Energy NEWS February-1 2019

Edition February-1 2019 with 123 pages and 108 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition February-1 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
05.02. – Hungary and Slovenia jointly applied for EU funding for gas interconnection
05.02. – ICGB invites five candidates for IGB gas pipeline construction
07.02. – Gazprom aims to further increase gas exports to Europe
08.02. – EEX to focus on Slovenia and Bulgaria
12.02. – RES share in EU energy mix reached 17.5 % in 2017
13.02. – Macedonia and Kosovo singed MoC in energy sector
13.02. – Greece issued construction permit for Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection

Albania
05.02. – LM Energy Corporate seeks permit for 50 MW solar power plant
11.02. – Pennine contacts potential investor for the development of Velca onshore block
15.02. – TAP’s independent gas transmission operator license approved

Bosnia and Herzegovina
04.02. – Hifa Petrol expanded its fuel network through acquisition
07.02. – General overhaul of TPP Gacko to start in late March
08.02. – USAID and British Embassy to help BiH meet its Energy Community obligations
08.02. – Electricity prices for commercial customers in RS will increase by 4.9 %
08.02. – Contractor for HPP Dabar will be selected by mid-2019
08.02. – RS to abolish SHPP subsidies
11.02. – ICSID to decide on TPP Ugljevik arbitration by the end of March
14.02. – USK granted wind farm concession to Ivicom Consulting
15.02. – Concession for wind farm Grebak awarded to local company
15.02. – Construction of HPPs on the Vrbas river awaiting Russian investor

Bulgaria
04.02. – Electricity exports increased by almost 200 % in 2019
04.02. – Bulgaria will build TurkStream extension
04.02. – NEK launched rehabilitation of another two HPPs
05.02. – Main priorities of Bulgarian energy sector presented
05.02. – NPP Kozloduy signed turbine repairs contract with Ukrainian Turboatom
04.02. – Procedure for the selection of NPP Belene strategic investor to be launched by the end of February
06.02. – Bulgaria to receive KIDSF grant for three gas pipelines
08.02. – Bulgargaz to propose 0.49 % gas price drop in for Q2 2019
11.02. – Sevko issues 12.8 million euros bond to finance RES projects
12.02. – CEZ is already negotiating with India Power regarding the sale of its Bulgarian assets
14.02. – Tender procedure for the construction of gas pipeline to Serbia temporarily suspended
14.02. – Drilling in the Black Sea to start within days
15.02. – Capital of Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline project company to be increased

Croatia
05.02. – LNG terminal not affected by Hungary-Slovenia gas interconnection
06.02. – MOL seeks 880 million euros in INA arbitration
07.02. – HEP seeks partners for RES projects development
08.02. – 476,318 MWh traded on CROPEX in January
08.02. – Gas prices for households 6.9 % higher as of 1 April
13.02. – Dalekovod secured two more contracts in Scandinavia
15.02. – 1,197 GWh of electricity produced in December
15.02. – Tender for the sale of wooden biomass launched

Greece
06.02. – Weak interest for PPC’s coal-fired units
09.02. – PPC’s coal units sale failed
12.02. – PPC urges for coal-fired units tender relaunch
13.02. – Failed PPC tender increased amount of electricity to be offered at NOME auctions
15.02. – RES covered about a third of Greek electricity consumption in 2018
15.02. – Greece stands firm on ADMIE realizing Crete interconnection
15.02. – ELPE bidders could be exempted from Upstream exploration costs

Hungary
08.02. – Court upheld ruling on NPP Paks expansion agreement declassifying
11.02. – Hungary needs 4,000 MW of new installed capacity in the next 15 years
13.02. – Matrai Eromu recorded post-tax loss in 2018

Kosovo
05.02. – EnC issued opinion on KOSTT preliminary certification
14.02. – Electricity production increased slightly in 2018

Montenegro
06.02. – Energean to start oil exploration in the Adriatic
06.02. – Higher transmission losses will not increase price of electricity
07.02. – Construction of Gvozd wind farm to start in 2020
08.02. – EPCG and KfW Bank to sign loan agreement for HPP Perucica modernization
11.02. – Energean started 3D seismic survey of two offshore blocks
11.02. – German WPD interested in Brajici wind farm construction
12.02. – Average January electricity bill at 47.6 euros
14.02. – Krnovo wind farm produced 20,822 MWh of electricity in December
14.02. – Electricity prices to increase as of 1 March

Romania
04.02. – Negative impact of new legislation on BSOG investment plans
05.02. – Talks on new 600 MW unit at TPP Rovinari resumed
05.02. – Hidroelectrica claims that new ANRE regulation is illegal and unconstitutional
05.02. – Nuclearelectrica appointed Cosmin Ghita as CEO for full mandate
06.02. – Electricity prices for end consumers will not increase in the next 3 years
06.02. – OMV Petrom recorded 876 million euros net profit in 2018
06.02. – Romanian legal environment not suitable for investments
06.02. – KMGI recorded 86 million dollars net profit in 2018
06.02. – Second phase of BRHA project will not start unless sufficient capacity is booked
07.02. – BSOG to invest 400 million dollars in Midia offshore project
07.02. – FP argues against electricity price regulation
08.02. – Competition Council approved the sale of OMV Petrom’s oil fields to Mazarine Energy
11.02. – Hungary lobbies ExxonMobil to start offshore gas production in Romania
12.02. – Electricity consumption increased by 2.3 % in 2018
12.02. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price increased by 17 % in January
12.02. – OMV Petrom imported 210 million euros worth of crude oil for Petrobrazi refinery in 2018
12.02. – BSOG ready to sue Romania over offshore gas development
12.02. – Electricity distributors to invest 335 million euros in 2019
13.02. – Oil Terminal posted significantly lower financial results in 2018
13.02. – ANRM plans to change crude oil benchmark
14.02. – 2 % turnover tax for energy companies might be abolished
15.02. – Emergency ordinance adoption requested by electricity and gas suppliers
15.02. – Romania increased its reliance on Russian gas imports
15.02. – Transelectrica’s 2018 profit more than three times higher
15.02. – Transgaz recorded 14 % lower profit in 2018
15.02. – Romgaz recorded lower net profit in 2018

Serbia
04.02. – 191,042 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in January
05.02. – Fintel Energija plans to build the largest onshore wind farm in Europe
07.02. – Gastrans should offer 30 % of new pipeline’s capacity to third parties
08.02. – Serbia considers auction-based model for future RES projects
08.02. – Serbia is ready to build TurkStream extension
12.02. – RES fee to remain unchanged in 2019
13.02. – EPS recorded losses in 2018
14.02. – Construction of flue gas desulfurization system at TENT A started

Slovenia
05.02. – ATVP rejected request on withdrawing state voting rights in Petrol
14.02. – NPP Krsko production in January

Turkey
04.02. – Electricity imports bill reduced by 33 % in 2018
05.02. – Electricity consumption down by 2.2 % in January
06.02. – Energy imports bill increased by 15.6 % in 2018
08.02. – Turkey’s second drillship to arrive in Mediterranean
08.02. – SOCAR is not planning to expand its fuel network in Turkey
08.02. – Rosatom completes first reactor for NPP Akkuyu
11.02. – Rosatom to partner with IC Ictas on NPP Akkuyu project
11.02. – Domestic gas production to lower country’s deficit by 850 million euros
12.02. – Turkish wind energy sector grew 7.24 % in 2018
15.02. – TUPRAS’ investments amount to 6.5 billion dollars since privatization

 

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