Penn West Energy Trust announces April cash distribution and 2008 crude oil hedges

    PENN WEST ENERGY TRUST (TSX - PWT.UN; NYSE - PWE) is pleased to confirm
    cash distributions for April 2007 as well as entering into crude oil
    hedges for 2008

    CALGARY, April 19 /CNW/ - Penn West Energy Trust ("Penn West") confirms
that its April 2007 cash distribution will be CDN$0.34 per trust unit payable
on May 15, 2007 to unitholders of record on April 30, 2007. The
ex-distribution date is April 26, 2007.
    The CDN$0.34 per unit is equivalent to approximately US$0.30 per unit
(before deduction of any applicable Canadian withholding tax), using a current
U.S./Canadian exchange ratio of 0.88. 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 crude oil (WTI) collars with a total
volume of 5,000 barrels per day for the 2008 calendar year. The collars were
transacted with an average floor price of US$65.00 per barrel and an average
ceiling price of US$75.80 per barrel. Penn West's hedged 2008 liquids volumes
are now approximately 16% of total anticipated production (net of royalties).
The transaction of these collars is consistent with policies established by
the Board of Directors of the Trust.

    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:; Investor
Relations: Phone: 1-888-770-2633, E-mail:,
William Andrew, President and CEO, Phone: (403) 777-2502

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