GAZPROM petrol stations network opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina
, press release
NIS (Naftna Indusrija Srbije), a Serbian subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom Neft, has opened 27 petrol stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the GAZPROM brand.
Apart from Bosnia and Herzegovina, this large-scale network of premium GAZPROM petrol stations extends into Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. By the end of 2015, more than 250 petrol stations will have been built in the Balkan, including 40 in Bosnia and Herzegovina where the GAZPROM network is expected to take a 15-percent share of the local retail fuel market.
The premium petrol stations under the GAZPROM brand will provide high-quality fuel and lubricants, as well as a wide range of non-fuel products. Each petrol station contains а shop, restaurant, and a café. Customers can also use wireless internet, a carwash and a children’s playground.
“The petrol stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina are part of our continued work in developing a premium network of petrol stations in the Balkans. We opened our first petrol station under the GAZPROM brand six month ago and we are already seeing increased customer confidence in our brand. This brings us closer to our strategic goal — to become a leader in the Balkan retail car fuel market,” said Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft.
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NIS is one of the largest vertically integrated oil and gas companies in Southern and Eastern Europe. Its main lines of business include exploration, production and refining of crude oil and gas, and sale and distribution of petroleum products. Gazprom Neft holds a 56.15% stake in NIS; 29.88% of NIS shares belong to the Republic of Serbia. NIS refinery business in Serbia consists of two production facilities: the refineries in Pancevo and Novi Sad with a combined capacity of 7 million tons of oil per year; NIS also runs an LPG facility in Elemir. NIS produces around 1.7 million tons of oil equivalent per year. The company’s retail network includes over 500 fuel stations and oil depots located in various countries across the Balkan region. NIS is present in several European countries: Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Macedonia, and participates in a project in Angola.