EnergyNEWS August-1 2015

July-1 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 88 pages and 89 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS August-1 2015:


  • Basics of Cross Border Capacities allocation in South Eastern Europe – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 13



[Region, 04.08.] Russian gas exports to Europe hit 1.5 year high in July

[Region, 07.08.] Ukraine to purchase more electricity from Russia

[Region, 10.08.] Fuel most expensive in Croatia, cheapest in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia

[Region, 11.08.] Weak ruble increased Gazprom’s profit

[Region, 11.08.] Ukraine hopes for new gas talks with Russia

[Region, 12.08.] Poland to ease imposed electricity consumption limits

[Region, 14.08.] Turkish-Greek border will be included in SEE CAO auctions


[Albania, 04.08.] Negotiations with oil and gas exploration tender winners started

[Albania, 07.08.] 13 new private HPPs put into operation in 2014

[Albania, 15.08.] Bankers Petroleum revenues increased by 19 % in Q2



[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 04.08.] RiTE Ugljevik reported a 7.7 million euros loss

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 06.08.] Elektrokrajina cuts distribution losses

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10.08.] Serbia owns Srebrenica more than 30 million euros for flooded land

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11.08.] Petrolinvest majority owned by Lebanese ZR Energy Sal

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11.08.] Electricity production in May increased by 2.3 %

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 13.08.] HPP Visegrad electricity production above planned

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 14.08.] Hifa-Petrol to build oil and gas terminal in Mostar


[Bulgaria, 03.08.]
State-owned energy companies will save 10.2 million euros this year

[Bulgaria, 03.08.] Special unit will be established to control energy sector

[Bulgaria, 04.08.] 400 PV plants face bankruptcy in October

[Bulgaria, 06.08.] Tender for new contractor for Giurgiu-Ruse gas pipeline

[Bulgaria, 06.08.] TPP Maritsa East 2 reported 14.6 million euros loss

[Bulgaria, 07.08.] World Bank to audit Bulgarian energy market

[Bulgaria, 10.08.] Bulgargaz plans 13.65 % gas price reduction

[Bulgaria, 12.08.] Country still dependent on US owned TPPs

[Bulgaria, 12.08.] Supreme Court ruled against EVN’s new fee

[Bulgaria, 13.08.] CEZ reported 3,264 cases of electricity theft in 2015

[Bulgaria, 15.08.] Black Sea oil and gas exploration to begin in February 2016


[Croatia, 03.08.] PPD and VTTI to build oil storage in Ploce port

[Croatia, 06.08.] INA considers withdrawal from hydrocarbons exploration in the Adriatic

[Croatia, 11.08.] HAZU believes that remaining concessionaires will sign the contract

[Croatia, 13.08.] 1,207 RES power plants in operation


[Hungary, 04.08.] MEKH approved takeover of Tigaz’ customers

[Hungary, 06.08.] MOL achieved best results in company’s history

[Hungary, 13.08.] Fuel sales rose by 9.2 % in July


[Macedonia, 08.08.] Electricity generation in July


[Montenegro, 03.08.] CGES recorded profit of 2.19 million euros

[Montenegro, 04.08.] EPCG partnership agreement extended for another two months

[Montenegro, 10.08.] Average July electricity bill at 38.51 euros


[Romania, 03.08.] GDF Suez to invest 22.6 million euros in network improvements

[Romania, 03.08.] Prosecutors finished investigation in Lukoil’s case

[Romania, 04.08.] Electricity production in 2014 increased by 10.5 %

[Romania, 04.08.] Additional protocol to nuclear cooperation with Canada signed

[Romania, 06.08.] MOL’s fuel sales up by 13 %

[Romania, 06.08.] Lukoil accused of selling oil products below production prices

[Romania, 06.08.] Romania exported 2.45 million MWh of natural gas in 2014

[Romania, 06.08.] Gas-fired TPP Brazi contributed to 6 % of country’s production in July

[Romania, 06.08.] Almost 4,000 MW of RES energy installed in Romania

[Romania, 07.08.] NIS gets environmental approval for hydrocarbons exploration

[Romania, 07.08.] Day-ahead market at OPCOM traded 1.946 million MWh in June

[Romania, 07.08.] Ingeteam to start operations in Romania

[Romania, 11.08.] Monsson Group to dismantle wind turbines from Targusor wind farm

[Romania, 12.08.] OMV Petrom reported decreased profits

[Romania, 12.08.] Electricity consumption down by 4.9 %

[Romania, 12.08.] Romgaz must ensure its gas stock for winter season

[Romania, 12.08.] Three Chinese companies to bid for HPP Tarnita-Lapustesti project

[Romania, 13.08.] Transgaz increased profit in the first half of 2015

[Romania, 14.08.] Rompetrol reported 16.2 million euros profit in H1

[Romania, 14.08.] Romgaz reported lower profit in the first half of 2015

[Romania, 14.08.] Nuclearelectrica’s profit fell by 81 %

[Romania, 14.08.] Electrica’s profit increased in H1

[Romania, 14.08.] Crude oil imports went up, production went down

[Romania, 14.08.] Natural gas imports significantly decreased in the first half of 2015


[Serbia, 05.08.] CHPP Pancevo to be completed in 2019

[Serbia, 06.08.] Rehabilitation of A1 unit at HPP Djerdap 1 started

[Serbia, 07.08.] Improving power grid for the construction of new SHPPs

[Serbia, 07.08.] Tender for pre-feasibility study for the construction of solar park near Kostolac

[Serbia, 07.08.] 65,000 companies do not pay for gas and electricity

[Serbia, 10.08.] Srbijagas plans Banatski Dvor underground gas storage expansion

[Serbia, 10.08.] New biogas power plant will be completed in May 2016

[Serbia, 12.08.] NIS commissioned small power plant in Sirakovo

[Serbia, 13.08.] EPS recorded a loss of 87.4 million euros in 2014


[Turkey, 03.08.] Gas deliveries from Iran resumed

[Turkey, 04.08.] Explosion on BTE gas pipeline

[Turkey, 06.08.] Turkey plans to boost energy infrastructure security

[Turkey, 07.08.] Russia sent two offers to Turkey regarding TurkStream project

[Turkey, 10.08.] TurkStream construction costs estimated to 11.4 billion euros

[Turkey, 11.08.] TPAO considers TAPI gas pipeline project

[Turkey, 13.08.] Rough times for OMV Group in Turkey

[Turkey, 14.08.] Utility taxes to be increased

[Turkey, 14.08.] Aksa commissioned 270 MW thermal power plant

[Turkey, 15.08.] Turkey considers purchase of Statoil’s stake in TAP

[Turkey, 16.08.] Goldman Sachs acquired 13 % stake in SOCAR Turkey Enerji


 Power data  – Page 49

  • Commercial flows per interconnection
  • Production / consumption / export / flow for each border in SEE

Power exchanges  – Page 72

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 79

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for September 2015


Tenders – Page 81


Upcoming events – Page 83


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