Energy NEWS October-2 2019

Edition October-2 2019 with 124 pages and 132 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition October-2 2019

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ENERGY NEWS

Region
16.10. – EIB postpones decision on fossil fuel lending
17.10. – TAP project 89.8 % complete
18.10. – Naftogaz to claim 11 billion dollars from Gazprom in case of gas transit cessation
19.10. – 7.4 billion cubic meters of gas exported from Azeri Shah Deniz field
19.10. – Over 100 NGOs demand that the World Bank stops fossil fuel funding
22.10. – Initial TAP market test justifies capacity increase
24.10. – Four in five EU coal-fired power plants are unprofitable
24.10. – Azerbaijan to increase oil and gas production by 2024
28.10. – Amsterdam Court freezes South Stream BV shares
31.10. – TurkStream pipeline through Bulgaria and Serbia will be ready in 2020

Albania
17.10. – OST launched tender for the construction of electricity interconnection with North Macedonia
22.10. – Additional funds for electricity imports needed due to poor hydrology
23.10. – OSHEE reduced network losses in the first nine months of 2019
25.10. – Albania plans to purchase Azeri gas in second phase of TAP project

Bosnia and Herzegovina
16.10. – Construction of TPP Tuzla unit 7 to start on 1 November
18.10. – ERS established a new subsidiary
18.10. – Chinese investor proposes building thermal power plant to supply Aluminij
21.10. – RS produced 24.5 % more electricity in 2018
21.10. – Russian companies are not leaving RS oil sector
24.10. – Local company to build 300 kW SHPP Kaljina
25.10. – Modrica oil refinery increases losses in the first nine months of 2019
25.10. – Bosanski Brod refinery to receive gas by Q3 2020
25.10. – ERS failed to obtain 23.5 million euros loan
25.10. – BiH will have to introduce CO2 emission fees
29.10. – 627 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in September
31.10. – Electricity prices for EP HZHB customers to stay the same in 2020
31.10. – Elektro Bijeljina signed 7.5 million euros smart meters deal
01.11. – HET turns to loss in the first nine months of 2019
01.11. – Preparatory works for the construction of TPP Tuzla unit 7 started
01.11. – HEV recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2019
01.11. – Letter of intent for the construction of coal-fired TPP Kamengrad
01.11. – HPP Visegrad recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2019

Bulgaria
16.10. – Electricity production dropped by over 2 % in 2019
17.10. – Bulgartransgaz to launch 11-km long gas pipeline on 21 October
18.10. – Fitch reaffirms BEH’s BB rating
21.10. – TPP Maritsa East 2 launched tender for flue gas desulfurization system upgrade
21.10. – First section of TurkStream pipeline extension commissioned
23.10. – Bulgartransgaz secured 200 million euros loan for TurkStream pipeline extension
24.10. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy back online after maintenance
24.10. – CPC did not approve Eurohold’s acquisition of CEZ assets in Bulgaria
29.10. – CEZ Electro recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2019
29.10. – United States and Bulgaria to continue cooperation in energy sector
29.10. – Rompetrol expands its petrol stations network in Bulgaria
30.10. – Electricity production reached 3,659 GWh in August
30.10. – CEZ Distribution net profit almost doubled in the first nine months of 2019
01.11. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2019
01.11. – TPP Bobov Dol continues to record losses in 2019
01.11. – NPP Kozloduy launched 32 million euros worth maintenance tenders
01.11. – Bulgartransgaz signed electricity supply deal with Grand Energy Distribution

Croatia
16.10. – WPD Windmanager took over management Kelag’s wind farm in Croatia
17.10. – 852 GWh of electricity produced in August
21.10. – CROPEX sold 166,779 guarantees for Q3 2019
21.10. – Hrvatska Sume to auction 100,000 tons of wooden biomass for 2020
23.10. – 20 years of natural gas extraction in northern Adriatic
25.10. – Local company to build solar power plant in Ludbreg
28.10. – INA recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2019
30.10. – JANAF’s revenues rose by 4 % in the first nine months of 2019
31.10. – Croatian Government adopted 2030 Energy Strategy

Greece
16.10. – Enel commissioned 300 million euros Kafireas wind complex
17.10. – Wind power investments to reach 1.3 billion euros in the next five years
21.10. – Investor interest in RES remains high in September
22.10. – State to sell 15-20 % stake in ELPE via the exchange
24.10. – TPP Megalopoli IV can resume operation
25.10. – DEPA still considering participation in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal
28.10. – Terna Energy to invest 250 million euros in RES projects
31.10. – Gas deposits south of Crete show potential

Hungary
18.10. – Gazprom’s 2019 gas supplies to Hungary exceeded 2018 level
22.10. – Hungary could receive LNG from Qatar as of 2021
24.10. – Photon Energy commissioned 5.6 MW solar power plant
30.10. – Minister Szijjarto meets with Gazprom, Rosatom CEOs
31.10. – MOL recorded lower net profit in Q3 2019

Kosovo
28.10. – KEK to receive 76 million euros grant for TPP Kosovo B upgrade

Macedonia
16.10. – 44 bids for the construction of solar power plants on private land
16.10. – ESM commissioned 30 MW cogeneration power plant
25.10. – 520 GWh of electricity produced in August

Montenegro
16.10. – Only one bid received for Brajici wind farm construction
18.10. – Montenegro to terminate six SHPP construction contracts
22.10. – EPCG to invest 700 million euros in renewable energy by 2022
23.10. – TPP Pljevlja output rose by 5.7 % in 2019
26.10. – Household debt to EPCG reduced by 22.5 million euros

Romania
16.10. – Engie Romania CEO is the new head of ACUE
16.10. – Transelectrica extended interim CEO mandate by two months
18.10. – Romania can become the largest gas producer in the EU
18.10. – CEZ reduces share capital of its wind farm operating company
21.10. – Electrica’s Board approved capital hike
22.10. – Czech businessman took over local gas distributor
22.10. – Gas imports in August increased 3.5 times
22.10. – Gas prices on BRM spot market reached 6-months minimum
23.10. – Romgaz’ hydrocarbon output slightly increased in the first nine months of 2019
23.10. – Government support to EC Oltenia will damage large energy consumers
24.10. – Serinus Energy to start drilling Moftinu-1004 well in Q1 2020
25.10. – IKEA’s acquisition of Vestas’ wind farms approved
25.10. – Hidroelectrica commissioned 12 MW HPP Bretea
25.10. – Environmental NGO halted the expansion of the largest coalmine in Romania
25.10. – Romgaz and SOCAR to cooperate in hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation
28.10. – Austrian Schweighofer Group sells its stake in biomass power plant
28.10. – Gas price for households could increase by up to 10 % from April 2020
28.10. – Hidroelectrica to spend 80 million euros on HPP Raul Mare Retezat refurbishment
28.10. – EC Hunedoara filed for insolvency
29.10. – Lukoil to start drilling in Black Sea Trident perimeter
30.10. – Transelectrica and Transgaz could go under the Ministry of Finance jurisdiction
30.10. – Chamber of Deputies approved debt write-off for coal-based energy producers
30.10. – OMV Petrom’s net profit rose by 3 % in the first nine months of 2019
31.10. – Financial regulator approved Electrica’s capital hike
31.10. – Transgaz commissioned second gas compressor station within BRHA project
01.11. – Court rejected EC Hunedoara’s insolvency request
01.11. – Volume of gas in storage 30 % above the mandatory minimum

Serbia
18.10. – Serbia needs to introduce auction-based RES model
21.10. – First volumes of gas via Bulgaria expected in 2020
24.10. – 1.8 MW biomass heating plant commissioned in Priboj
28.10. – AERS approved electricity transmission network 10-year development plan
29.10. – EPS to launch a tender for TENT A units overhaul by the end of 2019
01.11. – Price of electricity for households to increase by 3.9 % from 1 December

Slovenia
18.10. – NPP Krsko production in September
18.10. – Three distribution companies join ELES/GEN-I green consortium
25.10. – Electricity generation dropped by 19 % in September
25.10. – Petrol’s CEO resigned
29.10. – NPP Krsko back online after regular maintenance
01.11. – Slovenia to allocate eight zones for wind farms construction

Turkey
16.10. – BTC pipeline delivered 3.3 billion barrels of oil since 2006
16.10. – Turkey aims 20,000 MW in wind power by 2023
17.10. – Turkey is the second largest LNG market in Europe
18.10. – Russia started pumping gas into TurkStream pipeline
21.10. – Turkey to become one of Europe’s top 5 RES leaders
23.10. – SOCAR plans huge investment in Turkey’s gas storage capacity
30.10. – Turkey needs to focus on gas production projects
31.10. – Turkey’s gas imports rose by 3.7 % in August
31.10. – Electricity production fell by 1.5 % in August
01.11. – Energy imports fell by 11.7 % in September
01.11. – Crude oil imports rose by 46.1 % in August
01.11. – LPG imports rose by 6.8 % in August
01.11. – OYAK in talks with Demiroren over Total petrol and LPG acquisition

 

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