Energy NEWS August-2 2019

Edition August-2 2019 with 115 pages and 106 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition August-2 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
20.08. – Ukraine to modernize gas network to allow gas supplies from Romania
22.08. – Hungarian and Serbian exchanges to merge operations by the end of 2019
23.08. – EU hard coal consumption dropped by 4 % in 2018
23.08. – Excavation works for TAP’s microtunnel completed
23.08. – Gas exports from Shah Deniz field increased
27.08. – 75 % of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline completed
29.08. – Gazprom decreased gas deliveries to SEE by 7.4 % in H1 2019
30.08. – Gazprom expects a reduction in gas exports to Europe

Albania
16.08. – OSHEE reduced network losses in H1 2019
21.08. – OST recorded higher profit in H1 2019
26.08. – Albania produced 1,280 GWh of electricity in Q2 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina
16.08. – Herzegovina Canton awarded concessions for solar power plants
16.08. – Refurbishment of Brod oil refinery has not started yet
16.08. – TPP Tuzla unit 7 mediation to be held in September
21.08. – EP HZHB achieved significantly lower profit in H1 2019
22.08. – HET’s loss surpassed 5 million euros in H1 2019
22.08. – ERS could increase electricity prices for industrial consumers by 22 %
26.08. – Elektro Bijeljina signed network overhaul equipment supply deal
27.08. – 743 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in July
27.08. – Electricity price for industrial consumers in RS to increase as of 1 September

Bulgaria
19.08. – Electricity production in 2019 decreased
20.08. – HPP Chaira unit’s downtime extended
20.08. – Thirteen offers submitted for participation in NPP Belene project
22.08. – Bulgartransgaz named first ranked bidder at compressor stations construction tender
23.08. – President urges detailed checks of potential NPP Belene investors
23.08. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria signed metering transformers supply deal
28.08. – Bulgaria issued guarantees for EIB loan for gas interconnection with Greece
28.08. – Koncar KET to refurbish HPP Vacha
29.08. – Electricity production reached 3,055 GWh in June
30.08. – Unit 1 of AES Galabovo back online

Croatia
16.08. – 902 GWh of electricity produced in June
16.08. – Energia Naturalis stake in Ploce port rose to 36 %
20.08. – Croatian crude oil processed in Hungarian refineries
27.08. – Biomass power plant near Virovitica entered trial operation
28.08. – HOPS and Siemens signed a contract within SINCRO.GRID project
29.08. – Croatia to award six hydrocarbon exploration licenses
30.08. – CROPEX held first guarantees of origin auction
30.08. – Government approved HEP’s 162 million euros bond issue
30.08. – JANAF to distribute 11.6 euros/share dividend for 2018

Greece
16.08. – Energy exchange target model to be launched in H1 2020
20.08. – Negotiations with EC over PPC’s lignite units closure started
22.08. – PPC’s finances even worse, plans to scrap 10 % punctuality discount
23.08. – State likely to sell additional stake in ADMIE
23.08. – State considering selling 51 % stake in DEDDIE
30.08. – ELPE recorded lower profit in Q2 2019
31.08. – Ministry plans to make PPC more attractive to investors

Hungary
27.08. – MOL discovers oil, gas reserves in Pakistan
30.08. – MVM takes control of utility company NKM

Macedonia
21.08. – Makpetrol recorded lower profit in H1 2019
23.08. – 436 GWh of electricity produced in June
26.08. – KfW’s donation for Bogdanci wind farm expansion

Montenegro
19.08. – EPCG contributed with 100 million euros to state budget in 2018
20.08. – RES incentives amounted to 8.08 million euros in the first seven months of 2019
30.08. – Krnovo wind farm produced 9, 907 MWh of electricity in June
31.08. – EPCG shareholders approved Gvozd wind farm project

Romania
16.08. – Romgaz recorded higher profit in H1 2019
16.08. – Romgaz considers investing in Alexandroupoli LNG project
16.08. – Rompetrol Rafinare recorded losses in H1 2019
16.08. – Hidroelectrica valued at 4.4 billion euros
16.08. – Electrica recorded significantly lower profit in H1 2019
19.08. – Takeover of OMV Petrom’s X-Petromar by GSP Offshore approved
20.08. – Average price at OPCOM 55 euros/MWh in the past 12 months
20.08. – Romanian section of BRHA pipeline to be completed by end 2020
20.08. – Transelectrica’s profit dropped 69 % in H1 2019
20.08. – Romgaz to bid for new offshore perimeters
20.08. – EC Oltenia recorded significantly higher profit in H1 2019
21.08. – Significant gas imports in June as well
22.08. – E.ON Romania named new CEO
22.08. – Hidroelectrica plans 10 % IPO in September 2020
22.08. – Romanian spot prices highest in the region
22.08. – TPP Mintia offline for 12 days
23.08. – Enel named new Country Manager for Romania
23.08. – ANRE to withdraw production licenses for 3,800 MW
23.08. – Rompetrol’s network reached 940 fuel stations
23.08. – US and Romanian Presidents discussed Black Sea gas
23.08. – Romgaz plans to rate its debt before investing abroad
27.08. – Parliamentary Committee votes to repeal price capping, 2 % turnover tax
27.08. – Spudding of Iecea Mica-1 well shows results
26.08. – Household consumers continue to switch to free market
28.08. – Reduced gas supply to Ukraine could affect Romania
28.08. – ROPEPCA welcomes steps towards gas prices deregulation
29.08. – Romania among EU’s least oil imports dependent member states
29.08. – Government supports Hidroelectrica in acquiring CEZ, Enel assets
29.08. – Vestas to sell majority stakes in three wind farms
30.08. – Transgaz to build gas pipeline for BSOG offshore project

Serbia
16.08. – Fintel Energija’s net profit halved
27.08. – AERS approved the takeover of measuring devices by EPS Distribucija
31.08. – EPS invites bids for Kostolac wind farm construction

Slovenia
19.08. – NPP Krsko production in July
23.08. – Slovenia needs second unit at NPP Krsko
26.08. – Electricity generation rose by 7 % in July
27.08. – Austria and Italy against NPP Krsko expansion
29.08. – Ascent to demand 50 million euros in damages from Slovenia
30.08. – Petrol recorded slightly higher profit in H1 2019

Turkey
16.08. – Solar panels plant to boost Turkey’s role in RES
19.08. – Rise in local resources utilization saved 1.4 billion dollars in electricity generation
21.08. – EPIAS hits record in spot natural gas trading
22.08. – NPP Akkuyu received funding from Russian Sberbank
26.08. – Borusan EnBW to build 10 more RES power plants
28.08. – Iraq discussed construction of new oil pipeline
29.08. – Energy imports bill dropped by 16.4 % in July
29.08. – Turkey’s gas imports dropped by 8.7 % in June
29.08. – Electricity production fell slightly in June
30.08. – LPG imports dropped 19 % in June
30.08. – Crude oil imports rose by 15.5 % in June
30.08. – Unintegrated solar production up 23.8 % in H1 2019

 

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