Watching Government
Decontrol in Eastern Europe

01/10/2000
Former Communist nations in Eastern Europe continue to make progress toward privatized energy industries and free markets.In Hungary, the government has sold all but 25% of the oil and gas conglomerate MOL Rt.Government privatization agency officials said the 25% share may be sold in 2000, if issues arising from MOL's merger talks with Croatian oil company INA can be resolved.MOL, Hungary's largest company by sales, has been restructuring and expanding in a drive to become Eastern Europe's dominant energy firm.Hungary wants to raise natural gas prices to free-market levels but has decided it cannot do that without increasing inflation to an unacceptable extent. Of course, the ...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected