Energy NEWS October-2 2018

Edition October-2 2018 with 131 pages and 123 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition October-2 2018

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
19.10. – EBRD approved financing for BiH-Croatia gas interconnection
19.10. – EC published a call for application for projects of common interest (PCI) in electricity
19.10. – TAP launches offshore construction works in Albania
22.10. – Lower wholesale energy prices translate into lower retail prices for the second consecutive year
22.10. – Greece has the highest wholesale electricity prices, Bulgaria the lowest
24.10. – IGB gas transport agreements to be concluded in Q1 2019
26.10. – Russia considering connecting Italy to TurkStream gas pipeline
29.10. – Financing for Slovenia-Hungary electricity interconnection approved
01.11. – DESFA and BOTAS to liberalize Greek-Turkish gas interconnection

Albania
18.10. – OSHEE purchased 106,480 MWh of electricity for October delivery
24.10. – OST recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2018
31.10. – OSHEE reduced network losses in the first nine months of 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.10. – State Aid Council dismisses EnC objections on TPP Tuzla new unit
17.10. – Elektro Bijeljina reduced distribution losses in 2018
18.10. – FBiH Government will propose recapitalization of Aluminij
19.10. – CWE interested in HPP Dabar construction
19.10. – Decision on TPP Ugljevik arbitration by the end of 2018
20.10. – Federal Government to provide aid for Aluminij
22.10. – Modrica refinery net profit declined in the first nine months of 2018
22.10. – BiH Framework Energy Strategy until 2035
24.10. – Chinese consortium confirmed commitment to TPP Tuzla project
29.10. – 743 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in September
31.10. – Elektrokrajina recorded sharp drop in profits in the first nine months of 2018
01.11. – RS electricity production almost doubled in the first nine months of 2018

Bulgaria
17.10. – Electricity production increased in 2018, consumption still in decline
18.10. – EVN to invest 5.6 million euros in Plovdiv substation
18.10. – IBEX announces reduction of the settlement fee for CMBC market segment
19.10. – CPC cannot consider CEZ assets sale due to legal proceedings
19.10. – BSTDB subscribed for entire BEH’s Eurobond issue second reopening
19.10. – Local company filed complaint on Bulgartransgaz’gas pipeline construction tender
20.10. – Bulgaria and Russia discussed energy topics in Brussels
22.10. – Unit 6 at NPP Kozloduy back online after overhaul
24.10. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2018
24.10. – TPP Varna signed control systems upgrade deal with Siemens
26.10. – Fuel prices rose by 20 % on average in 2018
26.10. – Bulgaria may launch tender for NPP Belene investor by year-end
29.10. – Bulgartransgaz awarded gas pipeline construction contract to Glavbolgarstroy
30.10. – Electricity production reached 3,953 GWh in August
30.10. – TPP Bobov Dol profit halved in the first nine months of 2018
30.10. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2018
31.10. – NPP Belene investor selection procedure drafted
01.11. – Bulgaria to acquire stake in Alexandroupoli LNG project by end-2018

Croatia
19.10. – Gas consumption fell by 11.4 % in 2018
23.10. – Croatia has the potential to become European energy hub
26.10. – INA recorded 21 % higher revenues in the first nine months of 2018
26.10. – HEP ODS to invest 800 million euros in electricity network
29.10. – New hourly record volume traded on CROPEX
30.10. – JANAF recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2018
01.11. – INA and PPD are majority owners of Petrokemija

Greece
17.10. – Energean plans new platform at Prinos offshore field
17.10. – Surplus in RES account ensures further supplier surcharge cuts
18.10. – Energy investments in Greece to reach 32 billion euros by 2030
18.10. – ELPE bids expected next month
23.10. – 423 MW to be offered at the second RES auction on 10 December
23.10. – Government announced 250 million euros support package for PPC
25.10. – No further deadline extensions for diesel-fired power plants on Crete
30.10. – ELPE bids expected by end-November
30.10. – 500 MW of new solar capacity by 2020
31.10. – Gastrade launched market test for Alexandroupoli LNG terminal
31.10. – Exploration in the Ionian Sea to start next year

Hungary
20.10. – Unit 2 at NPP Paks offline until 31 October
25.10. – Veolia enters the Hungarian virtual power plant market
26.10. – Hungary urges tighter regional cooperation on energy security
29.10. – MET Group’s first solar power plant commissioned
31.10. – MOL recorded strongest Q3 results in the last three years

Macedonia
19.10. – USAID to help Macedonia diversify energy supply
25.10. – 372 GWh of electricity produced in August

Montenegro
19.10. – EPCG-Fortum offer best ranked at solar power plant tender
23.10. – 35.9 million euros worth of electricity exported in 2018
26.10. – New RES tenders by the end of 2018
26.10. – RES incentives amounted to 9.4 million euros in the first eight months of 2018
26.10. – State to provide guarantees for CGES’ 20 million euros loan
31.10. – CGES and KfW Bank signed 20 million euros loan agreement

Romania
18.10. – Mandatory gas stocks 14 % higher than last year
17.10. – Government is preparing to buy stakes in several energy companies
19.10. – EnC supports Transgaz’ anti-trust commitments
22.10. – BRHA gas pipeline construction progressing as planned
23.10. – PLC to acquire majority stake in Monsson Operations
23.10. – Lukoil Romania ordered to pay 17 million euros to supplier
23.10. – Hidroelectrica’s partnership with Verbund confirmed
23.10. – EC Oltenia has 900,000 tons of coal in stock
24.10. – Hidroelectrica to close its Serbian subsidiary
24.10. – Offshore hydrocarbon law passed the Parliament
24.10. – Management of Petrotel Lukoil cleared of economic crimes charges
25.10. – Transfer of production license for Iecea Mare perimeter approved
25.10. – OMV postponed final investment decision for Black Sea Neptun block to 2019
26.10. – KMGI and the Romanian state established 1 billion dollars worth energy investment fund
26.10. – Electrica sued ANRE over regulated rate of return for electricity distributors
26.10. – Verbund interested in purchasing 20 % stake in Hidroelectrica
29.10. – BSOG also postponed investment decision in the Black Sea deposits
29.10. – Unit 1 of NPP Cernavoda to be shut down for two years in 2026
30.10. – Petromidia and Vega refineries closed due to maintenance works
31.10. – OMV Petrom recorded 558 million euros profit in the first nine months of 2018
31.10. – RES will reach 35 % in Romania’s consumption by 2030
01.11. – OMV Petrom sole operator of four onshore blocks after Repsol’s withdrawal
01.11. – Primary energy consumption rose by 2.5 % in 2017
01.11. – Romgaz increased gas production by 7 % in 2018

Serbia
17.10. – 3 billion euros to be invested in gas infrastructure in next five years
19.10. – Serbia could be connected to TurkStream gas pipeline
19.10. – Gazprom Energoholding interested in investing in energy sector
23.10. – Serbia has enough gas for the forthcoming winter season
23.10. – Cibuk 1 wind farm to be put into operation in 2019
24.10. – EBRD provides 15 million euros for improving energy efficiency of Serbian companies
27.10. – Serbia in talks regarding the connection to TurkStream gas pipeline
01.11. – Electricity price is insufficient for the development of the electricity system

Slovenia
18.10. – Petrol to absorb its subsidiary Geoterm
25.10. – Electricity generation decreased by 8 % in September
29.10. – Launch of Slovenian futures market expected in Q1 2019
30.10. – Ascent Resources considers taking legal action against Slovenia over license award delays

Turkey
17.10. – State-owned energy companies to invest 1.5 billion dollars in 2019
19.10. – TUPRAS in talks with US regarding Iran sanctions waiver
19.10. – STAR Refinery officially commissioned
22.10. – Foreign investors interested in Turkish wind sector
22.10. – Belgium in talks with Karadeniz Holding over electricity purchases
24.10. – Turkish Petroleum hired Schlumberger for drilling in the Mediterranean
24.10. – Second line of TurkStream gas pipeline to be operational by December 2019
25.10. – LPG imports dropped by 5 % in August
25.10. – Crude oil imports decreased by 11 % in August
25.10. – Electricity production dropped by 3.1 % in August
26.10. – Turkey and Germany agreed to develop energy projects
27.10. – Total gas imports fell by 24 % in August
30.10. – Turkey started drilling in Eastern Mediterranean
31.10. – Energy imports bill increased by 15.5 % in September

 

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