Houston American Energy Approved for AMEX Listing

Houston American Energy Corp. announced that the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) has approved the listing of the company's common stock on the exchange. This approval is contingent upon Houston American being in compliance with all applicable listing standards on the date it begins trading on the exchange. It may be rescinded if the company is not in compliance with such standards.

Houston American Energy is expected to begin trading on the AMEX under the symbol HGO on July 26, 2006.

"We are very pleased with the American Exchange approving us for listing and expect that this will improve the market for the company's shares and increase our visibility within the investment community," said John F. Terwilliger, Houston American’s chairman.

Based in Houston, Texas, Houston American Energy Corp. is an independent energy company with interests in oil and natural gas wells and prospects. The company's business strategy includes a property mix of producing and non-producing assets with a focus on Texas and Colombia.