SOURCE: Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc.

August 11, 2009 08:30 ET

Petroleum Consolidators Engages a Clearwater, Florida-Based Broker-Dealer for a Fifteen Million Dollar Financing

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PCAI), a gasoline station/convenience store operator, announced today that the company has entered into a capital raising agreement with a Southwest Florida-based Broker-Dealer for a $15,000,000 financing.

David Cohen, President and CEO of Petroleum Consolidators, stated, "We are extremely excited to have entered into our capital raising agreement with this boutique investment banking firm. This financing engagement is a critical milestone in our company's history. It sends a clear and positive message to our industry that we will have the resources to continue moving forward with our business plan to build a regional presence of gasoline stations with convenience stores and a wholesale fuel business.

Additionally, Cohen stated, "We are confident that these funds will be used efficiently to maximize Petroleum Consolidators revenue and profitability as we continue to pursue strategic opportunities in our industry."

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 and wholesale fuel distributorships that will benefit from substantial operating efficiencies.

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