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Energy Industry

OMV Observes Riots in Libya and Yemen „thoroughly“

The Austrian oil company OMV is not concerned by the current turmoils in Libya and Yemen. However, OMV watches the incidents permanently.

February 21, 2011

OMV Closes Acquisition of Pioneer’s Subsidiaries in Tunisia

OMV paid $ 800m plus $ 39.3m working capital and remains committed to maintaining a strong investment grade

February 19, 2011

EU Requests Nabucco to Enter a Cooperation

The European Union is pushing a merger between Nabucco and the ITGI pipeline project.

February 18, 2011

OMV: "Turkey as a Bridge for Oil and Gas Wells in the region"

The Austrian oil company, which has already invested € 2.0bn in Turkey, considers the location a starting point for the Middle East.

February 17, 2011

Increase in Electricity and Gas Consumption

Austrian electricity consumption rises to the level before the economic crisis. Gas consumption is also showing a new record.

February 16, 2011

Oil Production Declined in Austria

Domestic oil production fell last year by 3.3% to 965,112 tons. Gas production increased however.

February 16, 2011

Eder Favors Further Privatizations

The CEO of Austria's largest steel company, voestalpine, would like to see the state pushed away from business still further.

February 15, 2011

Market Adjustments at the Gas Stations Business

Doppler, the largest private operator of gas stations in Austria predicts a decline in the gas station network.

February 11, 2011

Property Restoration Provides Hopes for Growth and Employment

With the release of € 400m for thermal rehabilitation, five times as much is to be generated in sales. Up to 80% of this amount stays in Austria.

February 10, 2011

Verbund Intends to Grow in Italy and France

The Austrian-Italian joint venture Sorgenia is to expand its commitment to renewable energies in Italy and France.

February 9, 2011

Oil Prices Rose Sharply in December

The Energy Price Index (EPI) calculated by the Austrian Energy Agency rose 2.3% in December 2010 compared with the previous month.

February 8, 2011

Wholesale Price Index Strongly Rising

Austrian Wholesale price index in January 2011: +11.6% against January 2010.

February 8, 2011

Energie AG Plans Capital Increase

The Upper-Austrian energy company is to raise funds in order to realize further investment projects.

February 7, 2011

Purchase of Petrol Ofisi Lowers OMV´s Results

In its Trading Statement Q4/10, OMV announces extraordinary expenses due to the major purchase of the Turkish Petrol Ofisi amounting to € 170m.

February 5, 2011

OMV Sells OMV Wärme VertriebsgmbH

The buyer is a consortium led by RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG. The Austrian energy company OMV regards its heating oil business as being restructured.

February 5, 2011

Oettinger Increases Pressure on OMV

In an interview with the daily newspaper "Presse", the European Commissioner for Energy considers that OMV must move now regarding Nabucco.

February 4, 2011

Leitl Urges to Invest in the Future

Despite consolidation needs, the government has to invest more in education, research and innovation, says the President of the WKÖ.

February 4, 2011

Below Average Privatization in Austria, according to ECEG

Regarding privatizations, Austria is still far behind, according to the European Coalition for Economic Growth (ECEG).

February 4, 2011

Investments in Renewable Energies in the CEE are booming

According to a study by TPA Horwath, Austrian companies will expand massively their involvement in the field of renewable energies in the CEE region.

February 4, 2011

Four Major Orders for Andritz

The Austrian Andritz Hydro receives international orders to equip four hydropower plants. The contract value is € 80m.

February 4, 2011

Privatizations Could Raise up to € 24bn on Vienna Stock Exchange

Especially the privatization of public infrastructure and energy companies could increase the market capitalization of the Vienna Stock Exchange considerably.

February 3, 2011

Austrian Production Output up by 7.0%

Positive production trends in industry and construction in October 2010; turnover +7.0%.

February 1, 2011

Hope for Austria's Photovoltaic Industry

The development of alternative energy sources is being pushed by additional funding. EVN is also promoting alternative energies.

January 28, 2011

Verbund: Two Board Posts Vacant

The Austrian energy company advertises two executive board posts.

January 28, 2011

Austria's Energy Self-sufficiency until 2050

The Minister for the Environment, Nikolaus Berlakovich presents a study on the Austrian energy supply. Self-sufficiency until 2050 is feasible.

January 27, 2011

Austrian Inflation to be well above 2% in 2011

Temporary price-drivers of fuels, commodities as well as the budget consolidation spurring inflation on, but lack of cyclical inflationary pressures.

January 27, 2011

Austrian Gas Price Index Continues to Rise Slightly

The February 2011 Austrian gas price index (ÖGPI) recorded a slight increase over the previous month Compared to January, it rises to a value of 114.89.

January 26, 2011

Slow Progress for Nabucco

The negotiations in the Caspian region are "tough", but the political will exists, say sources from the Austrian oil and gas group OMV.

January 26, 2011

Andritz: Order in Portugal

The Austrian industrial plant manufacturer based in Graz reports an order for € 40m from the Portuguese power company EDP.

January 26, 2011

Austrian Production Rising Steeply

The Austrian Production index in November 2010: +6.5% over November 2009

January 25, 2011

Upper Austrian Manufacturing Industry on Investment Course

AMAG and Lenzing show ambitions to be listed again on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Energie AG massively increases its investment budget.

January 21, 2011

Industrial Producer Prices Up by 4.2%

According to Statistics Austrian, the industrial producer price index in November 2010 went up by +4.2% compared to November 2009.

January 21, 2011

EnBW Intends to Expand Engagement in Austria

The core shareholder of the Austrian company EVN plans further expansions abroad, especially in the "Alpine countries".

January 21, 2011

Agrana: Successful Completion of Campaigns

Agrana completed the sugar beet campaign at the sugar processing plant in Tulln|Lower Austria and, therefore, the 2010|2011 processing season at all of its facilities.

January 21, 2011

WKÖ Expects further Rise in Energy Prices

Due to the economic recovery, the Austrian Economic Chamber forsees further increases in oil prices. However, there also exists some saving potential.

January 20, 2011

ADX Energy Ltd Continues Operations in Tunisia

The Australian/Austrian ADX Energy Limited (ASX:ADX) announced to continue its operations in Tunisia

January 19, 2011

Major Order for Andritz from Malaysia

The Austrian technology company Andritz receives a major order for new stainless steel plant in Malaysia.

January 19, 2011

OMV Pulls its Staff out of Tunisia

Due to the recent developments in Tunisia, the Austrian OMV pulls back to a large extent. The cardboard manufacturer Mayr-Melnhof stays on.

January 18, 2011

Austrian Construction Costs up by 3.2% in 2010

Construction cost index 2010: increase of all three construction branches in annual comparison.

January 18, 2011

Austria's wind Energy Expands

After years of stagnation, capacities for wind energy are now being expanded again. IG Windkraft considers that subsidies are too low.

January 15, 2011

Poland is a Big Opportunity for Austria's Export Economy

The Austrian Economic Chamber sees tremendous opportunities for the local export industry. The construction industry could particularly benefit from the boom in Poland.

January 15, 2011

Inflation Increased up to 2.2% in Austria

The Consumer Price Inflation (HICP) increased up to 2.2 % in December 2010. This was mainly due to energy prices.

January 15, 2011

New Charges against Ruttenstorfer

The chairman of Austria's OMV is accused of market manipulation because of an interview.

January 14, 2011

New Perspectives for Nabucco

The European Commission wants to commit Azerbaijan to supply gas to Europe. This is expected to be done via the Nabucco pipeline.

January 14, 2011

Agrana´s Upward Trend Continues

With a strong third quarter, Agrana, the Austrian sugar, starch and fruit group, continued its positive performance of the current financial year.

January 14, 2011

Turkish Electricity Market Threatens to Collapse

The increasing energy demand in Turkey is facing a lack of infrastructure. Austrian Verbund will expand its investments.

January 13, 2011

Energie Steiermark Acquires Majority Stake of Gas Supplier in Belgrade

67% of Serbian Beogas are being taken over by the Styrian energy company.The concession covers a service area in the Serbian capital, with over 400,000 customers.

January 10, 2011

EVN Elects New Supervisory Board

The majority shareholder of the Austrian energy company EVN submitted a proposal regarding the new supervisory board elected on January 20.

January 10, 2011

OMV: Moody´s Warns Against Downgrade

The Austrian energy group has to refinance its acquisitions in Turkey and Tunisia. The American rating agency puts pressure on OMV.

January 10, 2011

OMV Expands in Tunisia

OMV acquires Tunisian Exploration and Production (E&P) subsidiaries of Pioneer Natural Resources for $ 800m plus working capital.

January 6, 2011
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