EnergyNEWS November-1 2016

November-1 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 117 pages and 98 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS October-1 2016:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • SEE Power Sector Statistics 2012-2016
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 15

02.11. –
Serbian-Albanian consortium to build hydropower plants

03.11. – Risk for gas transit to Europe via Ukraine is very high

04.11 Romania-Bulgaria gas interconnection to be launched on 11 November

04.11 Borisov and Vucic discussed Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnection

09.11. – Gazproms’s export revenues down despite higher volumes

09.11. – Eastring could be connected to Southern Gas Corridor

11.11. – Romania-Bulgaria gas interconnection officially commissioned

14.11. – Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Central Europe increased by 12.4 %

17.11. – Six months since the start of the construction of TAP
Agreement  on the second tranche of loan for Albania-Macedonia transmission line signed


Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.11. –
RiTE Ugljevik exceeded its production plan

03.11. – Emissions of greenhouse gases reduced by 17 %

04.11 HET recorded a loss of 3.66 million euros

04.11 EPBiH achieved record monthly electricity production

07.11. – Contruction works on HPP Vranduk project intensified

08.11. – CWE to present offer for HPP Dabar in the next 4 months

10.11. – MoU between Elektroprijenos BIH and USAID signed

12.11. – Accumulated debt of Bosanski Brod oil refinery reached 285 million euros

17.11. – ERS to sell 29,760 MWh of electricity via tender


02.11. –
Increase in natural gas prices will not affect heating prices

02.11. – Tender for hydrocarbons exploration in Northwestern Bulgaria announced

03.11. – CEZ Bulgaria obtained 116 million euros loan from EBRD

04.11 MoU between Bulgartransgaz and Eustream signed

10.11. – Unit 6 at NPP Kozloduy back online after regular overhaul

14.11. – Bulgargaz proposed 10.23 % gas price hike for Q1 2017

16.11. – Russia sees little prospect for resuming Bulgarian energy projects

17.11. – New indictments over NPP Belene project


02.11. –
GEN-I to continue to supply electricity to Croatian Post

08.11. – Dalekovod terminated the contract with Polish PSE

08.11. – RES producers seek for the abolition of VAT on electricity they produce

08.11. – INA is a strategic company and a priority for the Government

09.11. – HEP Opskrba and the city of Zagreb signed new electricity supply contract

10.11. – FEED contract for residue upgrade plant at Rijeka oil refinery signed

11.11. – HEP established a company for electricity supply – HEP Elektra

11.11. – General Electric joins the modernization of TPP Plomin 2

11.11. – TPP Plomin C will not be built

14.11. – Suppliers will still be obliged to purchase “green energy” at regulated prices

15.11. – Lukoil to withdraw from Croatian market


Natural gas annual auction postponed by 10 days

09.11. – Intracom Telecom offer selected as best at smart meters tender

11.11. – ELPE recorded 20 % increase in sales

15.11. – Creditors seeks the sale of stakes in PPC and DEPA in 2017

17.11. – PPC intends to suspend next NOME auction due to low starting price


MOL’s net income dropped by 24 % in Q3

08.11. – MOL to invest over 2 billion dollars in upstream projects in the next 5 years

14.11. – GE favorite to supply the turbines for NPP Paks expansion project


Electricity generation in October

05.11 HPP Spilje and HPP Globocica already fulfilled annual production plans

16.11. – OKTA achieved EBITDA of 8.7 million euros in 2016


03.11. –
Chinese Norinco plans to build 8 HPPs on Moraca river

08.11. – Skoda Praha must provide financing for TPP Pljevlja project by the end of November

10.11. – Terna continues with the laying of submarine electricity cable

12.11. – More offers for HPPs on Moraca river expected

14.11. – Average October electricity bill at 30 euros

15.11. – CEDIS to apply for EBRD loan

17.11. – HUPX named as reference electricity exchange by 2019


02.11. –
Romgaz awarded 268 million euros worth contract for TPP construction

04.11 Fondul Proprietatea accuses the Government of lack of transparency in Nuclearelectrica

07.11. – Electrica, Hidroelectrica and Romgaz can invest in Moldovan energy companies

07.11. – Transelectrica to provide assistance for Issacea-Vulcanesti transmission line

07.11. – Over one billion euros invested in units 3 and 4 at NPP Cernavoda so far

08.11. – RAFO Onesti oil refinery filed for insolvency

08.11. – Romania dropped out of top 40 attractive countries for green energy projects

08.11. – Gas prices for domestic gas will be liberalized as of 1 April 2017

09.11. – Unit 1 at NPP Cernavoda disconnected due to the bad weather

09.11. – EC Hunedoara to exit insolvency once again

09.11. – Nuclearelectrica recorded lower profits in the first nine months

10.11. – Sale of Repower’s business in Romania completed

10.11. – OMV Petrom recorded net profit of 106 million euros in Q3

10.11. – Hidroelectrica recorded gross profit of 244 million euros

11.11. – Electricity consumption increased by 4 % in the first nine months

11.11. – Romgaz’ Q3 profit halved

11.11. – Enel’s profit dropped by 5 %

11.11. – SOCAR eyes 10 % share in Romanian energy market

14.11. – Unit 1 at NPP Cernavoda reconnected to the grid

14.11. – Court rejected all claims against Hidroelectrica

15.11. – Rompetrol Rafinare recorded 41 % increase in profits

16.11. – Oil Terminal recorded 5 % lower profit

16.11. – Electrica’s net profit increased by 9 %

16.11. – Transelectrica’s profit dropped by 30 %

17.11. – BSOG awarded Midia Gas Development FEED contract

17.11. – Romania must comply with the Oil Stocks Directive

17.11. – Public debate on Energy Strategy 2016-2030 launched


03.11. –
Srbijagas’ net profit reached 2.91 million euros

04.11 NIS invested 7 million euros in Pancevo oil refinery modernization

10.11. – EMS turned to joint-stock company

15.11. – Overhaul  of unit B2 at TPP Nikola Tesla B completed


03.11. –
NPP Krsko will be back online by the end of the week

06.11 NPP Krsko back online

08.11. – Slovenian fuel market partially liberalized

16.11. – Slovenian state interested in increasing its stake in Petrol

17.11. – Telekom Slovenije entered electricity supply market


03.11. –
Turkey’s installed capacity to reach 80 GW by the end of 2016

08.11. – TANAP to be 55 % completed by the end of the year

08.11. – Turkey plans to drill deep water oil well in the Black Sea in 2018

11.11. – Turkey to increase its coal capacity

12.11. – NPP Sinop start date to be revealed in the next few months

15.11. – BOTAS plans to increase gas system capacity




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