Thursday, January 8, 2009

Budapest airport switches to oil heating

Hungary's main international airport switched to oil from gas heating on Wednesday after Russian gas imports via Ukraine stopped, and the normal running of the airport was not affected, the airport operator said.

Local news agency MTI reported that the airport, owned by Germany's Hochtief AG (HOTG.DE), was among industrial users whose gas consumption had been limited.

"Heating from Wednesday morning is provided using the airport's strategic oil reserves," Budapest Airport spokesman Domokos Szollar told MTI. The airport has about 70,000-80,000 liters of oil reserves.

Source: Reuters

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