EnergyNEWS February-2 2018

February-2 2018 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 115 pages and 108 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS February-2 2018:



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



19.02. – Gazprom increased gas deliveries to SEE in 2017

20.02. – EBRD to allocate 1.2 billion euros for TAP in 2018

26.02. – Cold weather spurred increase in Gazprom’s gas exports to Europe


19.02. – KESH sold 40,254 MWh of electricity for 10-16 February delivery

20.02. – Shell signed oil exploration agreement for Block 4

21.02. – KESH sold 22,760 MWh of electricity for 21-28 February delivery

21.02. – Deliu Group to build SHPP near Lushnja

23.02. – KESH recorded 8.3 million euros loss in 2017

23.02. – Pennine to start drilling in Velca block in Q3 2018

27.02. – KESH sold 398,860 MWh of electricity for March delivery

28.02. – OSHEE purchased 4,464 MWh of electricity for March delivery

Bosnia and Herzegovina

20.02. – RS postponed the announced suspension of gas transport to FBiH

21.02. – Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines for Jelovaca wind farm

23.02. – HET exceeded production plan in the first two months of 2018

23.02. – Mesihovina wind farm to be put in operation in March

27.02. – 846 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in January

27.02. – FERK approved EPBiH’s electricity price hike

28.02. – HPP Visegrad increased losses in 2017

28.02. – HEV recorded a loss of 1.8 million euros in 2017

01.03. – RiTE Ugljevik exceeded production in the first two months of 2018


20.02. – IBEX launched intraday market registration

21.02. – Saint Nikola wind farm increased production in 2017

21.02. – Effects of legislative changes are already visible

22.02. – CEZ agreed to sell its Bulgarian assets to Inercom

22.02. – TPP Varna to restart production in the second half of 2018

23.02. – BEH plans new bond issue

23.02. – Minister of Energy Petkova resigned

26.02. – Bulgartransgaz appointed new CEO

26.02. – Bulgaria plans to develop NPP Belene as regional project

27.02. – Electricity production decreased in 2018

27.02. – CEZ deal could have serious political consequences

28.02. – Electricity production reached 4,115 GWh in December

28.02. – Electricity distributors request the change in electricity prices

01.03. – Government is considering participating in CEZ deal


19.02. – 1,433 GWh of electricity produced in December

20.02. – INA achieved 10 times higher net profit in 2017

21.02. – Norwegian company to invest in biomass power plant near Karlovac

23.02. – HEP paid almost 300 million euros to state in dividends in past few years

27.02. – JANAF’s 2017 net profit on the level with 2016

28.02. – Gradska Plinara Zagreb acquired Elektrometal

01.03. – RWE aims at 10 % electricity and gas market share

01.03. – Dalekovod Group recorded higher revenues, lower profit in 2017


21.02. – Energean plans to raise 500 million dollars from London listing

22.02. – ELPE’s EBITDA reached 834 million euros in 2017

23.02. – Opening of DESFA bids delayed

26.02. – Creditors to force PPC to privatize DEDDIE

27.02. – Energean secured financing for Israeli gas fields development

01.03. – DESFA offers to be opened on 9 March


20.02. – MOL’s 2017 net income rose by 17 %

20.02. – Construction of the largest solar power plant is about to start

26.02. – Scheduled annual overhaul of NPP Paks unit 2 started

27.02. – MVM to build 110 solar power plants in 2018

28.02. – MOL to build three solar power plants


23.02. – MEPSO to publish tender for 100km-long transmission lines

26.02. – 5,226 GWh of electricity produced in 2017

28.02. – OKTA refinery recorded lower profit in 2017


19.02. – Building permit for SHPP Bukovica issued

23.02. – EPCG to buy shares of Pljevlja coalmine at 6.4 euros/share

26.02. – CEDIS to invest 1 million euros in distribution network

27.02. – Unpaid electricity bills amount to 127 million euros

28.02. – Production of Krnovo wind farm decreased in January



19.02. – Hidroelectrica relaunched HPP Vidraru rehabilitation tender

19.02. – Hidroelectrica’s IPO should not be rushed

19.02. – Extra dividends will urge state-owned companies to invest more

19.02. – Nuclearelectrica should acquire CNU

20.02. – MOL Romania increased diesel retail sales in 2017

20.02. – Romania to double its gas output by 2025

20.02. – Romgaz expects additional expenses due to increased royalties in 2018

20.02. – RES production would not longer need subsidies if revenue predictability could be achieved

21.02. – Oil production fell by 4.4 % in 2017

21.02. – Fuel demand increased by 6.7 % in 2017

21.02. – OMV Petrom more than doubled its profit in 2017

21.02. – OMV Petrom to start negotiating regional deals for gas exports

21.02. – OMV Petrom plans 795 million euros investments in 2018

22.02. – Romania to ask for postponement of new EU environmental regulations

23.02. – RADET got 15.5 million euros for investments

23.02. – EBRD awarded 60 million euros to Transgaz for BRHA project

23.02. – Metrorex published electricity supply tender

23.02. – OMV Petrom published tender for the purchase of chemicals

26.02. – Electricity consumption nearing the historic maximum

26.02. – OMV Petrom to test new hydrocarbons discovery in Eastern Romania

27.02. – Finnish investment fund sold its stake in Conpet

27.02. – Transgaz won Vestmoldtransgaz privatization tender

28.02. – Romania to receive 32 million euros in EU funding for rehabilitation of heating network in Oradea

28.02. – EC to refer Romania to court over natural gas regulations

28.02. – EC Hunedoara to receive state aid for coalmines closure

01.03. – Cold weather stressed natural gas transmission network to its limits

01.03. – EC Oltenia estimates 9.5 million euros profit in January



19.02. – EPS to shut down TPP Morava in five years

20.02. – Overhaul of unit A4 at TPP Nikola Tesla A to start in March

21.02. – Gazprom to increase capital in South Stream Serbia by 15 million euros

22.02. – HPP Djerdap 2 exceeded its January production plan

24.02. – EPS denies the possibility of TENT privatization

26.02. – Gas interconnection with Bulgaria to be completed by 2021

27.02. – MK Fintel Wind to receive 85.1 million euros loan for Kosava wind farm

27.02. – Serbia among the most promising RES markets in the region

28.02. – 41.6 million euros paid to SHPP operators in 2013-2016 period

01.03. – NIS recorded net profit of 229 million euros in 2017



19.02. – NPP Krsko production in January

26.02. – Electricity consumption decreased by 5 % in January

28.02. – Public call for registration of RES and cogeneration projects


19.02. – Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline 48 % complete

21.02. – LPG imports increased by 17.6 % in December

22.02. – Turkey to hold new solar and wind tenders in summer 2018

23.02. – Turkey imported 6.54 billion cubic meters of Azeri gas in 2017

23.02. – Star oil refinery to be commissioned in Q3 2018

26.02. – RES accounted for 32 % of electricity generation in Q3 2017

28.02. – Energy imports increased by 13.4 % in January

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