More Baltic forecourts

October 22, 1998, 10:00 CEST

A total of 73 service stations will be operated by Statoil in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by the end of 1998.

The biggest growth in these three Baltic states is due in Lithuania, where the number of stations should increase from 26 today to roughly 50 by 2001.

This was noted by Antanas Zabulis, president of the local Lietuva Statoil subsidiary, when the company celebrated its fifth anniversary in early October.

Statoil currently covers eight Lithuanian cities, with nine forecourts in the capital, Vilnius, alone. Three new outlets are due to be opened before the New Year.

More than 12,000 flowers were given away to customers who visited one of the group's Lithuanian service stations on the anniversary day.

Statoil aims to build a network of roughly 120 sites in the Baltic states by the end of 2001.