EnergyNEWS May-2 2018

May-2 2018 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 131 pages and 139 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS May-2 2018:

TRADERS CORNER – page 6

ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Basics of Cross Border Capacities allocation in South Eastern Europe
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17

Region

16.05. – Macedonia and Bulgaria to cooperate in project on energy market integration
16.05. – Transelectrica commissioned Romania-Serbia electricity interconnection
17.05. – Bulgaria and Serbia reaffirm their commitment to gas interconnection construction
18.05. – Azerbaijan increased natural gas production
21.05. – ICGB launched tender for archeological study along IGB pipeline route
25.05. – Almost 59 % of land TAP route completed
25.05. – EC and Gazprom reached an agreement on gas markets in central and eastern Europe
29.05. – Over 72 % of TAP project completed
29.05. – Southern Gas Corridor officially inaugurated
30.05. – Construction of TAP’s offshore section to start in 2019
30.05. – Average H1 2017 household electricity prices in EU were lowest in Bulgaria

Albania

16.05. – Applications for the construction of two SHPPs received
24.05. – Bajrami N to build SHPP near Elbasan
25.05. – Electricity production doubled in Q1 2018
30.05. – Hydro Tec to build two SHPPs in Gjirokastra region
30.05. – World Bank to provide additional 12 million euros for dam safety project

Bosnia and Herzegovina

16.05. – HPP Visegrad produced 193.6 GWh of electricity in April
18.05. – FBiH set RES incentives for 2018
18.05. – Suzlon Wind Energy to build Ivan Sedlo wind farm
18.05. – Elektrokrajina further reduced distribution losses
22.05. – Desulfurization facility at TPP Ugljevik to be installed by mid-2019
22.05. – CMEC interested in the construction of wind farms in FBiH
28.05. – 670 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in April
31.05. – Energopetrol generated losses in 2017

Bulgaria

16.05. – Record in traded volume on the intraday market
16.05. – Government proposes restart of NPP Belene project
17.05. – Court annulled EIA for NPP Kozloduy unit 7
18.05. – TPP Maritsa 3 will not distribute dividends for 2017
18.05. – BSP filed petition to KEVR to halt the sale of CEZ Bulgaria to Inercom
22.05. – Both electricity production and consumption in decline in 2018
22.05. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded lower profit in Q1 2018
23.05. – Options for NPP Belene to be submitted to Russia by end-June
23.05. – Electricity prices for households to rise by 1.89 % on average as of 1 July
25.05. – Mini Maritsa East published 43.5 million euros worth excavator repair tender
28.05. – Record in traded volume on the intraday market
29.05. – New batch of amendments to the Energy Law
30.05. – Electricity production reached 4,071 GWh in March
31.05. – Increase in electricity and heating prices as of 1 July
31.05. – Unit 5 at NPP Kozloduy reconnected to the grid after overhaul
31.05. – Two options for the construction of NPP Belene

Croatia

16.05. – INA increased initial dividend proposal
16.05. – HERA published tender for the supplier on the wholesale gas market
18.05. – 1,558 GWh of electricity produced in March
21.05. – HEP plans to invest 500 million euros in HPP Kosinj-Senj project
25.05. – Parliament postponed voting on special LNG terminal bill
25.05. – INA is interested to participate in Petrokemija’s recapitalization
28.05. – CROPEX to introduce block products to day-ahead market
28.05. – PPD doubled its revenues in 2017
29.05. – New onshore oil and gas exploration concessions to be offered
29.05. – More flexible rules for LNG terminal capacity lease

Greece

16.05. – Energy exchange launch planned for April 2019
17.05. – ELPE expression of interest deadline moved to 30 May
17.05. – DEPA to sell its stake in EPA Thessaloniki-Thessaly to Eni
18.05. – First round of ELPE privatization tender to attract 5-6 major companies
18.05. – Supplier surcharge to be reduced by 50 % by 2020
24.05. – PPC’s Board endorsed the sale of coal-fired units
29.05. – EL.TECH. – ANEMOS saw increased profit in Q1 2018
30.05. – PPC announced tender for the sale of its lignite-fired units
31.05. – Five expressions of interest for ELPE privatization

Hungary

16.05. – NPP Paks expansion project has a fixed price of 12.5 billion euros
17.05. – E.ON to invest 2.8 million euros in 2018
21.05. – Alteo Group recorded higher revenues in Q1 2018
25.05. – Hungary reached deal with Gazprom on 2019 gas deliveries
30.05. – Management buys out MET Group majority share

Kosovo

17.05. – Electricity production reached 1,727 GWh in Q1 2018
23.05. – Connection agreement for Selaci wind farm signed

Macedonia

17.05. – ELEM to organize another auction for the sale of surplus electricity
22.05. – ELEM requests a 1.5 % decrease in electricity production price
23.05. – 553 GWh of electricity produced in March
23.05. – ELEM sold surplus electricity for 1.2 million euros
23.05. – Working group for the selection of universal supplier to be established

Montenegro

21.05. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded lower profit in Q1 2018
21.05. – EPCG and Ivicom signed MoU on the construction of Gvozd wind farm
23.05. – Tender for 200 MW solar power plant land lease published
23.05. – Government plans new hydrocarbon tender in autumn
24.05. – Jugopetrol’s minority shareholder wants higher dividends
25.05. – EPCG can buy Pljevlja coalmine shares
28.05. – EPCG has an advantage in early market liberalization stages
29.05. – EPCG’s purchase of Pljevlja coalmine shares halted again
31.05. – TPP Pljevlja reconnected to network after successful overhaul
31.05. – Electricity production 39 % above planned

Romania

16.05. – Conpet recorded 41 % lower profit in Q1 2018
16.05. – ANRE increased minimum gas stock for winter 2018-2019 by 14.5 %
16.05. – Competition Council approved OMV Petrom’s takeover of Eurospeed
16.05. – Rompetrol Rafinare posted 3.78 million dollars loss in Q1 2018
16.05. – Electrica achieved profit in Q1 2018
18.05. – Hidroelectrica to distribute 90 % of last year’s profit as dividends
18.05. – 11 companies expressed interest in leasing Trans-Balkan gas pipeline capacity
18.05. – Bucharest City Hall to merge RADET and ELCEN under single company
18.05. – Ministry still pushing for the distribution of 90 % of Transgaz’ profit as dividends
19.05. – Corina Popescu to be named General Manager of Electrica Muntenia Nord
21.05. – Gas imports increased by 14.2 % in Q1 2018
21.05. – Hidroelectrica’s 2017 net profit increased by 11 %
22.05. – Steep increase of electricity prices on spot market
22.05. – NIS to start appraisal drilling at Teremia 1000 in Q3 2018
22.05. – Chinese CEFC defaults on bond payments
22.05. – Nuclearelectrica won litigation with FP on capital increase
22.05. – Transgaz received building permit for gas pipeline connecting Black Sea to Hungary and Ukraine
23.05. – Electricity prices for households to fall by 3.5 % on average as of 1 July
23.05. – E-Distributie Muntenia to invest 6.1 million euros in Bucharest area
23.05. – Serinus Energy started drilling at Moftinu-1007 well
24.05. – EC Oltenia recorded profit in 2017
24.05. – Natural gas prices to reach new peak during next winter season
25.05. – E.ON asks for stimulating framework in order to continue investments in Romania
25.05. – Mandatory rate for wholesale sales on OPCOM reduced from 70 % to 50 %
28.05. – EC Oltenia to invest 175 million euros in 2018
29.05. – Mandate of Conpet’s CEO extended by four months
29.05. – OMV Petrom’s Petrobrazi refinery is back online
30.05. – Transelectrica appointed new temporary Supervisory Board members
31.05. – OMV Petrom’s Downstream Oil Executive resigned
31.05. – Transgaz completed key tender for offshore gas projects

Serbia

18.05. – Srbijagas to build two new gas storages in the next five years
18.05. – Fintel Energija to invest 300 million euros in the next five years
21.05. – Government to speed up construction of gas link to Bulgaria
24.05. – EPS to commission three revitalized SHPPs
25.05. – NIS is interested in Petrohemija acquisition
26.05. – The expansion of Serbia’s gas system agreed with Gazprom
28.05. – Serbia wants Russian gas via TurkStream pipeline
28.05. – Waste-to-energy facility construction start pushed for spring 2019
29.05. – NIS invested over 7 million euros in environmental and socially responsible projects in 2017
30.05. – Investments in energy sector over 3 billion euros
30.05. – NIS’ oil and gas production decreased in Q1 2018

Slovenia

16.05. – Petrol completes the sale of its stake in GEN-I
18.05. – Petrol’s net profit increased in Q1 2018
23.05. – New unit at TPP Brestanica put into operation
25.05. – Electricity consumption increased by 3 % in April

Turkey

18.05. – Government plans to lower fuel tax
21.05. – STAR refinery to be commissioned in October
23.05. – LPG imports increased by 13 % in March
23.05. – Total gas imports decreased by 7 % in March
25.05. – Crude oil imports dropped by 36.4 % in March
25.05. – Electricity production rose by 2.9 % in March
26.05. – Turkey and Russia agreed on 10.25 % natural gas discount
26.05. – Ronesans Holding signed 4 deals in Russia
28.05. – Turkey hopes for Turkmenistan’s participation in TANAP project
29.05. – Borusan EnBW and Vestas to cooperate on Turkish wind projects
30.05. – Bilgin Enerji to acquire OMV’s gas-fired power plant
30.05. – Iran is still top crude oil exporter to Turkey
31.05. – Energy imports increased by 16 % in April

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