Auto Industry, Energy, Transportation: Factors To Watch on June 14 image

Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect the auto industry, transportation and energy markets on Thursday.

Oil hovers below $83 ahead of OPEC policy meeting: Oil hovered below $83 a barrel Thursday in Asia as some OPEC members push for the group to cut crude production amid falling prices.

SKODA CAR SALES: Skoda Auto, a Volkswagen unit, raised car sales 8.6 percent in the first five months of 2012 to 405,500 units.

German May whole prices down 0.7 percent month-on-month, up 1.7 percent year-on-year. Were seen down 1.4 percent month-on-month, up 1.0 percent year-on-year.

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL – The French government has put on hold plans by Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in four sites off the coast of French Guiana while it carries out a review of how permits are awarded with an eye on the environment, the energy minister said.

PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN, RENAULT: France should rein in tax policies favouring diesel engines after a World Health Organisation review found a clear link between their exhaust emissions and cancer, the country’s environment minister said.

VW five-month group sales up 9.3 percent on China, U.S