OMV, the integrated energy, fuels & feedstock and chemicals & materials company headquartered in Vienna, and Equinor ASA, an international energy company headquartered in Norway, have signed a long-term contract for the sale and distribution of natural gas.
OMV and Equinor have signed a five-year gas supply contract. Starting from October 1, 2023, a quantity of 12 TWh per year will be delivered annually to the virtual Trading Hub Europe (“THE”) in Germany.
With these new volumes, OMV continues its gas diversification strategy. OMV is purchasing natural gas from its own production sources in Norway and Austria. Furthermore, it has contracted long-term LNG regasification capacities at the GATE terminal in Rotterdam. OMV also participates as a potential buyer in the EU Joint Gas Purchasing Platform auctions and has access to all major Central and North-West European natural gas trading and capacity marketplaces.
The new bilateral agreement builds upon the long-standing relationship between the two companies and adds to the volumes under already existing contracts. The contract is priced at market terms.
With Group sales revenues of EUR 62 bn and a workforce of around 22,300 employees in 2022, OMV is amongst Austria’s largest listed industrial companies.
In Chemicals & Materials, OMV through its subsidiary Borealis, is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals and plastics recycling. Together with its two major joint ventures – Borouge (with ADNOC, in the UAE and Singapore) and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, in the USA) – Borealis supplies products and services to customers across the globe. OMV’s Fuels & Feedstock business produces and markets fuels as well as feedstock for the chemical industry, operates three refineries in Europe, and holds a 15% stake in a refining joint venture in the UAE. OMV operates around 1,700 filling stations in eight European countries. In the Energy segment, OMV explores and produces oil and gas in the four core regions of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, North Sea, and Asia-Pacific. Average daily production in 2022 amounted to 392 kboe/d. Its activities also include the Low Carbon Business as well as the entire gas business.
OMV intends to transition from an integrated oil, gas, and chemicals company to become a leading provider of innovative and sustainable fuels, chemicals, and materials, while taking a leading global role in the circular economy. By switching over to a low-carbon business, OMV is striving to achieve net zero in all three Scopes by 2050 at the latest.
OMV shares are traded on the Vienna Stock Exchange (OMV) and as American Depository Receipts (OMVKY) in the U.S.