QUEBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 25, 2014) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) announces the resumption of drilling at the Haldimand 4 site. This conventional horizontal well drilled without hydraulic fracturing will allow the Company to assess the commercial potential of the petroleum resources of the Haldimand deposit.

The Haldimand 4 well site is located in the wooded area near Sandy Beach, Gaspé, where Pétrolia has been safely operating in an environmentally responsible way that respects local communities and meets the highest industry standards. Pétrolia has implemented several measures to minimize social and environmental risks, including an aquifer observation well, a watertight membrane under the drill site, and a sound barrier, as well as an emergency response plan developed specifically for the Haldimand 4 site by an outside firm.

Pétrolia recently opened a new information office in Gaspé, and has hired a local representative to oversee dialogue with the community and respond to questions that may arise concerning its projects on the Gaspé Peninsula, including this well.

"I am extremely pleased that drilling at the Haldimand 4 well is underway," said Pétrolia President and CEO Alexandre Gagnon. "Once we have demonstrated the commercial viability of the project, it could provide a great boost to the economy of the Gaspé area."

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 Quebec company whose objective is to develop oil from here, by the people here, for here. Pétrolia has 77,603,196 shares issued and outstanding.

Forward-looking statements

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Contact Information:

Alexandre Gagnon
President and Chief Executive Officer

For interviews:
Ariane Charette
Communication Advisor