News Release

February 18th, 2005
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February 18, 2005, London, England. Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. (TSX Venture: PEH) (“Primeline” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Primeline and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (“CNOOC”) have agreed in principle to sign a new petroleum contract covering the current retained area of Block 32/32 and the surrounding area, including the Lishui 36-1 gas discovery after the term of the current Petroleum Contract with CNOOC expires on February 28, 2005. Primeline expects to conclude the negotiation of the new contract, including defining the contract area and other contract terms, in the current quarter.

The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ‘PEH’.

Peter Kelty
Primeline Energy Holdings Inc.

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