SOURCE: American Power Corp.

American Power Corp.

August 23, 2010 09:00 ET

American Power to Develop Advanced Montana Coal Project With 410MT Coal Potential

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  American Power Corp. (OTCBB: TGMP) ("American Power" or "the Company") today announced that it will proceed to kick start the development of its advanced Pace Coal Project in Judith Basin County, Montana.

In April 2010, American Power Corp. acquired roughly 29,000 acres, which make up the Pace Coal Project. In 1979 Mobil Oil Co. (now ExxonMobil) drilled 30 holes over 14,000 of the project's acreage, and delivered 45 samples which were later sent to an independent laboratory for analysis. It was subsequently determined that both the quality and the quantity of coal on the Pace acreage was high and significant, respectively. Several independent reports were commissioned based on the development work undertaken by Mobil Oil, determining there could be in excess of 410 million tons of high volatility bituminous coal potential on the Pace acreage.

Al Valencia, CEO of American Power Corp. commented: "A tremendous amount of work has already been undertaken on the Pace Coal Project and we continue to work towards our stated goal of proving up a mineable reserve and preparing a mine plan to re-establish coal production on the property as soon as possible."

Montana's demonstrated reserve base of 119.1 billion short tons of coal represents over 24% of America's total demonstrated coal reserve base of 487.7 billion short tons. Of particular importance, the coal at the Pace Coal Project is bituminous B coal, which, due to its higher BTU rating, secures a higher market price than most of Montana's coal (typically sub-bituminous or lignite).

American Power Corp. has access to a large and experienced workforce in Great Falls, Montana, and the coal project may provide hundreds, if not thousands, of new, high-paying jobs for the local economy (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage in the mining industry in Montana was $70,779 in 2008, or 122 percent higher than the average wage in the state).

Substantial infrastructure is already in place adjacent to and within the acreage, including a federal highway, a BNSF railway line, pipeline, and power lines, all of which would facilitate the economic extraction and transportation of coal to market.

About American Power Corp.

American Power Corp. is a publicly traded, dynamic energy company based in Denver, Colorado. The Company was established with the focus of acquiring near-term, large scale coal projects in close proximity to national transportation links. American Power envisions developing its large coal resources to support electricity generation.

American Power is a member of the Montana Mining Association, and holds approximately 29,000 acres in Judith Basin County, Montana. The estimated resources in place, based on exploration work conducted by Mobil Oil Co. (now ExxonMobil Corp.), and in several independent studies, range from 172 million up to 410+ million tons of high volatile bituminous B coal. All of the studies are available for download in the Projects section of the Company's website at

American Power Corp. trades on the NASD OTC BB under ticker symbol TGMP. Shareholders are invited to contact corporate communications toll free at (800) 537-1110 for further information or visit the Company's website at to download our Fact Sheet and Corporate Profile.

American Power Corp.
Al Valencia, CEO

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this news release include that American Power Corp.'s 29,000-acre leases in Judith Basin County, Montana, have high volatile bituminous B coal in the range of 172 million and up to 410+ million tons, and that the Company will proceed to kick start the development of its advanced Pace Coal Project in Judith Basin County, Montana. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB, annual reports on Form 10-KSB, and the Company's other disclosure documents filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this document that SEC's guidelines may prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC.

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