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FOR: HUSKY ENERGY INC.

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Husky Energy to Officially Open Minnedosa Ethanol Plant

Apr 24, 2008 - 02:37 ET

MINNEDOSA, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) is pleased to announce that an official opening ceremony, recognizing the completion of construction and the startup of production at its new ethanol plant at Minnedosa, Manitoba, will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2008.

Guest speakers will include Husky's President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John C.S. Lau; the Premier of Manitoba, the Hon. Gary Doer and the Minister of Natural Resources Canada, the Hon. Gary Lunn.

Media are invited to attend. The ceremony will take place at the following location:

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Husky Ethanol Plant
359 - 5th Avenue NW
Minnedosa, Manitoba

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Husky's Minnedosa Ethanol Plant is one of the largest plants of its kind in Western Canada and will produce annually at peak production 130 million litres of ethanol and 126,000 tonnes of dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS), a high-protein livestock feed supplement. The Company expects to purchase 350,000 tonnes of wheat and corn per year from local producers for the production of ethanol. The new plant replaces an older facility that had been operating since 1981 and produced 10 million litres of ethanol annually.

Husky Energy is a Canadian based, integrated energy and energy-related company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Husky Energy is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE.




FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Husky Energy Inc.
Tanis Thacker
Manager, Investor Relations
(403) 298-6747
or
Husky Energy Inc.
Graham White
Senior Communications Advisor
(403) 298-7088