Americas Petrogas Inc.

Americas Petrogas Inc.
GrowMax Agri Corp.

GrowMax Agri Corp.

September 09, 2014 03:00 ET

Americas Petrogas' GrowMax Subsidiary Increases Phosphate Rock Potential by 8,800 Hectares in Sechura Desert, Peru

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2014) - Americas Petrogas Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BOE) and its subsidiary, GrowMax Agri Corp., (collectively, "Americas Petrogas" or the "Company") are pleased to announce that its Peruvian subsidiary, Americas Potash Peru S.A., has officially recorded, with the public registry in Peru, 8,800 additional hectares (approximately 21,700 acres or 88 square kilometers) of concessions in the Bayovar district within the Sechura Desert, Peru. These 8,800 hectares of registered new concessions are located to the northeast of lands currently held by Vale S.A., which operates a producing phosphate mine in the Bayovar district in conjunction with Mosaic Company and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

When added to Americas Petrogas' original Bayovar Property (concessions 5, 6, 7 and 8), which measures in excess of 82,000 hectares (202,600 acres or 820 square kilometres), Americas Petrogas now holds registered concessions totaling in excess of 90,800 hectares (224,300 acres or 908 square kilometers) in the Bayovar district within the Sechura Desert, Peru. The new concessions are immediately to the east of the Company's Bayovar 6 and Bayovar 8 concessions. The Company has staked an additional 1,200 hectares of lands in the same area for which registration is still pending.

The Company reported discovery of near-surface phosphate rock on its Bayovar 6 concession in its August 28, 2014 press release.

Barclay Hambrook, President and CEO, said, "We are pleased to have been able to increase our land holdings in the Bayovar district in the Sechura Desert. Coupled with our recent sample results confirming the discovery of near-surface phosphate rock on our Bayovar 6 concession, GrowMax can now intensify and expand the exploration for Sechura phosphate resources as well as other minerals in our Bayovar concessions area."

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 conventional and unconventional shale oil and gas and tight sands oil and gas interests in numerous blocks in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina. Americas Petrogas has joint venture partners, including ExxonMobil and YPF, on various blocks in the shale oil and gas corridor in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina. Americas Petrogas and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) own GrowMax Agri Corp., a private company involved in the exploration for near-surface potash, phosphates and other minerals, and potential development of a fertilizer project in Peru. For more information about Americas Petrogas Inc., please visit

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based upon forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown 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.

In particular, statements (express or implied) contained herein regarding potential for phosphates or other minerals on the Bayovar Property, intensifying and expanding the exploration for phosphate resources as well as other minerals in the Bayovar area, and registration of additional lands should be viewed as forward-looking statements. The presence of phosphates in samples is not necessarily indicative that phosphates are capable of being successfully produced in commercial quantities. There is no assurance reserves will be assigned to phosphate-bearing formations. There is no assurance that future exploration will occur or that if it does occur, will be successful.

There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements and if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law.


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