OMV's Baumgarten Gas Distribution Station Closed Following Incident

By Alberto DelclauxFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Austria's OMV AG (OMV.VI) said Tuesday that its gas distribution station in Baumgarten was closed following a fatal incident on Tuesday morning.

An explosion and fire occurred in the station, causing one death and 21 injuries, the company said. The station is owned by Gas Connect Austria--a subsidiary in which OMV holds 51%--and is one of Central Europe's most important gas hubs, according to the company.

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OMV said that gas supply in Austria is currently secure.

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December 12, 2017 09:02 ET (14:02 GMT)