HOUSTON, May 4, 2010 - ERHC Energy Inc. (OTCBB:ERHE), a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in the highly prospective Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa, presented during this week's Congressional briefing examining the impact of U.S. energy policy on trade with the Gulf of Guinea. ERHC CEO Peter Ntephe presented, "Private Sector Energy Perspectives in the Gulf of Guinea: Aligning American and African Interests."
The Congressional briefing, which coincided with the Offshore Technology Conference, was hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. It was chaired by U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Sub-Committee on Trade, Commerce and Consumer Protection. 
Mr. Ntephe's presentation was delivered during the session examining 'Private Sector Perspectives on Policy Impacts on Trade and Commerce.' Others participating included Shahid Ullah (Afren), Funsho Lawal (Voyager Exploration Limited) and Sam Smoots (Gulf of Guinea Energy Fund). The session took place from 9.30am to noon at the Greater Houston Partnership's Offices in Houston. 
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Congressman Al Green were among those that attended. Also in attendance and speaking were Tom Hardy of the US Trade and Development Agency, Peter Ballinger of OPIC and Paula Swain of EXIM Bank.
About ERHC Energy
ERHC Energy Inc. is a Houston-based independent oil and gas company focused on growth through high impact exploration in the highly prospective Gulf of Guinea and the development of undeveloped and marginal oil and gas fields. ERHC is committed to creating and delivering significant value for its shareholders, investors and employees, and to sustainable and profitable growth through risk balanced smart exploration, cost efficient development and high margin production. For more information, visit www.erhc.com.


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