Hydrocarbons in Austria
In Austria, economically relevant amounts of petroleum and natural gas are located in the subsurface of the Vienna Basin and in the Molasse Zone.
The Annual production by the two remaining Austrian oil companies, RAG (Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft) and OMV, averages 1 million tons of crude, which represents 10 % of Austria’s consumption.
Hopes in the deep surface
Gas fields in the North of Vienna, the western part of Upper Austria and in Salzburg, are producing 1,5 billion normal cubic meters, providing 15 % of Austria’s Natural Gas consumption.