ALBANY, Ky., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Colombia Gold Corp. (OTCQB:FCGD) announced today that the Company has drastically reduced its overhead and costs of producing oil from current leases.

Earlier in the month, the company began restructuring business processes to streamline production cost, reduce overhead and cut labor expenses. After retooling and restructuring labor costs and overhead expenses, the company announced it has reduced its production costs to just under $25 per barrel.

Jason Castenir, CEO of First Colombia Gold Corp stated, "This development is just added confirmation of how profitable our company truly can be. Most companies our size have a tremendous amount of debt and overhead and we just don't have that problem. We have structured our operations in such a way as to achieve a low extraction cost. The company is looking to take advantage of this low oil market to make additional acquisitions in the oil industry. We have a great strategy in place."

Company president Clarence Parks stated, "With oil prices at their lowest since 2009, we have had to reduce our production costs. Our success in restructuring operations has allowed us to continue to produce oil and still maintain revenue. That sets us apart from the competition and ensures our company can continue to succeed even in this fragile market."

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