Gran Tierra Energy to present at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposia in New York on April 21st, 2009

    CALGARY, April 17 /CNW/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (NYSE Amex:   GTE, TSX:
GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and production in South America,
today announced that Dana Coffield, the company's President and Chief
Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Independent Petroleum Association
of America's Oil & Gas Investment Symposia at the Sheraton New York Hotel &
Towers at 5:00 pm EDT on April 21st, 2009. The 20 minute presentation will
take place in the Empire East room, followed by a question and answer session
in conference room K.

    The webcast link for Gran Tierra's presentation at next week's IPAA OGIS
New York Conference is:

    This link will be active for the live presentation, and can be accessed
for 12 months following the conference.

    About Gran Tierra Energy Inc.

    Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and
production company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated in the
United States, trading on the NYSE Amex Exchange (GTE) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (GTE), and operating in South America. Gran Tierra Energy holds
interests in producing and prospective properties in Argentina, Colombia and
Peru. Gran Tierra Energy has a strategy that focuses on establishing a
portfolio of producing properties, plus production enhancement and exploration
opportunities to provide a base for future growth. Additional information
concerning Gran Tierra Energy is available at Investor
inquiries may be directed to or (866) 973-4873.
    Gran Tierra Energy's Securities and Exchange Commission filings are
available on a web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission
at and on SEDAR at

For further information:

For further information: Dana Coffield, Gran Tierra Energy Inc.,
President & Chief Executive Officer, (866) 973-4873,; Tom
McMillan, Equicom Group, Investor Relations, (403) 536-5903,

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