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.

10 April 2013 - U.S. Oil & Gas plc - Operations Update

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

Operations Update

U.S. Oil and Gas Plc (GXG: USOP), the oil and gas exploration company with exploration assets in Nevada, is pleased to announce that it has resumed testing of its Eblana #1 well.  Basic Energy Services, headquartered in Forth Worth Texas, is the rig operator.

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

Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer or solicitation by U.S. Oil and Gas plc for the purchase or sale of any securities nor does it constitute a solicitation to any person in any jurisdiction where solicitation would be unlawful.

For further information contact:
Brian McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer +353 (0) 87 238 3419

Alexander David Securities Ltd ? Corporate Finance Adviser
Fiona Kinghorn/David Scott  +44 (0) 20 7448 9800
    
Lionsgate Communications
Jonathan Charles +44 (0)779 189 2509
jcharles@lionsgatecomms.com

GXG Markets
Simon Kiero-Watson  +44 (0) 20 7653 1935
skw@gxgmarkets.co.uk

Alex Benger  +44 (0) 20 7653 1935
ahb@gxgmarkets.co.uk

ADR Broker Desk, Deutsche Bank
United Kingdom
Simon Davies and Richard Willis
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7547-6500
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7547-9995
E-mail: adr@db.com

USA
Jay Berman
Tel: +1 212 250-9100
Fax: +1 732 544-6346
E-mail: adr@db.com

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About U.S. Oil & Gas
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 & Gas PLC.