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  1. August 10, 2014

    OMV says Ukraine crisis will not hit pipeline

    The stand-off between the west and Russia over Ukraine will not derail the planned Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline,...

  2. May 4, 2014

    Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline to Europe divides EU

    Russia’s determination to start building a major gas pipeline into Europe next month regardless of opposition from Brussels...

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  1. Doing Business in Austria

    Despite Austria’s outward trappings of economic success, structural changes are in urg...
  2. Bulgaria 2012

    A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
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  1. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Namibia: Africa’s next big oil frontier?

    Namibia has until recently been largely overlooked by the oil majors. A spate of farm-in agreements over the last six...

  2. December 16, 2013

    Vienna, the city where east meets west

    The takeover by OMV of Romania’s Petrom in 2004 was, at the time, the biggest deal in the Austrian energy group’s history....

  3. October 30, 2013

    Energy: Long-term strategy pays off for OMV

    For a regional oil and gas company based in landlocked Austria, OMV has been making a lot of offshore headlines. Last month...

  4. October 17, 2013

    Mol-Ina marriage descends into acrimony

    The battle between Hungary’s Mol and Croatia’s Ina for control of the latter ranks as one of Europe’s most bitterly fought –...

  5. September 6, 2013

    OMV makes Arctic oil discovery

    Austrian oil company OMV has made one of the first big discoveries in a largely unexplored part of the Barents Sea. The...

  6. August 30, 2013

    Strikes and lawlessness bring Libya’s oil industry to its knees

    Libya is facing its worst crisis since the fall of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi in 2011 as a growing malaise in the country’s oil...

  7. August 27, 2013

    Financials feel the force of EM sell-off

    Financial stocks in Europe most exposed to emerging market assets found themselves nursing heavy losses as the EM sell-off...

  8. August 19, 2013

    Cement makers hit by emerging markets pain

    Bid activity helped mitigate some of the pain felt in European equity markets after an emerging market-led sell-off was felt...

  9. August 19, 2013

    OMV / Statoil: a tale of two companies

    Here’s a tale of two oil companies. Norway’s Statoil is sitting on so many high-quality assets that it has the luxury of...

  10. August 19, 2013

    OMV buys North Sea oil and gas stakes from Statoil

    OMV is buying stakes in North Sea oilfields from Norway’s Statoil for $2.65bn – the largest deal in the Austrian oil...

  11. June 26, 2013

    TAP clinches Azeri gas pipeline deal

    Nabucco West, one of Europe’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, has lost out to a rival in the contest to supply...

  12. June 9, 2013

    New Zealand gets serious about oil

    Anadarko Petroleum, the US independent oil company, will drill its first deepwater exploration well off the west coast of...

  13. May 28, 2013

    GDF Suez buys stake in Nabucco project in vote of confidence

    OMV, the Austrian oil and gas company, has sold a 9 per cent stake in the Nabucco natural gas pipeline consortium to GDF...

  14. March 10, 2013

    OMV chief calls for EU stance on fracking

    The EU must develop a common position on shale gas or risk deindustrialisation, the head of the Austrian energy group OMV...

  15. February 21, 2013

    OMV boosted by Libyan oil production

    OMV, the Austrian energy group, said its revenues rose 25 per cent in 2012, after production in Libya resumed following a...

  16. January 6, 2013

    New Zealand encouraged by oil potential

    New Zealand is famous for its white liquid exports. Its dairy industry generated NZ$13.9bn in revenues in the year to March...

  17. December 4, 2012

    Energy: Pipeline tie-in reinforces fears of reliance on Russian supply

    Bulgaria spent four decades under Soviet domination. Now, even as a EU member, it is still struggling to reduce reliance on...

  18. December 2, 2012

    RWE set to quit Nabucco gas pipeline

    RWE, the German utility, is in talks to quit the Nabucco gas pipeline project it long championed, a move that would be a...

  19. November 21, 2012

    Tanap: Pipeline offers security with demand for energy growing

    In the world of natural gas, geography is everything. And for Turkey, located between the rich gasfields of the Caspian and...

  20. November 18, 2012

    ÖIAG: Political wrangling puts privatisations on hold

    After being appointed this autumn as head of ÖIAG, Austria’s state holding company, Rudolf Kemler was quick to stress he...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2012

    Romania: OMV and Exxon in gas find

    embed1 Good news for Romania – a “potentially significant” offshore gas disovery in the Black Sea. It’s far too early to say...

  22. February 5, 2012

    A Romanian national fund unlike any other

    Fondul Proprietatea is a national fund unlike any other. It was set up in December 2005 to compensate people whose assets...

  23. February 3, 2012

    Gazprom cuts gas supplies amid cold snap

    Russia has sharply cut gas supplies to nine European countries as it struggles to cope with a cold snap that has gripped the...

  24. January 31, 2012

    Pilot flame flickers on gas pipeline project

    The consortium behind one of Europe’s most ambitious infrastructure projects – the Nabucco gas pipeline – is considering...

  25. January 22, 2012

    Monti aims to restore Libya relations

    Silvio Berlusconi courted Libya and Muammer Gaddafi by returning a stolen headless statue of Venus four year ago. Not to be...

  26. December 7, 2011

    Natural gas: North looks to tap into long-term export potential of vast reserves

    At night, a reddish glare surrounds Basra in hydrocarbon-rich southern Iraq. Yet the city has electricity for just four...

  27. November 18, 2011

    Trip report: The future of oil in Kurdistan

    I have spent the past few days touring the oil-rich semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, visiting oilfields...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2011

    Guest post: BP pipeline - late but good

    By Borut Grgic For years the giant Nabucco project has dominated the debate about building a crucial gas pipeline from the...

  29. September 27, 2011

    Gazprom raided in EU antitrust investigation

    Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, and several of its main European customers have been raided by competition authorities at...

  30. September 19, 2011

    Lost in the sands

    The first thing Jamid Ahmad did on returning to the Zelten oilfield was to check on the well known as C-1. The 27-year-old...

  31. September 11, 2011

    Oil up for grabs

    Regime change in Libya ought by now to have been priced in to a barrel of oil. After climbing 23 per cent in the wake of the...

  32. September 5, 2011

    Colossal task ahead for Libya’s new oil chief

    Six months ago Nuri Berruien was anticipating his retirement from one of the subsidiaries of Libya’s National Oil Company....

  33. August 22, 2011

    Crude eases on hopes for Libyan supply

    Oil prices fell on Monday after Libyan rebels seized large areas of the capital Tripoli, bringing hopes of a return to the...

  34. July 24, 2011

    Romanian energy sell-off loses power

    Romania’s plans to sell stakes in a series of state-controlled energy companies have been thrown into question after the...

  35. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2011

    Basescu: Romanian privatisation will kick start economy

    Romania will launch a new round of privatisations in the coming weeks, offering minority stakes in half a dozen mostly...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 25, 2011

    Hungary's Mol: never again

    Hungary is taking no chances with control of Mol (MOL:BUD), the national oil company. After announcing a €2.88bn deal to buy...

  37. May 25, 2011

    Mol buy-back to cost €1.9bn

    Hungary is set to pay €1.9bn to buy back more than one-fifth of Mol, the oil and gas company, from Surgutneftegaz, the...

  38. May 18, 2011

    OMV shares slide on capital raising

    Austrian oil and gas producer OMV’s shares came under pressure after the company launched a share and hybrid bond issue...

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