Energy NEWS April-2 2022

Edition April-2 2022 with 102 pages and 100 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition April-2 2022

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
20.04. – Romania is the EU country least dependent on gas imports
21.04. – Core Flow-Based Market Coupling project go-live set for 8 June
22.04. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 25 April and 1 May
22.04. – Curtailment on AL-GR and NMK-GR border directions for 24 and 25 April
22.04. – Italy interested in joining East Med gas pipeline project
27.04. – Russia announced suspension of gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria
29.04. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 2 and 8 May
29.04. – Increase of NTC values on Greek borders during May

Albania
20.04. – Daily production at the Drin cascade amounts to 6,450 MWh
29.04. – KESH received electricity production license for floating solar power plant

Bosnia and Herzegovina
18.04. – HET completes capital increase
19.04. – Germany withdrew financing for energy projects in RS
20.04. – HEV plans to build solar power plant
21.04. – ERS denies that KfW Bank has withdrawn financing for Hrgud wind farm project
21.04. – RS lost arbitration over Vrbas HPPs
27.04. – 730 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in March
27.04. – Gross electricity generation reached 1,393 GWh in February
27.04. – EPBiH adopted 2022-2024 business plan
29.04. – FBiH to ban the issuance of new SHPP concessions

Bulgaria
18.04. – Electricity generation increased by 19 % in 2022
18.04. – TPP Maritsa East 3 generated 13 % of Bulgaria’s electricity in Q1 2022
19.04. – TPP Bobov Dol’s listing prospectus approved
21.04. – TPP Maritsa 3 shuts down over environmental issues
21.04. – Unit 5 of NPP Kozloduy under maintenance as of 24 April
22.04. – Eurohold’s shareholders approved rebranding of former CEZ companies
22.04. – Electrodistribution North to invest 6.6 million euros in Varna electricity network in 2022
25.04. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded 2.6 million euros loss in Q1 2022
26.04. – Framatome opens local subsidiary to facilitate NPP Kozloduy maintenance deal
26.04. – Closure of coal-fired power plants will decrease electricity prices
27.04. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria recorded 25 % higher profit in Q1 2022
27.04. – CEZ Electro recorded 65 % profit drop in Q1 2022
27.04. – Bulgaria has supplies for at least a month, looking for alternative supply
28.04. – CPC suspended tender for Chiren gas storage expansion
29.04. – Bulgaria to set up first platform as part of the EU’s Energy Purchase Platform
29.04. – Electricity generation reached 4,486 GWh in February
29.04. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded lower profit in Q1 2022
29.04. – KEVR estimates 35 % wholesale gas price increase for May

Croatia
21.04. – INA’s Drava 2 exploration license extended by six months
22.04. – Results of February/March guarantees of origin auctions
22.04. – JANAF to continue transporting crude oil for NIS
22.04. – JANAF to store part of Croatia’s mandatory oil products reserves
22.04. – Dead end in negotiations for INA’s shares buyout
25.04. – El Sun Energy plans to build 950 MW solar power plant
26.04. – 1,185 GWh of electricity produced in February
28.04. – INA recorded 77 million euros profit in Q1 2022
28.04. – JANAF’s profit dropped by 11 % in Q1 2022

Greece
18.04. – Government aims to reduce electricity prices to H1 2021 level
19.04. – Government approved Terna’s hybrid hydro project
19.04. – Revised NECP envisages storage capacity at 3 GW by 2030
19.04. – ExxonMobil and Total are not interested in Cretan offshore blocks
20.04. – Construction of 50.4 MW Askio III wind farm started
20.04. – Enteka/547 Energy joint venture planning 400 MW of wind projects in Greece
21.04. – Government considers several options for reducing electricity prices
22.04. – Total officially withdrew from two Cretan offshore blocks
26.04. – Econergy and Terna Energy to develop 460 MW in two solar projects in Greece
26.04. – Number of household consumers leaving PPC is still decreasing
28.04. – Greece not expecting gas supply disruptions
28.04. – May electricity,gas subsidies to remain the same as in April
29.04. – Alexandroupoli LNG project launches on 3 May
29.04. – Avax to complete the sale of its electricity subsidiary Volterra in the next few months

Hungary
21.04. – PolSolar raised funds for solar projects in Hungary
22.04. – New batch of nuclear fuel for NPP Paks delivered from Russia
26.04. – Purchase price of natural gas six times higher than the retail price
28.04. – MOL to build 22 million euros green hydrogen plant
29.04. – Government to extend fuel price cap by 1 July

Macedonia
26.04. – 439 GWh of electricity produced in February

Montenegro
19.04. – CEDIS recorded 9.8 million euros loss in 2021
19.04. – Wind share in total electricity consumption reached 45 % on 17 April
22.04. – Government looking to sell 10 % stake in EPCG to strategic partner
25.04. – TPP Pljevlja goes offline for maintenance
25.04. – Price of coal for TPP Pljevlja should rise
27.04. – TPP Pljevlja reconstruction started

Romania
18.04. – FP values Hidroelectrica at 10 billion euros
19.04. – Electrica approves 150 million euros in investments for 2022
21.04. – CO2 certificates account for 60 % of EC Oltenia’s electricity production cost
21.04. – Electrica approved distribution of dividends for 2021
22.04. – FP pushes for dual listing of Hidroelectrica’s shares
26.04. – Rompetrol Rafinare extends 75 million dollars loan until 2023
27.04. – Crude oil imports dropped by 0.3 % in the first two months of 2022
27.04. – Azomures to resume operation after four-month shutdown
28.04. – Romania could start natural gas exports in 2027
29.04. – Romgaz to seal acquisition of ExxonMobil’s stake in Neptun Deep project next week
29.04. – OMV Petrom’s profit tripled in Q1 2022
29.04. – Transgaz to distribute gross dividend of 3 euros/share

Serbia
18.04. – Reconstruction of TENT units A1 and A2 under question
22.04. – Serbia to establish strategic partnership with the United States in the energy sector
25.04. – Serbia needs new natural gas suppliers
25.04. – NIS nationalization is not an option
27.04. – Russian gas deliveries to Serbia via Bulgaria to continue
29.04. – Fuel price cap extended by another month

Slovenia
22.04. – Petrol shareholders approved dividend payout
25.04. – Electricity generation dropped by 8 % in March
26.04. – E.ON to leave Slovenian market
27.04. – TPP Sostanj unit 6 taken offline for scheduled maintenance
30.04. – Fuel price cap expires, price surge expected

Turkey
18.04. – Land section of the Black Sea gas pipeline to be completed in November
19.04. – Karapinar solar power plant to be fully operational by the end of 2022
20.04. – Deutsche Bank to extend 1 billion euros BOTAS loan
22.04. – BOTAS secured 400 million dollars loan for gas purchases
29.04. – Natural gas imports rose by 4.5 % in February

 

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