EnergyNEWS May-1 2017

May-1 2017 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 104 pages and 82 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS May-1 2017:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Basics of Cross Border Capacities
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17


05.05. – TAP’s first hydrotest successfully completed

08.05. – Ukrainian electricity exports to EU countries in 2017 reached 82 million dollars

08.05. – One third of EU’s coal-fired TPPs face closure

08.05. – BiH and Croatia to be connected by gas pipeline

10.05. – IGB launch date delayed

12.05. – Meeting of Croatian and Slovenian energy agencies

12.05. – ACER calls for priority dispatch of existing renewables to be removed

12.05. – CEZ achieved lower profits in Q1 2017

12.05. – Gazprom still interested in using TAP for gas deliveries to Europe

16.05. – TAP project marks the first year of its construction



03.05. – Pennine Petroleum completed resource estimate at Velca block

03.05. – EBRD to help Albania organize tenders for solar projects

10.05. – TAP construction stopped due to archeological findings


Bosnia and Herzegovina

03.05. – Energopetrol recorded loss of 63 million euros in 2016

04.05. – BiH to establish its own electricity exchange

10.05. – TPP Gacko back online after short disruption

12.05. – HPP Visegrad produced 85.69 GWh of electricity in April

15.05. – Construction of flue gas desulfurization facility at TPP Ugljevik started

15.05. – ERS achieved 2.65 million euros profit in 2016

16.05. – Russia seeks repayment of 98 million dollars gas debt



05.05. – NPP Kozloduy requests the increase of electricity purchase price

09.05. – TPP Maritsa East 2 seeks 155 million euros compensation from obligation to society fee

11.05. – Bulgargaz proposed 4.22 % gas price hike for Q3

12.05. – Bulgaria and Russia expressed mutual interest in Balkan gas hub

15.05. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria proposes dividend of 12.97 euros/share

15.05. – State will not participate in CEZ asset purchase procedure

16.05. – IBEX to launch intraday market by the end of 2017



03.05. – HEP still dominates Croatian electricity sector

04.05. – Investment decision on Krk LNG terminal delayed for 2018

05.05. – MOL is ready to sell its stake in INA

09.05. – EBRD seeks consulting services for CHPP Zagreb project



05.05. – Electricity theft costs PPC 170 million euros annually

05.05. – RAE takes steps to prevent energy crisis next winter

10.05. – 17 % share in PPC could be offered for sale in 2018



05.05. – MOL’s profit increased 28 % in Q1 2017

10.05. – Households monthly energy spending at 35.5 euros in 2016



03.05. – Electricity generation in April

08.05. – Makpetrol proposes 1.8 million euros in dividend payout

12.05. – Makpetrol posted lower net profit in the first quarter of 2017

05.05. – First two wind turbines at Krnovo wind farm put in trial operation

11.05. – Average April electricity bill at 30 euros

12.05. – Montenegro to consume 33 % electricity from RES by 2020



03.05. – State-owned energy companies to invest over one billion euros in modernization

03.05. – Negotiations on NPP Cernavoda units 3 and 4 to be completed in 2017

04.05. – Rompetrol closes both oil refineries for scheduled overhaul

04.05. – Romgaz’ withdrawal from Polish operations still not completed

05.05. – Hidroelectrica posted record profit in the first quarter of 2017

08.05. – MOL Romania recorded increased diesel sales in Q1 2017

09.05. – Enel to install over 150,000 smart meters in 2017

09.05. – Energy Holding filed for insolvency

09.05. – Hidroelectrica will not be listed in 2017

10.05. – Electrica submitted offer for CEZ Bulgaria takeover

10.05. – OMV Petrom’s net profit doubled in Q1 2017

11.05. – Electricity consumption decreased by 0.3 % in the first quarter of 2017

11.05. – Romgaz recorded 15.7 % higher net profit in the first quarter of 2017

11.05. – Construction of BRHA pipeline to start in November

12.05. – Nuclearelectrica increased profit by 26 % in Q1 2017

12.05. – Electricity supply is the priority in Romgaz’ long-term strategy

12.05. – Production at Caragele gas field to start in 2019

15.05. – Oil Terminal recorded 4.5 % lower profit in Q1 2017

16.05. – 15 % higher turnover of Rompetrol Rafinare

16.05. – Transgaz’ profit increased by 86 % in Q1 2017

16.05. – Transelectrica’s net profit decreased



04.05. – 250 million euros to be invested in Kolubara coalmines in 2017

05.05. – EPCG to join SEEPEX later this year

08.05. – RES share of 27 % will be reached by 2020 with focus on biomass

08.05. – EPS to invest 600 million euros in thermal and hydropower plants

08.05. – World Bank is suggesting strategic partner for EPS

10.05. – NIS recorded significantly better financial results in Q1 2017

11.05. – EPS issued tender for SHPPs reconstruction

11.05. – Srbijagas’ debt below 400 million euros

16.05. – GGF to provide 20 million euros loan to UniCredit Serbia for RES projects

16.05. – Serbia to explore the possibility of gas supply via TurkStream pipeline



15.05. – Energy dependency in 2016 was at 46 %

16.05. – NPP Krsko production in April

05.05. – Turkey is nearing four million eligible electricity customers

05.05. – Sale of Turkish Petroleum subsidiary to Zulfikarlal Holding completed

08.05. – TurkStream offshore section construction started

15.05. – Turkish, Chinese Presidents discussed the project for the third NPP in Turkey


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