Blue Dolphin Appoints William Dale as Chief Financial Officer

Blue Dolphin Energy Company has announced the appointment of William J. Dale as Chief Financial Officer. With more than 12 years of energy experience, Dale brings a diverse finance, accounting and investor relations background to the Company. Prior to joining Blue Dolphin, he was the Assistant Treasurer of Rosetta Resources Inc., a $1.2 billion oil and gas company with operations focused in California, the Rockies, the Gulf of Mexico and Texas.

Dale was responsible for corporate finance and strategy, treasury, planning and budgeting, investor relations and insurance, and he was involved in all facets of Rosetta's strategic operations from its inception in 2005. He was also an integral part of Rosetta's NASDAQ Initial Public Offering in February 2006.

Throughout his career, Dale has held several key positions in varying sectors such as pipelines, power plants, marketing and exploration and production. He previously worked for El Paso Corporation in the finance and corporate planning departments and Tejas Gas Corporation, an intrastate pipeline company, in the corporate finance department.

Dale received a dual undergraduate degree in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

"William brings a wealth of knowledge in corporate finance, banking and investor relations to Blue Dolphin Energy Company," said Ivar Siem, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "He will broaden the depth of our executive management team and serve as a bridge in establishing strategic relationships as we expand beyond our core pipeline operations," Siem continued.