11/01/2005 TYG

Tortoise Energy Capital Corporation Releases Third Quarter 2005 Report

November 1, 2005 (Overland Park, KS) - Tortoise Energy Capital Corporation (NYSE:TYY) has released its third quarter 2005 report to stockholders. The full report is available online at www.tortoiseadvisors.com. Stockholders can also request a copy of the report from the Company by calling (913) 981-1020.

About Tortoise Capital

Tortoise Energy Capital Corporation's investment objective is to provide its stockholders with a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions paid to stockholders. Tortoise Capital provides financing primarily for master limited partnerships and their affiliates in the energy infrastructure sector which engage in the business of gathering, transporting, processing, storing, distributing or marketing natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, crude oil, refined petroleum products or other natural resources, or exploring, developing, managing or producing such commodities.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the adviser to Tortoise Energy Capital Corporation.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Contact information:

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Investor Relations at (913)981-1020