Zion Oil & Gas Stock has been pretty active and I’ve received a lot of messages about its price volatility. Everything from wild optimism to ‘the sky is falling.’ Just so you know, our newsletter and our website aren’t a part of Zion Oil and I’m not a stock broker or a day trader.

But as someone intimately connected with the story of oil in Israel, here’s what I do know – what I’ve been saying all along. The promise of an oil discovery in Israel isn’t new news; as a matter of fact, the story first broke almost 4,000 years ago (read Genesis 49 and Deuteronomy 32 & 33). My dad, Jim Spillman, saw this promise in scripture and followed the trail that led him to the spot and the time the oil would be discovered. John Brown heard my father speak on this back in 1981 and took it on faith. It took Brown another 19 years of work, research and travel to Israel to get his first Israeli exploration license and found Zion Oil & Gas in 2000. Since John’s first trip to Israel in 1983 a lot of research, testing, exploration and discovery has transpired. With each test result or finding, the promise of oil in Israel gained a little more geological support. January’s massive natural gas discovery proved the existence of hydrocarbons in northern Israel in a very BIG way.

So here we are, nearly 4,000 years after Jacob’s blessing, twenty-eight years after John Brown first heard and believed the story of Israel’s oil, with every objective scientific result in the last two decades pointing to its reality, and still, everybody is freaked out over the change in Zion’s hour-by-hour stock price.

Folks, Zion is an OIL EXPLORATION company. Until they discover oil or fold up shop, don’t worry too much about daily changes in their stock price. And don’t worry too much about them folding up shop. John Brown has been at this for twenty-five years. The early years were a lot tougher than today and he just kept plowing. Zion Oil is here to stay. The managers and board members are personally (and financially) committed to this mission. It’s my belief that they’re at the end of their quest, not the beginning of it. The goal is in sight. And if you still can’t get your mind off of what Zion’s stock price was at 9:42 AM last Thursday or what it might be at 3:14 PM next Tuesday, here’s a graph for you. It covers about 3 months, not a long time, but long enough. The blue line is daily price at closing – up and down and up and down – but a lot more up. The red line shows a 20 day average (kind of smooths out the bumps). What do you see over 3 months? Up. Relax.

Here’s Zion Oil’s official response to questions about the stock price going up and down and up and down (but generally up):
Dear Shareholder and/or Friend of Zion…
We have received quite a number of telephone calls this week and many callers were asking us the same question:

“I have been watching the movements in Zion’s stock price. Please explain what is going on?”

We can’t and don’t comment on our stock price because… we really don’t know any more than you.
Zion stock is traded on a public market, so any member of the public or maybe an investment company can buy or sell stock, just as they wish.
We have no control over the Zion stock price in the public market; the stock price just reflects the actions of those trading that day.
What we can assure everyone is that the purchases and sales are not due to any information that is not publicly available.
We can also assure you that we are working towards long-term shareholder value and in the long-term, we believe, short-term fluctuations are irrelevant.
Thank you for your continued support of Zion.

“In your good pleasure, make Zion prosper…” Psalm 51:18
Shalom from Israel
Richard Rinberg
CEO of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

Gosh … kinda what I’ve been saying.