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Oil Industry

Romanian Romgaz to be Privatized

The privatization of Romgaz at Bukarest Stock Exchange may become Romania´s biggest IPO. According to the Romanian news agency hotnews, other big privatizations in Romania may be postponed.

September 10, 2012

Takeover of OMV´s Petrol Stations: INA Faces Legal Restrictions

The Austrian OMV Group plans to withdraw from Croatia and Bosnia. The Croatian subsidiary of MOL is interest in OMV´s petrol stations, but may face legal restrictions from a competition law point of view.

September 7, 2012

Croatian INA Submits Offer to OMV

Austrian OMV sells its petrol station business in Croatia and Bosnia. The Croatian subsidiary of Hungarian MOL has submitted a binding offer.

September 5, 2012

OMV Starts Gas Drillings in Ukraine

Together with the U.S. oils group ExxonMobil, the Dutch-British Shell Group, and the Ukrainian Nadra Ukrayny, OMV´s subsidiary Petrom starts natural gas drillings in the Ukrainian Black Sea region.

August 17, 2012

OMV to Focus on Gas Business

The Austrian oil and gas company intends to exploit natural gas in proximity to Europe. The Black Sea and the North Sea are the strategically most important areas.

August 8, 2012

OMV: Higher Profit than Expected

In the second quarter, clean CCS EBIT was at € 865 mn, up 82% vs. Q2/11. Sales grew by 25%. Gearing ratio down to 31% vs. 34% in Q2/11.

August 8, 2012

Proceedings Against Bulgarian Subsidiary of OMV Stopped

The Bulgarian Competition Authority KZK stopped investigations against OMV Bulgaria, Rompetrol, Lukoil and Naftex Petrol. The companies were suspected of price fixing.

August 1, 2012

Roiss Claims Energy Strategy

Gerhard Roiss, CEO of the Austrian energy company OMV, warns of a withdrawal of the energy-intensive industry tot he U.S.

July 26, 2012

OMV: Libyan Output at Pre-War Level

The Austrian oil company could increase its oil production in the second quarter. OMV has to register extraordinary expenses of € 170m.

July 20, 2012

OMV: No Withdrawal from Germany

The Austrian oil company and petrol station operator will not sell the petrol station business in Germany. By contrast, the downsizing program in the SEE region and in the Czech Republic will be continued.

July 19, 2012

OMV Resumes Production Works in Yemen

The Austrian oil and gas group may get oil from Yemen soon. In Bulgaria, OMV participates in exploitation works.

July 17, 2012

Changes in Petrom’s Executive Board

Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in Southeastern Europe, announces a change in its Executive Board. Starting September 1, 2012.

July 13, 2012

OMV Steps into Deep Water Gas Development in Northern Norwegian Sea

OMV acquires 15% stake in the Aasta Hansteen field development from ExxonMobil and increases its stake in the Norwegian Sea Gas Infrastructure project by 6.15%.

July 13, 2012

Libya: Austrian Companies Face Losses of € 200m

Since the attacks against Libya in 2011, the damage for Austrian companies operating in Libya total € 200m. Major projects had to be postponed.

July 4, 2012

Czech Republic: OMV Withdraws, MOL Expands

The Hungarian oil and gas group purchased 124 petrol stations in the Czech Republic. The Austrian OMV continues its downsizing strategy.

July 4, 2012

OMV Invests in Renewable Energy

Innovation Minister, Doris Bures, and OMV CEO, Gerhard Roiss, open the BioCRACK pilot plant at the OMV Refinery in Schwechat on July 2.

July 3, 2012

Petrom Sells LPG

In order to optimize the R&M portfolio, the Romanian subsidiary of Austrian OMV sells its bottling plant to Crimbo Gas International. The price was not disclosed.

June 29, 2012

OMV´s Petrom: Investments Totaled € 7.7bn Since 2004

Petrom, the Romanian subsidiary of Austrian OMV finalized the upgrade of the crude vacuum distillation unit in Petrobrazi refinery. Investments of approximately € 100m will be made.

June 27, 2012

OMV and Wintershall Sign Upstream Agreement with ADNOC

OMV and Wintershall will appraise the sour gas and condensate field in Shuwaihat in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss sees strengthened relations with the United Arab Emirates.

June 21, 2012

OMV Announces UK North Sea Divestments

OMV divests 5% stake in the Beryl Area producing fields for a consideration of USD 118m and acquires 17.5% stake in Tobermory and Bunnehaven discoveries West of Shetlands, from Statoil (U.K.).

June 20, 2012

Intensive Talks between OMV and Romanian Government

The Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta initiated talks with the Austrian oil and gas group OMV. Romania wants to control fuel prices in future.

June 19, 2012

„Nabucco Will Die A Hundred Times“

OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss promotes the new „Nabucco West“ project and underlines the high probability of success.

June 14, 2012

OMV Negotiates Petrol Station Sale with Russian Zarubezhneft

The Austrian oil and gas group OMV intends to sell its petrol station network in Croatia and Bosnia. The Russian Zarubezhneft seems to be interested.

June 12, 2012

OMV Faces Extraordinary Tax in Romania

OMV´s Romanian subsidiary Petrom is threatened by an extraordinary tax for oil companies. The tax should be introduced in 2013.

May 19, 2012

Dividend Increase at OMV

OMV’s Ordinary Annual General Meeting has approved a dividend of € 1.10 per share for 2011 as well as all other agenda resolutions.

May 11, 2012

Petrom Posts Strong Rise in Earnings

The Romanian subsidiary of Austrian OMV could raise its EBIT by 38% compared to the first quarter of 2011.

May 9, 2012

OMV Announces Higher Profits

The Austrian oil and gas company published results for the first quarter of 2012. EBIT was up by 7%, net income rose by 17%.

May 9, 2012

Romania: OMV Threatened by Extraordinary Tax

Romania´s new Minister of Economics Daniel Chitoiu forces OMV´s subsidiary Petrom to pay higher taxes.

May 8, 2012

OMV: Rise in Revenues and Earnings Awaited

Analysts expect the Austrian oil and gas company to record substantially improved results. Profits should rise by 57.5%.

May 7, 2012

OMV: „Nabucco is More Alive than Ever”

Despite the exit of Hungarian MOL, the Austrian oil company underlines the importance of Nabucco. CEO Roiss holds on Nabucco.

April 28, 2012

OMV Plans Downsizing of Nabucco

The Austrian oil and gas group works on a downsized version of the natural gas pipeline project. The original version would become too expensive, analysts say.

April 25, 2012

OMV Raises Production

Due to the economic recovery in Libya, the Austrian oil and gas group OMV increased Oil production.

April 24, 2012

OMV´s Petrol Stations: Potential Buyers in Sight

The Austrian oil and gas company OMV plans to sell its petrol stations in Croatia and Bosnia. Local investors show interest.

April 17, 2012

Romanian Government Considers Privatizations

The remaining publicly held stakes in Petrom, a subsidiary of Austrian OMV may be privatized. OMV does not participate in the transaction.

April 10, 2012

„Natural Gas to Become Most Important Energy Source“

Gerhard Roiss, CEO of the Austrian oil and gas group OMV pushes the EU to recognize the importance of natural gas.

April 7, 2012

Romania Plans Further Privatizations

Above all, a sale of the minority stake in the oil company Petrom could bring up to $ 600m. The Austrian OMV, which is the majority owner of Petrom, could be interested.

March 27, 2012

Bulgaria: Massive Penalty at OMV Subsidiary Threatens

Bulgaria´s Minister of Transport claims the maximum penalty for OMV´s subsidiary, which would reach up to € 1.0bn.

March 24, 2012

Petrom Analyzes Romania Shale Gas Exploration Potential

The OMV-owned Petrom SA, Romania’s biggest oil company, is analyzing the potential for shale-gas exploration in the eastern European country.

March 20, 2012

Bulgaria Suspects OMV, Lukoil, Rompetrol of Price Fixing

Bulgaria’s antitrust regulator said four fuel retailers including the Bulgarian units of OMV AG of Austria, OAO Lukoil , Russian oil producer, Rompetrol Rafinare SA and Petrol AD are suspected of being involved in price fixing.

March 17, 2012

Basescu Criticizes OMV Sharply

The Romanian President Traian Basescu is deeply disappointed of the Austrian oil and gas company OMV. The Romanian subsidiary “made too much profits”, Basescu says.

March 13, 2012

IPIC Intends Further Increase in OMV

The second core shareholder of OMV, the Arab state fund International Petroleum Investment Company, which is situated in Abu Dhabi, plans another rise in its shareholding.

March 8, 2012

OMV Surpasses Market Expectations

The Austrian oil and gas company today announced its results for the fourth quarter. Dividends will rise to € 1.10 per share. Clean CCS EBIT was up by 29%.

February 22, 2012

OMV: Market Expects Improvement in Results

The Austrian oil company OMV reports its figures for the fourth quarter of 2011 tomorrow. Analysts anticipate a rise in earnings.

February 21, 2012

Decrease in Austrian Oil and Natural Gas Production

In 2011, production of oil was down by 4.7% to 919,437 tonnes. Natural gas production fell by 6.6%.

February 14, 2012

OMV: New Executive Board Member for Gas and Power Segment

Hans-Peter Floren to succeed Executive Board Member Werner Auli . Supervisory Board Chairman Markus Beyrer is “delighted with the highly qualified appointment”.

February 6, 2012

Black Sea: Petrom and Exxon Mobil Found Gas

Romania’s first deepwater well indicates presence of hydrocarbons. The U.S. Exxon Mobil and Petrom, a Romanian subsidiary of Austrian OMV, are searching for natural gas.

February 4, 2012

IPIC May Raise Stake in OMV

IPIC’s request to increase its stake in the Austrian oil and gas company OMV beyond 25% doesn’t require an approval by the Austrian Ministry of Economics.

February 3, 2012

Rising Production at OMV

Due to the resumption of works in Libya, the Austrian oil and gas group announces rising production volumes and slightly improving refining margins.

February 3, 2012

Increase in IPIC´s Shareholding at OMV Approved?

Today, the Austrian Ministry of Economics announced to have decided over IPIC´s application. The Arab fund plans to increase its stake at OMV beyond 25%.

January 27, 2012

OMV to Sell Petrol Stations in Croatia and Bosnia

The Russian oil company Zarubezhneft is interested in OMV´s Bosnian and Croatian petrol stations.

January 18, 2012
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