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TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces Appointment of a New Director, Exploration and Engineering Managers

CALGARY, ALBERTA--TransGlobe Energy Corporation ("TransGlobe" or 
the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Fred 
J. Dyment to its board of directors. Mr. Edward Bell and Mr. 
Glenn Taylor have joined the Company as Manager, International 
Exploration and Manager, Operations (Domestic) respectively. 

Mr. Fred Dyment brings a wealth of industry experience and 
contacts to the Company's board. Mr. Dyment is a Chartered 
Accountant with thirty years of experience in the oil and gas 
industry. He has previously served as President & CEO of Maxx 
Petroleum Company (2000-2001). From 1978-2000 he worked for 
Ranger Oil Limited holding positions of increasing responsibility 
as Controller, V.P. Finance and as President & CEO. Mr. Dyment 
also holds board positions with several private and public 
corporations. 

Mr. Edward Bell joined TransGlobe in January 2004 as Manager, 
International Exploration. He is a professional Geoscientist with 
36 years of experience in the global petroleum industry. Prior 
positions with Nexen 1989-2003 included: Manager - Europe/Africa 
and International Operations (North Sea, Ecuador, Kazakhstan and 
Yemen), Yemen Geoscience Manager (1994-2000) and General Manager 
Business Development. From 1973-1988, with Occidental Petroleum, 
he held positions in North Sea exploration/evaluation and 
development geology, including Exploration Manager for the 
Netherlands, Libya and Technical Advisor in the Commercial 
Department. 

Mr. Glenn Taylor was recently appointed Manager, Operations 
(Domestic). Mr. Taylor is an Engineering Technologist with 23 
years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for 
corporations ranging from major producers to growth orientated 
junior producers with increasing responsibility in technical, 
supervisory and management functions focused on production 
operations, drilling, completions and facilities. Prior to 
joining TransGlobe he was an independent consultant (2000-2003), 
Operations Manager for Western Star Exploration (1997-2000), an 
independent consultant (1996-1997), Inverness Petroleum for 10 
years as Operations Manager (1991-1996), Production Supervisor 
(1989-1991), Production Technologist (1986-1989) and with 
Canadian Superior Oil as Project Engineering Technologist 
(1980-1986). 

TransGlobe Energy Corporation, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, 
is an international explorer and producer of oil and gas. The 
Company has oil and gas production in Canada and in two projects 
in the Republic of Yemen. More information about TransGlobe and 
its projects can be found at www.trans-globe.com . 

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be 
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the US Private 
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this 
release, other than statements of historical facts that address 
future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, 
exploitation activities and events or developments that the 
Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although 
TransGlobe believes the expectations expressed in such 
forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, 
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and 
actual results or developments may differ materially from those 
in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause 
actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking 
statements include oil and gas prices, exploitation and 
exploration successes, continued availability of capital and 
financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. 


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TRANSGLOBE ENERGY CORPORATION

s/s Ross Clarkson

Ross G. Clarkson,
President & C.E.O.

Executive Offices:
#2900, 330 -5th Avenue, S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 0L4

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TransGlobe Energy Corporation
Ross G. Clarkson
President & C.E.O.
(403) 264-9888
(403) 264-9898 (FAX)

or

TransGlobe Energy Corporation
Lloyd W. Herrick
Vice President & C.O.O.
(403) 264-9888
(403) 264-9898 (FAX)
Email: trglobe@trans-globe.com
Website: www.trans-globe.com

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