Miller Petroleum Drills in Its Sixth Successful Well In the Swan Creek Oil and Gas Field in Hancock County, Tennessee

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Miller Petroleum, Inc.

    HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Miller Petroleum, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   MILL) announced today that it had
 drilled in its sixth successful well in the Swan Creek gas field in the
 Eastern Overthrust Belt in Hancock County, Tennessee.  The Jeff Johnson #1
 Permit #9693, was drilled into the Knox formation.  It has a significant show
 of oil in the Murfreesboro and significant shows of gas in the Knox.
     Commenting on the well, Dr. Gary G. Bible, Vice President - Geology stated
 "There was considerable fill up of oil in this well from a porous zone in the
 Murfreesboro.  One or more offset wells will be drilled to produce oil from
 the Murfreesboro while natural gas is produced from the Knox in this well."
     Miller has recently been successful in the Swan Creek Field with two
 commercial gas wells and three commercial oil wells.  In addition, the Company
 has drilled successfully one gas and one oil well on a separate structure.
     "We have several more locations to drill on the farm-out obtained from
 Tengasco, Inc. (Amex:   TGC) and fully expect to continue drilling oil and gas
 prospects in this field, " said Deloy Miller, CEO, Miller Petroleum, Inc.
 Tengasco is participating with Miller on a fifty-fifty basis on the farm-out
 wells.
     Miller Petroleum, Inc. is a Huntsville, Tennessee-based, publicly owned
 oil and gas exploration, development and production firm, with emphasis in the
 Appalachian Basin.
     Forward-looking statements made in this release are made pursuant to the
 safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve
 risk and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ from
 anticipated results, including risks associated with the timing and
 development of the Company's reserves and projects as well as risks of
 downturns in economic conditions, generally, and other risks detailed from
 time to time in the company's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.
 
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    HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Miller Petroleum, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   MILL) announced today that it had
 drilled in its sixth successful well in the Swan Creek gas field in the
 Eastern Overthrust Belt in Hancock County, Tennessee.  The Jeff Johnson #1
 Permit #9693, was drilled into the Knox formation.  It has a significant show
 of oil in the Murfreesboro and significant shows of gas in the Knox.
     Commenting on the well, Dr. Gary G. Bible, Vice President - Geology stated
 "There was considerable fill up of oil in this well from a porous zone in the
 Murfreesboro.  One or more offset wells will be drilled to produce oil from
 the Murfreesboro while natural gas is produced from the Knox in this well."
     Miller has recently been successful in the Swan Creek Field with two
 commercial gas wells and three commercial oil wells.  In addition, the Company
 has drilled successfully one gas and one oil well on a separate structure.
     "We have several more locations to drill on the farm-out obtained from
 Tengasco, Inc. (Amex:   TGC) and fully expect to continue drilling oil and gas
 prospects in this field, " said Deloy Miller, CEO, Miller Petroleum, Inc.
 Tengasco is participating with Miller on a fifty-fifty basis on the farm-out
 wells.
     Miller Petroleum, Inc. is a Huntsville, Tennessee-based, publicly owned
 oil and gas exploration, development and production firm, with emphasis in the
 Appalachian Basin.
     Forward-looking statements made in this release are made pursuant to the
 safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve
 risk and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ from
 anticipated results, including risks associated with the timing and
 development of the Company's reserves and projects as well as risks of
 downturns in economic conditions, generally, and other risks detailed from
 time to time in the company's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.
 
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