Web Desk February 17, 2021

SOCAR may acquire a network of petrol stations of OMV Slovenia, Slovenian media report. “The Austrian energy company OMV plans to sell 92.25% of the shares in OMV Slovenia, which includes 120 filling stations in Slovenia. Polish oil giant PKN Orlen is showing interest in this deal, and SOCAR, which owns a network of 82 filling stations in Austria, is among other potential bidders,” the publications note. In addition, according to media reports, the Russian LUKOIL, which is present in the region and in 2010 acquired Crobenz in Croatia, is also showing interest in buying this network. OMV is the second largest petrol station operator in Slovenia with a market share of over 20%, compared with over 60% for market leader Petrol. OMV has been present on the Slovenian market since 1992, when it founded OMV Istrabenz together with Istrabenz and INA. In 2004 the Austrian company became the main owner of the company, which was renamed OMV Slovenia. The company owns a network of gas stations in Slovenia, organized on a franchise basis. OMV in early February 2021 announced its decision to sell 92.25% of OMV Slovenia shares as part of the


Source: Turan News Agency

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