Oil and Gas Journal Recognizes Significance of North Slope Shale Oil

Oil and Gas Journal Recognizes Significance of North Slope Shale Oil

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL)
announces that the Oil and Gas Journal has published a technical article
written by Royale Energy's Vice President of Exploration and Production
Mohamed Abdel-Rahman in its January 7, 2013 issue. The article "Resource Plays
Could Help Refill Trans-Alaska Pipeline" addresses the prospectivity of the
North Slope shale oil and its potential for replacing declining throughput in
the Trans-Alaska pipeline. It is up to date on the exploration concepts and
results in which Dr. Abdel-Rahman brings his 35 years' experience including
his time spent working on the North Slope.

Oil and Gas Journal is the leading publication on oil and gas with circulation
throughout the world.

To read the article, go to Royale Energy's website
http://www.royl.com/isalaskanext.htm

To order a hard copy of this issue or to subscribe to Oil and Gas Journal go
to www.ogj.com.

Forward Looking Statements

In addition to historical information contained herein, this news release
contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, subject to various risks and
uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ
materially from those in the "forward-looking" statements. While the company
believes its forward looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions,
there are factors that are difficult to predict and that are influenced by
economic and other conditions beyond the company's control. Investors are
directed to consider such risks and other uncertainties discussed in documents
filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Royale Energy, Inc.
         Chanda Idano, Director of Marketing & PR
         619-881-2800
         chanda@royl.com
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