Energy NEWS February-2 2019

Edition February-2 2019 with 120 pages and 107 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition February-2 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
18.02. – SGC to ensure Europe’s energy security
20.02. – TAP project more than 85 % complete
21.02. – Gazprom’s net profit increased by 48.7 % in 2018
22.02. – Gazprom increased gas deliveries to SEE by 1.2 % in 2018
22.02. – Azerbaijan, Romania and Bulgaria could set up joint working group on gas supply
27.02. – Gazprom announced higher gas export prices
28.02. – Croatia and Bulgaria held first meeting for electricity market coupling project
01.03. – ExxonMobil discovered huge gas deposit offshore Cyprus
02.03. – RS and Serbia to jointly develop HPP Buk Bijela project

Albania
21.02. – OSHEE bought 77,250 MWh of electricity for February delivery
21.02. – TAP created prerequisite for IAP project
27.02. – TAP’s compressor station in Fier is 77 % completed
01.03. – NGOs protest against HPP Kalivac construction
01.03. – Price of electricity on the free market doubled since January 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina
19.02. – Concession agreement for Foca and Paunci HPPs signed
22.02. – EnC urges FBiH to postpone vote on TPP Tuzla unit 7 guarantee
27.02. – 849 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in January
27.02. – Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for Podvelezje wind farm
27.02. – SHPPs and solar power plants to stay within RES support scheme
28.02. – Strabag has to pay 5.74 million euros to EPBiH
01.03. – EPBiH recorded 26.2 million euros profit in 2018
01.03. – Accumulated loss of Nestro Petrol exceeded 5 million euros
01.03. – Decision on providing guarantees for TPP Tuzla’s unit 7 delayed
01.03. – Pump-storage HPP Capljina to provide 50 % of 2019 output to ERS

Bulgaria
18.02. – Significantly higher electricity exports in 2019
18.02. – CEZ Distribution published invitation for electricity meters supply
19.02. – Azerbaijan will be one of main suppliers of gas for the future Balkan gas hub
20.02. – Transfer of 20 % stake in Khan Kubrat block from Shell to Repsol approved
21.02. – Court rejects complaints of Inercom and CEZ against CPC
21.02. – Mini Maritsa East hits record coal production in January
22.02. – Unit 2 at TPP Maritsa East 2 shut down for maintenance
22.02. – Bulgaria has the highest level of energy poverty in EU
25.02. – NPP Kozloduy hired Westinghouse for fuel options study
25.02. – EP Yug launched 25.6 million euros construction works tenders
26.02. – Tender for Turkey-Serbia gas pipeline construction resumed
27.02. – BEH recorded losses in 2018
28.02. – Electricity production reached 4,735 GWh in December
28.02. – Unit 1 at TPP Maritsa East 2 shut down for maintenance
01.03. – BEH appealed against EC fine

Croatia
21.02. – Amendments to INA privatization Act adopted
22.02. – INA’s net sales revenues increased by 20 % in 2018
25.02. – Cogeneration plant in Grubisno Polje commissioned
26.02. – Court rejected lawsuits against LNG terminal construction
01.03. – JANAF recorded 4.5 % higher net profit in 2018
01.03. – Preparations for the construction of two new gas pipelines

Greece
21.02. – DEPA Trade privatization expected to launch this summer
22.02. – ADMIE to keep over 51 % stake in Ariadne Interconnector
22.02. – PPC coal-fired units sale will be relaunched with profit and loss sharing mechanism
26.02. – Offer of Czech-Greek consortium to be set as lower limit for the next PPC’s coal units sale attempt
01.03. – ELPE plans RES investments of up to 250 million euros in the next five years

Hungary
19.02. – E.ON and Audi to build largest roof solar power plant in Europe
22.02. – MOL achieved best EBITDA result since 2011

Kosovo
20.02. – EnC issues reasoned opinion against Kosovo for lack of transposition of emissions control legislation

Macedonia
22.02. – Macedonian electricity market valued at 112 million euros in 2017
25.02. – Electricity production increased 1.1 % in 2018
25.02. – ELEM sold 9,600 MWh of surplus electricity
26.02. – OKTA refinery recorded losses in 2018
27.02. – ELEM sold another 9,600 MWh of electricity
27.02. – EVN Macedonia selected as universal electricity supplier

Montenegro
18.02. – Third tranche of payment for A2A’s shares in EPCG due in May
19.02. – Consumers paid 7.6 million euros for electricity losses in 2018
20.02. – Energean completed 3D seismic survey of two offshore blocks
21.02. – Government proposes electricity price hike postponement

Romania
18.02. – OMV Petrom to invest 56 million euros in pipeline installation
18.02. – ANRE fined several energy companies with a total of 4.5 million euros
18.02. – Transgaz started construction of the second phase of Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline project
19.02. – Romania needs to increase its electricity production capacities
19.02. – Hidroelectrica posts record profit in 2018
21.02. – Mazarine Energy to invest additional 50 million dollars in Romania
21.02. – Romgaz loses lawsuit against Court of Auditors
21.02. – Romgaz expressed interest to utilize Southern Gas Corridor
21.02. – OMV Petrom lowered level of investments due to legislative issues
22.02. – Electricity prices for households expected to rise in 2019
22.02. – RADET is on the verge of bankruptcy
22.02. – Craiova power plant to be converted to natural gas
25.02. – Engie acquired gas distributor Wirom
25.02. – Transgaz to invest 2 billion euros by 2027
26.02. – ROPEPCA claims that emergency ordinance will have negative effect on Romanian economy
26.02. – Nuclearelectrica recorded 82 million euros profit in 2018
26.02. – Serinus Energy sued suppliers over faulty equipment
26.02. – Hidroelectrica applied to become optional supplier of last resort
28.02. – Rompetrol Rafinare recorded 23 million dollars loss in 2018
28.02. – Electrica’s net profit increased by 34 % in 2018
28.02. – ANRE approved natural gas price capping
28.02. – Natural gas price capping could trigger infringement procedures against Romania

Serbia
18.02. – Serbia will not impose taxes for harmful emissions from TPPs
20.02. – Electricity production at TENT 17.5 % below planned in 2018
26.02. – Chinese company interested in TPP Stavalj
28.02. – NIS invested almost 350 million euros in 2018
28.02. – Construction of CHPP Pancevo to start in March

Slovenia
19.02. – Mytilineos submitted best offer for new gas-fired unit at TE-TO Ljubljana
25.02. – Electricity generation dropped by 12 % in January
25.02. – ELES starting three-year investment cycle worth 340 million euros

Turkey
19.02. – Turkey to invest 23 million dollars in TurkStream land section in 2019
19.02. – State energy expenditures to increase by 15 % in 2019
20.02. – TANAP delivered its first billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey
21.02. – Turkey ranked sixth in Europe for installed wind capacity in 2018
21.02. – Valeura spuds appraisal well in Thrace basin
22.02. – Turkey likely to attract significant energy investments by 2020
26.02. – Ground license to be granted for NPP Sinop
28.02. – LPG imports rose by 25.2 % in December
28.02. – Energy imports bill increased by 6 % in January
28.02. – Total gas imports rose by 1 % in December
01.03. – Electricity consumption down by 0.94 % in February
01.03. – Crude oil imports rose by 10.7 % in December
01.03. – Turkey’s gas consumption dropped by 8 % in 2018

 

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