Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

May 23, 2013 14:59 ET

Petrolia Delighted With Quebec Environment Minister's Position

RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased by the position announced by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks regarding exploration to be carried out on Anticosti Island to determine its oil production potential.

Pétrolia wants to help set up the scientific oversight the government is calling for. The company agrees with the Minister's proposed oversight framework and believes it is the best approach to keeping the public informed and reassured.

Pétrolia believes this exploration is necessary to confirm the potential for oil production on Anticosti. The Minister's position will enable Quebec's decision makers to make wise decisions.

About Pétrolia

Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 14,000 km² (3.5 million acres), which represents about 17% of the Québec territory under lease. The leases, the majority of which are located on the Gaspé Peninsula and Anticosti Island, are considered to be very promising and represent almost 70% of the territory under lease for which there is land-based oil potential in Québec. Pétrolia has 68 002 800 shares issued and outstanding.

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