Americas Petrogas Inc.

Americas Petrogas Inc.
Americas Potash Peru SA

Americas Potash Peru SA

June 17, 2009 09:25 ET

Americas Petrogas Engages Experts for Potash Brine Reservoir and Evaporite Deposit

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Americas Petrogas Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BOE) (BOE) (the "Company" or "Americas") is pleased to announce it has formally engaged experts to assist in development of Americas surface potash brine reservoir and solid evaporate deposits located on the Company's Bayovar concession in the Sechura Desert in Northwest Peru.

Mr. Luis Coronel is a Chemical Engineer with over 40 years experience worldwide (including Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Peru, India, Venezuela, and the USA) in all aspects of analysis, planning, design, engineering and project management and implementation of solar evaporation technology for processing of brines for producing potash, salt and chemical by-products. Mr. Coronel was Project Manager for producing salt and potassium chloride from surface-underground brine in the Ramon pilot plant for Minero Bayovar and Kaiser Chemical (USA) in Peru, two of the prior ("historical") concession holders of the Company's Bayovar concession. In Mexico, he acted as Production Manager for the world's largest solar evaporation plant. His operating experience includes process optimization, crystallization production, harvesting, hauling and washing technologies. He was a leader in the production of potassium sulphate by solar evaporation of bittern. Mr. Coronel also worked for Akzo Nobel Salt Inc. which was the world's largest salt company, based in USA and the Netherlands. He was Manager of Solar Salt Technology and assisted senior management in special projects in the USA and around the world.

Luis Coronel commented:

"Because of Bayovar's unique geographic location, the Company will be able to efficiently utilize the sun and the wind in its solar evaporation processing. This will allow the project to have low capital costs, low operating costs and to be environmentally friendly with very low carbon emissions."

Mr. Vicente Palacios, Chemical Engineer, has 40 years experience in quality control and was head of the laboratory and quality control director for Southern Peru Copper refining operations in Peru. Mr. Palacios also has direct experience with the Company's Bayovar concession as he served as Head of Laboratory, head of the Ramon Pilot Plant and head of Fertilizers and Brines for Minero Peru. He was also involved in prefeasibility and feasibility studies concerning brines at Bayovar.

Barclay Hambrook, President and CEO commented:

"The engagement of these two highly qualified chemical engineers, both with hands-on experience with historical Bayovar concession holders provides the Company the advantages of proceeding ahead quickly in updating historical engineering information, retesting of potash brines and in initial design of the Company's Solar Evaporation Processing plant for potash fertilizers and other specialty chemicals."

Mr. Hambrook added that an additional advantage is having experts familiar with worldwide operations experience including countries like China, India and Brazil.

About Americas Petrogas Inc.

Americas Petrogas is a Canadian company whose shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BOE". The Company has oil and gas exploration and development activities in Argentina and, in Peru, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Americas Potash Peru SA, is developing a surface potash brine reservoir and evaporate deposit at Bayovar in the Sechura Desert, Northwest Peru.

Except for historical information, certain statements in this Press Release constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements 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. Forward-looking statements in this press release include but are not limited to references to future development activities on the Bayovar potash concession. 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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