U.S. Energy Corp. to Post Its Mount Emmons Mine Plan of Operations on Its Website

U.S. Energy Corp. to Post Its Mount Emmons Mine Plan of Operations on Its

RIVERTON, Wyo., April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Energy Corp.
(Nasdaq:USEG), today announced that it will post a copy of the Mount Emmons
Mine Plan of Operations ("MPO" or "Plan") filed with the U.S. Forest Service
("USFS") on the home page of the Company's website at 1:00 PM MDT today.

On April 22, 2013, the Company received a letter from the USFS notifying the
Company that the USFS has completed a review of the MPO for the Mount Emmons
Molybdenum Project in Colorado and that it has determined that the MPO "does
contain sufficient information and clarity to form the basis for a proposed
action to initiate scoping and analysis under the National Environmental
Policy Act ("NEPA")."The letter also states, "U.S. Energy has met the
requirements of the Reality Check provision granting conditional water rights
for the Mt. Emmons Molybdenum Project by filing the Plan for the Mt. Emmons
Mine with the Forest Service.No other special use permits or rights-of-way
for the water facilities are required because they are addressed in the

To view the Mount Emmons Mine Plan of Operations please see the link on U.S.
Energy Corp.'s home page at www.usnrg.com.The link is located on the bottom
right hand side of the page.

About U.S. Energy Corp.

U.S. Energy Corp. is a natural resource exploration and development company
with a primary focus on the exploration and development of its oil and gas
assets.The Company also owns the Mount Emmons molybdenum deposit located in
west central Colorado.The Company is headquartered in Riverton, Wyoming and
trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "USEG".

The U.S. Energy Corp. logo is available at

CONTACT: For further information, please contact:
         Reggie Larsen, Director of Investor Relations
         U.S. Energy Corp.

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