Universal Bioenergy's NDR Energy Group Announces Record Sales of 1.14 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in March - Volume Up 12.5% - Prices Trend Upward

IRVINE, Calif., April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Bioenergy Inc., (OTCMarkets:UBRG), a publicly traded independent diversified energy company, that markets and distributes natural gas, electricity, propane, petroleum and coal, announced that its subsidiary, NDR Energy Group, sold over 1.14 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas, setting a new record for the month of March of 2013. The record sales of natural gas is expected to generate millions of dollars in additional revenue for the Company.

The volume of natural gas sold by NDR Energy set a new record for March. The volume of gas sold is the highest in the Company's history for March and tops the previous record sales of 1,019,679 MMBtu's of gas sold in March of 2011. The 1.14 Bcf of natural gas sold in March, is a 12.5% increase over the 1,019,679 MMBtu's of natural gas sold for the month of March 2011, and a 377.77% increase over the 240,095 MMBtu's sold in March 2010. Natural gas prices are continuing on a strong upward trend. The Henry Hub spot price increased from $4.00 per million British thermal unit (MMBtu) to $4.07 per MMBtu. Mirroring movements in the spot price, the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) near-month (May 2013) futures price increased from $3.900 per MMBtu last Wednesday to $4.39 per MMBtu yesterday.

Universal's President, Vince M. Guest says, "NDR Energy is continuing its emphasis on longer term transactions, spot market sales, and power generation. Our increased monthly sales to our electric utility customers demonstrates that we intend to be very aggressive this year in increasing our sales volume, revenues and margins after the soft market we experienced in the first quarter of last year."

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Founded in 2004, Universal Bioenergy Inc., is a publicly traded independent diversified energy company that produces and markets natural gas, electricity, petroleum, coal and propane. We market energy resources to the largest public utilities, electric power producers and local gas distribution companies in the U.S., that serve millions of commercial, industrial and residential customers. We are also engaged in the acquisition and development of existing or recently discovered oil and gas fields, leases and surface coal mines. For more information visit www.universalbioenergy.com

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