Explosion at Baumgarten gas hub in Austria shook European gas markets - Region, 12 December 2017  |  TANAP to be put into operation in the first half of 2018 - Turkey, 7 December 2017  |  Unit 2 at NPP Cernavoda disconnected from the grid - Romania, 7 Decmeber 2017  |  Electricity prices could be higher by 3.6 % as of 1 January - Montenegro, 7 December 2017  |  Second stage of Mozura wind farm construction started - Monetnegro, 7 December 2017  |  PPC looking to expand to Turkey - Greece, 7 December 2017  |  Number of Croatian energy projects included in the PCI list - Croatia, 7 December 2017  |  Analysis on the possibility of a derogation for TPPs expected in January - Bulgaria, 7 December 2017  |  Clients of Future Energy another week to switch supplier - Bulgaria, 7 December 2017  |  Annex to contract on gas transport via Hungary signed - Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7 December 2017  |  Two-thirds of pipe trenching works along TAP route completed - Region, 7 December 2017  |  ANRE approved the increase of Transelectrica’s tariffs - Romania, 6 December 2017  |  ELPE, DEPA, PPC stakes expected to be sold in 2018 - Greece, 6 December 2017  |  Floods hit Albania, electricity production surges - Albania, 6 December 2017  |  Ukraine to stop gas imports by 2020 - Region, 6 December 2017  |  Household electricity prices increased by 1 % in Q3 2017 - Slovenia, 6 December 2017  |  Deep conversion unit at Pancevo refinery to be completed in Q3 2019 - Serbia, 5 December 2017  |  Construction of desulfurization facility at TENT A started - Serbia, 5 December 2017  |  Another investor to join Alexandroupoli LNG terminal project - Greece, 5 December 2017  |  AES Bulgaria expects 7-8 % rise in revenues in 2017 - Bulgaria, 5 December 2017

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Region

10.11. – IGB engineering works tender launched

10.11. – Serbia interested in participating in HPP projects with RS

 

Albania

03.11. – MoU with Azerbaijan on gas master plan approved

09.11. – Albgaz certified as natural gas system operator

14.11. – Second HPP within Devoll project to be operational in 2019


Bosnia and Herzegovina

03.11. – EPBiH’s electricity production in TPPs increased in 2017

03.11. – Record monthly coal production achieved

08.11. – 60 million euros loan agreement for Hrgud wind farm signed

10.11. – HPP Visegrad produced 21.4 GWh of electricity in October

10.11. – China Gezhouba Group confirmed as strategic partner for unit 7 at TPP Tuzla

13.11. – Brod oil refinery continues to accumulate losses

 

Bulgaria

03.11. – NPP Kozloduy recorded 48.3 million euros profit in the first nine months of 2017

03.11. – NEK’s loss reduced in the first nine months of 2017

03.11. – BEH’s profit dropped in the first nine months of 2017

03.11. – Bulgargaz recorded 500,000 euros profit in the first nine months of 2017

03.11. – Bulgartransgaz recorded 24 million euros profit in the first nine months of 2017

03.11. – Operational license of NPP Kozloduy unit 5 extended by 10 years

06.11. – TPP Maritsa East 2 loss increases in the first nine months of 2017

07.11. – Electricity production increased by 1.72 % in the first ten months of 2017

07.11. – CEZ close to selling Bulgarian assets to Indian Future Energy

08.11. – IBEX’ profit increased in the first nine months of 2017

10.11. – Bulgargaz proposes 4.85 % gas price increase for Q1 2018

15.11. – Contracts for difference are only applicable for RES and cogenerations

16.11. – NPP Belene project viable at the price of 10.5 billion euros

 

Croatia

06.11. – INA starts receiving raw natural gas from Slovenia

07.11. – Split-Dalmatia County rejected the project for the construction of gas-fired TPP Peruca

08.11. – Government to hire consultants to assess value of INA

09.11. – Dalekovod close to signing another deal with Statnett

13.11. – Croatia to seek settlement with MOL

16.11. – 905 GWh of electricity produced in September

 

Greece

07.11. – PPC sale list almost complete

09.11. – DEPA likely to lease LNG tanker at Revythoussa during the winter

10.11. – First large solar power plant under new support scheme commissioned

14.11. – BEH to acquire stake in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal soon

15.11. – Energean considers IPO to fund Israeli gas project

16.11. – Procedures for installation of 7.5 million smart meters to start in 2018

 

Hungary

03.11. – MOL recorded lower net income in Q3 2017

08.11. – Hungary to start drawing funds from Russian NPP Paks upgrade loan

14.11. – Record volume on HUPX PhF market in October

16.11. – S&P improved MOL’s credit rating

 

Macedonia

09.11. – Makpetrol recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2017

11.11. – ELEM plans new modernization of REK Bitola

14.11. – OKTA achieved EBITDA of 6.7 million euros in the first nine months of 2017

 

Montenegro

03.11. – CGES recorded 2.65 million euros profit in the first nine months of 2017

08.11. – Fortum and Contourglobal interested in stake in EPCG

10.11. – Average October electricity bill at 28.9 euros

12.11. – Drought decreased production of Montenegrin HPPs

 

Romania

07.11. – MOL Romania increased retail fuel sales in Q3 2017

07.11. – Best financial result for KMGI in 20 years

07.11. – Electricity prices on OPCOM spiked again

08.11. – Total imports of energy products increased by 15.7 % in 2016

09.11. – OMV Petrom recorded almost 400 million euros net profit in the first nine months of 2017

09.11. – Gas imports will increase by 30 % during winter

10.11. – E-Distributie Dobrogea continues investments in increasing security of supply

10.11. – Dutch company wants to install 1 GW in wind farms in Romania

10.11. – Energy Ministry claims that there is enough gas stored for winter season

10.11. – OMV Petrom rejects accusation of non-paying of obligations to the state

13.11. – Electricity consumption decreased by 0.4 % in the first nine months of 2017

13.11. – Prospex Oil & Gas started drilling on its Suceava concession

13.11. – Hidroelectrica to commission new HPP in December

14.11. – Nuclearelectrica’s net profit doubled in the first nine months of 2017

14.11. – Transgaz recorded 21 % higher profit in the first nine months of 2017

14.11. – TPP Brazi operates at full capacity

15.11. – Romgaz’ net profit increased in the first nine months of 2017

15.11. – Electrica’s profit dropped significantly in the first nine months of 2017

16.11. – OMV Petrom to outsource 60 oil fields

16.11. – Conpet recorded 13.6 million euros profit in the first nine months of 2017

16.11. – Transelectrica recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2017

 

Serbia

06.11. – NIS almost tripled net profit in the first nine months of 2017

 

Slovenia

03.11. – TPP Sostanj unit 6 will be back online on 6 November

16.11. – NPP Krsko production in October

 

Turkey

04.11. – Construction of TurkStream reached Turkish waters

06.11. – Negotiations on financing wind power projects continue with foreign banks

07.11. – Number of eligible consumers increased by 1.8 % in October

07.11. – Electricity imports bill dropped by 61 % in the first nine months of 2017

09.11. – HPP Tortum has been privatized

10.11. – TUPRAS recorded 235 % higher net profit in Q3 2017

13.11. – Electricity consumption increased by 6 % in October

14.11. – First reactor at NPP Akkuyu to be launched in 2023

15.11. – German juwi commissioned two solar projects in Turkey

 

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