,397     8,402     6,674
  Stock based compensation expense       (942)       48      (919)      104
  Net change in unrealized loss on
   commodity contracts                 (1,610)   (2,107)      597       806
  Impairment recovery                       -         -      (421)     (384)
  Other loss                               (6)       (9)       (1)       (9)
                                    ----------------------------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                      $ 10,989  $  4,459  $ 22,383  $ 15,260
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                    ----------------------------------------

Contacts:
Epsilon Energy Ltd.
Michael Raleigh
Chief Executive Officer
281-670-0002
[email protected]

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