SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Petroteq Energy Inc. (the “Company”) (PQE.V) (PQEFF) (PQCF.F), a company focused on the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the energy industry, announces the issuance of an aggregate of 2,765,115 common shares, and 1,232,150 common share purchase warrants, to 15 arm’s length parties, for gross proceeds of an aggregate US$1,832,600. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of the Company at an exercise price of US$1.50 per common share for 24 months from the date of issuance. The net proceeds will be used by the Company for use on its extraction technology in Asphalt Ridge, Utah, and for working capital. The issuances are subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued are subject to a four-month hold period. Including the foregoing issuance of shares, there are currently 78,878,969 common shares of the Company issued and outstanding.

In addition, the Company announces that it has entered into a shares for debt agreement, pursuant to which it will issue an aggregate of 287,500 common shares in satisfaction of US$230,000 of indebtedness currently owed to an arm’s length creditor. The Company determined to satisfy the indebtedness with common shares in order to preserve its cash for use on its extraction technology in Asphalt Ridge, Utah, and for working capital. The shares will be issued upon acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange and approval by the directors of the Company. The common shares issued in satisfaction of the indebtedness will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance.

About Petroteq Energy Inc.

Petroteq is a fully integrated oil and gas company focused on the development and implementation of a new proprietary technology for oil extraction. The Company has an environmentally safe and sustainable technology for the extraction of heavy oils from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. Petroteq is engaged in the development and implementation of its patented environmentally friendly heavy oil processing and extraction technologies. Our proprietary process produces zero greenhouse gas, zero waste and requires no high temperatures. Petroteq is currently focused on developing its oil sands resources and expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility located near Vernal, Utah. The Company also owns a minority stake in an exploration and production play located in southwest Texas held by Accord GR Energy Inc. In addition, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary PetroBLOQ, LLC, is seeking to develop the first blockchain based platform created exclusively for the supply chain needs of the oil & gas sector. For more information, visit www.Petroteq.energy and PetroBLOQ.com.