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.

18 January, 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 commenced equipment mobilization for resuming production testing of its Eblana #1 well.  Basic Energy Services, headquartered in Forth Worth Texas, will be the rig operator.

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

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

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.

For further information please refer to our website at: www.usoil.US

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