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Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary - NIS j.s.c. Novi Sad officially opened another one filling station under the GAZPROM brand in Romania. The first high way filling station GAZPROM is located in Dâmboviţa county, on the highwayA1, linking the cities of Bucharest and Pitestion. At the moment the network of GAZPROM filling stations in Romania has 12 objects. The second phase of the development program of Romanian retail network includes the construction of another 20 filling gas stations. In total at the end of the year in Romania will run a network of 50 stations. The project of development the new premium retail network of “Gazprom Petrol Stations” will include other countries in the Balkan region – Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. By the end of 2015, the Gazprom filling stations network will have about 250 filling stations operating in the Balkan region, 120 out of it in Romania. Operational management will be performed by NIS. Network of Gazprom filling stations belongs to the premium segment of the Balkan fuel market. These GAZPROM filling stations will sell the latest EU standard fuel, top-grade lubricants and assortment of other additional goods. Format of the top-class filling stations envisages shops, restaurants and cafes. In addition to these, the customers on GAZPROM filling stations will be able to use other services, including wireless internet access. Filling stations under the GAZPROM brand are standardized into several formats, depending on their size and functional facilities. A common feature of these filling stations will be an excellent selection of food and beverages at the restaurant (including national specialties and international brands), a parking lot, car wash, playground, significantly expanded range of additional services and a pleasant interior, as well as a system of customer loyalty programs. "Development of the retail segment of petroleum products is one of the priority directions of NIS business operations. Opening of the filling station under the GAZPROM brand in this part of Romania is yet another step towards developing the Company’s unique retail network. Market emergence of a brand with a high level of visibility and confidence in the quality of its products will contribute to achieving the Company’s strategic objectives – emerging as one of the leaders in sales of petroleum products in the region", stated Kirill Kravchenko, the NIS CEO and Deputy CEO for Foreign Asset Management in Gazprom Neft.