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.

27 April, 2012 - U.S. Oil & Gas Plc - Operations update

27, April, 2012

                                              U.S. Oil & Gas Plc.
                                                       
                                         ("U.S. Oil" or the "Company")

                                                 Operations Update

Major Oil International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Oil & Gas plc (GXG: USOP), has completed earthworks and site construction in preparation for drilling its first exploration well, Eblana #1 in Hot Creek Valley, Nevada.

Mobilisation of equipment in preparation for drilling commenced today. Spudding up is scheduled to take place on Thursday 3rd May.

THE DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

For further information contact:

U.S. Oil & Gas plc

Brian McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer +353 (0) 872383419

Lionsgate Communications - Financial Public Relations

Jonathan Charles +44 (0)77791892509

jcharles@lionsgatecomms.com

Notes to Editors

U.S.  Oil & Gas plc is a GXG 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.

U.S. 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

U.S. Oil & Gas PLC

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