Energy NEWS September-2 2019

Edition September-2 2019 with 120 pages and 112 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition September-2 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
16.09. – BiH, North Macedonia have the highest wind potential in the region
20.09. – Russia and Ukraine failed to agree on gas transit
24.09. – Italy may receive Azeri natural gas in Q3 2020
27.09. – EnC gas emergency exercise highlights need for coordination
01.10. – Still no consensus on NPP Krsko nuclear waste storage

Albania
25.09. – NGOs seek cancellation of HPP projects on the Vjosa river

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.09. – ERS seeks 23.5 million euros loan
17.09. – Alarming values of dust particles near TPP Stanari
19.09. – FBiH natural gas consumption increased in 2019
20.09. – EFT RiTE Stanari claims there’s no air pollution
20.09. – Stable operation of RiTE Gacko is under threat
24.09. – Russian company withdrew from Vrbas HPPs project
24.09. – Construction of wind farm Grebak to start in late 2020
24.09. – Another wave of layoffs at Bosanski Brod refinery
25.09. – Preparations for TPP Tuzla unit 7 construction to start soon
27.09. – 790 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in August
27.09. – Preparations for the launch of tender for hydrocarbon exploration in FBiH
28.09. – TPP Stanari autumn overhaul starts on 29 September
28.09. – Mediation in Vienna yielded no results

Bulgaria
16.09. – Electricity production continues to decline in 2019
16.09. – No more obstacles for the construction of TurkStream gas pipeline extension
18.09. – Bulgartransgaz and Arkad Consortium signed gas pipeline construction contract
18.09. – Extended operational license for NPP Kozloduy’s unit 6 will be granted soon
20.09. – Why the Government relaunched NPP Belene project
20.09. – Bulgartranz gaz to complete 11-km long section of TurkStream extension in October
23.09. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy offline for regular annual maintenance
23.09. – Full market liberalization expected in 2020
24.09. – Power Distribution North signed 7.1 million euros worth network repairs deals
25.09. – Suspension of TPP Brikel’s operation lifted
27.09. – Korean company interested in NPP Belene construction
30.09. – Electricity production reached 3,562 GWh in July
30.09. – KEVR approved 0.11 % gas price drop for Q4 2019
01.10. – Operational life of NPP Kozloduy’s unit 6 extended by 10 years

Croatia
17.09. – 823 MWh of electricity produced in July
20.09. – Hydrocarbon explorations in Lika should start soon
26.09. – HPP Dubrovnik back online no sooner than January 2020
28.09. – Gas compressor station at Hungarian border could be commissioned by year-end
28.09. – Rijeka refinery to install 540 million euros worth delayed coker unit
30.09. – HEP recorded lower profit in H1 2019
01.10. – Geoplin’s acquisition of Crodux Plin operations approved

Greece
16.09. – PPC to close lignite-fired TPPs as of 2020
17.09. – Entire state’s stake at DEPA to be sold
17.09. – Supreme Court rejected Euroasia case
19.09. – PPC rescue plan to convince auditors of company’s viability
23.09. – TPP Ptolemaida V project under question
24.09. – Measures to offset NOME auctions cancellation
26.09. – Four hydrocarbon concessions ratified
26.09. – New management satisfied with PPC’s half-year results
27.09. – ELPE raised 500 million euros in bond issue
27.09. – Crete interconnection tender faces further deadline extension
01.10. – Vestas to supply turbines for three wind farms in Greece

Hungary
27.09. – Groundbreaking ceremony for MOL’s petrochemical plant
30.09. – Unisun Energy obtained loan for 6.76 MW solar power plant
01.10. – Elmu-Emasz recorded lower profit in H1 2019

Macedonia
20.09. – ESM CEO announced Bogdanci wind farm expansion
25.09. – 497 GWh of electricity produced in July
30.09. – ESM signed contracts for Bogdanci wind farm expansion

Montenegro
19.09. – Technical inspection at Mozura wind farm
19.09. – Loan agreement for HPP Perucica revitalization signed with KfW Bank
19.09. – Second unit at TPP Pljevlja will not be built
21.09. – New electricity prices as of 1 January
27.09. – EPCG bought another package of A2A’s shares for 53 million euros

Romania
16.09. – Reabold Resources to increase its stake in Danube Petroleum
18.09. – Electricity price at OPCOM reached historical high
18.09. – Another unexpected shutdown of NPP Cernavoda’s unit
19.09. – Hidroelectrica will not participate in the sale of CEZ or Enel assets
19.09. – Transelectrica dismissed Directorate Chairman Carasol
20.09. – Romania considers LNG deliveries from Poland
20.09. – RAFO Onesti refinery goes bankrupt
20.09. – Consumers to pay 2 billion euros over the next 10 years to save EC Oltenia
20.09. – Hydrocarbon offshore law to be amended
23.09. – NPP Cernavoda unit 1 downtime extended
23.09. – EC Oltenia plans to phase out some of its coal-fired units
24.09. – Fitch assigned BBB rating to Electrica, with stable outlook
24.09. – Competition Council scopes IKEA’s acquisition of Vestas’ wind farms
25.09. – Unit 1 of NPP Cernavoda reconnected to the grid
26.09. – Moody’s reconfirmed Transelectrica’s Ba1 rating with positive outcome
26.09. – Electrica sues former management
26.09. – Romania to liberalize electricity and natural gas markets again
26.09. – International support for Romania-Moldova electricity interconnection
27.09. – Romgaz could acquire 20 % stake in Greek LNG project
27.09. – Revised offshore hydrocarbon law to offers better conditions for investors
27.09. – Energy system was close to collapse on two occasions in 2019
01.10. – Government considering merging Hidroelectrica and EC Oltenia
01.10. – Natural gas market will be completely liberalized in April 2021
01.10. – Transgaz and CEGH signed agreement on the establishment of gas hub in Romania
01.10. – Transgaz commissioned Jupa gas compressor station

Serbia
17.09. – NIS distributed dividend for 2018
19.09. – Largest wind farm in Serbia officially launched
20.09. – EPS to invest in solar power
24.09. – MK Fintel Wind commissioned Kosava wind farm
24.09. – GazpromNeft to invest 1.4 billion euros in NIS by 2025
30.09. – Agreement on the construction of biomass heating plant in Priboj signed

Slovenia
16.09. – NPP Krsko production in August
16.09. – Unit 6 of TPP Sostanj back in operation
17.09. – EIB loaned 53 million euros for electricity distribution network upgrades
18.09. – GEN-I and ELES to cooperate on smart grids
20.09. – 23 SHPPs built in the river Soca basin
23.09. – ELES announced tender for the purchase of energy to cover transmission losses
25.09. – Electricity generation dropped by 9 % in August
25.09. – Household electricity prices rose by 5 % in Q2 2019
01.10. – NPP Krsko taken offline for scheduled maintenance

Turkey
17.09. – Turkey reached 20-year high in domestic crude oil production
17.09. – Daily wind power generations hits new record
19.09. – EPDK launched investigation of Shell subsidiary over fuel supply
20.09. – TRNC and Turkey to set up interconnected energy system
25.09. – Nordex will supply turbines for 110 MW Soke wind farm
27.09. – Gas prices unlikely to change in near future
30.09. – Energy imports bill dropped by 5.5 % in August
30.09. – GE to supply turbines for Gazi-9 wind farm
01.10. – Turkey’s gas imports dropped by 10.4 % in July
01.10. – Electricity production fell by 3.4 % in July

 

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