HOUSTON, February 10, 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, today announced its results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2009.

As of December 31, 2009, ERHC reported cash assets totaling $21,457,893. During the first quarter, ERHC's general and administrative expenses were $809,533.

"For ERHC, the quarter was a momentous one in which five exploratory wells were drilled in three Blocks in which the Company has interests in the Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Zone," said ERHC Chief Operating Officer Peter Ntephe. "As the lengthy process of analyzing drilling results continues, we are aggressively executing the Company's business strategy."

In recent weeks, ERHC disclosed it is pursuing potential acquisitions in the West African oil and gas industry and firming up plans for listing a subsidiary on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange with the guidance of our Corporate Finance Advisors, Strand Hanson.

ERHC Energy has interests in six of the nine Blocks in the offshore Nigeria-São Tomé & Príncipe Joint Development Zone (JDZ). The Company has additional interests in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé & Príncipe.

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.

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains statements concerning ERHC Energy Inc.'s future operating milestones, future drilling operations, the planned exploration and appraisal program, future prospects, future investment opportunities and financing plans, future shareholders' meetings, response to the Senate Subcommittee investigation, developments in the SEC investigation of the Company and related proceedings, as well as other matters that are not historical facts or information. Such statements are inherently subject to a variety of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, projected, expressed or implied. A discussion of the risk factors that could impact these areas and the Company's overall business and financial performance can be found in the Company's reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors include, among others, those relating to the Company's ability to exploit its commercial interests in the JDZ and the Exclusive Economic Zone of São Tomé and Príncipe, general economic and business conditions, changes in foreign and domestic oil and gas exploration and production activity, competition, changes in foreign, political, social and economic conditions, regulatory initiatives and compliance with governmental regulations and various other matters, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Given these concerns, investors and analysts should not place undue reliance on these statements. Each of the above statements speaks only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any of the above statements is based.