HOUSTON, August 12, 2008 – 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 central West Africa, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2008.

As of June 30, 2008, ERHC reported cash assets totaling approximately $32.4 million, compared to approximately $35.7 million one year ago.

During the three months ended June 30, 2008, ERHC’s interest income totaled $225,079. ERHC’s net loss totaled $604,173, compared with a net loss of $587,219 for the three months ended June 30, 2007. General and administrative expenses during the third quarter totaled $820,462, which was a down nearly 24 percent from the third quarter of 2007.

“The Company has been prudent in its spending and has consistently been able to reduce its quarterly expenses during the past two years,” said Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer Peter Ntephe.

ERHC will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Central Time today, August 12, 2008 to discuss third quarter financial results and Company operations. To participate, please dial 877-890-0968 (domestic) or 706-902-1710 (international) five to ten minutes before the call begins and reference the pass code 57619351. A simultaneous live Webcast of the call will be available over the Internet and will be accessible by going to www.livemeeting.com/cc/erhcenergy/join and entering the Meeting ID: 7QC7M4 and Entry Code: 8JR#pbw.

A replay of the call will be available at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time through August 19, 2008 by dialing 800-642-1687 (domestic) or 706-645-9291 (international) and providing the following replay code: 57619351. In addition, the Webcast will be available for replay until September 12, 2008 by going to https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/erhcenergy/view and entering the Meeting ID: 7QC7M4-1 and Entry Code: 8JR#pbw.

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 territorial waters 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.