SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
July 11, 2018
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
12655 North Central Expressway, Suite 1000, Dallas, TX 75243
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 214-221-4610
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|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (“Zion” or “Company”) received a subpoena to produce documents from the Fort Worth office of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), informing Zion of the existence of a non-public, fact-finding inquiry into the Company. Zion, an SEC-reporting company with audited financial statements in the US and Israel for over a decade, will fully cooperate with this investigation. Until receipt of the subpoena on June 21, 2018, Zion had no previous communication with the SEC on this issue and was unaware of this investigation. The SEC stated that "the investigation and the subpoena do not mean that we have concluded that [Zion] or anyone else has violated the law."
While we acknowledge that our response to the subpoena will necessarily entail significant costs and management's attention, it should have no effect on Zion's ongoing testing procedures on its Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well. The Company does not intend to comment further on this matter unless in the Company’s judgment, it merits further comment or public disclosure.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereto duly authorized.
|Zion Oil and Gas, Inc.|
|Date: July 11, 2018||By:||/s/ Victor G. Carrillo|
|Victor G. Carrillo|
|Chief Executive Officer|