TransAmerican Closes $900,000 Private Placement
December 7, 2006, Vancouver, British Columbia - TransAmerican Energy Inc. (TSX-V: TAE) (the "Company" or "TransAmerican")
announces that its private placement announced in a News Release dated November 9, 2006 was accepted
for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange on December 6, 2006. In accordance with the provisions of the
Subscription Agreements, on December 6, 2006 the Company issued a total of 15,000,000 Units at $0.06
per Unit (the "PP Units"), each PP Unit consisting of one common share and one (1) share purchase
warrant, each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one (1) additional common share at a price of $0.10
per share on or before December 5, 2007 provided that if over a period of twenty consecutive trading days
commencing four months after the issue of the share purchase warrants the weighted average closing
price of the Company's shares as traded on the Exchange exceeds $0.15, then TransAmerican may give
notice in writing to the holders of the share purchase warrants that the share purchase warrants shall
expire at 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on the 20th business day following delivery of such notice unless
exercised by the holder of the share purchase warrants prior to such time (the "Private Placement").
The Company also paid a total of $11,793 cash as a finder's fee in connection with the private placement,
representing 10% of the gross proceeds received by the Company from certain subscribers.
All of these shares and any shares issued on exercise of the warrants (the "Securities") will be subject to a
hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws expiring on April 7, 2007, and will be subject to
such further restrictions on resale as may apply under applicable foreign securities laws.
Two of the directors of the Company have together directly and indirectly subscribed for a total of
1,500,000 Units, and upon closing of this private placement, those related parties will therefore acquire an
additional 1,500,000 shares in the capital stock of the Company which will increase their pro rata
shareholdings in the Company (the "Related Party Transaction"). All of the independent directors of the
Company, acting in good faith, have determined that the fair market value of the securities being issued
and the consideration paid is reasonable and, with the value of the Related Party Transaction being less
than 25% of the Company's market capitalization, is exempt from the formal valuation and minority
shareholder approval requirements of the Ontario Securities Commission's Rule 61-501.
As previously disclosed, proceeds from this private placement will be used for exploration and
development of the Company's oil and gas properties located in Mississippi and Louisiana, and for
general working capital.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Ron Hughes, President
TransAmerican Energy Inc.
Ron Hughes, President
Toll Free: 1-888-945-5056
The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transactions and
has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this Press Release.