Energy NEWS September-2 2018

Edition September-2 2018 with 120 pages and 102 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition September-2 2018

TRADING OVERVIEW

ENERGY NEWS

Region
18.09. – Gazprom increased natural gas exports to non-CIS countries
18.09. – All issues between Serbia and Romania regarding HPP Djerdap resolved
21.09. – ACER and EnC tighten cooperation on electricity market coupling
21.09. – Albania and Macedonia signed MoU on gas network development
28.09. – WB6 Initiative continues efforts to establish regional electricity market

Albania
18.09. – Albgaz and Snam to complete joint venture establishment in October
20.09. – Six bids received at solar power plant tender
21.09. – Parliament approved World Bank loan for dam safety project
25.09. – OSHEE published tender for substations reconstruction
26.09. – Energy Community to mediate in Albanian hydropower dispute
27.09. – OSHEE reduced network losses to 22.4 % in the first eight months of 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.09. – RS and Russian Rakurs Engineering signed an agreement for the construction of 4 HPPs
18.09. – EPBiH approved the selection of partner for TPP Tuzla unit 7 construction
19.09. – Chinese consortium to withdraw from TPP Tuzla unit 7 project
19.09. – EBRD provided 15 million euros loan to Elektro Bijeljina
21.09. – Chinese consortium denies withdrawal from TPP Tuzla project
22.09. – 19 companies interested in HPP Dabar construction
24.09. – EP HZHB’s electricity production 57 % above planned
28.09. – 1,004 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in August
28.09. – Elektrokrajina launched tender for distribution network overhaul

Bulgaria
17.09. – NEK loses arbitration with NPP Belene consultant
17.09. – ESO launched tender for Varna-Burgas 400 kV transmission line construction
17.09. – TPP Maritsa East 2 launched 23.5 million euros repair works tender
18.09. – Both electricity production and consumption still in decline in 2018
18.09. – KEVR suggests gas price hike of 13.89 % for Q4 2018
19.09. – Inercom’s owner to quit solar energy in order to save CEZ deal
21.09. – Inercom submitted new notification to CPC over CEZ deal
21.09. – Heating prices to go up as of 1 October
25.09. – BEH asks permission to trade bond issues on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
25.09. – ESO awarded 220 kV transmission line repair tender to local companies
28.09. – Electricity production reached 3,773 GWh in July
28.09. – KEVR approved 13.89 % gas price hike for Q4 2018
28.09. – BEH listed 550 million euros bond on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange

Croatia
19.09. – Plinacro is the first European TSO to use flexible tubing
19.09. – LNG Terminal will be completed in two years
20.09. – Gas prices for households likely to be increased
25.09. – Croatia plans to receive 2.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year via IAP
25.09. – INA is still the largest exporter in Croatian energy sector
26.09. – S&P revised HEP’s outlook to positive
27.09. – Deadline for LNG terminal capacity leasing bids extended again
28.09. – Heat from NPP Krsko could be used for district heating in Zagreb
28.09. – Croatia could become European energy hub

Greece
18.09. – DEPA-Shell agreement awaiting Competition Committee approval
21.09. – PPC’s unpaid receivables reached 3.5 billion euros
25.09. – PPC to delay gas market entry until next year
27.09. – Starting prices at RES auctions to be increased
26.09. – Crete interconnection could maintain PCI status
28.09. – McKinsey advises PPC to further invest in RES sector
28.09. – Electricity prices could be increased

Hungary
19.09. – Agreement on Russian natural gas deliveries reached
24.09. – Russian President announced recent start of new reactors construction at NPP Paks

Macedonia
18.09. – Tender for universal household electricity supplier launched
25.09. – 366 GWh of electricity produced in July

Montenegro
20.09. – Krnovo wind farm produced 11,851 MW of electricity in July
21.09. – EPCG will not be favored at solar power plant construction tender
26.09. – Krnovo wind farm produced 5,762 MWh of electricity in August

Romania
17.09. – Moftinu-1003 test well produces gas
17.09. – Prospex Oil & Gas started gas production at its Suceava concession
18.09. – Hidroelectrica to partner with Austrian Verbund
18.09. – Romania can become a regional energy platform
19.09. – New ANRE regulations will lower volume of investments in energy sector
20.09. – Ruling party made key changes in draft hydrocarbon offshore law
20.09. – Energy Ministry presented Romania’s Energy Strategy for 2018-2030 in view of 2050
21.09. – EC Hunedoara will provide 400 MW in tertiary reserve until 2020
21.09. – Romania among best EU members regarding renewable energy
21.09. – Hidroelectrica to spend 800 million euros in HPP modernization by 2020
21.09. – Romania to run of gas in 14 years if Black Sea deposits are not developed
24.09. – Romania to increase gas export capacity 40 times to avoid EC investigation
24.09. – Enel could open over 700 electric charging stations in Romania
25.09. – Transelectrica joins TSCNET as the 15th shareholder
25.09. – ELCEN creditors approved the restructuring plan of the company
25.09. – New draft of offshore hydrocarbon law has been approved
27.09. – OPCOM spot prices reached highest level in 2018
27.09. – Delgaz Grid to invest 9.7 million euros in Iasi region
28.09. – EDP Renewables installed first energy storage system for wind farms in Romania
28.09. – Transgaz to receive 46 million euros grant to develop natuonal gas transmission system
28.09. – Mazerine Energy takes over another 9 wells from OMV Petrom
28.09. – Romania to keep coal in its energy mix until 2030

Serbia
21.09. – EPS invested 3 million euros in substations rehabilitation
26.09. – EPS invested 9.5 million euros in Kopaonik substation
27.09. – Serbia to triple its oil and petroleum products reserves by 2023
28.09. – Electricity price will not be increased
28.09. – EBRD provides 10.2 million euros for improving energy efficiency

Slovenia
17.09. – TES 6 offline until the end of the week
20.09. – ELES announced tender for the purchase energy to cover transmission losses
25.09. – Electricity generation decreased by 4 % in August
25.09. – ELES, NEDO signed MoU on smart tech project implementation

Turkey
19.09. – Akfen to build 13 wind and solar power plants worth 530 million dollars
19.09. – Ronesans Holding signed an agreement for Ceyhan petrochemical industrial zone
21.09. – Industry and services sectors consumed 107 million tons of oil equivalent in 2017
21.09. – Energy incentives are a priority in new Turkish economy plan
24.09. – Turkish Petroleum awards offshore drilling in the Mediterranean to US company Rowan
24.09. – EBRD to help Turkey develop new renewables support scheme
26.09. – Total gas imports fell by 12 % in July
26.09. – LPG imports dropped by 5.1 % in July
26.09. – Turkey will continue to purchase natural gas from Iran
27.09. – Crude oil imports increased by 5.8 % in July
27.09. – Electricity production rose by 1.7 % in July
27.09. – Record daily wind electricity generation reached
28.09. – Energy imports bill increased by 6.8 % in August

 

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