QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2013) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased to announce that it is opening a permanent office in Port-Menier, on Anticosti Island. The office will be located in the Studio section of Maison des Artisans.

"Our new office will serve as an information and discussion center between the company and residents of Anticosti Island," said Pétrolia CEO Myron Tétreault. "This initiative is part of Pétrolia's ongoing commitment to keeping people informed in the communities we operate in. Our objective is to enhance communication between the company and islanders by giving them access to information and the opportunity to voice their concerns at a time of their choosing."

"The office will facilitate dialogue between the company and residents," said head of community relations Denis Duteau. "People can stop in to obtain documentation, ask us questions, or simply discuss any of the various aspects of the work we plan to carry out on Anticosti Island in the coming months and years."

Pétrolia's appointment of a community representative and its opening of the office are two key steps in building constructive dialogue between the company and islanders. Pétrolia is listening to the public so that it can enhance information sharing.

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 70 652 372 shares issued and outstanding.

Forward-looking statements

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Contact Information:

Isabelle Proulx
Vice president business Development
(418) 657-1966

Myron Tetreault
(418) 657-1966