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Schlumberger and AMSO Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement

American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO), a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE:
IDT, IDT.C), announced today that it has entered into a technical
cooperation agreement with oilfield services company Schlumberger
Technology Corporation (Schlumberger).

AMSO and Schlumberger will jointly explore improved methods to
characterize oil shale resources within AMSOs
federal lease site.

AMSO holds a Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) lease from
the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for a 160-acre parcel of federal land
in northwestern Colorados oil-shale rich
Piceance Basin. Upon demonstration of an economically viable,
environmentally acceptable extraction process, AMSO has a preference
right to acquire a 5,120-acre commercial lease.

We are extremely pleased to be working with
Schlumberger, the worlds premier oil services
company, to better understand our resources. This partnership advances
IDTs larger effort to help America win our
energy independence. We are working for the day when American consumers
can count on adequate supplies of domestically produced, affordable fuel
for our cars, trucks and home furnaces, said
Howard Jonas, IDTs Chairman and AMSOs

Under the agreement, AMSO will supply Schlumbergers
research subsidiary, Schlumberger-Doll Research, with drilled core
samples from AMSOs lease site. Schlumberger
will analyze the samples to develop improved methods to estimate rock

USGS geologic studies estimate that AMSOs
commercial lease preference right land could contain ten billion barrels
of shale oil, approximately half of which is expected to be recoverable.
Jointly with Schlumberger, we will comprehensively characterize the
details of the oil shale at our site, said
Dr. Alan K. Burnham, AMSOs Chief Technology
Officer. This will help AMSO design the most
environmentally friendly and effective extraction process.

About AMSO

American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO), a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, is one
of three companies holding a U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil shale
research, development and demonstration lease of government-owned lands
in the Piceance Basin in northwest Colorado.

AMSOs mission is to develop its proprietary
technology into a commercially viable and environmentally sound method
of producing commercial quantities of shale oil by using in-situ
extraction processes. AMSO has developed a multi-phase plan from the
initial pilot stage through commercial conversion of the BLM lease.

IDT Corporation

is a multinational holding company with subsidiaries spanning several
industries including: IDT Telecom,
which provides telecommunications services to consumers and businesses,
including prepaid and rechargeable calling cards, local, long distance
and wireless phone services, wholesale carrier services, and a range of
voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) communications services; IDT
which operates an Energy Services Company (ESCO) in New York State; IDT
which manages receivables portfolios and collections; Zedge
which provides a web-based, worldwide destination for free,
user-generated mobile content distribution and sharing; American
Shale Oil Corporation (AMSO)
which manages IDT’s U.S. oil shale research and development initiative,
and IDT Capital, whose portfolio
of companies includes IDT Spectrum
CTM Media Group (,
and IDW Publishing (
IDT Corporation’s Class B Common Stock and Common Stock trade on the New
York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IDT and IDT.C, respectively.

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IDT, Investor Relations
Bill Ulrey, 973-438-3838
Gil Nielsen, 610-704-6622