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ESA conducts inspection 

May 14, 2013, 16:21 CEST
The inspection is carried out on request of the European Commission. Statoil is cooperating with the authorities in their inspection.

The authorities suspect participation by several companies, including Statoil, in anti-competitive agreements and/or concerted practices contrary to Article 53 of the EEA Agreement. In addition the inspection relates to potential abuse of possible dominant position by another party, contrary to Article 54 of the EEA Agreement.

The suspected violations are related to the Platts’ Market-On-Close (MOC) price assessment process, used to report prices in particular for crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels, and may have been on-going since 2002.

Further information from:

Investor relations
Hilde Merete Nafstad, senior vice president investor relations,
+ 47 957 83 911(mobile)

Jannik Lindbæk jr, vice president for media relations,
+ 47 977 55 622 (mobile)

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.