SOURCE: Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc.

June 23, 2009 16:15 ET

Petroleum Consolidators Completes Second Round of Due Diligence With Indiana-Based Resource Company

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PCAI), a gasoline station/convenience store consolidator, is pleased to announce that in the last several weeks we have made substantial progress in reviewing the due diligence materials and are working towards a closing to complete the merger.

Petroleum Consolidators' President & CEO David Cohen stated, "Since having announced the record date of June 10, 2009 for the intended spin-off, both Petroleum Consolidators and the Merger Candidate, based in Sullivan County, Indiana, have been working towards a firm closing date that we anticipate will be announced in the near future."

Additionally, Cohen stated, "While we have been extremely busy with the rigorous review of the due diligence items, we were excited to receive a visit during the week of June 8, 2009 from the CEO of the resource company. They were able to perform their due diligence on Petroleum Consolidators. Both sides were very pleased with the progress and we are eager to reveal the dynamics and potential of this merger to the shareholders."

About Petroleum Consolidators of America.

Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc. is a gasoline station/convenience store operator which is implementing a targeted acquisition strategy to create a portfolio of consolidated retail gasoline facilities, producing oil wells and a wholesale fuel distributorship that will benefit from substantial operating efficiencies.

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