"Austria is known as the largest gas hub in Europe. And for the Austrian government, as I understand it, it is vital that this role does not change. In this respect our interests coincide,” Lyubinsky said.
In September, OMV became a partner of Russia's Gazprom on Russia’s Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project.
In addition to OMV, Gazprom signed shareholder agreements for the Nord Stream pipeline extension, last month, with the international energy companies BASF, E.ON, Engie and Shell.
The Nord Stream-2 project, which plans to use the original Nord Stream pipeline for 86-percent of the route before branching off, could provide up to 55 billion cubic meters of direct gas supplies from the Russian shoreline through the Baltic Sea to the coast of Germany.