Delta Reports on Lost Production in Wake of Recent Hurricanes

Delta Petroleum has lost approximately 15 days of production from its southeast Texas fields, Midway Loop and Newton. Both fields were returned to production the week of September 22, 2008. The lost production approximates 0.25 Bcfe and was caused by hurricane activity in the Gulf Coast region.

Despite the lost production, the Company expects its third quarter production to be in the mid-range of its previously provided guidance of 6.4 - 6.6 Bcfe.