QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 2, 2016) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased to announce the first crude oil delivery from its long-term production test initiated last May 18th. Two tanker trucks holding nearly 530 barrels of crude oil are heading for a Quebec refinery. This represents the first shipment of a portion of the crude oil produced since the beginning of the production test.

The long-term production test aims to gather data, over a period of 240 days, to help estimate the economic potential of the project and eventually submit a production lease request.

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 92 420 195 shares issued and outstanding.


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