EnergyNEWS August-1 2018

August-1 2018 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 115 pages and 110 energy news articles.

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03.07. – Decision on new unit at Czech NPP Dukovany by the end of the year

06.08. – Over 80 % of preparatory works on IGB pipeline completed

07.08. – TAP launched Network Code consultation

08.08. – Kosovo, Turkey had the lowest household electricity, gas prices in 2017

08.08. – Tender for the construction of IGB pipeline resumed

10.08. – EU imports of US LNG are on the rise

10.08. – SGC receives waiver from US sanctions against Iran

10.08. – IGB owner’s engineer tender resumed

10.08. – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences won tender for IGB archeological study

11.08. – TAP AG secures temporary removal of olive trees on pipeline’s route in Italy

14.08. – WTO ruled on Russia’s challenge to EU’s Third Energy Package

15.08. – IGB pipeline to get exemption from third-party access rules

16.08. – Gazprom’s natural gas exports to Europe increased in the first half of 2018



03.07. – Tender for 50 MW solar power plant launched

07.08. – OSHEE cuts grid losses in H1 2018

15.08. – Electricity prices on the free market rose by 35 %


Bosnia and Herzegovina

03.07. – ERS achieved 28.6 million euros profit in H1 2018

06.08. – China Energy Group upped power output of TPP Kamengrad project

09.08. – RMU Banovici recorded losses in H1 2018

10.08. – EP HZHB recorded higher profit in H1 2018

10.08. – HPP Bogatici-Nova to be commissioned in September

13.08. – Output of future TPP Ugljevik 3 reduced to 350 MW

15.08. – HPP Visegrad produced 80.9 GWh of electricity in July

16.08. – Energy strategy to be adopted by the end of August



03.07. – EBRD invested 100 million euros in BEH’s bond issue

03.07. – Transit gas pipeline loop to Turkey commissioned

06.08. – Second line of TurkStream pipeline most likely to end up in Bulgaria

07.08. – Both electricity production and consumption decreased in 2018

08.08. – CEZ appealed against CPC’s decision to ban the sale of its assets to Inercom

09.08. – S&P upgraded NEK’s rating to B+ with stable outlook

13.08. – Bulgargaz proposes 14.34 % gas price increase for Q4 2018

13.08. – Over 78 million euros owed to Mini Maritsa East

15.08. – Woodside acquired stake in offshore block from Shell



03.07. – LNG Hrvatska extended second round of LNG terminal capacity leasing tender

03.07. – 375,110 MWh of electricity traded on CROPEX in July

03.07. – HEP to supply natural gas to Petrokemija

03.07. – Two new biomass power plant to be built

08.08. – HROTE and HOPS to merge into one company

09.08. – MOL could have full control over INA

09.08. – Plinacro investing in gas interconnections

10.08. – Incident at Ploce port could threaten oil supply in southern Croatia

13.08. – 924 GWh of electricity produced in June

14.08. – INA’s concession in Egypt extended until 2023



09.08. – Tender for fairness opinion report for ELPE privatization launched

09.08. – RAE proposes fuel price caps



03.07. – MOL recorded 512 million dollars net profit in H1 2018

06.08. – Fuel sales up, despite higher prices

08.08. – Danube warming could pose a risk for NPP Paks

10.08. – 1,759,832 MWh traded on HUPX in July

14.08. – Unit 3 at NPP Paks shut down for unplanned repairs

15.08. – MVM Paks Atomeromu appointed new CEO



16.08. – Electricity production reached 1,520 GWh in Q2 2018



08.08. – Macedonian citizens will be able to produce electricity



03.07. – CGES recorded higher profit in H1 2018

03.07. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded higher profit in H1 2018

06.08. – Jugopetrol recorded higher profit in H1 2018

06.08. – Mozura wind farm in trial operation by end-September

07.08. – Nord Pool, EPEX SPOT interested in strategic partnership with MPEX

11.08. – EPCG exceeded bills collection plan

11.08. – Several investors interested in purchase of EPCG’s shares

14.08. – Average July electricity bill at 35 euros



03.07. – BSOG to wait for update on offshore hydrocarbon legislation before final investment decision

03.07. – Transelectrica invested almost 36 million euros in H1 2018

03.07. – OPCOM launched day-ahead market for natural gas

06.08. – Energy Ministry to change negotiations team for NPP Cernavoda units 3 and 4

07.08. – Hidroelectrica recorded 207 million euros profit in H1 2018

07.08. – Romgaz looking for new General Manager

07.08. – BRHA pipeline construction will not suffer delays

08.08. – Hidroelectrica’s new business plan to be presented to shareholders

09.08. – OMV Petrom starts production at new offshore rig

10.08. – ELCEN and RADET failed to agree on joint reorganization plan

10.08. – Average price on OPCOM day-ahead market dropped 18 % in July

10.08. – EC Oltenia has no debt to state budget

13.08. – Electricity consumption increased by 2.4 % in the first half of 2018

13.08. – AGRI pipeline remains important project for Romania and EU

13.08. – Serinus Energy started drilling new gas well within Satu Mare perimeter

13.08. – ANRE approved standard products for gas trading on centralized markets

14.08. – Electrica’s net profit rose significantly in H1 2018

14.08. – Romgaz’ H1 2018 profit dropped by 10 %

14.08. – Transgaz recorded lower profit in H1 2018

14.08. – Nuclearelectrica’s profit rose by 16 %

14.08. – Conpet recorded lower profit in H1 2018

15.08. – Revised strategy for NPP Cernavoda units 3 and 4 project

15.08. – Oil Terminal recorded loss in H1 2018

16.08. – Rompetrol Rafinare recorded 2.77 million dollars profit in H1 2018

16.08. – Transelectrica sued ANRE for reducing electricity transmission fee

16.08. – Transelectrica recorded 21 million euros profit in H1 2018



06.08. – MOL Serbia appointed new acting Director General

13.08. – Suez to apply its biogas power plant into feed-in tariff system

14.08. – Novi Pazar biomass heating plant to be completed in 2019

16.08. – State-owned companies owe almost 200 million euros to EPS



06.08. – 585,692 MWh traded on BSP in July

10.08. – Ascent expects to obtain permit for gas processing plant soon

16.08. – 69.4 million euros paid for RES subsidies in the first half of 2018

16.08. – NPP Krsko production in July



03.07. – STAR refinery started trial operation

03.07. – First offshore wind farm to attract 3 billion dollars in investments

06.08. – Number of eligible consumers dropped by 52.8 % in July

06.08. – SOCAR’s second petrochemical facility to be operational in 2023

08.08. – Turkey to continue natural gas trade with Iran

09.08. – Over 45 % of TurkStream’s second line completed

09.08. – SOCAR to acquire EWE AG assets in Turkey

13.08. – Suoz Energy’s solar power plant entered trial operation

15.08. – Weak Turkish lira may favor SOCAR’s expansion plan


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