Lukoil and SOCAR plan to jointly invest in Turkey - Turkey, 15 August 2017  |  Electrica recorded lower profit in H1 2017 - Romania, 15 August 2017  |  Rompetrol Rafinare reported a loss of 7 million dollars in H1 2017 - Romania, 15 August 2017  |  HEP to cooperate with EDF on smart meters installation - Croatia, 15 August 2017  |  Bulgarian Stock Exchange to acquire IBEX for 2.7 million euros - Bulgaria, 15 August 2017  |  Government’s priorities in energy sector presented - Bulgaria, 15 August 2017  |  Tender for NPP Belene project privatization in early 2018 - Bulgaria, 15 August 2017  |  Gazprom expects no changes in key energy projects due to new US sanctions - Region, 15 August 2017  |  Biomass power plant to be built in Veliko Gradiste - Serbia, 14 August 2017  |  Oil production fell by 4.6 % in the first half of 2017 - Romania, 14 August 2017  |  Fondul Proprietatea to sell its stakes in Engie and Enel - Romania, 14 August 2017  |  Transgaz recorded increased profit in H1 2017 - Romania, 14 August 2017  |  ESO launched tender for 400 kV Burgas transmission line - Bulgaria, 14 August 2017  |  Strabag offering settlement for HPP Vranduk - Bosnia and Herzegovina, 12 August 2017  |  Turkey to upgrade old coal-fired power plants by 2019 - Turkey, 11 August 2017  |  Serbian households have the cheapest electricity in Europe - Serbia, 11 August 2017  |  Nuclearelectrica’s net profit significantly increased in H1 2017 - Romania, 11 August 2017  |  Romgaz recorded 190 million euros net profit in H1 2017 - Romania, 11 August 2017  |  Over 21.5 million euros collected from trading greenhouse gas emissions certificates in July - Romania, 11 August 2017  |  Electricity consumption decreased by 1.5 % in the first half of 2017 - Romania, 11 August 2017

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Region

17.05. – Partnership for the development of natural gas network in Eastern Europe

17.05. – Report on household electricity and gas prices in the EU

23.05. – Agreement on the first phase of SINCRO.GRID project signed

23.05. – EIB considers providing 30 million euros for Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnection

23.05. – Russia and EU partners to discuss entry point of TurkStream second line

26.05. – Agreement on grant for feasibility study for Eastring project signed

30.05. – Gazprom, EC to discuss market abuse case in the coming weeks

30.05. – Greece-Macedonia oil pipeline close to reopening

 

Albania

18.05. – Pennine provided financing for drilling in Velca block

30.05. – Tender for HPP Vjosa construction

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

18.05. – Construction of low-pressure gas pipeline between BiH and Croatia is unacceptable

19.05. – HEP interested in TPP Stanari acquisition

19.05. – VE Grebak to build Grebak wind farm near Nevesinje

23.05. – Croatia seeks compensation for investment in TPP Gacko

23.05. – EFT confirmed that it is seeking strategic partner for TPP Stanari

24.05. – RS Energy Development Strategy will be amended

25.05. – Zarubezhneft interested in the construction of low-pressure BiH-Croatia gas connection

26.05. – Dongfang presented letter of intent for HPP Dabar project

29.05. – 629 GWh of electricity produced in April

29.05. – Elektrokrajina continues to improve its operational results

29.05. – Planned overhaul of TPP Ugljevik to start on 1 July

29.05. – FBiH to launch tender for hydrocarbons exploration consultant

31.05. – Gradina wind farm project delayed due to permit issuance

01.06. – Construction of biomass heating plant in Banja Luka started

01.06. – EPBiH plans to distribute dividends of 0.084 euros/share

 

Bulgaria

17.05. – Electricity export ban cost traders 30 million euros

18.05. – Bulgaria joins WB6 regional electricity market integration initiative

18.05. – IBEX achieved new record in traded volumes on day-ahead market

18.05. – Four candidates for the purchase of CEZ’ Bulgarian assets

19.05. – IBEX to start market coupling talks with Romania in Q1 2018

19.05. – EVN Bulgaria Distribution changed its name to EP Yug EAD

22.05. – BEH recorded 40 million euros loss in 2016

22.05. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria to invest 16 million euros in Sofia area

25.05. – Power utilities failed to comply with investment pledges

25.05. – TPP Maritsa 3 net profit increased in Q1 2017

26.05. – Lukoil cleared of monopoly allegations

26.05. – BAS to complete NPP Belene feasibility study by end-September

29.05. – Russia discussed gas supply and NPP Belene project

29.05. – TPP Bobov Dol increased net profit in Q1 2017

30.05. – Production and delivery of energy products in March

30.05. – Petrol’s loss increased in the first quarter of 2017

30.05. – CEZ Distribution almost doubled net profit in Q1 2017

01.06. – Energo-Pro Varna increased net profit in Q1 2017

01.06. – KEVR considers 2 % increase in electricity prices for households

 

Croatia

17.05. – 1,070 MWh of electricity produced in March

19.05. – New biomass power plant commissioned in Glina

31.05. – Legal process against Hernadi and Sanader officially terminated

 

Greece

17.05. – Financial advisors for the forthcoming DESFA sale recruited

19.05. – ExxonMobil interested in Greek hydrocarbons

25.05. – PPC’s shareholders approved the sale of stake in ADMIE

25.05. – CEZ allegedly interested in PPC’s coal-fired units

26.05. – Energean signed concession agreement for Etoloakarnania onshore block

27.05. – ExxonMobil to invest 5 billion euros in Greek hydrocarbons

01.06. – PPC’s market share dropped to 85.5 %

 

Hungary

19.05. – Hungary does not support raising energy efficiency target for 2030

23.05. – HUDEX received authorization for establishing a regulated market

24.05. – Greenpeace, Energiaklub seek for NPP Paks upgrade environmental permit annulment

26.05. – Tender for NPP Paks turbines to be issued very soon

31.05. – State does not consider EU funding for TPP Matra expansion

 

Kosovo

19.05. – Kosovo’s electricity output increased by 4.1 % in Q1 2017

 

Macedonia

25.05. – Domestic production covered 65 % consumption in March

 

Montenegro

18.05. – EBRD approved 32 million euros loan for smart meters installation

20.05. – A2A plans to sell its stake in EPCG by the end of 2017

23.05. – Pljevlja coalmine reported 3.66 million euros profit in Q1 2017

26.05. – KPMG and Deloitte submitted offers at Pljevlja coalmine investment assessment tender

31.05. – Chinese companies interested in HPPs on Moraca construction

01.06. – A2A started the procedure for the sale of its shares in EPCG

 

Romania

17.05. – Gas transactions in the first 4 months of 2017 exceeded those in entire 2016

18.05. – Fondul Proprietatea to sell stakes in Electrica’s subsidiaries

19.05. – Insolvency of EC Hunedoara postponed again

19.05. – Rompetrol interested in Serbian Pancevo petrochemical plant

19.05. – BRM to sue the state over natural gas market dispute

22.05. – Gas imports increased by 332 % in the first quarter of 2017

22.05. – ExxonMobil to buy 260 million dollars worth equipment for its Black Sea project

22.05. – Electrica reported 11.2 million euros loss in Q1 2017

24.05. – Oil production fell by 4.8 % in the first quarter of 2017

25.05. – State to receive 226 million euros in dividends from Romgaz

25.05. – EBRD provided 5 million dollars loan to Expert Petroleum

25.05. – MOL Romania to invest 2.3 million euros in LPG terminal

26.05. – Rompetrol to invest 9 million euros in hybrid filling stations

26.05. – Romania seeks to achieve energy independence

26.05. – Romania loses attractiveness for RES investments

26.05. – National Uranium Company to get state aid for restructuring

29.05. – CEZ to continue investments in Romanian energy sector

29.05. – Transgaz to invest 130 million euros in new pipelines to Moldova

30.05. – Transelectrica named provisional CEO

30.05. – Romgaz to pay additional dividends

31.05. – Competition Council approves RWE’s takeover of Fidelis Energy

31.05. – Enel investigated for possible dominant market position abuse

01.06. – EC launches investigation into restrictions of Romanian gas exports

 

Serbia

18.05. – Increase in prices of electricity and coal is not planned

19.05. – MK Fintel Wind to be listed on Belex by the end of 2017

22.05. – NIS to distribute 25 % of 2016 profit as dividends

23.05. – NIS commissioned Ostrovo CNG plant

25.05. – Parliament approved KfW loans to EPS and EMS

25.05. – Serbia could face power cuts this winter due to lack of coal

 

Slovenia

19.05. – Petrol’s net profit increased in Q1 2017

25.05. – Electricity consumption increased by 3 % in April

 

Turkey

19.05. – Turkey provides 420 million euros for renewables

22.05. – Russian gas exports to Turkey increased

26.05. – IBC Solar commissioned 5.9 MW solar power plant in Gaziantep

31.05. – SOCAR Turkey Enerji may buy share in TANAP project by end-2017

31.05. – Turkmen gas could be exported via Turkey

01.06. – Sen Group to acquire majority stake in Bosphorus Gaz

 

 

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