FRANKFURT Nov 29 Hungarian oil company MOL
could buy more petrol stations to take advantage of a
shift in consumer demands from just refuelling to shopping and
using services such as car-sharing, its chief executive tells
German daily Handelsblatt.
* "We are happy with our current market presence in central
and southeastern Europe. But if there are good opportunities we
will continue to buy in the future. We are open for
acquisitions," Handelsblatt daily quotes Zsolt Hernadi as saying
in an interview published on Tuesday.
* He says petrol stations could in the future offer
car-sharing, parcel pickup services and alternative energy
* Hernadi told Reuters this month he planned to invest in
new chemical plants to cut its dependence on producing fuel for
cars, while also buying more upstream assets and selling goods
and services in its petrol stations.
* Hernadi tells Handelsblatt that MOL aimed to invest $4.5
billion in innovative petrochemical products and licences in the
next 15 years.
* He says he is willing to follow any invitation to appear
in a Croatian court - in connection with bribery allegations -
that is sent to him in accordance with the law.
* "So far I have not received any such invitation from a
Croatian court," he says.
* Interpol earlier this month dropped an arrest warrant for
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan)