Energy NEWS August-1 2019

Edition August-1 2019 with 115 pages and 91 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition August-1 2019

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ENERGY NEWS

Region
05.08. – TAP’s pipe welding 99 % complete
07.08. – Israel, Cyprus and the US to boost energy cooperation
09.08. – ACER recommends a 70 % minimum margin of capacity available for cross border trade in electricity
13.08. – CEZ plans to sell its Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish and Turkish assets by the end of 2022
13.08. – TurkStream may be connected to TAP

Albania
09.08. – KESH sold 800,000 euros worth of electricity for August delivery

Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.08. – EPBiH recorded 33 % higher net profit in H1 2019
09.08. – HPP Visegrad produced 47.33 GWh of electricity in July
12.08. – Srbijagas’ acquisition of 80 % stake in Bijeljina-gas approved
13.08. – CNEEC-RIKO consortium takes HPP Dabar tender to BiH Court
13.08. – RiTE Gacko and RiTE Ugljevik to loan 135 million euros
14.08. – BiH is threatened with energy collapse

Bulgaria
02.08. – Tender for Tervel offshore block to be launched
03.08. – NEK appointed new CEO
05.08. – Electricity consumption increased by 1.6 % in 2019
05.08. – NPP Kozloduy’s profit doubled in H1 2019
05.08. – ESO recorded slightly lower profit in H1 2019
05.08. – BEH reported losses in the first half of 2019
05.08. – Unit of HPP Sestrimo shut down for maintenance works
05.08. – BEH paid third interest payment on its second Eurobond issue
07.08. – Strong interest in NPP Belene project
07.08. – Saint Nikola wind farm produced 166 GWh of electricity in seven months
07.08. – TPP Maritsa East 2 increases losses in H1 2019
07.08. – Bulgargaz recorded tripled net profit in H1 2019
07.08. – Bulgartransgaz recorded slightly lower profit in the first half of 2019
09.08. – 702,621 MWh traded on IBEX in July
12.08. – Bulgargaz proposes 0.82 % gas price hike for Q4 2019
13.08. – GE interested in participating in NPP Belene project

Croatia
02.08. – 500,961 MWh traded on CROPEX in July
15.08. – 10 MW in solar power to be built near Zadar

Greece
05.08. – Crete interconnection tender attracted offers
06.08. – Copelouzos Group acquired 10 % stake in DESFA Senfluga
06.08. – Total to sell its 50 % stake in offshore Block 2
08.08. – DESFA presented 10-year development plan worth 2.5 billion euros
09.08. – Latsis Group unlikely to participate in next ELPE privatization attempt
09.08. – Mytilineos Group became Greek biggest LNG importer in 2019
13.08. – Euroasia is taking Crete interconnection project dispute to Supreme Court
13.08. – Kavala underground gas storage tender to be launched by 2019-end
14.08. – DEPA recorded lower gas sales in 2018

Hungary
02.08. – MOL recorded 7 % higher net profit in Q2 2019
13.08. – Pilot tender for RES support scheme to be launched in September
14.08. – Czech companies drawn to Hungarian solar market

Kosovo
05.08. – KEDS to invest 4 million euros in Ferizaj region
15.08. – Electricity production reached 1,294 GWh in Q2 2019

Macedonia
02.08. – Electricity market liberalization lowered prices for end-consumers
02.08. – PPC to inject 1.8 million euros in EDS
07.08. – MEPSO launched tender for Macedonian section of interconnection with Albania

Montenegro
02.08. – State guarantee for HPP Perucica modernization loan approved
03.08. – Tender for Brajici wind farm to be launched soon
08.08. – Pljevlja coalmine profit doubled in H1 2019
08.08. – EPCG recorded over three times lower profit in H1 2019
09.08. – Mozura wind farm to enter commercial operation in September
09.08. – Submarine cable creates preconditions for realizing full energy potential of the region
09.08. – Three SHPPs in Andrijevica to be completed by end-September
12.08. – Jugopetrol recorded significantly lower profit in H1 2019
12.08. – CGES recorded lower profit in H1 2019
13.08. – Average July electricity bill at 36.5 euros
13.08. – Tender for Brajici wind farm construction launched

Romania
02.08. – Transgaz shareholders approved 10-year development plan
02.08. – Transgaz launched tender for the construction of Black Sea coast – Podisor gas pipeline
02.08. – Oil royalties paid by OMV Petrom increased by 4 % due to new regulations
05.08. – E.ON’s charging stations network reached 11 units
05.08. – Petromidia refinery recorded lowest technological losses
06.08. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price increased in July
06.08. – OMV is not informed on ExxonMobil’s plans to withdraw from Neptun Deep gas project
08.08. – Hidroelectrica could take over assets of Enel and CEZ
09.08. – ADX Energy started drilling evaluation well at Iecea Mare perimeter
09.08. – Thermal production still leads in Romanian energy mix
09.08. – Hidroelectrica started procedures for acquisition of CEZ and Enel subsidiaries
12.08. – Electricity exports dropped by 27 % in H1 2019
13.08. – Investments in electricity sector in 2019-2030 period estimated at 14 billion euros
14.08. – Rompetrol Rafinare invests in digital transformation of Petromidia refinery
14.08. – Romania’s Winter Energy Program approved
14.08. – CEZ to start selling Romanian assets after completion of Bulgarian sale
14.08. – Development of offshore gas deposits needed to avoid dependence on gas imports
14.08. – Nuclearelectrica recorded significantly higher profit in H1 2019
14.08. – Transgaz’ H1 2019 profit drops
15.08. – Conpet recorded higher profit in H1 2019

Serbia
02.08. – 224,368 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in July
05.08. – Installation of gas turbines for CHPP Pancevo completed
05.08. – EPS is planning to acquire ERS
06.08. – Government approved the preparation of spatial plan for TPP Kolubara B
07.08. – Chinese investors interested in Resavica coalmine
09.08. – Srbijagas to invest 14 million euros in gas infrastructure in Zrenjanin

Slovenia
02.08. – 725,227 MWh traded on BSP in July
14.08. – 65.6 million euros paid for RES subsidies in H1 2019

Turkey
07.08. – Second drilling vessel started operations in East Mediterranean
08.08. – Turkish Naturel Energy goes public
09.08. – Electricity imports bill fell by 55 % in H1 2019
09.08. – SOCAR to start construction of petrochemical complex in the first half of 2020
14.08. – Turkstream’s Kiyikoy terminal 95 % completed

 

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