Energy NEWS April-2 2019

Edition April-2 2019 with 113 pages and 96 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition April-2 2019

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ENERGY NEWS

Region
22.04. – Europe invested 27 billion euros in wind farms in 2018
22.04. – EU eyes new gas supplies from Azerbaijan
23.04. – J&P-AVAX offered lowest price for IGB pipeline construction
24.04. – TAP project 86.5 % complete
24.04. – Bulgarian joint venture selected for IGB pipeline supervisory services

Albania
25.04. – OSHEE reduced network losses in Q1 2019
02.05. – Albania terminated PSA with Pennine
02.05. – Shell signed revised oil exploration agreement for blocks 2 and 3

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.04. – International community to help BiH implement energy sector reforms
17.04. – ERS to install 1,000 MW in RES capacity in the next ten years
19.04. – HPP Visegrad generated 1,153 GWh of electricity in 2018
25.04. – Gas price in FBiH to rise by 30 % as of 1 May
26.04. – Higher gas prices to be valid until the start of heating season
27.04. – Chinese companies to build HPP Dabar
30.04. – 787 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in March
30.04. – Srbijagas acquired 80 % stake in Bijeljina-Gas
30.04. – RiTE Ugljevik turned to loss in Q1 2019

Bulgaria
17.04. – Day-ahead market coupling to stabilize price fluctuations
17.04. – Electricity export increased by 44.8 % in 2019
18.04. – Electricity distributors demand significant electricity price hikes
18.04. – Eurohold started exclusive negotiations on the acquisition of CEZ’ Bulgarian assets
19.04. – Heating companies request service price increase of up to 108 %
19.04. – Electricity prices will rise by 15 % if KEVR approves CEZ’ proposal
22.04. – PM discussed expected electricity price hikes with trade unions, employers’ associations
22.04. – 658,354 MWh traded on IBEX in March
24.04. – FSC to audit Eurohold due to purchase negotiations with CEZ
30.04. – Electricity production reached 4,150 GWh in February
30.04. – IGB pipeline construction to start on 20 May
30.04. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded lower profit in Q1 2019
01.05. – NPP Kozloduy unit 5 down for maintenance
02.05. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded losses in Q1 2019
02.05. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria profit halved in Q1 2019

Croatia
19.04. – Petrokemija secured gas supply for the next two years
26.04. – RWE acquired local solar developer
27.04. – Green MEPs urge EC to stop supporting LNG terminal project
30.04. – INA’s EBITDA increased by 12 % in Q1 2019
30.04. – Moody’s upgraded HEP’s outlook
01.05. – JANAF recorded 9.2 % higher profit in Q1 2019

Greece
17.04. – Energean discovered significant gas reserves offshore Israel
19.04. – PPC and Volterra to jointly develop RES projects
19.04. – Alexandroupoli LNG terminal project ready for the second market test
19.04. – Energy-intensive industries to join forces for TPP Meliti bid
22.04. – PPC coal units sale participants request deadline extension
22.04. – 437.8 MW awarded at the first RES auction in 2019
24.04. – Electricity consumption decreased in 2018
25.04. – PPC recorded over 500 million euros losses in 2018
26.04. – Government plans to sell a stake in DEDDIE

Hungary
26.04. – CMC to invest up to 1 billion euros in Hungary
27.04. – Construction of BRHA gas pipeline started

Macedonia
25.04. – 496 GWh of electricity produced in February
26.04. – The state seeks partners for the development of gas distribution network

Montenegro
18.04. – Krnovo wind farm produced 23,488 MWh of electricity in February
25.04. – State bought another 6.73 % of EPCG shares for 39.9 million euros
26.04. – EPCG to postpone electricity price hike until 1 June

Romania
17.04. – Romgaz expects 28 % lower profit in 2019
17.04. – OMV Petrom’s Gloria offshore platform to be decommissioned in May
17.04. – OMV Petrom to suspend operation of Midia plant due to environmental permit issues
18.04. – RADET went into bankruptcy
18.04. – EC Oltenia obtained 105 million euros loan for emission certificates
19.04. – OMV Petrom to invest 870 million euros in 2019
19.04. – Transelectrica to invest 860 million euros in the next 10 years
19.04. – E.ON to install 400,000 smart meters in the next 8 years
23.04. – Oil and gas are leading M&A sector in Romania
22.04. – Romania could achieve 35 % RES share in energy production with 17 billion euros investments
23.04. – EC Oltenia expects lower profit in 2019
24.04. – OMV Petrom and ExxonMobil temporarily disbanded Black Sea project teams
24.04. – Nuclearelectrica approved 80 million euros dividend payout
25.04. – OMV Petrom and Romgaz to supply half of domestic production at capped prices
25.04. – Electrica to distribute 52 million euros in dividends
26.04. – Delgaz Grid to invest 750,000 euros in transformer stations
26.04. – Serinus Energy started production at Moftinu gas plant
26.04. – Romgaz to distribute 90 % of last year’s net profit as dividends
26.04. – Transgaz’ shareholders rejected dividend proposals
02.05. – Transgaz ready to start Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline construction

Serbia
17.04. – Government drafted loan guarantee for Serbian section of TurkStream extension
18.04. – Kovacica and Cibuk I wind farms in trial operation
19.04. – EnC proceeds with infringement case on Serbia-Hungary gas link
25.04. – NIS recorded 1.34 million euros net profit in Q1 2019

Slovenia
17.04. – 135 million euros paid for RES subsidies in 2018
19.04. – Petrol to distribute gross dividend of 18 euros/share
19.04. – Velenje coalmine to operate for another 35 years
23.04. – Slovenia will fail to reach target 2020 RES share
24.04. – Pump storage HPP Avce overhaul completed
24.04. – TES 6 offline until 6 May
25.04. – Electricity generation dropped by 19 % in March
02.05. – Slovenian retail electricity market in 2018

Turkey
17.04. – Daily hydro generation record achieved on 16 April
19.04. – Turkey and Germany to cooperate in renewables sector
22.04. – 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas delivered via TANAP
23.04. – USA ended waivers for Iran oil sanctions
26.04. – Valeura Energy encouraged by natural gas find in Thrace region
26.04. – Construction of SOCAR-BP petrochemical complex to start by the end of 2020
30.04. – Energy imports bill decreased by 10.6 % in March
02.05. – Electricity consumption dropped by 0.7 % in March
02.05. – Electricity production dropped by almost 1 % in February
02.05. – Turkey’s gas imports fell by 21 % in February

 

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