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

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 Plan."

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".

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CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Reggie Larsen, Director of Investor Relations U.S. Energy Corp. 1-800-776-9271 Reggie@usnrg.com

Source:U.S. Energy Corp.