EnergyNEWS March-2 2016

March-1 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 100 pages and 84 energy news article.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS March-2 2016:


  • SEE Power sector statistics 2011-2015 – page 6
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 20




18.03 – Gazprom organized its second gas auction

18.03 – Turkey and Bulgaria interested in gas purchases from the EU via Ukraine

19.03 – SEE CAO cancelled day ahead auctions for 20 March

26.03 – JAO cancelled daily auctions for 27 March

29.03 – Greek-Romanian cooperation in gas sector

30.03 – SOCAR to obtain a loan for the development of Shah Deniz 2 gas field

31.03 – Increase of retail fuel prices in the region



24.03 – Electricity production increased by 21.4 % in 2015

25.03 – EBRD to provide 218 million euros loan for KESH restructuring

31.03 – Albania and Kosovo to develop joint electricity exchange


Bosnia and Herzegovina

18.03 – Mesihovina wind farm to be built by the end of 2017
19.03 –
HPP Vranduk construction to start on 1 April

19.03 – RS considers revision of the concession agreement for SHPP Doboj

22.03 – Regular annual overhaul of TPP Gacko rescheduled
26.03 –
HET expects much better production results in 2016

26.03 – RERS approved electricity price increase as of 1 May

26.03 – Electricity price increase will help remediate ERS’ losses

30.03 – Tender for Kupres-Tomislavgrad transmission line issued

30.03 – Acting General Director of ERS appointed

30.03 – INA/MOL consortium could drop arbitration against FBiH Government



18.03 – CEZ to invest in 36 new projects in 2016

19.03 – KEVR to propose reduced heating prices

23.03 – BEH to boost capital of IBEX

23.03 – Bulgartransgaz ready for first step towards gas market liberalization

25.03 – 220 million euros needed for Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection

29.03 – Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection offers uncertain gas deliveries

31.03 – KEVR approved reduced gas and heating prices as of 1 April



18.03 – JANAF proposes dividend of 8.8 euros per share

18.03 – PSP achieved profit in 2015

19.03 – Croatia is against Nord Stream 2 project

21.03 – Changes to gas supply charges

22.03 – INA to make energy efficiency study for Rijeka refinery

22.03 – Crodux obtained judgment on location permit for new TPP

24.03 – Government adopted gas price drop as of 1 April

29.03 – Government will protect Croatian interests in INA

30.03 – INA’s Management Board reelected

31.03 – MOL sets conditions for Rijeka oil refinery modernization



22.03 – PPC to alleviate the payback terms for customers with overdue bills

24.03 – Fluxys to withdraw from purchase of stake in DESFA

24.03 – Second well at Prinos oil field ready for trial production

29.03 – PPC recorded 102.5 million euros loss in 2015

29.03 – Tender for Crete interconnection in March next year

30.03 – New RES support scheme ready for Parliament approval in June



18.03 – MOL proposes 176 million euros dividend payout

22.03 – MVM Partner to enter natural gas supply market

22.03 – PannErgy sold its stake in Geo-Wendung

25.03 – Fitch revises MOL’s outcome to positive

30.03 – ELMU and EMASZ proposed dividend payouts

31.03 – MOL reported new hydrocarbons discovery in Pakistan



26.03 – Domestic electricity production covered 77.7 % of consumption in January



21.03 – Italy and Croatia are against oil drilling in Montenegrin Adriatic
29.03 –
Draft contract for offshore hydrocarbons exploration published



18.03 – Serinus Energy considers a partner for Moftinu project

18.03 – Internal regulations makes Romania uncompetitive
22.03 –
No political solution for EC Hunedoara

22.03 – Romania will not import natural gas until March 2017

23.03 – Transgaz proposes 56 million euros dividend payout

24.03 – Transelectrica proposes 43.5 million euros dividend payout

24.03 – OMV Petrom Marketing lost lawsuit against Competition Council

24.03 – OMV Petrom could sell its 45 MW wind farm

24.03 – ANRM to collect 15 % more royalties in 2016

25.03 – Romgaz proposes 233 million euros dividend payout

28.03 – OMV Petrom could delay listing on London Stock Exchange

28.03 – Hidroelectrica wins lawsuit against Alpiq Romenergie

28.03 – Investments in oil sector could significantly increase Romania’s GDP

29.03 – State rejected Romgaz’ draft budget

29.03 – No agreement between Electrica and Fondul Proprietatea reached

31.03 – Hidroelectrica to publish tender for HPP Vidraru revitalization

31.03 – EDP Renovaveis invests another 30 million euros in Romanian RES sector


21.03 – Unit A4 at TPP Nikola Tesla A offline for scheduled overhaul

22.03 – Construction of Pancevo-Resita transmission line started

22.03 – Serbia faces sanctions because of Srbijagas

24.03 – Srbijagas will not obstruct energy chapter opening

24.03 – HPP Bajina Basta reconstruction planned for this summer

25.03 – Gas price reduction approved

25.03 – Three variants for Banatski Dvor underground gas storage expansion

29.03 – First month of SEEPEX operation

30.03 – Project documentation for Nis-Dimitrovgrad gas pipeline completed



18.03 – Petrol proposes dividend of 11.1 euros per share

22.03 – Report on HPP Brezice project



22.03 – Record high monthly gas consumption set in January

23.03 – Oil supply to continues after financial agreement between Iraq and KRG

25.03 – Turkey started importing natural gas from United States

26.03 – China and United States interested in third Turkish NPP project


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