Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.

November 19, 2007 09:01 ET

Pacific Asia China Energy Inc. Reports Both Dymaxion Drill Rigs Under Contract in China

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2007) - PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. (PACE) (TSX VENTURE:PCE) is pleased to announce that its 50% owned drilling subsidiary PACE Mitchell Drilling Corp. (PACE Mitchell) has both Dymaxion drill rigs currently under contract in China.

PACE Mitchell's first drill rig is conducting degasification drilling operations at the Yunnan Weixin Guanyinshan Coal Mine in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China ("Weixin"). The first Dymaxion vertical well has reached a depth of approximately 610 meters. The Weixin Drilling Services Contract provides for up to two sets of Dymaxion horizontal wells for a total value of up to US $2.73 million (as announced September 4, 2007). The contract value for the first well now underway is US $1.41million and 10% of this value has now been received by the joint venture.

PACE Mitchell also reports that its second Dymaxion drill rig, currently being used to drill the first Dymaxion CBM test well set in China, is progressing on schedule (see October 9, 2007 news release). The well has reached a depth of over 500 meters and is being drilled on behalf of a leading CBM company presently conducting exploration and development activities. Further progress reports will be provided, when available.

PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic development of Coal Bed Methane projects in China, CBM drilling and coal degasification through its 50% owned subsidiary, PACE MITCHELL DRILLING CORP. Common Shares of PACIFIC ASIA CHINA ENERGY INC. are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PCE".

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Devinder Randhawa, Chairman & CEO

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