Variable Fuel Management Capability Provides Enhanced Flexibility and Improved Diesel Displacement Rates Oil And Gas Stationary Conversions Drive Highest Overall Quarterly Revenue in 2.5 Years

LYNNFIELD, Mass., April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --   American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB:APGI) today announced recent upgrades to the S4000 Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel system. The new Variable Fuel Management ("VFM") software upgrade allows oil and gas drillers to adjust their specific site's dual fuel mapping calibrations to optimize performance for four different natural gas compositions including CNG, LNG, and two BTU levels of field gas including up to 1,450 BTU. This software upgrade helps to better match the source gas to the corresponding dual fuel optimization table.  S4000 customers are experiencing up to a 10% improved diesel substitution rate which substantially improves their payback period, which is currently in the 6 to 9 month range depending on the source gas. The VFM upgrade is in addition to recent display upgrades and new telematics remote monitoring capabilities.   

Lyle Jensen, American Power Group's President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "With the total number of U.S. operating oil based drill rigs more than doubling since their lows in 2016 and an increased number quotes and follow on orders coming from the oil and gas fields in Canada, we have seen a resurgence in our oil and gas conversion revenue during our second fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2017. We expect to report March 2017 quarterly revenue of over $1.1 million making it our highest overall revenue quarter in the past 2.5 years and our highest oil and gas revenue quarter in the past 3.5 years. Mr. Jensen added, "A big contributor to the March quarter revenue was the fact that APG's new upgraded S4000 Turbocharged Natural Gas® system has been selected by an existing prominent and innovative contract drilling customer to become a standard option on their next generation drill rigs."

Mr. Jensen concluded, "The future trend of the U.S. driving global energy prices continues to look favorable.  As OPEC nations continue to throttle back and reduce deliveries to American customers, a further draw down on U.S. crude inventory levels could likely happen particularly now that the refiners are ramping for the summer driving season.  The U.S. EIA (Environmental Information Administration) sees inventory levels falling by 47 million barrels through the end of the year which is a 9% drop from the current level. This projected decline is set to occur despite an expected sharp jump in U.S. shale production. As a result, several energy experts forecast oil prices will move into the high $50 to $60/barrel range by the end of the year.  APG's stationary dual fuel design continues to be recognized for its significant up time, ease of operation and significant economic benefits at the lowest total cost of ownership which is attracting follow on and new customer business."

About American Power Group Corporation American Power Group's subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. provides cost effective products and services that promote the economic and environmental benefits of our alternative fuel and emission reduction technologies. Our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas ® Dual Fuel C onversion Technology is a unique non-invasive software driven solution that converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, conditioned well-head/ditch gas or bio-methane gas with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time. Depending on the fuel source and operating profile, our EPA and CARB approved dual fuel conversions seamlessly displace 45% - 65% of diesel fuel with cleaner burning natural gas resulting in measurable reductions in nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other diesel-related emissions. Through our Flare Gas Capture and Recovery Technology, we provide oil and gas producers a flare capture service solution for associated gases produced at their remote and stranded well sites. These producers are under tightening regulatory pressure to capture and liquefy the flared gases at their remote and stranded well sites or face significant oil output reductions. With our proprietary Fueled By Flare™ process technology we can convert these captured gases into natural gas liquids ("NGL") which can be sold as heating fluids, emulsifiers, or be further processed by refiners. In addition, we anticipate our next generation NGL processing systems will have the capability to convert the residual flared methane into pipeline quality natural gas that can be sold for a variety of dedicated and dual fuel vehicular, stationary, industrial and household uses. See additional information at: www. americanpowergroupinc.com           

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Investor Relations Contacts:Chuck Coppa, CFOAmerican Power Group Corporation781-224-2411ccoppa@americanpowergroupinc.com  Mike PorterPorter, LeVay, & Rose, Inc.212-564-4700mike@plrinvest.com

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