Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu had, on Monday, a meeting with a delegation of OMV Petrom led by Alfred Stern, CEO of the OMV group, during which there were discussions about the prospects of the Black Sea gas exploitation project, Neptun Deep. The Head of the Executive expressed his hope that the Austrian Prime Minister Karl Nehammer’s attitude of continuing to completely unjustifiably oppose Romania’s accession to Schengen will not affect the image of OMV Petrom in our country and argued that such a situation would be undesirable for both parties, according to News.ro.
Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu showed that the Romanian state strongly supports this strategic project in which OMV Petrom is associated with the state company Romgaz, a project that will bring energy independence to our country, according to the press release of the Executive.
“It is the most important energy project, an investment of around 4 billion euros, which will put us in a position to become an energy actor at the European level, exploiting reserves estimated at a minimum of 100 billion cubic meters of gas – as much as the consumption Romania for almost 10 years”, stated Marcel Ciolacu.
The Head of the Executive expressed his hope that the attitude of the Austrian Prime Minister, Karl Nehammer, to continue to completely unjustifiably oppose Romania’s accession to Schengen, will not affect the image of OMV Petrom in Romania, arguing that such a situation would be undesirable for both parties, also indicates the cited source.
“We will continue to support the Neptun Deep project and move forward based on the current form of the offshore law, just as Romania will continue to support its arguments regarding the accession to the Schengen area, including in the European courts, if Austria does not change its position”, he stated Prime Minister Ciolacu.
PNL president Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă, deputy prime minister Marian Neacșu and the president of the National Agency for Mineral Resources, Alexandru Petrescu, also participated in the discussions.