STATOIL ASA 6-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rules 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
Dated October 14, 2005
FORUSBEEN 50, N-4035, STAVANGER, NORWAY
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This Report on Form 6-K contains a press release issued by Statoil ASA on October 14, 2005, entitled "Statoil finalises sale of Borealis".
Statoil finalises sale of Borealis
Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has closed the sale of its 50 per cent holding in the Borealis petrochemicals group.
Statoil has received EUR 1 billion (NOK 7.8 billion) for the transaction which gives a book profit of NOK 1.5 billion.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.