Western Potash Corp. to Stop Hydrocarbon Evaluation

Vancouver, April 26, 2010 - Western Potash Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: WPX, FSE: AHE) wishes to announce that further to the company’s news regarding the detection of hydrocarbons on the Milestone property reported on the February 2, 2010 news release, the Company will no longer continue the “P&NG” (“Petroleum and Gas”) exploration program that was proposed in the March 31, 2010 news release.

Results from further evaluation of all available geological information and rock chips recovered from potash drilling by P&NG experts indicates that the formations previously reported showing the presence of neutron-density crossovers (neutron capture) indicating potential for hydrocarbons, have been flooded with transported salt, effectively eliminating the rock porosity.

The Company will not pursue further exploration for hydrocarbons or incur any expenditure to further study this potential.

Western Potash Corp. ist eine Mineralexplorationsgesellschaft, die sich mit der Bewertung, Exploration und Erschließung von Kalisalz-Liegenschaften im Westen Kanadas beschäftigt.  Die Zielsetzungen des Unternehmens sind die Abgrenzung und Entwicklung einer Weltklasse-Kalisalzlagerstätte in einer umweltverträglichen, wirtschaftlichen und sozialverträglichen Weise.

Die gemäß NI 43-101 betriebsintern qualifizierten Personen sind J. Patricio Varas, P.Geo und Dean Pekeski, P.Geo. Beide haben den Inhalt dieser Pressemitteilung überprüft und genehmigt.  The contents of this news release were also reviewed and approved by J. R.  Britton, P. Geol., P. Eng., a Qualified Person under NI 51-101 Rules and Policies.

IM NAMEN DES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“J. Patricio Varas”   
J. Patricio Varas
President and CEO

This news release contains Forward Looking Statements regarding our intentions and plans. Forward looking statements in this news release include that further to the company’s news regarding the detection of hydrocarbons on the Milestone property, the Company will no longer continue to explore the “P&NG” (“Petroleum and Gas”) exploration program that was proposed in the March 31, 2010 news release; that results from further evaluation of all available geological information and rock chips recovered from potash drilling by P&NG experts indicates that the formations previously reported showing the presence of neutron-density crossovers (neutron capture) indicating potential for hydrocarbons, have been flooded with transported salt effectively eliminating the rock porosity; that the Company will not pursue further exploration for hydrocarbons or any expenditures to further study this potential.  It is the Company’s policy not to update forward looking statements. Various factors may prevent or delay our plans, including but not limited to, contractor availability and performance, weather, access, mineral prices and success and failure of the exploration and development carried out at various stages of the program.  Readers should review risk factors applicable to junior mining exploration companies generally to understand the variety of risks that can affect the Company.  

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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