EnergyNEWS December-1 2016

December-1 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 108 pages and 83 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS December-1 2016:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Overview of power sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17


02.12. – Five bids in the second round of IGB market test

06.12. – EC encourages cooperation between Slovenia and Croatia in energy sector

06.12. – Trilateral gas negotiations to be held on 9 December

07.12. – EU Energy Ministers agreed on the security of gas supply regulation

07.12. – Construction of eastern segment of TAP to start in 2017

07.12. – EC presented support measures for regional electricity market creation in the Western Balkans

10.12. – Ukraine considers purchasing between 1.5 and 4 billion cubic meters of Russian gas

10.12. – Bulgaria-Romania gas interconnection operating at full capacity in 2019



09.12. – 100 % state-owned gas company Albgaz established

13.12. – Draft law on renewable energy sources proposed


Bosnia and Herzegovina

02.12. – Energy permit for Mesihovina wind farm approved

06.12. – TPP Stanari obtained permanent operational license

08.12. – FERK adopted Regulation on renewable energy sources

09.12. – HPP Visegrad exceeded its revised production plan for 2016

10.12. – EPBiH’s revenues to exceed 500 million euros

10.12. – Incentives for RES production should be increased

12.12. – HPP Visegrad produced 129.1 GWh of electricity in November

13.12. – BH-Gas not satisfied with Energy Community’s proposal of Energy Law

14.12. – ERS will introduce 10 new HPPs by the end of 2017



02.12. – IBEX to launch “Continuous trading” and “Hourly products” on 7 December

06.12. – CNNC interested in NPP Belene project

07.12. – Three companies interested in NPP Belene

08.12. – TPP Galabovo produced 2.3 TWh of electricity

09.12. – Debt to Atomstroyexport over NPP Belene project paid in full

13.12. – Bulgargaz proposed 13.53 % gas price hike for Q1 2017

12.12. – Rosatom Services delivered equipment for unit 5 of NPP Kozloduy

14.12. – ICBC interested in financing NPP Belene project



02.12. – INA is a strategic company for Croatia

02.12. – Green energy will significantly increase electricity prices

07.12. – GEN-I to supply electricity to Croatian Motorways

08.12. – EC requests the alignment of INA privatization law with EU law

09.12. – Croatia to continue talks with the EC regarding INA privatization law

13.12. – JANAF signed new oil transportation and storage agreements

14.12. – Croatia’s first wind farm drops out of RES support scheme



02.12. – Romanian and Belgian operators interested in DESFA

06.12. – EC and Greece discussed gas related projects

06.12. – Ionian Sea Block 10 awarded to ELPE

06.12. – PPC to pay 400 million euros to electricity producers

07.12. – Israel approved Energean’s acquisition of Karish and Tanin gas fields

09.12. – Independent suppliers hold 30 % of medium-voltage market

12.12. – Greece-Italy interconnection disruption will not cause any capacity issues

13.12. – Cetracore Energy to take over bankrupt Jetoil

15.12. – ELTA to enter electricity market in early 2017



02.12. – MOL to increase production in Tal block in Pakistan

02.12. – MEKH to get legislative rights

06.12. – ENKSZ to acquire EDF Demasz

09.12. – EC requests Hungary to comply with gas and electricity directives

15.12. – MOL expands its range of services



07.12. – Electricity generation in November



05.12. – Submarine cable laying on the Montenegrin side completed

05.12. – CGES published tender for electricity purchase to cover losses in 2017

05.12. –  EPCG has to pay 12 million euros to CGES

06.12. – Electricity prices for households down by 4.74 % in 2017

12.12. – Average November electricity bill at 34 euros



02.12. – Claren Energy to complete Bobocu gas field license takeover

06.12. – Hidroelectrica wins final lawsuit against Swiss Alpiq

07.12. – ExxonMobil launched tender for prospecting services in the Black Sea

08.12. – OMV Petrom and Hunt Oil to start experimental gas production at Padina field

09.12. – Gas imports increased by 466 % in the first nine months of 2016

12.12. – Electricity consumption increased by 3.6 % in the first ten months

12.12. – Ministry of Energy did not extend the mandate of Nuclearelectrica’s Board

13.12. – Romgaz wants to finance new TPP through National Investment Plan

14.12. – Electricity prices for households might decrease by 2-3% as of 1 January

14.12. – Mireasa Energies obtained 43 million euros loan from China Development Bank

15.12. – CEFC to take over 51 % in KMG International



07.12. – NIS’ Board of Directors adopted business plan for 2017

13.12. – Construction of CHPP Pancevo will start next year

15.12. – Decision on gas storage expansion by the end of 2016

15.12. – EPS to invest 4.5 billion euros by 2025



02.12. – HEP targets higher share in electricity supply market

05.12. – Electricity prices for households increased by 2 % in Q3 2016

07.12. – Wet testing at HPP Brezice started

15.12. – Petrol aims net profit of 75 million euros in 2017



02.12. – TurkStream agreement ratified by the Parliament

02.12. – Honeywell will provide integrated safety system for TANAP

08.12. – Gazprom and Allseas Group sign agreement on TurkStream

08.12. – EBRD offers new financing package for small-scale RES projects

09.12. – Turkey to start using local currency in energy trading

12.12. – Allseas to complete TurkStream pipe laying by Q1 2018

12.12. – TANAP project 55 % completed

12.12. – EBRD to provide loan for electricity distribution modernization

15.12. – Izmir FSRU to increase Turkey’s annual gas storage by 5.3 billion cubic meters

15.12. – SOCAR’s investments in Turkey to exceed 18 billion dollars


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