Panama monitoring sale of Union Fenosa to Gas Natural

Edemet Edechi, the main electricity company in Panama, is 51% owned by Union Fenosa.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The National Public Services Authority of Panama reported that it is closely following the $25 million sale of the Spanish company, Union Fenosa, to another Spanish company, Gas Natural.

Union Fenosa owns 51% of Edemet-Edechi, the Panamanian energy company which has 410,000 clients and $500 million in annual sales. The Panamanian government owns another 39% and the rest belongs to employees and private investors.

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