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AltaGas to Acquire Gas Plant in Montney Area in Northeast British Columbia

April 28, 2010

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - AltaGas Income Trust (AltaGas or the Trust) (TSX:ALA.UN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the 28 Mmcf/d Groundbirch sour gas plant currently under construction in northeast British Columbia from Monterey Exploration Ltd. (Monterey) (TSX: MXL), subject to certain approvals and conditions precedent. Under the agreement, AltaGas will commit approximately $28 million to construct the gas plant and related infrastructure in return for 100 percent ownership of the gas plant and a dedicated take-or-pay processing obligation. The facilities will process production from a Montney gas development, and are expected to be fully commissioned in fourth quarter 2010.

"The addition of the Groundbirch gas plant will provide AltaGas with additional presence in one of the largest, low cost resource plays in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin," said David Cornhill, Chairman and CEO of AltaGas. "We are extremely pleased to be working with Monterey, and are excited about the opportunity to build on this relationship and support Monterey's exciting growth."

AltaGas Income Trust is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing energy infrastructure organizations. The Trust creates value by acquiring, growing and optimizing gas and power infrastructure, including a focus on renewable energy sources.

AltaGas Income Trust's units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ALA.UN. The Trust is included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, the S&P/TSX Income Trust Index and the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Trust Index.

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