HOUSTON, September 16, 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 announced that its Houston headquarters was unharmed by Hurricane Ike. Nonetheless, the building in Houston's Galleria area remains without power or water and is closed.

Hurricane Ike swept through the Houston area on Saturday, September 13, bringing with it torrential rains and damaging winds. The windows of many Houston office buildings, particularly in downtown Houston, were blown out, causing significant damage and business disruption. ERHC's office were not damaged by the wind or rain.

ERHC's Houston staff is working virtually until power is restored to the Houston headquarters.

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.