EnergyNEWS July-2 2018

July-2 2018 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 131 pages and 146 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS July-2 2018:
  
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ENERGY NEWS

Region

19.07. – BiH-Croatia gas link is financially viable project

23.07. – Gazprom increased gas deliveries to SEE in Q1 2018

27.07. – Pipes along 94 % of TAP route in Greece and Albania are welded
 
Albania

16.07. – Joint venture to build HPP in Dibra region

18.07. – OST recorded lower profit in H1 2018

23.07. – KESH produced 3,914 GWh of electricity in H1 2018

27.07. – Tender for HPP Vau te Dejes upgrade

01.08. – OST launched 200 kV transmission line construction tender

01.08. – Pennine seeking partner for Velca block

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

17.07. – Unit 7 at TPP Tuzla to be operational in 2023

17.07. – EP HZHB laid a foundation stone for HPP Vrilo

20.07. – Production at TPP Gacko threatened due to poor legislation

20.07. – Project company for HPP Buk Bijela established

23.07. – HPP Visegrad produced 76.2 GWh of electricity in June

23.07. – EPBiH to distribute higher dividends for 2017

25.07. – 19 companies interested in HPP Dabar construction

27.07. – 698 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in June

27.07. – Modrica refinery net profit slightly rose in H1 2018

27.07. – EFT is the largest electricity exporter in BiH

31.07. – RiTE Ugljevik achieved profit in H1 2018

31.07. – Nestro Petrol recorded losses in H1 2018

01.08. – Accumulated loss of Brod refinery further increased

02.08. – EPBiH recorded 14.3 million euros net profit in H1 2018

 

Bulgaria

16.07. – TPP Varna launched tender for control systems upgrade

17.07. – Electricity production and consumption still in decline

18.07. – Record in traded volume on the intraday market

18.07. – Latest developments in EC’s infringement case against BEH

19.07. – CPC prohibited Inercom to take over CEZ’ Bulgarian assets

20.07. – Suspension of CEZ deal does not jeopardize energy security

23.07. – TPP Varna expects profit in 2018

23.07. – NEK launched a tender for HPP Vacha rehabilitation

24.07. – State and AES failed to reach agreement on PPA termination

24.07. – SOCAR interested in gas distribution in Bulgaria

25.07. – Operational life on NPP Kozloduy unit 6 to be extended

25.07. – BEH raised 150 million euros by eurobond issue reopening

27.07. – Chinese company to build biomass power plant

30.07. – Electricity production reached 2,976 GWh in May

30.07. – Inercom appealed against CPC’s decision to forbid its acquisition of CEZ assets

02.08. – TPP Maritsa East 2 recorded higher losses in H1 2018

02.08. – Profit of NPP Kozloduy increased significantly in H1 2018

02.08. – Bulgarian ESO recorded lower profit in H1 2018

02.08. – Bulgartransgaz’ H1 2018 profit increased

02.08. – NEK recorded losses in the first half of 2018

 

Croatia

16.07. – AZTN approved RWE’s acquisition of HT’s electricity supply business

17.07. – Court quashed decision on revoking INA’s exploration license

20.07. – EC suspends Croatia’s referral to Court over INA privatization

22.07. – 347,876 MWh of electricity traded on CROPEX in the first months of MRC coupling

24.07. – Croatia has 820 MW installed capacity in RES

24.07. – EBRD, EIB to provide 130 million euros loan to HEP

26.07. – Government is still considering buying MOL’s stake in INA

27.07. – HEP to invest 31 million euros in smart grids by 2022

27.07. – JANAF recorded higher profit in H1 2018

27.07. – INA recorded 13 % higher revenues in H1 2018

31.07. – Norinco obtained building permit for Senj wind farm

 

Greece

16.07. – EC approved Snam’s acquisition of stake in DESFA

19.07. – EIB provides 24 million euros loan for two wind farm projects

19.07. – June 2019 deadline for the coupling of Greek and Italian markets not achievable

20.07. – Gas network to cover all regions of Greece by 2022

20.07. – Snam, Enagas and Fluxys are new DESFA stakeholders

20.07. – Record 48.8 euros/MWh reached at July NOME auction

27.07. – PPC Renewables published a tender for 10 MW wind farm construction

30.07. – EC approved Greek support mechanism for flexible power capacity

31.07. – TAIPED to hire independent evaluator for ELPE privatization

02.08. – PPC’s unpaid receivables still at 2.77 billion euros

 

Hungary

19.07. – Hungary to cover most of its energy needs from carbon-free resources

20.07. – EC refers Hungary to Court over energy policy

31.07. – Hungarian nuclear energy consistent with EU climate policy

 

Macedonia

17.07. – Unit 2 of TPP Bitola shut down for regular overhaul

20.07. – ELEM sold surplus electricity for some 0.8 million euros

25.07. – 316 GWh of electricity produced in May

26.07. – New boiler on high-quality coal to be built at TPP Oslomej

31.07. – Lower gas distribution prices for cogeneration power plants

 

Montenegro

17.07. – EPCG recorded higher net profit in H1 2018

17.07. – CEDIS invested 3.3 million euros in substation construction

18.07. – Krnovo wind farm produced 7,864 MWh of electricity in May

25.07. – Montenegrin section of IAP will cost 120 million euros

26.07. – EPCG to purchase another shares package from A2A

27.07. – Regular annual overhaul of HPP Perucica

27.07. – Government plans to launch a tender for Brajici wind farm construction

27.07. – CEDIS to invest 80 million euros in electricity network modernization

30.07. – Krnovo wind farm produced 12,468 MWh of electricity in June

30.07. – 8 companies bought documentation for Briska Gora solar power plant tender

30.07. – 10.3 million euros for HPP Piva modernization

 

Romania

16.07. – KMGI still interested in acquiring state’s stake in Rompetrol Rafinare

16.07. – Gas royalties will no longer be related to CEGH prices

17.07. – Oil imports rose by 21.8 % in 2018

17.07. – Transgaz budgeted 165 million euros for investments abroad in 2018

17.07. – ALDE urges Government to change recently adopted offshore hydrocarbon law

19.07. – Ministry of Finance proposes to cap gas prices at 11.82 euros/MWh by 2021

19.07. – Nuclearelectrica aim to finalize talks on NPP Cernavoda units 3 and 4 in 2018

20.07. – Gas imports increased by 13.4 % in the first five months of 2018

20.07. – Proposal for natural gas price capping withdrawn

20.07. – Rompetrol inaugurated first petrol station powered by renewable energy

23.07. – US Ambassador criticized Romanian offshore hydrocarbon law

24.07. – Romania has the lowest electricity prices in the region during peak hours

24.07. – Only two-thirds of cities and one quarter of villages have access to natural gas

26.07. – Reorganization plan for CET Govora approved

26.07. – Continuous export of electricity in July

27.07. – Transelectrica commissioned modernized Suceava substation

27.07. – Hidroelectrica distributed 90 % of last year’s profit as dividends

30.07. – Implementation of the platform for day-ahead natural gas market completed

31.07. – Natural gas prices increase by 5.85 % as of 1 August

02.08. – OMV Petrom recorded lower profit in Q2 2018

02.08. – E-Distributie Banat completed rehabilitation of Teba substation

02.08. – President Iohannis sent offshore hydrocarbon law back to Parliament

 

Serbia

16.07. – Gazprom’s gas exports to Serbia increased by 5.3 %

18.07. – Construction of unique hydrogeothermal district heating system in western Serbia

18.07. – Fintel Energia to invest 120 million euros in Kosava wind farm

23.07. – GazpromNeft invested around 2.5 billion euros in NIS so far

25.07. – Fintel Energija IPO to launch on 1 August

26.07. – EPS to transform to joint stock company in 2020

26.07. – Saipem signed contract for gas pipes laying in Serbia

27.07. – NIS recorded 97.5 million euros profit in H1 2018

30.07. – EnC initiates procedure on failure to ensure third party access on gas interconnector with Hungary

31.07. – Privatization of Energetika Kragujevac launched

01.08. – MK Fintel Wind withdraws first tranche of 85.1 million euros loan

02.08. – EPS to invest 4.9 billion euros by 2027


Slovenia

17.07. – NPP Krsko production in June

23.07. – EBRD interested in acquiring stake in Petrol

25.07. – Electricity consumption increased by 2 % in June

25.07. – NPP Krsko will be taken offline on 29 July for repairs

27.07. – TPP Sostanj unit 5 to enter trial operation

30.07. – NPP Krsko back online in full capacity

31.07. – Successful  test launch of unit 5 at TPP Sostanj

 

Turkey

16.07. – Electricity consumption increased by 3.1 % in June

18.07. – Turkey’s gas exchange to start trading in September

18.07. – Ipragaz to acquire Total’s Butengaz

19.07. – 23 billion dollars invested in electricity privatizations in the past 10 years

20.07. – State privatized HPP Tortum

20.07. – ELDER to invest over 3.5 billion euros in electricity infrastructure until 2020

21.07. – Turkey became Europe’s second largest LNG importer in 2017

23.07. – Petrofac to work on gas storage expansion project

23.07. – Nearshore works on TurkStream pipeline started

24.07. – Electricity production rose by 0.73 % in May

24.07. – LPG imports rose by 9.8 % in May

25.07. – Total gas imports fell by 19 % in May

25.07. – Crude oil imports dropped by 31 % in May

25.07. – 30 MW solar power plant to be built in Van province

27.07. – Turkey to drill in Mediterranean this year

27.07. – Construction permit for second reactor of NPP Akkuyu to be issued soon

30.07. – Domestic resources accounted for 86 % of newly commissioned capacity in H1 2018

31.07. – Energy imports increased by 36 % in June

31.07. – TANAP received 5 million euros in support from EC

01.08. – BOTAS increased gas prices for electricity generation by 50 %

02.08. – Electricity imports dropped by 30.6 % in H1 2018

02.08. – Electricity consumption increased by 1.8 % in July

 

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