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Sorin Grindeanu proposed forming a ministerial team for new energy projects in the Black Sea

The Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu talked on Monday, February 27th, during a meeting held with a delegation from the consortium consisting of ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom, about forming an interministerial team, that will ensure the necessary technical support, to help new energy projects with potential development in the Romanian side of the Black Sea, according to a press release from the Government’s press office, energynomics.ro reads.

“The investors have in the governmental team a serious partner, that understands its responsibilities: ensuring the legal stability and predictability and an equitable taxation, both for the economic environment and for the state budget”, said Grindeanu.

Representatives of the two companies, the vicepresident of ExxonMobil Development Company, David Cochrane, and the CEO of OMV Petrom, Mariana Gheorghe, presented during the meeting held at Victoria Palace, the draft of the deep resource exploration of natural gas in anticipation of the investment final decision, it is shown in the release.

In his turn, Minister of Economy Mihai Tudose, showed that the magnitude of projects such as the one presented by ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom can help transform Romania into a regional industrial hub for offshore projects.

Government officials and representatives of the two companies also discussed about the opportunities in the energy sector on short, medium and long term, in the context of global challenges, reads the release.

The meeting was also attended by the Secretary General of the Government, Mihai Busuioc, the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Public Finance Ionut Misa, the State Councilor Marius Nica and the chairman of the board of Transgaz, Ion Sterian.