Americas Petrogas Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BOE

Americas Petrogas Inc.

August 26, 2010 16:19 ET

Americas Petrogas Starts Drilling First of Three Exploration Wells on Los Toldos II

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2010) - Americas Petrogas Inc. ("Americas Petrogas" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BOE) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling the first of a 3 consecutive well exploration drilling program on its approximately 180 square kilometer or 44,000 acre Los Toldos II block. The selected well locations are a result of API's recent 3D seismic acquisition and interpretation over the entire block. API's Los Toldos II is near several producing fields in the Neuquen Basin.

Commenting on this, Mr. Barclay Hambrook, President and CEO, stated, "We are pleased to advance our exploration program that is allowing our Company to grow via the drill bit."

About Americas Petrogas Inc.

Americas Petrogas Inc. is a Canadian company whose shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BOE". Americas Petrogas has oil and gas exploration, development and production activities and holds over 1,808,000 acres of land in Argentina's most prolific Neuquen Basin. In Peru, through GrowMax Agri Corp., Americas Petrogas is developing a surface potash (and other minerals) brine reservoir and evaporite deposit at Bayovar in the Sechura Desert of Northwest Peru. Management, along with its partner/investor IFFCO, intends to build GrowMax into a potash and specialty fertilizers company.

Certain statements in this Press Release constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements, such as the expectation to drill 3 wells, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. This forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels and timing of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such information.

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