OMV, Gazprom strengthen partnership


OMV, Gazprom strengthen partnership

VIENNA, Austria -- The CEOs of Gazprom and OMV, Alexei Miller and Gerhard Roiss, met on April 22, 2014, at OMV's headoffice to discuss the current market environment for natural gas.

Apart from the ongoing gas supply contract negotiations, the parties also discussed the current political situation, making it clear that Austria’s gas supply is a top priority. Despite the current situation, the import levels for Russian gas are according to seasonal habits. The partners also discussed optional alternative supply routes for Russian gas.

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said: "We appreciate the ongoing dialogue with business partners like OMV to secure the supply of gas. Gazprom was praised as a reliable supplier contributing significantly to Austria’s energy security. Furthermore it was pointed out that the current geopolitical situation proves the importance of alternative routes for Russian gas supplies to European consumers."

OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss commented: "In Europe we live in a society with shared resources, products and services. With this in mind, I believe that the economic integration of Europe and our partners in Russia is the way to preserve the stability of our continent."

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