Ex-OMV Chief Doubts Policy Statements on Russian Gas Pullout

PeopleExecutives ♦ Published: March 1, 2023; 13:55 ♦ (Vindobona)

Russian gas supplies to Austria are currently causing discussions. While the Austrian government wants to do without gas supplies from Russia altogether by 2027, OMV refers to long-term contracts.

Ex-OMV chief Gerhard Roiss at an UNIDO event in 2013. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons/ UNIDO/ Gerhard Fally /CC BY 2.0

These long-term contracts provide for the purchase of Russian gas until 2040. Most recently, Austria's dependence on Russian gas increased again, with 70 percent of gas coming from Russia in December. This is almost as much as before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

According to the news channel Puls24, Chancellor Karl Nehammer referred to not knowing OMV's contract with Russian…