Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

January 27, 2006 16:00 ET

Pacific Asia China Energy Inc. Appoints New CFO

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 27, 2006) - PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. ("PACE") (TSX VENTURE:PCE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Groening as Chief Financial Officer of the company. Steven Khan moves from this position to become Executive Vice President - Corporate Development as well as continuing his role as a Director of the company.

Mr. Groening obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1999 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. He also holds a professional accounting designation as a Certified Public Accountant and is member of the Illinois Board of Examiners in the United States. In addition to being an auditor for several years, Mr. Groening has provided business advisory, information technology, and financial accounting services to many medium and large size organizations. Mr. Groening has held Controller and CFO positions for a number of private and public companies.

PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic development of Coal Bed Methane projects in China. Common Shares of PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PCE".


Dev Randhawa, President and CEO

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