September 28 (SeeNews) - Dutch-based oil and gas group Rompetrol wants to enter the Turkish market in 2013 in either wholesale or retail, Turkish media reported on Friday.
Rompetrol Group, owned by Kazakh state oil firm KazMunayGas, is involved in talks with Turkish firms in order to penetrate the fuel distribution market in the country, Turkish daily Hurriyet quoted the group's senior vice president Timur Azimov as saying.
"We are very interested in the Turkish market. [..] We want to develop [our access ] to it next year," Azimov said.
"We have already set up a company there. We hope that next year we will have a strong development plan. We are already in negotiations with several companies there. [We are considering] acquisitions, partnerships... different ways," he added.
Rompetrol Group is also interested in energy-rich Iraq’s potential in terms of upstream activity, Hurriyet (www.hurriyetdailynews.com) said.
“Iraq for us is only interesting in terms of upstream business currently. There is a huge potential there, so we are working on developing our Rompetrol world service there," the daily quoted Rompetrol's upstream managing director Gavit Kurkimov as saying.