Energy NEWS March-2 2019

Edition March-2 2019 with 125 pages and 117 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition March-2 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
21.03. – EU to offer 750 million euros funding for clean energy projects
21.03. – USA backs East Med gas pipeline project
25.03. – 2.4 billion euros given for coal subsidies annually within the EnC
29.03. – Romania and Serbia discussed energy issues in Bucharest
02.04. – EC approved 33 million euros financing for Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection

Albania
19.03. – Albanian section of TAP is 90 % completed
21.03. – SOCAR welcome to take part in the construction of Albania’s gas infrastructure
22.03. – Parliament approved 32 million euros KfW loan for energy projects

Bosnia and Herzegovina
18.03. – EBRD to provide 46 million euros for CHPP Zenica project
18.03. – GGF to provide 2 million euros for energy efficiency projects
19.03. – SHPP subsidies amounted to 6.4 million euros in 2018
22.03. – ERS to repurchase HPP Bistrica
22.03. – Scheduled overhaul of TPP Stanari starts on 25 March
26.03. – EnC questions the legality of state guarantee for TPP Tuzla unit 7 loan
27.03. – 797 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in February
27.03. – Unit 7 at TPP Tuzla will be built despite EnC’s opinion
29.03. – Two concessions for wind farms on the Vlasic plateau terminated
02.04. – FBiH House of Peoples approved loan guarantee for TPP Tuzla unit 7

Bulgaria
18.03. – 690,321 MWh traded on IBEX in February
18.03. – Electricity exports still increased in 2019
20.03. – CEZ in talks with new potential buyer of its Bulgarian assets
20.03. – Exploration permit for 1-25 Vratsa-West block awarded to SPM
21.03. – Bulgargaz launched a tender for supply of non-Russian gas
25.03. – Local insurer Eurohold interested in CEZ’ Bulgarian assets
26.03. – Shell to start offshore exploration drilling in Khan Kubrat block
28.03. – KEVR approved 0.83 % gas price hike for Q2 2019
28.03. – Shell hired Bourbon Marine & Logistics for Black Sea drillings
29.03. – Electricity production reached 4,567 GWh in January
29.03. – ESO launched 42.4 million euros worth transmission line construction tender
29.03. – Arabian-Italian consortium submitted the lowest bid for Turkey-Serbia gas pipeline construction
01.04. – Unit 8 at TPP Maritsa East 2 shuts down for maintenance
01.04. – Bulgartransgaz signed contract for compressor stations modernization
02.04. – DEPA breaks Gazprom’s monopoly in Bulgaria
02.04. – Bulgaria considers capitalizing debt of TPP Maritsa East 2
02.04. – CEZ confirmed receiving binding bids from India Power and Eurohold

Croatia
19.03. – 1,201 GWh of electricity produced in January
21.03. – INA to distribute higher dividends
27.03. – S&P raises HEP’s rating to BB+ with stable outlook
28.03. – Crodux to sell part of its business to Slovenian Petrol
29.03. – HEP Plin acquired Plin VTC for 2.6 million euros
02.04. – JANAF increased storage capacities at Omisalj terminal

Greece
19.03. – Slight extension of ELPE’s binding bids deadline
19.03. – Greek companies excluded from participating in Crete interconnection tender
20.03. – PPC reduced discounts for timely payments
21.03. – Energean’s profit almost doubled in 2018
22.03. – Dutch Reggeborgh increased its stake in GEK Terna to 30 %
22.03. – IGI Poseidon licensing procedure to be completed by summer
26.03. – ELPE tender deadline set for 3 April
28.03. – Huge increase of solar generation in 2018
28.03. – TPP Kardia to get operational life extension
29.03. – EC launched infringement procedure against PPC

Hungary
18.03. – MOL to propose 0.46 euros/share dividend
22.03. – Hungary already secured its gas supply after 2019
29.03. – E.ON commissioned 15.5 million euros worth transformer station
29.03. – Hungary could import Azeri natural gas from 2021

Macedonia
22.03. – Unit 2 of TPP Bitola offline until 30 March
25.03. – 643 GWh of electricity produced in January

Montenegro
26.03. – Mozura wind farm to enter trial operation by the end of March
28.03. – Nine applications for solar power plants construction received in past three years
29.03. – Energy exchange to partner with Nord Pool
29.03. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded 6.6 million euros profit in 2018
29.03. – CEDIS launched electricity network overhaul project
01.04. – Annual overhaul of TPP Pljevlja started
01.04. – Jugopetrol recorded lower profit in 2018
02.04. – Lastva-Cevo transmission line in trial operation

Romania
18.03. – OMV Petrom proposes gross dividend of 0.57 eurocents/share
19.03. – OMV Petrom’s investments increased by 56 % in 2018
19.03. – Poly-fuel plant at Petrobrazi to commissioned by the end of March
19.03. – Transgaz proposes distribution of 53 million euros in dividends
19.03. – Draft 2019-2030 Energy Strategy put to public debate
20.03. – SOCAR plans to sell oil and oil products in Romania
20.03. – Nuclearelectrica and NuScale Power signed MoU on the use of small modular reactors
22.03. – Transelectrica will not distribute dividends in 2019
22.03. – Higher RES target can be achieved at lower cost
22.03. – Lukoil to continue drilling in the Black Sea
22.03. – ANRE determined buyers of locally produced natural gas
26.03. – Romgaz proposes gross dividend of 0.88 euros/share
26.03. – Electricity and gas prices for households will not increase in 2019
26.03. – 2 % turnover tax abolished for coal-based energy producers
27.03. – Nuclearelectrica and GE signed 120 million dollars maintenance contract
27.03. – Government will allocate 24 million euros for closure of unprofitable coalmines
27.03. – Abolishment of 2 % tax for coal-based energy producers is discriminatory
28.03. – Government may postpone gas price capping by a month
28.03. – Nuclearelectrica resumes procedures for NPP Cernavoda expansion
29.03. – Alro Slatina expects lower profit due to high electricity prices in 2019
29.03. – Industrial consumers to be exempted from natural gas price capping
01.04. – OMV Petrom needs more negotiations before final offshore investment decision
02.04. – Prosumers program to start after 1 May
02.04. – EC Oltenia trying to obtain 105 million euros loan
02.04. – New talks regarding 600 MW unit at TPP Rovinari

Serbia
18.03. – Serbia considering construction of four CHPPs and several LNG terminals
18.03. – Novi Pazar secured location for biomass heating plant
20.03. – CMEC and Siemens signed agreement on fire protection system for new unit at TPP Kostolac B
21.03. – Serbia to have 700 MW in RES by 2020
21.03. – NIS and MET formed joint venture for Plandiste wind farm project
22.03. – NIS achieved record aviation fuel sales in 2018
26.03. – Installation of ECS system at Drmno coalmine completed
28.03. – Environmental impact study for TurkStream extension approved
29.03. – Construction of gas pipeline connecting Bulgarian and Hungarian borders starts in April
01.04. – 260,516 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in March

Slovenia
25.03. – Electricity generation dropped by 2 % in February
26.03. – HSE appointed new Director General
01.04. – Ascent filed appeal against the decision for a new EIA study

Turkey
18.03. – SOCAR plans to process Russian oil at STAR refinery
20.03. – Turkey expects more EU companies on its energy exchange
21.03. – TurkStream’s onshore and offshore sections successfully connected
22.03. – STAR refinery to reduce Turkey’s diesel imports to 40 %
22.03. – Turkey to add 1,000 MW in solar power
22.03. – High-quality oil discovered in southeastern Turkey
25.03. – Lake Tuz gas storage to increase capacity by 2023
26.03. – Crude oil imports rose by 48 % in January
26.03. – Electricity production dropped by 2.5 % in January
27.03. – LPG imports dropped by 18.35 % in January
27.03. – Total gas imports fell by 6.5 % in January
29.03. – Energy imports bill increased by 2.7 % in February
29.03. – Turkey’s LNG imports hit record high in January 2019
01.04. – Electricity consumption dropped by 1.5 % in March

 

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