The big filling station chains posted record profits last year, with most oil companies doubling profits in the retail segment, some of them switched from big losses to big profits.
So, OMV Romania posted last year 54.6 million RON (or 16.3 million euros) in net profit, twice more than in 2006, when the profit stood at around 23.8 million RON (or 6.7 million euros) and the turnover at 1.67 billion RON (500 million euros), writes daily Ziarul Financiar.
In 2007, MOL Romania reported over 12 million euros in net profit, more than double than in 2006.
Agip Romania made profit worth 2.05 million euros in 2007, more than the triple of 2006’s.
Rompetrol’s distribution division saw the most surprising results, it ended 2007 with 8.2 million dollars (some six million euros) in net profit, after it reported losses of 13.8 million dollars (10.9 million euros) in 2006.
Petrom reported a rise in sales, with all the filling stations still owned by Petrom but operated by dealers.
All the companies in the field reported a rise in the number of bankcard owners and in fidelity.
Control of consumption, crediting of supply, non-cash payment, access in real time to the data on the card or to special websites are some of the advantages offered to card owners, the cards havebeen part of the support of the rise in the sales of the filling stations chains.