Penn West Energy Trust Announces June Cash Distribution



    PENN WEST ENERGY TRUST (TSX - PWT.UN; NYSE - PWE) is pleased to confirm
    cash distributions for June 2007

    CALGARY, June 20 /CNW/ - Penn West Energy Trust ("Penn West") confirms
that its June 2007 cash distribution will be CDN$0.34 per trust unit payable
on July 13, 2007 to unitholders of record on June 29, 2007. The
ex-distribution date is June 27, 2007.
    The CDN$0.34 per unit is equivalent to approximately US$0.32 per unit
(before deduction of any applicable Canadian withholding tax), using a current
U.S./Canadian exchange ratio of 0.94. Registered unitholders with U.S.
addresses will receive their distributions directly from our transfer agent,
and will be paid in U.S. currency using the exchange rate in effect on the
record date. Non-registered U.S. unitholders will receive their distributions
through their brokers.
    Penn West also recently entered into additional crude oil (WTI) collars
with a volume of 5,000 barrels per day for the period between July 2008 and
December 2008. The collars were transacted with an average floor price of
US$67.00 per barrel and an average ceiling price of US$77.71 per barrel. Penn
West's hedged 2008 liquids volumes are now approximately 25% of total
anticipated production (net of royalties). The transaction of these collars is
consistent with policies established by the Board of Directors of Penn West.

    Penn West Energy Trust is a senior oil and natural gas energy trust based
in Calgary, Alberta that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
PWT.UN and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PWE.

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For further information:

For further information: PENN WEST ENERGY TRUST, Suite 2200, 425 - First
Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3L8, Phone: (403) 777-2500, Toll-free:
1-866-693-2707, Fax: (403) 777-2699, Website: www.pennwest.com; Investor
Relations: Phone: 1-888-770-2633, E-mail: investor_relations@pennwest.com,
William Andrew, President and CEO, Phone: (403) 777-2502


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