EnergyNEWS June-1 2017

June-1 2017 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 130 pages and 102 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS June-1 2017:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Basics of Cross Border Capacities allocation in South Eastern Europe
  • Analysis on availability and prices of cross bor-der capacities in SEE, part 2
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17


02.06. – Gazprom recorded lower profit due to lower gas prices

03.06. – Talks on smaller version of South Stream renewed

03.06. – Agreement on southern route for Russian gas signed

05.06. – Gazprom and OMV to establish small-scale LNG terminal in Black Sea

06.06. – Snam denies talks on TAP expansion

09.11. – EBRD and Energy Community signed MoU on supporting RES projects in WB6 region

14.06. – OMV and Gazprom may revive Black Sea gas pipeline extension

15.06. – Planned coal-fired TPPs in the Balkans do not meet EU standards

16.06. – Contractor selection procedure for IGB pipeline to begin by end-2017



14.06. – TAP to boost country’s geostrategic importance


Bosnia and Herzegovina

02.06. – TPP Gacko has exceeded its production plan

02.06. – Austrian Schall Group interested in investing in RES projects

05.06. – RiTE Ugljevik recorded profit in 2017

07.06. – Electricity price for households increased in H2 2016

08.06. – EPBiH to invest 300 million euros in its coalmines

08.06. – Cooperation between ERS and Belarusian Belenergo

09.06. – BiH refused peaceful settlement in TPP Gacko dispute

09.06. – BiH should turn to its hydro potential

12.06. – EPBiH to speed up Vlasic wind farm project

12.06. – Good financial and production results of TPP Ugljevik
12.06. –
Aluminij obtained electricity supply license

14.06. – Electricity production at TPP Stanari is stable

16.06. – Construction of SHPP Preliv started

16.06. – MoU on HPP Buk Bijela project to be signed with Chinese company

16.06. – Southern gas interconnection between BiH and Croatia approved

16.06. – HPP Visegrad produced 74.51 GWh of electricity in May



02.06. – Energo-Pro continues to invest in its distribution network

03.06. – Roadmap for the development of gas infrastructure in Bulgaria signed

05.06. – OGEP to distribute lower dividends for 2016

06.06. – Electricity consumption and production rose in the first five months of 2017

07.06. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria to invest 3 million euros in Blagoevgrad region

07.06. – CFDs considered for the implementation of NPP Belene project

08.06. – AES Bulgaria appointed new CEO

08.06. – Bulgaria will have 9 TWh of surplus electricity per year in ten years

09.06. – Lack of qualified staff might undermine NPP Belene project

09.06. – NPP Kozloduy unit 5 back online

12.06. – Bulgargaz proposes 1.91 % gas price hike for Q3 2017

15.06. – Annex to the agreement on hydrocarbons exploration in the Black Sea signed

15.06. – State’s participation in NPP Belene privatization would be minimal

16.06. – IBEX plans to become counterparty for bilateral contracts



02.06. – Richest hydrocarbons deposits located in southern Croatia

07.06. – LNG Hrvatska published an invitation for consultancy services

08.06. – HOPS celebrates its 60th anniversary with new investments

09.06. – HEP to pay 107 million euros to state budget

13.06. – HEP ODS to invest 27 million euros in electricity network on the Adriatic coast

15.06. – INA to distribute 20.5 million euros in dividends



02.06. – New DESFA tender expected by the end of June

06.06. – Vestas to deliver turbines for Petalas wind farm

07.06. – Major players increased their share in retail fuel market

12.06. – RES surcharges to remain the same, despite RES account surplus

16.06. – SGCC will acquire administrative rights in ADMIE



06.06. – NPP Paks turbines tender withdrawn for technical reasons

07.06. – NPP Paks upgrade – Hungary’s largest development project ever

09.06. – MOL is prepared to sell stake in INA

14.06. – State takeover of 100 % of Fogaz shares approved



07.06. – ELEM to receive 2 million euros in damages from Riko Group

09.06. – Electricity generation in May

11.06. – Macedonia to speed up reforms in energy sector



07.06. – Montenegro ready to do everything for TAP implementation

12.06. – Agreement on the establishment of electricity exchange approved

13.06. – Average May electricity bill at 28 euros

15.06. – CGES recorded profit of 700,000 euros in Q1 2017

15.06. – Jugopetrol to distribute 5 million euros in dividends

16.06. – EPCG and Skoda Praha continue negotiations on TPP Pljevlja project



03.06. – Unit 2 of NPP Cernavoda back online after maintenance

08.06. – E.ON to supply electricity to several authorities

08.06. – Slovenian Petrol is the largest exporter of electricity in April

08.06. – SOCAR opened its 37th petrol station in Romania

09.06. – Bucharest City Hall wants to buy ELCEN

09.06. – ROMATOM praised Romania’s joining the Nuclear Energy Agency

13.06. – EC Oltenia recorded gross profit of 57 million euros in the first five months of 2017

12.06. – Natural gas production to increase in the next three years, imports to drop

12.06. – Hidroelectrica to pay 227 million euros in dividends

13.06. – State seeks 800 million euros from Electrica

13.06. – E.ON to invest almost 100 million euros in Romania in 2017

14.06. – Electricity consumption decreased by 3 % in the first four months of 2017

14.06. – Parliament approved increased tax for oil and gas companies

15.06. – OMV Petrom invested  5 million euros in new fuel analysis center

16.06. – Romgaz to distribute gross dividend amounting to 0.83 euros/share

16.06. – ANRE applied fines totaling 4.8 million euros in 2016

16.06. – Merger within OMV Petrom



02.06. – SEEPEX achieved new monthly record

04.06. – Several foreign companies interested in wind farms construction

05.06. – Srbijagas and Gazprom signed MoU on gas storage expansion

05.06. – Serbia will continue to regulate electricity prices

07.06. – Gazprom’s gas exports to Serbia rose by 42 % in the first five months of 2017

07.06. – Construction of river dock for TPP Kostolac started

08.06. – Chinese company to build heat pipeline from TENT to Belgrade

11.06. – New petrol blending system installed at Pancevo oil refinery

12.06. – Construction of Kosava wind farm near Vrsac to start on 14 June

15.06. – General Electric interested in Kostolac wind farm

16.06. – EPS to layoff 5,000 employees by 2019



05.06. – Households electricity and gas prices decreased by 1 % in Q1 2017

15.06. – NPP Krsko production in May



02.06. – Turkuaz Petrol to invest 100 million dollars in its retail network

02.06. – Number of eligible customers decreased in May

05.06. – Domestic resources and RES account for almost 50 % of energy production

06.06. – Turkey can become regional energy hub

09.06. – Turkey to start drilling in Mediterranean by end-2017

15.06. – NPP Akkuyu obtained electricity generation license

16.06. – Iran paid a part of its debt to Turkey with natural gas supply


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