updated 9/16/2010 9:17:10 AM ET 2010-09-16T13:17:10

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grid Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB:GRPR) is pleased to announce a further drawdown of $200,000 US Dollars from the financial agreement of $5-7.5 million US Dollars, executed in April this year.

The funds are to be allocated against ongoing operational items, and to make provision for initial costs relating to the work program devised by Grid Petroleum's Chief Geological and Geophysical Advisor, Robert Murphy, to develop the company's assets in the Jonah field area of Wyoming.

The drawdown brings the total of external investment so far this year to $900,000 US Dollars, and to date the favorable, equity based terms of the investments continue with zero debt accumulated.

Following the vital evaluation tour of the Western USA conducted by Geological Advisors Robert Murphy and Maarten Middelburg together with CEO Paul Watts, an overall review of all aspects relating to the exploration and developments of the company's assets has resulted in further refining of the requirements for the implementation of Phase one of the work scope, encompassing six essential elements of desktop studies previously outlined.

As a result of this review, further discussions with consultancy groups were deemed to be prudent and are now continuing in order to crystallize the most efficient and cost effective route to follow, before finalizing the required agreements with the relevant consultancy groups.

The additional time spent in travelling to the Western United States for on the spot evaluation and subsequent review, has proved essential in formulating a detailed budget plan to efficiently effect further financial drawdowns in the coming months.

As discussions with various consulting groups head towards a conclusion, it is anticipated a final agreement and appointment of a central consultancy group and any other peripheral companies required, will be defined within the coming weeks.

Paul Watts, CEO of Grid Petroleum, said:

"We are delighted to have effected a further financial drawdown from the financial agreement executed in April this year, providing as it does, a signpost that the exploration and development plans of Grid Petroleum are well on course. We are moving solidly forward with commitment and ample provision for the implementation of the first phase of research and exploration, an eagerly anticipated event expected to be commenced in the near future."

About Grid Petroleum

Grid Petroleum Corp (OTCBB:GRPR) is a London, UK based Independent Oil and Gas Exploration Company, with an operational office in Denver Colorado. Grid has assets in Wyoming, neighboring the prolific Jonah Gas Field. For more information, please visit www.gridpetroleum.com.

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