Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 - Americas Petrogas Inc.
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Americas Petrogas Inc. (TSX VENTURE: BOE) ("Americas Petrogas" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received the exploitation license on the Medanito Sur concession block (26,000 acres; 105 square kilometers; 41 sections) located in the Eastern region of Argentina's Neuquen Basin, a region of the basin that contains conventional oil and gas. The exploitation license was granted by the La Pampa province.

Commenting on this permit, Barclay Hambrook, President and CEO of Americas Petrogas, stated: "This 25-year Exploitation concession on the Medanito Sur block opens the door for further development on the block, which will undoubtedly increase our oil production for 2012 and beyond."

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 Neuquen Basin of Argentina. Americas Petrogas has joint venture partners, including ExxonMobil and Apache, on various blocks in the shale oil and gas corridor in the Neuquen Basin, Argentina. For more information about Americas Petrogas, please visit www.americaspetrogas.com

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 development and production should all be viewed as forward looking statements.

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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Americas Petrogas Inc. Barclay Hambrook, P. Eng., MBA President and CEO

P: (403) 685-1888
W: www.americaspetrogas.com

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