Energy NEWS January-2 2019

Edition January-2 2019 with 133 pages and 139 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition January-2 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
22.01. – Ukraine and Russia agreed to consider EC proposal on gas transit
23.01. – Still no solution for joint NPP Krsko nuclear waste depository
24.01. – Azerbaijan will be able to increase gas supply to Balkan region
24.01. – Trenching along TAP’s route 98 % completed
29.01. – TAP project is over 84 % complete

Albania
16.01. – OSHEE reduced network losses in 2018
17.01. – TAP applied for gas transmission license
24.01. – KESH recorded 80 million euros profit in 2018
29.01. – KESH launched feasibility study for HPP Skavica construction
30.01. – OSHEE bought 50,400 MWh of electricity for February delivery
30.01. – Benet Beci appointed as new General Manager of KESH

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.01. – FBiH launched procedure for awarding concession for HPP Vrilo construction
18.01. – HPP Dabar construction tender launched
19.01. – Tender for supervisory services for TPP Banovici project launched
21.01. – TPP Stanari concession extended until 2055
25.01. – Concessions for two HPPs on Drina river awarded to ERS
28.01. – 879 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in December
30.01. – BiH exported 295 million euros worth of electricity in 2018
30.01. – Bosanski Brod refinery will be out of operation for a year
02.02. – EPBiH seek legal services for arbitration with Strabag

Bulgaria
16.01. – Samsung withdrew from Bulgarian solar sector
16.01. – General Electric interested in NPP Belene project
18.01. – Bulgaria needs new energy strategy
18.01. – Bulgartransgaz established Balkan Gas Hub subsidiary
18.01. – AES Galabovo generated 3.5 million MWh in 2018
21.01. – Bulgartransgaz improved conditions of Turkey-Serbia gas pipeline market test
22.01. – Electricity exports surged in 2019
23.01. – TPP Maritsa East 2 in operation at least until 2030
23.01. – ESO received 29.5 million euros grant for Bulgaria-Greece electricity interconnection
24.01. – Bulgartransgaz got 27 million euros grant for gas network expansion
24.01. – KEVR seeks EBRD assistance in regulating electricity prices
25.01. – Saint Nikola wind farm to continue to operate with reduced output
25.01. – TPP Bobov Dol to extend maturity of its bonds issue
25.01. – Bulgaria not ready to replace coal
28.01. – CEZ Distribution closed 5.1 million euros deal with Petrol
28.01. – Bulgartransgaz signed 24.5 million euros deal with BAS
29.01. – Saint Nikola wind farm produced 318 GWh of electricity in 2018
30.01. – Electricity production reached 4,424 GWh in November
30.01. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded slightly lower profit in 2018
30.01. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria recorded significantly lower profit in 2018
31.01. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded 14.5 % higher profit in 2018
31.01. – Market test for Turkey-Serbia transit pipeline concluded
01.02. – Saint Nikola wind farm further extends operation at reduced output
01.02. – NEK started HPP Sestrimo rehabilitation
01.02. – Bulgartransgaz signed a contract for gas pipeline construction

Croatia
17.01. – Transformation process at Sisak refinery to start in H2 2019
18.01. – 1,087 GWh of electricity produced in November
22.01. – Construction of Krs Padjene wind farm started
22.01. – Court annulled decision on SHPP Primislje construction
22.01. – Price of gas for households should increase soon
25.01. – HEP to acquire Korlat wind farm project
29.01. – Croatia needs new energy supply routes
30.01. – Government to launch tender for oil and gas exploration in the Dinarides
30.01. – Government approved financing for Krk LNG terminal
01.02. – Hrvatska Sume terminated contracts for wooden biomass supply
01.02. – US Ambassador welcomes Croatia’s decision to fund LNG terminal

Greece
17.01. – RES special account surplus exceeds expectations
18.01. – EIB to loan 225 million euros for electricity network upgrades
18.01. – First 2019 NOME auction rescheduled
21.01. – No further deadline extensions for PPC’s coal units sale
22.01. – ELPE stake sale deadline to be pushed for March
23.01. – Last minute deadline extension for PPC’s coal units sale
24.01. – PPC still has dominant position in electricity market
28.01. – Greece drafted the national Energy and Climate Plan until 2030
01.02. – Wind turbines network connection increased by 7.2 % in 2018
01.02. – RAE added additional volumes to 2019 NOME auctions
01.02. – EC delivers ultimatum on Crete interconnection

Hungary
19.01. – Hungary’s gas reserves at 2.7 billion cubic meters
21.01. – Photon Energy secures financing for 11.5 MW solar portfolio
21.01. – Fuel consumption rose by 7.4 % in 2018
24.01. – New electricity consumption record set
28.01. – Hungary to modify funding for NPP Paks expansion
29.01. – MET Group obtained 885 million euros revolving credit facility

Kosovo
01.02. – SOWI to invest 169 million euros in Selaci wind farm

Macedonia
16.01. – Unit 3 of TPP Bitola down for regular maintenance
25.01. – 463 GWh of electricity produced in November

Montenegro
25.01. – RES fee to double in 2019
25.01. – EPCG to increase electricity prices as of 1 March
28.01. – Krnovo wind farm produced 12,877 MWh of electricity in November
01.02. – EPCG signed contract for HPP Piva turbine overhaul
01.02. – Strategic partner for the launch of day-ahead market will be selected in March

Romania
16.01. – Average electricity price on OPCOM spot market reached historic high
17.01. – Engie to acquire gas distributor Wirom
17.01. – Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline priority for Romania
17.01. – EC Oltenia miners’ strike over
18.01. – Coal-based energy companies could be exempted from 2 % turnover tax
18.01. – Hidroelectrica and Nuclearelectrica will be obliged to deliver 65 % of production to regulated market
21.01. – Engie notified customers on price hike due to new taxation
22.01. – Romgaz seeks partnership with SOCAR
22.01. – Capping gas and electricity prices may jeopardize Romania’s energy independence
22.01. – Romania imports huge amounts of electricity
23.01. – ROPEPCA believes that increased taxes will hurt state budget
25.01. – Transgaz to obtain another two loans from EIB
25.01. – Romgaz and SAPE to establish new electricity and gas supplier
25.01. – Romgaz will be forced to take investment loans due to turnover tax
25.01. – Electrica appointed Corina Popescu as CEO for 4-year mandate
29.01. – KHNP and Sargent & Lundy to participate in NPP Cernavoda refurbishment
29.01. – Regulated electricity and gas prices frozen until 2022
30.01. – Romgaz expects lower profit due to new taxation and capped prices
31.01. – Black Sea concession agreement with ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom extended by 2045
01.02. – Energy Ministry approved gas production at XV Midia block
01.02. – WANO experts confirmed nuclear safety of NPP Cernavoda
01.02. – Profit of suppliers of last resort capped at 5 %

Serbia
17.01. – TurkStream gas pipeline key issue of Putin-Vucic meeting
18.01. – Gazprom and Srbijagas signed MoU on Banatski Dvor gas storage expansion
18.01. – Russian Siloviye Mashiny to upgrade HPP Djerdap 2
18.01. – Russia to invest 1.4 billion dollars in gas infrastructure
21.01. – First gas deliveries via TurkStream in 2020
23.01. – Lukoil Serbia completed capital hike
23.01. – Environmental impact assessment study for waste-to energy plant annulled
25.01. – Construction of river dock for TPP Kostolac completed
25.01. – Construction of TurkStream extension to start within few weeks
28.01. – Protests against the construction of SHPPs
30.01. – Energy Community to reach decision on TurkStream by the end of the week
02.02. – EnC issued opinion on Serbian section of TurkStream extension

Slovenia
16.01. – NPP Krsko production in December
16.01. – ELES and Terna carried out the setting up of power supply
21.01. – Ascent Resources to pursue new strategy
23.01. – Hydropower system on Mura river will not be built
24.01. – ELES granted 48.2 million euros for electricity interconnection with Hungary
24.01. – HPP Mokrice construction to start in 2019
25.01. – Electricity generation decreased by 15 % in December
25.01. – Petrol opened its 500th filling station

Turkey
16.01. – Record coal production in 2018
16.01. – TurkStream fully operational by the end of 2019
17.01. – Natural gas share in electricity production lowest in 20 years
18.01. – Palmet in talks for the acquisition of EWE assets
18.01. – Turkey drafts regulation on electricity storage
18.01. – Turkey cancelled 1,000 MW YEKA solar tender
22.01. – Azerbaijan plans to increase gas deliveries via TANAP in 2019
24.01. – NPP Akkuyu to be operational in 2023
26.01. – Total gas imports fell by 13.8 % in November
26.01. – Electricity production dropped by 2 % in November
28.01. – LPG imports rose by 0.8 % in November
28.01. – Crude oil imports dropped by 24.2 % in November
28.01. – Valeura confirms good results of drillings in western Turkey
30.01. – SOCAR acquired EWE Turkey
31.01. – Energy imports bill increased by 1.4 % in December
01.02. – SOCAR Turkey planning to increase RES production

 

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