Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

June 16, 2016 09:39 ET

Petrolia Announces Financing for Its Bourque Project by the Quebec Government

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased to announce that Ressources Québec Inc. ("Ressources Québec"), acting as agent for the Quebec government, is investing an additional $8.5 million in the Bourque Project.

The investment involves a direct participation in the project through the joint venture created after the first investment phase.

Today's investment announcement combined with that of our partner Tugliq Energy S.A.R.F. ("Tugliq Energy"), completes the financing for the planned work. Pétrolia will thereafter hold 51% of the joint venture and assume the role of operator.

Subject to obtaining the requisite permits and authorizations, work on the first phase of the resource confirmation program should begin within a few weeks. This program will allow Pétrolia, in partnership with Tugliq Énergie, to implement a pilot project on the extraction and liquefaction of natural gas (LNG).

So far, Pétrolia has invested just under $22 million in the Bourque Project and the undiscovered natural gas initially in place (P50) is estimated at more than 1 TCF in four reservoir zones (Sproule 2013).

The investments are subject to the usual conditions governing such investments, most notably due diligence, the signing of certain binding agreements, and the procurement of the requisite authorizations or approvals. The terms and conditions of this agreement remain to be finalized and will be based on the prevailing standards of the oil and gas industry.

About Pétrolia

Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 16,000 km² (4 million acres), which represents almost 23% of the Québec territory under lease. The closing of a partnership on Anticosti Island has led to the creation of Anticosti Hydrocarbons L.P., a limited partnership in which Pétrolia holds a 21.7% interest. In order to carry out the project's operations, Pétrolia Anticosti Inc., a subsidiary of Pétrolia, was designated project operator. Pétrolia is a Québec company whose objective is to develop oil from here, by the people here, for here. Pétrolia has 92 420 195 shares issued and outstanding.


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