Energy NEWS January-1 2019

Edition January-1 2019 with 116 pages and 92 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition January-1 2019

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ENERGY NEWS

Region
07.01. – Reverse flow capacity enabled on Slovenia-Croatia gas link
11.01. – TAP AG completes financing of 3.9 billion euros
15.01. – Eastern Mediterranean countries to establish regional gas market

Albania
03.01. – Public-private partnership sought for TPP Vlore
07.01. – Ballsh oil refinery shut down due to lack of oil supply
07.01. – SOCAR considering forms of participating in Albania’s gasification
10.01. – OSHEE purchased 72,660 MWh of electricity for January delivery

Bosnia and Herzegovina
31.12. – Tender for SHPP Stedric 1
04.01. – HET to invest 9.5 million euros in 2019
04.01. – RS to produce 7,747 GWh of electricity in 2019
04.01. – RES fee increased by 44 % in RS
08.01. – EPBiH expects 30 million euros profit in 2018
09.01. – EP HZHB to supply electricity to Aluminij in 2019
10.01. – Concessions for HPP Foca and HPP Paunci to be awarded soon
10.01. – BH-Gas requested 31 % gas price increase
14.01. – Reorganization of ERS to be carried out in 2019
14.01. – EPBiH adopted revised 2019-2021 business plan
15.01. – EnC to reinstate sanctions to BiH

Bulgaria
31.12. – Saint Nikola wind farm reduced output due to breakdown
02.01. – SOCAR starting detailed feasibility study for participation in Bulgarian gas market
03.01. – CPC suspended its investigation into Inercom’s acquisition of CEZ assets
04.01. – Final ESO report for 2018
08.01. – Shell hired Noble for offshore drilling in the Black Sea
10.01. – Amendments to Fuel Law to come into force on 1 July
11.01. – Claims of huge electricity price hike in July are unfounded
11.01. – Construction of Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection should start in 2-3 months
14.01. – Bulgaria launched investigation of CEZ, EVN, Energo-Pro due to electricity price hikes
15.01. – State-owned producers to offer more electricity on IBEX

Croatia
03.01. – Government hopeful about the future of Sisak oil refinery
04.01. – 379,269 MWh traded on CROPEX in December
04.01. – Slovenian Petrol acquired local gas distributor
04.01. – Dalekovod to divest its wind portfolio
08.01. – State to waive special rights in INA
09.01. – Government forces HEP to lease additional capacities at future LNG terminal
10.01. – Fire broke out at HPP Dubrovnik
15.01. – Croatia will build LNG terminal, either by itself or with partners

Greece
03.01. – Energean signed new Karish and Tanin gas sale agreement
03.01. – Kavala underground gas storage project to cost 240 million euros
04.01. – ELETAEN seek higher Crete-Athens electricity interconnection capacity
07.01. – PPC’s coal units sale deadline postponed by a week
08.01. – Greek fuel demand dropped by further 5 % in 2018
10.01. – Record high electricity and natural gas consumption
11.01. – ADMIE plans to launch Crete interconnection tender in February
11.01. – Greek gas network stretched to the limit
14.01. – Electricity theft decreased for the first time in five years
15.01. – ELPE binding bids by late February/early March

Hungary
04.01. – Household energy prices among the lowest in Europe
11.01. – MOL signed cooperation agreement with BME
11.01. – Record high electricity consumption in 2018
15.01. – Opposition requests data on alleged NPP Paks 2 cost increase

Macedonia
04.01. – EBRD to provide financing for Oslomej solar project

Montenegro
02.01. – CGES approved distribution of 16.24 million euros in dividends
07.01. – CGES to invest 27 million euros in electricity transmission infrastructure
07.01. – EPCG needs stronger partner than regional power utilities
10.01. – EPCG could increase electricity prices by the end of 2019
11.01. – Average December electricity bill at 41.8 euros

Romania
03.01. – Energy consumption expected to rise by 2.4 % annually
04.01. – OPCOM spot prices reached 128 euros/MWh
04.01. – OMV Petrom to invest up to 100 million euros in upstream segment
05.01. – Romgaz cancelled upcoming Ordinary Shareholders Meeting
07.01. – Oradea obtained exploration license for geothermal water
08.01. – Romania continues to import electricity
09.01. – EFET calls for suspension of newly introduced turnover tax
09.01. – Prosumers program will start in March
10.01. – Competition Council launched an investigation of Delgaz Grid
10.01. – Electricity prices hit record high
10.01. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price increased by 74 % in December
11.01. – Electricity consumption increased by 2 % in the first eleven months of 2018
11.01. – ANRE considers setting cost-plus electricity prices
11.01. – Hidroelectrica also deferred investment plans amid new turnover tax
11.01. – SAPE hired legal aid for lawsuit against Electrica
14.01. – Price of imported natural gas increased by 2 %
15.01. – EC Oltenia recorded losses in 2018
15.01. – EC Oltenia miners achieved 12 % salary increase
15.01. – OMV Petrom’s gas production dropped in Q4 2018

Serbia
02.01. – AERS approved Kostolac wind farm project
02.01. – EPS to increase electricity production in 2019
03.01. – Kovacica wind farm entered trial operation
04.01. – Record volume traded on SEEPEX in December
12.01. – Electricity prices will not be increased

Slovenia
31.12. – Applications for subsidized electricity generation
04.01. – TES 6 back in operation
07.01. – 655,204 MWh traded on BSP in December
11.01. – Successful year for GEN Group
14.01. – Slovenia prepared 2030 Energy and Climate Action Plan

Turkey
31.12. – Energy imports bill decreased by 2.6 % in November
01.01. – SOCAR to acquire EWE’s business in Turkey in Q1 2019
04.01. – Installed wind capacity to reach 8 GW in 2019
05.01. – SOCAR plans to increase investments in Turkey
07.01. – Electricity consumption dropped by 1.7 % in December
08.01. – Turkey resumed oil imports from Iran
09.01. – Electricity consumption increased by 0.75 % in 2018
10.01. – Record high natural gas consumption on 8 January
11.01. – Natural gas consumption decreased by 6 % in 2018
14.01. – Renewables accounted for 93 % of new installed capacity in 2018
15.01. – SOCAR to invest up to 2 billion dollars in petrochemical complex in Turkey

 

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