Energy NEWS October-1 2018

Edition October-1 2018 with 128 pages and 121 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition October-1 2018

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
03.10. – Gazprom increased gas exports to Europe by 5.8 % in the first nine months of 2018
03.10. – TurkStream, Nord Stream 2 vital for meeting Europe’s rising gas demand
04.10. – Europe is becoming more dependent on gas imports
05.10. – IGB pipeline consultancy services tender launched
09.10. – DESFA and MER resumed talks on Macedonia-Greece gas interconnection
12.10. – Trenching complete on 97 % of TAP route
12.10. – Azerbaijan revealed volume of exported oil and natural gas in 2018
12.10. – Greece and Egypt support Cypriot gas exploration efforts
13.10. – Montenegro concerned about the proposed SHPPs construction in Albania
15.10. – Transgaz and Bulgartransgaz to amend Ruse-Giurgiu interconnection agreement rules

Albania
01.10. – Pennine completed data digitalization for Albanian Velca block
04.10. – Albanian section of TAP pipeline to be completed without delays
08.10. – OSHEE purchased 112,000 MWh of electricity for October delivery
08.10. – Feasibility study for Vlora-Fier gas pipeline ready
09.10. – Tender for Block 5 hydrocarbon concession published
12.10. – OSHEE published tenders for electricity network construction
16.10. – OSHEE to buy 106,480 MWh of electricity for October delivery

Bosnia and Herzegovina
01.10. – TPP Ugljevik overhaul to start on 9 October
01.10. – EnC advises FBiH not to support loan agreement for the construction of TPP Tuzla’s unit 7
02.10. – EBRD to provide 41 million euros loan for the construction of CHPP in Zenica
04.10. – HPP Bocac 2 officially commissioned
05.10. – TPP Stanari production permit extended by 10 years
05.10. – Elektroprijenos commissioned new 110 kV transmission line
09.10. – Annual overhaul of TPP Ugljevik started
09.10. – Third tender for FBiH hydrocarbon exploration consultancy services launched
10.10. – Explosion in Bosanski Brod oil refinery
10.10. – Bosnian heavy industry in crisis due to high electricity prices
11.10. – Gasification of Bosanski Brod refinery should be completed by Q3 2019
12.10. – EP HZHB to stop supplying electricity to Aluminij
16.10. – Electricity will be supplied to Aluminij for another week

Bulgaria
01.10. – Electricity production decreased slightly in the first ten months of 2018
01.10. – Heating prices increased by 6.72 % on average
04.10. – KEVR to inspect IBEX on complaint about major electricity price changes
05.10. – SOCAR interested in participating in Bulgaria’s gasification project
05.10. – BEH increased its third Eurobond issue from 550 to 600 million euros
09.10. – Electricity prices will not be changed until the end of 2018
11.10. – Mini Maritsa East published 5.8 million euros worth conveyor belt supply tender
11.10. – TPP Maritsa East 2 could be closed if it does not pay 230 million euros for greenhouse gas emissions
12.10. – Azerbaijan could supply one third of Bulgaria’s gas needs
12.10. – NEK published 21.5 million euros security services tender
16.10. – TPP Maritsa East 2 will pay its emission allowances by next March

Croatia
01.10. – Slovenian GEN-I set up its first solar power plant in Croatia
01.10. – HEP recorded lower profit in H1 2018
02.10. – Two small electricity suppliers to withdraw from Croatian market
04.10. – 340,902 MWh traded on CROPEX in September
06.10. – Crodux to open 10 new petrol stations in Croatia
08.10. – MOL is ready to sell its shares in INA
11.10. – LNG Hrvatska received three offers on FSRU procurement tender
12.10. – 1,001 GWh of electricity produced in August
16.10. – Country’s dependence on imported gas continues to rise

Greece
02.10. – Ariadne officially named as Crete interconnection promoter
02.10. – TAIPED decided to delay DEPA, ELPE privatization timetable
05.10. – PPC plans to extend operational life of TPP Amynteo
05.10. – Upgraded Revythoussa LNG terminal to be launched in late November
09.10. – Compromise reached for Crete interconnection
12.10. – Construction of Crete-Athens construction to start by year-end
12.10. – PPC’s TPP Kardia set for closure
15.10. – Heating oil prices 20 % higher than last year
16.10. – 2020 RES targets seem unreachable
16.10. – Energean to complete secondary listing on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on 29 October

Hungary
03.10. – Hungary interested in gas imports via future LNG terminal in Croatia
04.10. – MVM signed 100 million euros loan agreement with EIB
10.10. – GCL-SI, Solarpro to build one of the largest solar power plants in Hungary
10.10. – Hungary has enough stored gas to cover its needs

10.10. – 100-120 MW in licenses to be transferred from HPPs to wind and solar projects
Kosovo
12.10. – TPP Kosova e Re will be built despite the World Bank’s withdrawal
15.10. – KEDS launched network digitalization project

Macedonia
01.10. – Average price of electricity in H1 2018 amounted to 0.077 euros/kWh
05.10. – ELEM sold surplus electricity for 1.6 million euros
08.10. – HPPs Spilje and Globocica produced 544 million kWh of electricity in 2018

Montenegro
03.10. – Announcement of solar power plant tender winner delayed
05.10. – First oil well in the Adriatic by the end of 2019
06.10. – CGES to pledge its assets as a collateral for KfW Bank loan
09.10. – CEDIS to launch another smart metering tender
11.10. – Average September electricity bill at 29.5 euros

Romania
02.10. – Kazakh-Romanian joint energy investment fund will be ready soon
02.10. – Cosmin Ghita appointed Nuclearelectrica’s CEO for 4-year mandate
03.10. – Offshore hydrocarbon law amendments reverted to special committees
04.10. – Volintiru appointed General Manager of Romgaz for full-term mandate
08.10. – RES producers received 10.2 million green certificates in the first eight months of 2018
08.10. – Average price on OPCOM day-ahead market rose by 40 % in September
09.10. – One more week for discussion on hydrocarbon offshore law
10.10. – Fitch affirms Transelectrica’s BBB rating with stable outlook
11.10. – Electricity consumption increased by 2.1 % in the first eight months of 2018
11.10. – Transgaz awarded Mintia-Brad-Stei pipeline construction to CIS Gaz
11.10. – TPP Brazi increased production due to rising electricity prices
12.10. – Experts claim Romania does not have administrative capacity to manage its offshore gas deposits
13.10. – Gas price on BRM reached 16.5 euros/MWh in July
15.10. – Wind power provided 30 % of Romania’s consumption on Saturday
15.10. – Romania needs new electricity generation units
15.10. – Estimated peak November consumption surpasses 9,000 MWh, Romania will have to import electricity
16.10. – Catalin Stancu steps down as Electrica’s CEO, Corina Popescu takes over
16.10. – Unit 2 of NPP Cernavoda back to nominal power
16.10. – OMV Petrom launched 462 million euros worth tender for probe services

Serbia
01.10. – IMF pleased with EPS’ improved business efficiency
02.10. – Serbia and Russia removed destination clause from gas supply agreement
03.10. – Gazprom and Serbia developing effective cooperation in gas sector
03.10. – 200 million euros EBRD loan to EPS under investigation
04.10. – Elicio considering new RES investments in Serbia
04.10. – EPS announces renewable energy guarantees of origin
05.10. – Serbia to have 600 MW in RES capacity by the end of 2020
05.10. – Gazprombank to loan 140 million euros for CHPP Pancevo project
08.10. – 186,902 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in September
11.10. – Ministry of Environmental Protection prepares to ban SHPP construction

Slovenia
02.10. – Investors interested in NPP Krsko expansion
08.10. – 544,653 MWh traded on BSP in September
15.10. – NPP Krsko production in September

Turkey
01.10. – BOTAS increases natural gas prices third month in a row
01.10. – Gazprom sold its stake in Bosphorus Gaz
02.10. – STAR refinery to reach its full capacity in early 2019
02.10. – One billion cubic meters of gas to be transported via TANAP in 2018
04.10. – New 1,000 MW wind tender planned by the end of the year
05.10. – Electricity consumption increased by 1.7 % in September
05.10. – Three new 1,000 MW solar tenders launched
09.10. – TurkStream to supply natural gas from January 2020
09.10. – Turkey’s RES capacity to increase by 14 GW by 2023
10.10. – Natural gas consumption to decrease by 3.7 % in 2018
10.10. – STAR refinery to start commercial production next week
11.10. – Turkey opened 7 coalfields to private investors
12.10. – Zorlu Energy to establish fast charging station at 200 locations in Turkey
16.10. – Turkey to continue gas drilling activities near Cyprus

 

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