Court Grants Order Approving CNPC Acquisition of PetroKazakhstan

PetroKazakhstan says that the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has granted the order approving the Arrangement involving the acquisition of the Company for US$55.00 cash per share by a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNPC International Ltd. A copy of the Court's decision has been posted to the Company's website.

PetroKazakhstan intends to close the Arrangement tomorrow; October 26, 2005 as soon as possible after the order has been filed with the Court. PetroKazakhstan will make a further announcement once the closing has occurred.

PetroKazakhstan Inc. is a vertically integrated, international energy company, celebrating its eighth year of operations in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and gas, the refining of crude oil and the sale of oil and refined products.