Energy NEWS May-2 2019

Edition May-2 2019 with 135 pages and 111 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition May-2 2019

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
17.05. – Alpiq divests two coal-fired TPPs in Czechia
17.05. – TAP project over 87 % completed
21.05. – Tender appeal could delay IGB pipeline construction start
21.05. – Montenegro and Macedonia move ahead with day-ahead markets establishment
23.05. – Gazprom decreased gas deliveries to SEE by 13.3 % in Q1 2019
23.05. – Household electricity prices rose by 3.5 % in EU in 2018
22.05. – EBRD provided 500,000 euros for BiH-Croatia gas interconnection feasibility study
22.05. – Construction of Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection officially launched
25.05. – US calls on Turkmenistan to join SGC
28.05. – CEZ confirmed its plan to leave Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish and Turkish markets
30.05. – TurkStream pipeline may extend up to Slovakia
31.05. – Gazprom’s net profit increased by 44 % in Q1 2019
31.05. – Tender for consultant for feasibility study for BiH-Croatia gas interconnection launched

Albania
17.05. – KESH and OSHEE to sign new electricity sale/purchase contract
24.05. – Albania produced 1,281 GWh of electricity in Q1 2019
24.05. – Shell confirms potential of its light oil discovery in Albania
30.05. – OSHEE bought 18,000 MWh of electricity for June delivery

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.05. – FBiH Government to accelerate TPP Tuzla, Banovici projects
20.05. – Talks on gas pipeline to RS to start in June
21.05. – Accumulated loss of oil companies in RS exceeded one billion euros
24.05. – Agreement on Bosanski Brod refinery gasification signed
24.05. – TPP Stanari recorded 39 million euros profit in 2018
27.05. – 716 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in April
27.05. – Trebinje municipality offers land for 100 MW solar power plant
28.05. – Chinese-Slovenian consortium claims that HPP Dabar tender is rigged
29.05. – ERS bought 51 % stake in HPP Bistrica
30.05. – FBiH adopted Energy Balance for 2019
30.05. – Environmental permit for HPP Buk Bijela annulled
30.05. – Russian Comsar Energy to withdraw from all projects in RS

17.05. – CEZ Electro Bulgaria to skip dividend distribution
17.05. – Bulgaria will continue to rely on its coal-fired TPPs
20.05. – Electricity production 6 % higher in 2019
20.05. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria to skip dividend distribution as well
22.05. – Bulgaria to receive 33 million euros for new energy efficiency program
22.05. – Bulgaria invites potential investors in NPP Belene project
23.05. – ESO signed 16.9 million euros transmission line construction contract with Emu
23.05. – Capman Green Energy Fund to increase capital by 12 million euros
24.05. – IGB will lead to true diversification of sources
24.05. – Owners of small solar plants threaten with civil disobedience
28.05. – KEVR proposes slight electricity price increase
29.05. – Bulgartransgaz selected new contractor for Bulgarian TurkStream pipeline section
30.05. – Electricity production reached 3,966 GWh in March
31.05. – Bulgaria to receive first LNG shipment
31.05. – Three western banks will finance Eurohold’s CEZ Bulgaria acquisition

Croatia
30.05. – Hungary wants to resolve INA-MOL dispute
31.05. – Renewables seen as Croatia’s energy future

Greece
Greece, 22.05. – Schneider Electric eyes DEDDIE’s smart meters project
Greece, 23.05. – Greece-Italy submarine cable offline until 16 June
Greece, 24.05. – DEPA privatization to be delayed
Greece, 25.05. – ADMIE launched Crete interconnection tenders
Greece, 27.05. – Juwi is ready to start building 204 MW solar power plant
Greece, 27.05. – Early elections to delay PPC’s coal-fired units sale
Greece, 30.05. – Fuel sales dropped by 4 % in the first four months of 2019
Greece, 30.05. – Second round of Alexandroupoli LNG terminal market test expected in July

Hungary
17.05. – Hungary presses ExxonMobil to take decision on Black Sea gas project
23.05. – Over 3,000 of household-scale solar power plants added in Q4 2018
23.05. – MAVIR recorded 94 million euros EBITDA in 2018
24.05. – MOL to start receiving quality oil from Russia next week
28.05. – Alteo Group doubles renewable energy capacity through acquisition
31.05. – NPP Paks recorded significantly higher profit in 2018

Kosovo
22.05. – KEDS launched new 20 kV transmission line

Macedonia
17.05. – ESM to auction 6,000 MWh of surplus electricity
17.05. – Macedonia to add 350 MW of RES capacity in the next three years
21.05. – OKTA refinery recorded profit in Q1 2019
23.05. – 436 GWh of electricity produced in March
24.05. – ESM to auction 10,400 MWh of surplus electricity for June delivery
31.05. – MEPSO completed Kavadarci substation modernization

Montenegro
20.05. – RES incentives amounted to 5.45 million euros in the first four months of 2019
21.05. – Construction of unit 2 at TPP Pljevlja not a priority for EPCG
23.05. – Moratorium on SHPP construction
29.05. – Krnovo wind farm produced 15,814 MWh of electricity in April
29.05. – CGES recorded lower profit in 2018
31.05. – Government is not in talks with investors regarding HPPs on the Moraca river

Romania
17.05. – Transgaz accelerates works on BRHA gas pipeline
17.05. – Transelectrica recorded significantly lower profit in Q1 2019
21.05. – Hidroelectrica sued ANRE over mandatory sale volumes on regulated market
21.05. – OMV Petrom completed modernization of Arad fuel depot
21.05. – CEZ is considering leaving Romanian market
21.05. – Electricity prices rose in all market segments in Q1 2019
23.05. – OMV Petrom signed 5 million euros worth oil platform decommissioning deal
23.05. – GEO 114 leads to competitiveness loss for producers and distributors
24.05. – Hidroelectrica’s electricity production reached all-time high on 23 May
28.05. – Rompetrol plans to increase its retail market share
31.05. – Conpet to quadruple its capital
31.05. – Electricity transmission and distribution fees to increase as of 1 July
31.05. – Bucharest City Hall to borrow 100 million euros for thermal subsidies
31.05. – ANRE to enable contracts with delivery periods of over one year on the exchange

Serbia
17.05. – Construction of Serbian section of TurkStream extension started
20.05. – Electricity prices will not be increased
21.05. – Banatski Dvor gas storage expansion to start in June
21.05. – Gazprom is considering building 300 MW CHPP in Kragujevac
24.05. – Construction of Belgrade-Banja Luka gas pipeline is planned
28.05. – MOL Serbia appointed new Director General
30.05. – SEEPEX futures to launch on 3 June

Slovenia
17.05. – Petrol recorded slightly higher profit in Q1 2019
27.05. – Electricity generation rose by 19 % in April
30.05. – 31.87 million euros paid for RES subsidies in Q1 2019

Turkey
17.05. – Gas imports from Russia 43 % lower in Q1 2019
17.05. – Akfen commissioned its Ucpinar wind farm
20.05. – Share of natural gas in electricity production decreased
20.05. – Turkey produced 82 % of its electricity from local resources on 19 May
22.05. – SOCAR to continue investing in Turkey
27.05. – Crude oil imports rose by 87 % in March
27.05. – LPG imports dropped by 9 % in March
28.05. – Turkey’s gas imports dropped by 9 % in March
28.05. – Electricity production dropped by 2.4 % in March
28.05. – Second wind tender draws high investor interest
30.05. – Second wind tender successfully completed
31.05. – Electricity consumption rose by 1.7 % in May
31.05. – Energy imports bill increased by 12.5 % in April
01.06. – SOCAR expects to distribute 4 billion cubic meters of gas in Turkey from 2020

 

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