CIRCLE OIL PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

0700hrs 19 October 2005 

                                  Circle Oil Plc                                 
                          ("Circle Oil" or the "Company")                        

                           Director Shareholding                              
The Company was notified on 18 October 2005 that Grosvenor International
Finance Limited, a company controlled by Circle Oil Executive Director John
McKeon, had purchased, on the same date, 125,000 Ordinary Shares in Circle Oil
at a price of 30.5 pence per share. 
Mr McKeon now holds a total of 13,525,000 Ordinary Shares through his combined
investment interests equating to approximately 8.44% of the issued share
capital of the Company. 
For further information please contact 
Ben Simons 
Hansard Communications 
Tel. 020 7245 1100 
-0- Oct/19/2005  6:00 GMT
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