Origin Plans to Submit Chile Energia Austral Dam Study in 2013

Origin Energy Ltd. (ORG), which acquired a controlling interest in Xstrata Plc’s Energia Austral hydroelectric project in Chile earlier this year, plans to submit a new study on the dam in the first half of 2013.

Energia Austral was ordered to submit modifications to an environmental impact study on the Cuervo dam by Chile’s Supreme Court, Alberto Quinones, the unit’s chief executive officer said in e-mailed report today. Xstrata holds a 49 percent interest in Energia Austral.

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