U.S. OIL and GAS plc's (Ticker: USOP) core activities are in the USA, with ongoing exploration activity in Nevada where the company holds a large lease acreage.

20 March, 2012 - U.S. Oil & Gas plc - Award of Permit to Drill

20th March, 2012
                                              U.S. Oil & Gas Plc.
                                         ("U.S. Oil" or the "Company")
                                           Award of Permit to Drill
U.S. Oil & Gas plc (PLUS: USOP), the oil and gas exploration company with its main asset in Nevada, USA, is pleased to announce that the Nevada Bureau of Land Management has approved a permit to drill its first exploration well,  Eblana #1 well on its Hot Creek Valley property.   The Application for Permit to Drill (APD) was awarded to Major Oil International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Oil & Gas.
The Company intends to begin earthworks mobilisation immediately, and will announce a spudding-in date in due course.
CEO Brian McDonnell said, 'The award of a drilling permit is the culmination of many months of effort by the Company and marks the most important milestone in U.S. Oil's history to date.   We now look forward to finalising logistical arrangements in preparation for the drill.'
For further information contact:
U.S. Oil & Gas plc
Brian McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer +353 (0) 872383419
Lionsgate Communications - Financial Public Relations
Natalia Egorova +44 (0)7500 828771
Notes to Editors
U.S.  Oil & Gas plc is a PLUS-quoted (Ticker: USOP) oil and gas exploration company with a strategy to identify and  acquire  oil and gas assets in the early phase of the upstream life-cycle and mature them.  The  Company's main  asset  is  in  Nye County, Nevada where it holds the entire share capital of US-based company  Major  Oil International  LLC ("Major Oil"). Major Oil has acquired rights to exploration and development acreage  in  Hot Creek  Valley, Nye County, adjacent to the oil and gas rich Railroad Valley area of Nevada, both of  which  are part of the Sevier Thrust of central Nevada and western Utah, USA.
US  Oil has completed extensive surveys of its Hot Creek lease area, generating 18 datasets using the following survey  methods: Gravity and Magnetic Resonance, Geochemical, 2-D Seismic, Landsat remote sensing,  Geophysical studies,  Conodont  Alteration Index (CAI), Pyrolysis (TOC), Vitronite Reflectance-Visual  Kerogen  (TAI),  2-D Passive Seismic (IPDS) and 3-D Passive Seismic.
For further information please refer to our website at: www.usoil.us

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March 20, 2012 06:00 ET (10:00 GMT)