In 2006 the Petrol Group generated net income from sales of EUR 1.9 billion, which is 11% more than in 2005. Its operating profit amounted to EUR 47.1 million, which is 65% higher than in 2005. The sales volume of petroleum products exceeded 2 million tonnes, which is 4% more than planned and 3% more than in 2005. The number of petrol service stations at the end of 2006 was 361, of which 305 were located in Slovenia, 33 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 21 in Croatia, and 2 in Serbia. Petrol Plin d.o.o. was selected as a concessionaire for the supply of natural gas in the Slovenske Konjice municipality. As a result, at the end of 2006 Petrol was in charge of 22 gas supply concessions and 1,572 gas storage tanks for the sale of liquefied petroleum gas.
Petrol VNC d.o.o. became a newly established subsidiary within the Group. This company, which carries out the function of inquiry activities and protection, is fully owned by Petrol d.d., Ljubljana. This period also saw the adoption of an important document for the Group’s further development. The Supervisory Board discussed and confirmed the “Petrol Group Strategic Business Plan for the Period 2006–2010”. Petrol d.d., Ljubljana signed a letter of intent with Lukoil on setting up a joint venture for the sale of petroleum products in Slovenia and South Eastern Europe. In line with its development strategy Petrol introduced a high-quality new-generation diesel fuel – Primadiesel. Customer response has been very positive.
By signing a letter of intent, Petrol d.d. Ljubljana and Montenegro Bonus Cetinje expressed their interest in business cooperation on the petroleum market of Montenegro and in the wider region. This includes cooperation in the areas of storage, management and sale of oil derivatives, as well as in the area of construction of petrol service stations.
Petrol d.d., Ljubljana signed a contract with Brežice General Hospital on the implementation of a project for comprehensive energy supply. This is the first project in the area of efficient use of energy in the public sector, involving specific third-party financing (TPF).