Far East Energy Names Bruce N. Huff Chief Financial Officer

By Far East Energy Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, April 18, 2010

HOUSTON, April 19, 2010 - Far East Energy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: FEEC) announced today
that Bruce N. Huff has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer to succeed
Andrew Lai. Mr. Lai notified Far East Energy that he would resign as the
company's Chief Financial Officer effective April 19, 2010 to pursue other

"Andrew's resignation has been accepted and he will be greatly missed,"
said Michael R. McElwrath, CEO and President of Far East Energy. "However,
with the appointment of Bruce Huff as Chief Financial Officer, the transition
should be remarkably smooth due to Bruce's history with the company."

McElwrath continued, "We wish Andrew great success in his future
endeavors. His contributions to Far East Energy are greatly appreciated. I am
very pleased that Bruce Huff, who was serving as Vice President - Capital
Development, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, a post he previously
held at Far East from 2004 through 2007."

Mr. Huff stated, "Far East Energy has a tremendous opportunity to play a
significant role in China's emerging coalbed methane industry and I am very
pleased to be part of that by assuming the position of Chief Financial
Officer. I look forward to continue building on a solid foundation as we move
this project ahead."

Prior to joining Far East Energy Corporation, Mr. Huff spent 13 years at
Harken Energy Corporation beginning as Senior Vice President and CFO and
eventually becoming the President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998. He was
responsible for the management of domestic and international oil & gas
exploration and production operations as well as strategic planning,
financial and legal matters, information technology, and public company
reporting. From October 2007 through October 2008, Mr. Huff served as Chief
Financial Officer of Opal Energy Corp., an oil and gas exploration company
focusing on natural gas exploration in the Gulf Coast of Texas. He then
served as an independent consultant for various oil and gas companies
including Far East Energy. Mr. Huff initially joined Far East Energy in May
serving as CFO until his resignation in September 2007. Returning as a
consultant in October 2008, he re-joined the Company in April 2009, reporting
directly to the CEO, as Vice President - Capital Development, assisting the
Company in raising funds for its drilling and exploration programs.

He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and a Certified Public
Accountant with experience in implementing and complying with public company
disclosure requirements, as well as, coordinating audit committee functions
and developing and implementing internal and disclosure controls.

He has been a member of several professional organizations, including
Financial Executives Institute, Texas Society of Certified Public
Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs, for which he served on the
Quality Review Committee and the Auditing Standards Board and the Independent
Producers Association of America.

Far East Energy Corporation

Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Beijing, Kunming, and Taiyuan
City, China, Far East Energy Corporation is focused on CBM exploration and
development in China.

Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions,
hopes, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of
Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is
important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees
of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual
results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected in such forward-looking statements include: certain pipelines
that are planned in proximity to Far East's projects in China may not be
constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ
from those mentioned; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural
gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or the timing of any
definitive agreement may take longer than anticipated and the terms may not
be as advantageous as expected; the gas produced at our wells may not
increase to commercially viable quantities or may decrease; we may have
insufficient capital to fund the planned drilling or to develop the Shouyang
field; the high permeability and high gas content may not be as widespread as
anticipated; weather may significantly delay the planned drilling program;
wells may be damaged or adversely impacted during the production process,
resulting in decreases in the amount of gas produced, or that can be
produced; certain proposed transactions with Arrow Energy International Pte
Ltd ("Arrow") may not close on a timely basis or at all, including due to a
failure to satisfy closing conditions or otherwise; the anticipated benefits
to us of transactions with Arrow may not be realized; the final amounts
received by us from Arrow may be different than anticipated; Chinese Ministry
of Commerce ("MOFCOM") may not approve the extensions of the Qinnan
Production Sharing Contract ("Qinnan PSC") on a timely basis or at all;
PetroChina or MOFCOM may require certain changes to the terms and conditions
of the Qinnan PSC in conjunction with their approval of any extension; our
lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of
our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration,
development and production of CBM; expropriation and other risks associated
with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets effecting
fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of
availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks;
drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our
operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form
10-K for 2009 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange

David Nahmias, +1-901-218-7770, dnahmias at fareastenergy.com, or Bruce Huff, +1-832-598-0470, bhuff at fareastenergy.com, or Catherine Gay, +1-832-598-0470, cgay at fareastenergy.com, all of Far East Energy Corporation

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