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Gazprom and OMV sign Memorandum of Understanding on oil supply

27th October 2015

Vienna hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the OMV Executive Board.

Alexey Miller and Rainer Seele
Alexey Miller and Rainer Seele

The parties discussed the cooperation in Nord Stream 2 and the potential asset swap.

During the meeting Alexey Miller and Rainer Seele signed a Memorandum of Understanding on oil supply. The document reflects the parties' intent to consider a possibility of oil supply to OMV from Gazprom Group portfolio.

OMV is a major partner of Gazprom in Austria. On September 4, 2015 Gazprom, BASF, E.ON, OMV, Shell and ENGIE inked the Shareholders Agreement to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline system with the capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.

Also on September 4, 2015 Gazprom and OMV signed the Agreement on main terms and conditions of asset swap. Subject to the swap deal, OMV will acquire a 24.98 per cent stake in the project for developing Blocks 4A and 5A of the Achimov deposits at the Urengoy oil, gas and condensate field in exchange for Gazprom's participation in OMV assets.

In 2014 Gazprom sold 4.2 billion cubic meters in Austria.

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