Energy NEWS September-1 2018

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Table of content, edition September-1 2018

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
07.09. – EnC prepares for the implementation of EU Gas Transmission Network Code
08.09. – Construction of IGB pipeline to start in late 2018
08.09. – Macedonia mulling for Thessaloniki-Skopje gas pipeline
10.09. – Serbia considered as alternative to Italy for East Med pipeline project
10.09. – Go Live of congestion management on the German-Austrian border set for 1 October
10.09. – 12 bids received at IGB pipeline owner’s engineer tender
11.09. – 11 parties interested in IGB gas pipeline construction
12.09. – Serbia and Montenegro could establish joint venture for electricity exports to Italy
12.09. – Southern Gas Corridor is not competing with Gazprom’s gas projects
14.09. – Greek, Cypriot, Israeli officials bolstering East Med pipeline project
14.09. – TAP reinstates 98 % of land along Greek route

Albania
07.09. – OSHEE to start tender procedure for financial unbundling of the company

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.09. – TPP Ugljevik produced almost half of electricity in RS in August
03.09. – Construction of unit 7 at TPP Tuzla will cost 925 million euros
04.09. – HPP Bogatici-Nova officially commissioned
04.09. – HET produced over 1,000 GWh of electricity in 2018
04.09. – Energopetrol recorded a net loss in H1 2018
12.09. – BH-Gas and USAID signed MoU on security of gas supply

Bulgaria
03.09. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded lower profit in H1 2018
04.09. – 250 million euros collected in Electricity System Security Fund in 2017
05.09. – Russia invited Bulgaria to renegotiate natural gas prices
07.09. – Bulgaria interested in gas imports from Cyprus
10.09. – Working group on TPP Maritsa East 2 financial issues established
11.09. – Lower electricity production and consumption in 2018
11.09. – Bulgargaz proposes 13.89 % gas price hike for Q4 2018
12.09. – AES committed to Bulgaria despite PPA issues
13.09. – IBEX and ESO took part in project for intraday market coupling through BG-RO border
13.09. – Dogan acquired 70 % stake in SIGDA
14.09. – Unit 6 at NPP Kozloduy to be taken offline for scheduled maintenance
14.09. – NPP Kozloduy signed spare parts supply deal with Rosatom Services

Croatia
06.09. – 277,302 MWh of electricity traded on CROPEX in August
06.09. – Oil exploration begins in eastern Croatia
07.09. – Workers claim that INA plans to close Sisak refinery in 2019
10.09. – Closure of Sisak refinery could be unavoidable
13.09. – RWE completed the acquisition of HT’s electricity supply business
13.09. – 5 MW solar power plant to be built on Krk island
14.09. – 934 GWh of electricity produced in July
14.09. – Ministry of Energy denies INA’s exploration license

Greece
03.09. – ELPE expects 2018 EBITDA to surpass 1 billion euros
05.09. – PPC lignite units bidders require more time to submit offers
06.09. – Potential new investor in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal project
07.09. – ELPE wants to speed up drilling activities at Gulf of Patras
11.09. – Deadline extension for PPC lignite-fired units sale considered
11.09. – ADMIE established SPV for Crete interconnection
12.09. – EC objects to RAE’s decision to award Crete interconnection concession to ADMIE
12.09. – RES auction for leftover solar, wind capacity by the end of 2018
13.09. – Energean’s pre-tax profit rose by whopping 1,900 % in H1 2018
14.09. – Upgraded Revythoussa LNG terminal to be launched in late October
14.09. – Two options for DEPA restructuring process
14.09. – ACER also disapproves RAE’s decision on Crete interconnector

Hungary
05.09. – MVM terminated contract with KPMG
07.09. – MOL to increase diesel prices, 15 % higher compared to early 2018
11.09. – Opposition calls for halt on licensing new coal mines

Kosovo
04.09. – ContourGlobal selected four candidates for TPP Kosova e Re construction
10.09. – KEDS investing in 20 kV transmission lines construction to reduce losses

Macedonia
10.09. – Unit 2 of TPP Bitola back online after overhaul
12.09. – EBRD considers 7 million euros loan to ELEM for solar power plant construction
13.09. – ELEM sold surplus electricity for some 6.5 million euros

Montenegro
03.09. – Three official bids for Briska Gora solar power plant received
11.09. – Average August electricity bill at 39.7 euros
12.09. – Tender for overhaul of six generators at HPP Perucica
15.09. – EPCG purchased 9.9 % of its shares from A2A

Romania
03.09. – E-Distributie Banat to contract multi-services works worth 24 million euros
03.09. – Income tax and trading on the exchange will not be removed from draft offshore hydrocarbons law
04.09. – Unit 2 at NPP Cernavoda to be shut down on 5 September
04.09. – MET’s acquisition of RWE’s electricity supply business in Romania completed
05.09. – Fondul Proprietatea is still considering the sale of its stake in Hidroelectrica
05.09. – Romgaz to invest over 340 million euros in 2018
06.09. – KMG International recorded higher profit in H1 2018
06.09. – Romania needs 10 billion euros investment in electricity distribution network
06.09. – Start of operations at Caragele field estimated for 2020-2021
07.09. – OMV promises to invest one billion euros in Romania
07.09. – Transgaz officially acquired Moldova’s Vestmoldtransgaz
07.09. – ELCEN will go bankrupt if reorganization plan is not adopted
07.09. – Selection of consortium for Hidroelectrica’s listing may start by end-September
11.09. – Electricity consumption increased by 2.1 % in the first seven months of 2018
11.09. – Hidroelectrica under investigation for abuse of dominant position
12.09. – Ministry of Finance could remove special excise on fuel
12.09. – Offshore hydrocarbon law to be adopted in three weeks
15.09. – ANRE proposes reduced regulated rate of return for electricity distributors of 5.66 %

Serbia
04.09. – 184,646 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in August
04.09. – Cibuk 1 wind farm to start production in 2019
04.09. – EPS invested 1.3 million euros in substation near Kragujevac
07.09. – EBRD to provide 5.1 million euros for loans for energy efficiency, renewables projects
07.09. – Bottom-of-the-barrel facility at Pancevo refinery to be operational in Q3 2019
11.09. – Alibunar wind farm officially put into operation
14.09. – EPS invests in Kolubara mining basin modernization

Slovenia
05.09. – Household electricity prices rose by 6 % in Q2 2018
06.09. – 461,899 MWh traded on BSP in August
10.09. – TPP Sostanj achieved record daily production
13.09. – NPP Krsko lowers its 2018 production target
14.09. – NPP Krsko production in August

Turkey
03.09. – Number of eligible consumers dropped by 3.44 % in August
03.09. – Rosneft to supply SOCAR’s STAR refinery
03.09. – Turkey to start drilling in Eastern Mediterranean by year-end
05.09. – Turkey to expand coal sector workforce
06.09. – OMV closes divestment of Samsun gas-fired power plant
06.09. – Turkerler to invest up to billion dollars in geothermal energy
10.09. – New contractor for NPP Akkuyu project
11.09. – EBRD to provide 102 million dollars loan to Akfen Renewables
11.09. – BOTAS and Algerian Sonatrach renewed gas supply agreement
14.09. – Turkish companies to bid at Iraqi petroleum purchase tender
14.09. – Turkey needs more market space for renewables growth

 

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