Energy NEWS May-1 2019

Edition May-1 2019 with 116 pages and 104 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition May-1 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
06.05. – EU plans sharp increase in US LNG imports
08.05. – East Med gas pipeline could joint TAP
13.05. – SEE CAO appointed new CEO
13.05. – ICGB awarded pipe supply contract to Corinth Pipeworks
14.05. – J&P-AVAX selected as IGB gas pipeline contractor
15.05. – TAP to launch market test in summer
16.05. – IGB pipeline construction officially starts on 22 May

Albania
07.05. – TAP’s compressor station in Fier is 85 % completed
10.05. – Electricity crisis in Albania continues
14.05. – Electricity price hike for industrial consumers is expected
16.05. – Government approved the establishment of Albanian electricity exchange

Bosnia and Herzegovina
07.05. – EFT to supply electricity to EP HZHB
09.05. – EP HZHB recorded significantly higher profit in 2018
13.05. – HPP Visegrad produced 93.74 GWh of electricity in April

Bulgaria
03.05. – BEH recorded lower profit in Q1 2019
03.05. – ESO’s net profit increased in Q1 2019
03.05. – NEK recorded 37.4 million euros loss in Q1 2019
03.05. – Profit of NPP Kozloduy increased significantly in Q1 2019
03.05. – TPP Maritsa East 2 continues to accumulate losses
03.05. – Bulgartransgaz recorded higher profit in Q1 2019
03.05. – Bulgargaz’ profit rose significantly in Q1 2019
06.05. – Electricity exports up 44 % in the first four months of 2019
09.05. – Employers’ associations blame management of state-owned energy companies for high electricity prices
10.05. – EnC welcomes abolition of electricity export fee
10.05. – NEK dismisses accusations by employers’ associations
14.05. – Bulgargaz to propose 0.22 % gas price drop in Q3 2019
16.05. – 604,493 MWh traded on IBEX in April
16.05. – ESO launched construction of 400 kV Maritsa East-Burgas transmission line

Croatia
03.05. – 388,594 MWh traded on CROPEX in April
03.05. – HEP recorded 184 million euros net profit in 2018
03.05. – The state requests that Rijeka refinery modernization starts in 2019
07.05. – INA plans to build solar power plant in Sisak
08.05. – INA proposes 16.9 euros/share dividend payout
09.05. – INA plans new exploratory drillings in the Adriatic
10.05. – CROPEX achieved new record hourly and daily traded volume
10.05. – INA plans to build another solar power plant
13.05. – Geo Power Zagocha plans to build 20 MW geothermal power plant near Slatina
16.05. – 844 GWh of electricity produced in April

Greece
07.05. – DEPA Trade tender expected to be launched in May
09.05. – ELPE and Edison preparing to acquire Ellaktor’s stake in their joint venture
10.05. – ADMIE secured loan from EIB for Crete interconnection

Hungary
03.05. – MOL recorded lower profit in Q1 2019
07.05. – Hungary interested in SGC project reaching Central Europe
08.05. – Hungary set greenhouse gas emissions targets
10.05. – Slovakia approved MOL’s takeover of Slovnaft shares
14.05. – Hungary paid Rosatom 30 million euros for NPP Paks project in March

Kosovo
03.05. – GE selected as preferred bidder for TPP Kosova e Re construction
14.05. – NGOs filed complaint to EnC over TPP Kosova e Re project
15.05. – Electricity production reached 1,869 GWh in Q1 2019
15.05. – EBRD considers 17.5 million euros loan to wind farm project

Macedonia
09.05. – Makpetrol recorded lower profit in Q1 2019
10.05. – ESM to auction 8,400 MWh of electricity
13.05. – Makpetrol proposes higher dividends for 2018
13.05. – EDS to supply electricity to PE for State Roads

Montenegro
07.05. – EPCG recorded three times lower profit in Q1 2019
08.05. – Jugopetrol recorded losses in Q1 2019
08.05. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded higher profit in Q1 2019
10.05. – Jugopetrol proposes gross dividend of 0.97 euros/share
11.05. – HPP Perucica produced 240 GWh of electricity in Q1 2019
13.05. – Average April electricity bill at 29.7 euros

Romania
03.05. – Unit 2 of NPP Cernavoda taken offline for annual maintenance
03.05. – Mazarine Energy secured 20 million euros from parent company
03.05. – Lukoil resumes exploration activities in Trident perimeter
03.05. – Romania increased its reliance on Russian gas
03.05. – OMV Petrom recorded 35 % higher profit in Q1 2019
06.05. – Romanian citizens pay the lowest gas price in the EU
06.05. – Energy Ministry greenligthed the Black Sea-Podisor gas pipeline construction
07.05. – Transgaz signed MoU with BSOG
07.05. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price rose by 17 % in April
08.05. – Nuclearelectrica and CGN signed preliminary agreement on NPP Cernavoda units 3 and 4
08.05. – Hidroelectrica’s electricity generation reached almost 4,000 MW
09.05. – State considers selling 10 % stake in Hidroelectrica
10.05. – Enel’s income in Romania halved in Q1 2019
10.05. – Romanian companies to pay royalties according to Brent barrel on LSE
13.05. – Electricity imports rose by 78.5 % in Q1 2019
14.05. – Gas price on Romanian market exceeded the price of imported Russian gas
14.05. – Romgaz to deliver 30 % of its production at capped prices
14.05. – Nuclearelectrica recorded 46 million euros profit in Q1 2019
14.05. – Transgaz recorded 19 % lower profit in Q1 2019
15.05. – Hidroelectrica prepares for IPO
15.05. – Serinus Energy to drill Moftinu-1004 well in late 2019 or early 2020
15.05. – Romgaz’ net profit rose by 16 % in Q1 2019
15.05. – Electrica recorded 8.6 million euros loss in Q1 2019
15.05. – Rompetrol Rafinare recorded 14 million dollars net loss in Q1 2019

Serbia
08.05. – IMF seeks up to 5 % electricity price hike
08.05. – NIS to distribute 55 million euros in dividends
13.05. – 190,716 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in April
13.05. – Government and IMF did not discuss electricity price hike

Slovenia
06.05. – 612,779 MWh traded on BSP in April
06.05. – TES 6 back in operation
15.05. – NPP Krsko production in April
15.05. – Energy dependency stood at 47 % in 2018

Turkey
03.05. – Crude oil imports rose by 78 % in February
03.05. – LPG imports dropped by 20.7 % in February
03.05. – Turkey produced 86 % of electricity from local resources on 1 May
03.05. – Electricity imports bill reduced by 58 % in Q1 2019
06.05. – Turkey to invest 1.27 billion euros in electricity distribution
07.05. – Local resources share in electricity production reached 62 % in Q1 2019
07.05. – Several options to replace Iranian oil imports
09.05. – EBRD invested 100 million dollars in IC Ictas Energy subsidiary
10.05. – TUPRAS to stop oil imports from Iran
10.05. – TurkStream project on schedule as it nears completion
15.05. – Gazprom confirms first gas deliveries via TurkStream by end-December
15.05. – First in Europe, fourth in the world in hydropower capacity

 

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