Energy NEWS March-1 2019

Edition March-1 2019 with 120 pages and 107 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition March-1 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
05.03. – Russia needs EU guarantees for TurkStream project
07.03. – Serbia and Macedonia interested in participating in NPP Belene project
08.03. – Bulgarian, Macedonian and Albanian TSOs signed MoU on regional cooperation
08.03. – Timeframe for implementation of AGRI project
12.03. – TANAP will be ready for supplying gas to Europe in July
15.03. – TIBEI selected as the owner’s engineer for IGB pipeline construction

Albania
07.03. – Electricity production almost doubled in 2018
08.03. – Poor hydrological conditions led to decrease in electricity production
12.03. – OSHEE bought 13,200 MWh of electricity for March delivery
12.03. – Statkraft selected Ocean Sun to supply floating solar power plant

Bosnia and Herzegovina
04.03. – EnC considers loan guarantee for TPP Tuzla unit 7 as a form of state aid
05.03. – FBiH Government determined RES fee for 2019
07.03. – Accumulated loss of Bosanski Brod refinery reached 320 million euros
08.03. – FBiH Parliament approved loan guarantee for TPP Tuzla unit 7
08.03. – 80 % stake in HPP Buk Bijela to be sold to ERS
11.03. – Srbijagas became majority owner of RS-based Gas Promet
12.03. – Concession agreement for Trusina wind farm terminated
13.03. – FBiH Government rejected the request of BH-Gas for gas price increase
15.03. – Modernization of TPP Ugljevik to increase its electricity production cost
15.03. – RS blocked gas interconnection with Croatia

Bulgaria
04.03. – Electricity exports still doubled in 2019
04.03. – Rosatom is ready to build NPP Belene
05.03. – Gazprom is not interested in participating in Balkan gas hub
08.03. – Bulgargaz proposes 0.82 % gas price hike for Q2 2019
08.03. – NEK launched tender for HPP Vacha-1 switchyard rehabilitation
08.03. – Three bidders for Turkey-Serbia gas pipeline construction
11.03. – Tender for the selection of strategic investor for NPP Belene project launched
13.03. – Gazprom to stop gas transit to Turkey via Bulgaria
13.03. – Consulthydro to buy 80 % stake in HPP Yahinovo
13.03. – Exploration permit for 1-21 Khan Asparuh block extended
14.03. – State to provide 300 million euros to save TPP Maritsa East 2
15.03. – Bulgaria eyes additional gas volumes from Azerbaijan

Croatia
04.03. – High interest in wood biomass tender
04.03. – All but one gas supplier chose HEP as wholesale gas supplier
05.03. – 354,720 MWh traded on CROPEX in February
06.03. – Construction of HPP Kosinj-Senj project to start in 2019
07.03. – Geothermal power plant Velika Ciglena entered RES support scheme
08.03. – Hungary is still interested in gas supply from Croatian LNG terminal
14.03. – INA to start bitumen production at Sisak refinery
15.03. – Two offers for the construction of delayed coker unit at Rijeka refinery
15.03. – Croatia intensifies efforts for IAP realization

Greece
06.03. – Greece to offer 600 MW of solar and wind capacity at the first RES auction in 2019
07.03. – Tender offering majority stake in DEPA trade to be launched on 8 April
08.03. – Relaunched PPC’s coal units sale to conclude in early May
12.03. – Several big energy players interested in DEPA Trade privatization
13.03. – Nordex secured 108 MW deal with Terna
14.03. – ELPE binding bids deadline set for 29 March
15.03. – Six expressions of interest for PPC’s coal-fired units

Hungary
05.03. – MVM commissioned the largest solar power plant in Hungary
08.03. – Photon Energy commissioned eight new solar power plants

Macedonia
06.03. – ELEM sold 8,400 MWh of electricity
13.03. – State to launch auctions for 62 MW in solar power plants
14.03. – Makpetrol doubled net profit in 2018
15.03. – MEPSO 10-year development plan envisages 150 million euros in investments

Montenegro
06.03. – Preliminary design for TPP Pljevlja reconstruction by the end of March
11.03. – Average February electricity bill at 37.7 euros
13.03. – Norinco submitted technical and commercial bid for eight HPPs on the Moraca river
14.03. – Krnovo wind farm produced 26,477 MWh of electricity in January
15.03. – HPP Komarnica project to be developed with smaller accumulation
15.03. – INA expands its fuel network in Montenegro

Romania
04.03. – Romania to officially de-license obsolete power plants
04.03. – Romania to seek private partner for HPP Tarnita-Lapustesti project
05.03. – Competition Council warned that price capping could lead to infringement procedures
05.03. – Competition Council launched investigation of gas business of Romgaz and OMV Petrom
07.03. – EC warns Romania to comply with gas supply regulation
07.03. – ELCEN recorded 3.8 million euros loss in 2018
07.03. – Kazakh-Romanian investment fund to finance cogeneration plant construction
07.03. – Dozens of companies withdrew from OPCOM in January
08.03. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price dropped by 35 % in February
11.03. – Romania’s spot prices the lowest in the region
11.03. – BSOG expected to start gas supply as of February 2021
12.03. – Transgaz’ shareholders rejected 10-year development plan
12.03. – Delgaz Grid to invest 45 million euros in distribution network
13.03. – Electricity consumption increased by 3 % in January
14.03. – Hungary is ready to buy Romanian Black Sea gas
14.03. – Romania cannot abandon coal before 2030
14.03. – Nuclearelectrica completed its strategic plan for 2019-2022
15.03. – Prospex Oil & Gas raised funds for Suceava concession
15.03. – OMV Petrom appointed Christina Verchere as CEO for a full mandate
15.03. – Hidroelectrica already sells electricity for 2021 at prices below 63 euros/MWh
15.03. – Price cap for natural gas will be applied only to onshore production

Serbia
04.03. – NIS announced 1.5 billion euros investments by 2025
04.03. – NOx reduction project at TENT A4 completed
04.03. – 168,968 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in February
07.03. – Construction of CHPP Pancevo started
07.03. – Tender for TENT units A1 and A2 to be launched in March
08.03. – Construction of TPP Kolubara B to start in 2020
08.03. – Construction of Serbian section of TurkStream gas pipeline to start in April
11.03. – Gazprom signed MoU for the development of CHPP projects in Serbia
12.03. – Gastrans invites binding bids for Serbian section of TurkStream capacity booking

Slovenia
04.03. – SODO published auction for the settlement of imbalances for 2020 and 2021
05.03. – 652,921 MWh traded on BSP in February
08.03. – Petrol recorded 13 % higher net profit in 2018
11.03. – Petrol to distribute record dividends in 2019
12.03. – Ascent to appeal decision for a new EIA study
15.03. – NPP Krsko production in February

Turkey
04.03. – Turkey imported 7.48 billion cubic meters of Azeri gas in 2018
04.03. – Norwegian oil fund invests over 700 million dollars in Turkey
06.03. – EPIAS net income rose by 18 % in 2018
06.03. – Rosatom seeks partner for 49 % stake in NPP Akkuyu
08.03. – SOCAR in talks with Demiroren over Total
11.03. – TurkStream’s terminal at Kiyikoy 50 % completed
14.03. – Turkish-Chinese joint venture won tender for Lake Tuz gas storage expansion
14.03. – Foundation for NPP Akkuyu’s first reactor laid
15.03. – Akfen’s first wind farm commissioned

 

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