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Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. Updates Operations in Argentina

Apr 16, 2008 - 11:59 PM ET

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. ("Pine Cliff" or "the Company") (www.pinecliffenergy.com) (TSX Venture: PNE) is pleased to announce that:

- the first well of its three well drilling program on the Canadsn
Ramirez property, located in the San Jorge Basin of Argentina, has
been spudded. The program will test three different 3D seismic
anomalies. It is estimated that each well will require ten days to
drill. Pine Cliff has an option to earn a 49 percent working interest
in the property (47,940 gross acres);

- the Company is participating with its partners in a 3D geophysical
program that has commenced on the Laguna de Piedra property, located
in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina. The program includes reprocessing
existing 2D seismic data and completion of a 250 square kilometer 3D
seismic program. After completion of this program, Pine Cliff will
have earned a 25 percent working interest in the property
(252,900 gross acres).

Further releases will be made as material information becomes available.

Additional information relating to the Company may be found on SEDAR.COM as well as on the Company's website at www.pinecliffenergy.com.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.
George F. Fink
President and CEO
(403) 269-2289
Fax: (403) 265-7488

OR

Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.
Randy M. Jarock
COO
(403) 269-2289
Fax: (403) 265-7488

OR

Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.
Kirsten Kulyk
Manager, Investor Relations
(403) 269-2289
Fax: (403) 265-7488
info@pinecliffenergy.com