Energy NEWS October-1 2019

Edition October-1 2019 with 108 pages and 97 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition October-1 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
09.10. – Eurohold interested in CEZ’ Romanian assets as well
11.10. – EU gas-fired electricity production increased by almost 40 % in Q2 2019
14.10. – 689,877 MWh traded in Bulgarian, Slovenian and Serbian futures in Q3 2019
15.10. – Ukraine reached 10-year high gas volume in storage

Albania
09.10. – OSHEE bought 18,000 MWh of electricity for October delivery

Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.10. – EP HZHB revised its 2019 planned revenues due to Aluminij closure
02.10. – RSV Energy plans to build largest solar power plant in BiH
03.10. – Tender for oil, gas exploration in FBiH to be launched by year end
03.10. – Gas supply halt to FBiH avoided
04.10. – Elektrokrajina to invest 15 million euros in distribution network modernization
05.10. – ERS has a surplus of employees
07.10. – ERS to invest 1.25 billion euros in RES by 2030
08.10. – Construction of TurkStream leg towards RS to start in 2020
10.10. – FBiH to launch hydrocarbon exploration tender by the end of the month
11.10. – HPP Visegrad produced 36.72 GWh of electricity in September

Bulgaria
02.10. – Electricity production dropped by almost 2 % in 2019
03.10. – Bulgartransgaz signed contract for the construction of two gas compressor stations
04.10. – CPC launched proceedings on Eurohold’s acquisition of CEZ assets in Bulgaria
04.10. – Bulgartransgaz to seek 150 million euros loan to finance Turkstream extension construction
07.10. – CEZ to keep its Bulgarian assets if Eurohold’s purchase attempt fails
07.10. – Bulgartransgaz signed TurkStream extension consultancy contract with local consortium
10.10. – EIB to provide 110 million euros loan for IGB pipeline
10.10. – Key contracts for IGB pipeline construction signed
11.10. – 704,352 MWh traded on IBEX in September
14.10. – Overgas to invest 40.5 million euros in distribution network expansion
15.10. – Prices of Russian natural gas two times higher than those at CEGH

Croatia
02.10. – 527,173 MWh traded on CROPEX in September
02.10. – Auction for the purchase of energy to cover transmission losses
04.10. – Croatia could participate in NPP Krsko expansion
05.10. – Korlat wind farm to be commissioned in August 2020
07.10. – HEP to build 75 MW solar power plant
09.10. – The first RES company listed on the Zagreb Stock Exchange
11.10. – Guarantees of origin auction for Q3 2019 announced
11.10. – HEP signed cooperation agreement with Ukrainian DTEK
14.10. – INA to merge its subsidiary INA Jadran
15.10. – Croatia has sufficient gas reserves for upcoming winter season

Greece
09.10. – Significant rise of PPC’s customers switching to other suppliers
10.10. – TAIPED plans concurrent trading and infrastructure DEPA sales
11.10. – Greek wholesale electricity prices highest in Europe
14.10. – Energean Oil & Gas agreed to sell Edison North Sea assets
14.10. – PPC to enter natural gas retail market
15.10. – Timetable for gradual phase out of lignite-fired units presented

Hungary
04.10. – Opus agreed to acquire E.ON asset in Hungary
07.10. – Local E.ON subsidiary to buy shares in Elmu and Emasz
08.10. – Gas compressor station at Romanian border commissioned
10.10. – MOL negotiating the acquisition of Chevron’s stake in Azeri oilfield
15.10. – ReneSola to sell its solar portfolio in Hungary

Kosovo
04.10. – EBRD to approve 55 million euros loan for Kosovo’s wind farm project

Macedonia
10.10. – HPPs Spilje and Globocica produced 211 million kWh in the first nine months of 2019
11.10. – MEPSO signed 400/110 kV transformer deal with Slovenian Kolektor ETRA
12.10. – Unit 3 at TPP Bitola out of operation

Montenegro
02.10. – Krnovo wind farm produced 4,462 MWh in August
07.10. – Coal mining sector will not be affected by abandoning TPP Pljevlja 2 project
14.10. – Average September electricity bill at 29.35 euros

Romania
02.10. – Electrica to take over gas supplier Premier Energy
02.10. – Delgaz Grid to invest 6.5 million euros in network upgrades
04.10. – Transelectrica to receive funding for transmission line construction
04.10. – Merger with EC Oltenia will reduce Hidroelectrica’s performance
08.10. – Average day-ahead price on OPCOM increased in September
08.10. – Hidroelectrica submitted letter of intent for the acquisition of CEZ assets
08.10. – Nuclearelectrica to develop new reactors with Italian Ansaldo
08.10. – Romania to double its gas storage capacity to cover 50 % of annual consumption
08.10. – OMV Petrom announced new gas discovery
09.10. – OMV Petrom’s daily hydrocarbon output dropped by 6 % in Q3 2019
09.10. – EC Oltenia estimates over 250 million euros loss in 2019
09.10. – Record volumes of gas stored
09.10. – Only 200 MW of new onshore wind capacity would be installed by 2023
11.10. – Electricity production dropped by 6.6 % in the first eight months of 2019
11.10. – Transgaz extended gas transmission contract with Gazprom
11.10. – ANRE started delicensing unavailable generation capacities
15.10. – NN reached 5.02 % stake in Romgaz
15.10. – Electricity, natural gas markets to be completely liberalized in 2021

Serbia
03.10. – EBRD to provide 72 million euros loan for waste-to-energy project
04.10. – World Bank to provide funding for waste-to-energy project
04.10. – GazpromNeft interested in Petrohemija privatization
05.10. – Electricity prices will not rise in 2019
07.10. – 188,462 MWh traded on SEEPEX in September
08.10. – Serbia interested in Azeri gas imports via Bulgaria
08.10. – EPS to invest 800 million euros in HPP upgrades
09.10. – Beo Cista Energija entered feed-in tariff system with its waste-to-energy project
09.10. – CHPP Pancevo to start commercial operation in Q4 2020
10.10. – Construction of SHPPs in protected areas will be banned
11.10. – The largest wind farm in Serbia – 158 MW Cibuk 1 officially commissioned
11.10. – Environmental protection and modernization – two priorities for EPS

Slovenia
03.10. – 755,770 MWh traded on BSP in September
14.10. – NGEN installed first Tesla Powerpack battery storage system in the region
15.10. – S&P affirms Petrol’s BBB- rating with stable outlook

Turkey
02.10. – Electricity consumption dropped by 0.37 % in September
02.10. – Crude oil imports rose by 26.4 % in July
02.10. – LPG imports dropped by 2.14 % in July
02.10. – Azerbaijan increased gas supplies to Turkey
05.10. – Turkey started crude oil production by fracking
07.10. – Turkey to hold mini YEKA tenders in Q1 2020
07.10. – Drillship Yavuz to resume hydrocarbon explorations in Eastern Mediterranean
11.10. – Turkey is ready for winter season
12.10. – 7.5 of 10 billion dollars energy finance for 2019 restructured
14.10. – 30 % of electricity generated from hydropower, geothermal energy and wind

 

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