Pacific Rubiales Announces Conference Call Regarding Agreement to Acquire Kappa Energy Holdings Ltd.
Jul 8, 2008

    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PEG)
announces a conference call will be held on Wednesday, July 09, 2008, at
8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time to discuss the agreement to acquire 100% of
Kappa Energy Holdings Ltd.Call-in details are as follows:

    Toronto & International:  (416) 644 3415
    North America:            (800) 732 9307Pacific Rubiales, a Canadian-based company and producer of natural gas
and heavy crude oil, owns 100 percent of Meta Petroleum Limited, a Colombian
oil operator which operates the Rubiales and Piriri oil fields in the Llanos
Basin in association with Ecopetrol S.A. the Colombian, national oil company.
The Company is focused on identifying opportunities primarily within the
eastern Llanos Basin of Colombia as well as in other areas in Colombia and
northern Peru. Pacific Rubiales has a current net production of approximately
21,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, with working interests in the
Rubiales, Piriri and Quifa concessions and the Caguan, Dindal, Rio Seco, Puli
B, La Creciente, Moriche, Guama, Arauca, Tacacho and Jagueyes blocks in
Colombia and blocks 135, 137 and 138 in Peru.

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For further information:
For further information: Mr. Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer and
Director or Mr. Jose Francisco Arata, President and Director, (416) 362-7735