Recon Technology Announces Investment in US Oil Company

           Recon Technology Announces Investment in US Oil Company

PR Newswire

BEIJING, July 2, 2013

BEIJING, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recon Technology, Ltd.
(Nasdaq: RCON) ("Recon" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese non-state-owned
oilfield services provider, today announced the purchase of 2,800,000 shares
of Avalon Oil and Gas, Inc. ("Avalon") (OTCBB: AOGN). After this investment,
Recon owns 32.22% of Avalon's outstanding shares.

Avalon is an independent US domestic oil and natural gas producer listed on
the OTCBB under the ticker symbol AOGN. Avalon is building a portfolio of oil
and gas producing properties to generate asset growth. The Company uses
efficient reservoir maintenance and innovative technology to generate stable
cash flows by reworking previously producing wells. Its acquisition strategy
is to seek low risk, proven oil and gas reserves with short payback periods
and the potential for expanded production. 

"The funds from this investment will be used to complete the workover of wells
on the Moody and West Lease, Duval County, Texas and to acquire additional oil
and gas producing properties," said Mr. Yin Shenping, CEO of Recon. "We are
pleased to invest in Avalon as we agree with the company's development
strategies and operations and see the opportunity for significant growth. We
have great confidence in Avalon's ability to expand their portfolio of oil and
gas producing properties."

"Recon is eager to work with US oil and oilfield service companies to develop
markets beyond China," Mr. Yin continued, "This is our first investment in a
US company, and it's a significant milestone in our international

About Recon Technology, Ltd.

Recon Technology, Ltd. is a non-state-owned oil field service company in
China. The company has been providing software, equipment and services
designed to increase the efficiency and automation in oil and gas exploration,
extraction, production and refinery for Chinese oil and gas fields for more
than 10 years. More information may be found at or e-mail:

About Avalon Oil & Gas, Inc.

Avalon Oil & Gas is an oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition and
development of producing oil and gas properties.In addition, Avalon's
technology group acquires and develops energy production enhancing
technologies.Through Oiltek, Inc., Avalon's majority-owned subsidiary, Avalon
is building an asset portfolio of innovative technologies in the energy
industry to maximize enhancement opportunities.


At the Company:

Recon Technology, Ltd.
Liu Jia
Tel: +86-10-8494-5799



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