Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

February 11, 2014 09:12 ET

The Superior Court of Quebec Renders a Decision Favourable to Petrolia in its Case Against the Municipality of Gaspe

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2014) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) Québec, February 11, 2014, Pétrolia welcomes the decision rendered today by the Superior Court invalidating a municipal by-law adopted by the Municipality of Gaspé. This by-law, which was adopted on December 22, 2012, aimed to establish a minimum distance between drilling and drinking water sources on its territory. The judgment confirms the primacy of the Government of Québec's jurisdiction over natural resource exploration regulation.

Pétrolia has indicated its willingness to wait for the release, scheduled for March 31st, of the hydrogeological study commissioned by the Québec government before resuming drilling.

"We are pleased with Judge Moulin's decision. Pending the publication of the hydrogeological study scheduled for March, we will continue to work with the Municipality and the Gaspé community in order to keep everyone informed of our activities with regard to health, safety and environmental compliance issues. Our goal is to resume work in accordance with our permits and their corresponding timelines," said Pétrolia CEO Myron Tétreault.

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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 about 22% 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 71% of the territory under lease for which there is land-based oil potential in Québec. Pétrolia has 70 667 372 shares issued and outstanding.

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