Energy NEWS April-1 2019

Edition April-1 2019 with 113 pages and 99 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition April-1 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
04.04. – Ukraine and its EU neighbors agree to improve cross-border electricity trade
05.04. – EEX to launch Slovenian, Bulgarian and Serbian futures on 3 June
05.04. – Greece and Macedonia to cooperate on gas and electricity interconnections
05.04. – TAP lays first offshore pipes in Albanian waters
06.04. – List of companies invited to second round of IGB pipeline construction tender
11.04. – US Congress to support East Med energy projects

Albania
03.04. – Local company to build solar power plant in Kucova
15.04. – The Ministry terminated concession contracts for 17 HPPs

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.04. – BiH working on interconnection project to receive gas from Azerbaijan
05.04. – ERS forced to import electricity due to poor hydrology and TPP Gacko overhaul
08.04. – Concession agreement for Grebak wind farm to be signed soon
09.04. – RS considers gas interconnection with Croatia a dead end
12.04. – Teocak wind farm the largest investment in USK
16.04. – Concession agreement for Grebak wind farm signed
16.04. – RS terminated concession agreements for seven SHPPs

Bulgaria
03.04. – Electricity exports increased by 60 % in Q1 2019
03.04. – Arabian-Italian consortium selected as contractor for Turkey-Serbia gas pipeline
03.04. – EU funds for Bulgaria-Greece electricity interconnection
03.04. – Bulgaria to remove electricity export fee as of 1 July
05.04. – Bulgaria may receive EU funding for energy sector modernization
09.04. – Tender procedures for Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection to be completed by end-April
10.04. – Electricity prices to rise by 3 % in July
11.04. – China interested in NPP Belene project
11.04. – ICSID rejected EVN’s claim for further compensation from the state
12.04. – CEZ terminated the contract with Inercom for the purchase of Bulgarian assets
15.04. – Successful first year of the Bulgarian intraday market
16.04. – Russia continues to be key partner in nuclear sector

Croatia
03.04. – 344,839 MWh traded on CROPEX in March
05.04. – Croatia to increase solar capacities 20 times in the next 10 years
05.04. – Lawsuit against LNG terminal rejected
08.04. – HEP to invest 100 million euros in solar power plants
08.04. – Hungary in talks to acquire 25 % stake in Krk LNG terminal
09.04. – Lawsuit against HEP over TPP Plomin 1
12.04. – Hungary officially offered to purchase 25 % stake in LNG terminal
12.04. – Dalekovod secured new deal in Norway
16.04. – 1,093 GWh of electricity produced in February

Greece
03.04. – Greece to offer 456 MW in solar and wind capacity at the upcoming RES auction
04.04. – No binding bids for ELPE privatization received
05.04. – PPC sets lignite units sale deadline for consortiums
08.04. – PPC to close TPP Amynteo in order to sell Meliti and Megalopoli TPPs
09.04. – Energean Oil&Gas successfully completed drilling in northern Greece
09.04. – ELPE privatization could be abandoned if alternative revenues are found
12.04. – Additional investments included in DESFA 10-year development plan
15.04. – Floating wind farm tender in H2 2020
16.04. – Engie, Terna and Energean to jointly build underground gas storage

Hungary
11.04. – MOL shareholders approved dividend distribution
12.04. – MOL to purchase remaining Slovnaft shares
12.04. – ACER adopted decision on gas interconnection between Hungary and Austria
15.04. – MVM and Rosatom to established joint venture company
16.04. – Hungary to contract TurkStream gas pipeline capacity

Macedonia
03.04. – ELEM launched tender for Oslomej solar power plant construction
11.04. – OKTA to propose 1.19 euros/share dividend payout
12.04. – ELEM launched tender for TPP Bitola electrostatic filters installation

Montenegro
05.04. – EPCG recorded 44.1 million euros profit in 2018
09.04. – Average March electricity bill at 34.2 euros

Romania
04.04. – Nuclearelectrica plans to sign preliminary agreement on NPP Cernavoda expansion
04.04. – Chinese investors interested in RAFO Onesti refinery
04.04. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price dropped by 30 % in March
05.04. – Romgaz to start drilling in Slovakia
05.04. – FP may sue the state over the emergency ordinance
05.04. – Suppliers cannot sell gas at capped price except to households and cogeneration units
09.04. – FP requests extra dividends from Nuclearelectrica
09.04. – Rompetrol Rafinare invested 4 million dollars for moving to Industry 4.0
10.04. – Romania imported 4.1 billion dollars worth of crude oil in 2018
10.04. – Electricity distributors to install 4 million smart meters in the next 10 years
10.04. – Rompetrol Rafinare expects 51.2 million dollars net profit in 2019
11.04. – OMV Petrom’s total hydrocarbons production dropped by 5.5 % in Q1 2019
11.04. – Romgaz considering developing CHPP with Oradea municipality
12.04. – Electricity consumption increased by 1 % in the first two months of 2019
12.04. – Nuclearelectrica’s shareholders approved the expansion of NPP Cernavoda
12.04. – Transelectrica to start the construction of 400 kV transmission line
12.04. – Delgaz Grid to invest 1.5 million euros in gas leakage detection system
12.04. – NIS Petrol found oil in western Romania
15.04. – Transelectrica to invest 60 million euros in 2019
15.04. – BSOG obtained approval for the start of offshore gas production
15.04. – OMV Petrom launched polyfuel unit at Petrobrazi refinery
15.04. – ANRM approved the termination of contracts with Chevron
15.04. – Romania to close unprofitable coalmines

Serbia
09.04. – Gastrans gets 138 million euros capital hike
10.04. – Serbia will not accept EU opposition of TurkStream project
12.04. – EMS launched the construction of 110 kV transmission line in Krusevac
15.04. – Government to abandon TPP Stavalj project
16.04. – Permits for Turkstream extension to be issued by the end of April
16.04. – TPP Kostolac unit B3 obtained its seventh construction permit

Slovenia
03.04. – 664,530 MWh traded on BSP in March
04.04. – Greek Mytilineos to build CHPP in Ljubljana
12.04. – Start of HPP Mokrice construction delayed
16.04. – NPP Krsko production in March

Turkey
05.04. – First year of NPP Akkuyu construction
08.04. – SOCAR to establish 1.5 billion dollars R&D petrochemical center in Turkey
10.04. – Turkey added 445 MW of installed capacity from local resources in Q1 2019
10.04. – Households gas consumption down by 12.3 % in 2018
11.04. – Turkey to invest 10.9 billion dollars in energy efficiency by 2023

 

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