March 4, 2011
- Full service package especially tailored for transport companies
- Expansion of the network will continue this year in Romania with two more stations
Petrom Group, the largest oil and gas producer in Southeastern Europe, inaugurated a new OMV EuroTruck station in Arad, at the crossroad of the European roads E68/E671. The EuroTruck station concept is especially tailored for the needs of transport companies: trucks can fill up quickly and safely with both diesel and the environmentally friendly anti-pollutant AdBlue.
Rainer Schlang, member of Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Marketing: "OMV EuroTruck offers our clients transparent cost control, online route planning and fleet management, reduced administrative expenses and optimized steering of the business. This station is part of our strategy to be present on the main transport corridors, cross borders points and main national roads, while offering transporters the best services possible on their routes."
Payment is electronic with the OMV EuroTruck card and all other ROUTEX fuel cards. The fuel card can also be used in the entire filling station network of OMV as well as in the approximately 18,000 filling stations in the ROUTEX network, including 1,000 ROUTEX-4- TRUCKS stations which are especially suitable for heavy goods vehicles.
The OMV EuroTruck card offers a full-service package that focuses on immediate customer benefit. Benefits include electronic payment of fuels, tolls, tunnel charges and breakdown service as well as refund of country-specific VATs for all of Europe.
The station in Arad is the 23rd OMV EuroTruck filling station in Europe and the 3rd in Romania; the network is being further expanded along the main Central European transport routes. The expansion of the network will continue this year with two more EuroTruck stations to be opened in Romania and another one in Hungary. More information on the filling station network and the comprehensive service package can be found at www.omv.ro/eurotruck.
Petrom Group is the largest oil and gas group in South-eastern Europe, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing as well as Gas and Power. The Group consolidated its position on the oil market in South-eastern Europe following a far-reaching modernization and efficiency increase process whereas investments accounted for more than EUR 6 bn during the last six years.
In Romania and Kazakhstan, the Group exploits proved oil and gas reserves of approximately 832 mn boe (in Romania 805 boe) and has a maximum annual refining capacity of 8 mn tons.
On the distribution market of oil products, Petrom Group is present through a network of approximately 800 filling stations, operated under two brands, Petrom and OMV. The activity in Romania is performed through OMV Petrom Marketing, 100% owned by Petrom. OMV Petrom Marketing operates 546 filling stations, out of which 389 are Petrom and 157 OMV. The Group also owns an international network of approximately 250 filling stations, located in Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia.
For the Group’s sustainable development, its strategy includes business diversification by approaching the power market. In this context, Petrom is building a 860 MW gas fired power plant at Brazi and acquired the project for the construction of a 45 MW wind park.
In 2010 the Group’s turnover was EUR 4,421 mn, EBIT was EUR 709 mn.
OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt holds a 51.01% share in Petrom. OMV is active in 13 Central European countries in its Refining and Marketing business segment and in 16 countries on four continents in Exploration and Production. Ministry of Economy holds 20.64% of Petrom shares, Property Fund SA holds 20.11%, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2.03% and 6.21% is free float on Bucharest Stock Exchange.