| ABU DHABI/VIENNA, June 26
ABU DHABI/VIENNA, June 26 Russia's Gazprom
is in talks to buy Abu Dhabi's 24.9 percent stake in
Austrian oil and gas firm OMV, a source familiar with
the talks told Reuters on Thursday.
The source confirmed comments from an Austrian member of
parliament, who told Kurier newspaper and Reuters he had
"concrete indications" that Abu Dhabi fund International
Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) and Gazprom had held discussions
on the issue.
Austrian state holding company OIAG, which holds 32 percent
of OMV in a shareholder pact with IPIC and coordinates any
shareholding changes, said it had seen no sign that IPIC wanted
Gazprom, IPIC and OMV declined to comment.
(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan, Angelika Gruber and Michael
Shields in Vienna and Stanley Carvalho in Abu Dhabi; editing by