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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ENERGY NEWS – page 17

Region

03.10. – Energy agencies of Croatia and Slovenia to cooperate on energy projects

03.10. – ESO and Transelectrica signed emergency electricity supply agreement

04.10. – Gazprom increased natural gas deliveries to SEE

06.10. – Gazprom considers raising export gas prices for Europe

06.10. – Albania and Kosovo to intensify work on joint electricity market

09.10. – European Council adopts new regulation on gas supply security

09.10. – EC Secretariat published tender for technical assistance to WB6 market coupling program

16.10. – Delivery of pipes for TAP in Greece and Italy completed

 

Albania

03.10. – TAP AG to invest 800 million euros in 2017-2018 period

09.10. – EC Secretariat issued Opinion on ERE certification of Albgaz
Bosnia and Herzegovina

06.10. – Crodux to supply gas to Bosanski Brod refinery

07.10. – Issues with Koncar’s takeover of HPP Vranduk project

11.10. – ERS denied reports on electricity price hike

12.10. – RES fees to increase in the RS

14.10. – Shell is again interested in oil exploration in FBiH

 

Bulgaria

02.10. – Bulgatransgaz published tender for Balkan gas hub feasibility study

03.10. – Electricity production increased by 2.66 % in 2017

09.10. – Power cuts expected in Sofia in the following days

09.10. – Capman Green Energy Fund acquired Rogozen solar power plant

11.10. – ESO increased penalties for power plants in cold reserve four times

13.10. – 19,788 consumers left the regulated electricity market in six months

17.10. – Second reactor for cancelled NPP Belene project shipped

17.10. – All obstacles for Azeri natural gas deliveries to Bulgaria removed

 

Croatia

02.10. – Non-binding round of FSRU procurement tender extended

09.10. – Huge interest for LNG terminal tenders

09.10. – Wind turbine on Pag island collapsed

11.10. – HEP’s market share is increasing

12.10. – JANAF increased its capital by 13.4 million euros

13.10. – New Energy Strategy to be drafted in 2018

 

Greece

03.10. – Hitachi interested in PPC’s lignite-fired units

05.10. – Building permit for Greek section of IGB pipeline to be obtained in 2018

06.10. – Eni interested in offshore hydrocarbons exploration

06.10. – Negotiations on the sale of PPC units prolonged

12.10. – DESFA’s tariffs to be reduced by 6.5-10 %

12.10. –  NOME auction delayed by a week

13.10. – Gastrade and DEPA signed an agreement on Alexandroupoli LNG terminal

13.10. – Final bids for DESFA expected before the end of 2017

16.10. – Works on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity interconnection to start in 2018

17.10. – Tellurian Energy considers investing in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal

 

Hungary

03.10. – Record high electricity consumption reached this summer

06.10. – Hungary must continue to buy Russian natural gas

06.10. – Minister for NPP Paks upgrade advocates construction of further reactors

10.10. – Turawell geothermal plant to be commissioned in November

13.10. – Opposition proposes referendum regarding further NPP Paks expansion

17.10. – NKM acquired local gas distributor

 

Macedonia

04.10. – ELEM will not be privatized

05.10. – ELEM to publish tender for the purchase of 29.7 GWh of electricity

05.10. – Gulf Oil opened its first petrol station in Macedonia

11.10. – ELEM purchased 29.7 GWh of electricity at an average price of 62.8 euros/MWh

 

Montenegro

02.10. – CEDIS to build 2 million euros worth substation in Ulcinj

02.10. – Ratification of Paris agreement clashes with TPP Pljevlja project

06.10. – EPCG imported 49 million euros worth of electricity in the first nine months of 2017

 

Romania

02.10. – ROPEPCA urges authorities to continue oil and gas market liberalization

03.10. – EC Hunedoara agreed gas supply with Romgaz

03.10. – ANRE postponed gas price rise to 1 November

03.10. – Dedeman acquired 4.8 % stake in Transelectrica

04.10. – ANAF assessed Alpiq has to pay 174 million euros in back taxes

05.10. – MOL Romania opens two new petrol stations

05.10. – EC Oltenia estimates 2017 profit to 40.7 million euros

09.10. – Draft bill for the listing of Hidroelectrica’s 10 % shares in preparation

09.10. – Romania pays one of the highest prices for Russian natural gas

10.10. – PHI Group and AQuarius Power to build the first wave energy system in Romania

10.10. – Special Commission to investigate investments in electricity distribution network

11.10. – Electricity consumption decreased by 0.7 % in the first eight months of 2017

13.10. – Nuclearelectrica signed 7.7 million euros worth contract with Electrica

13.10. – OMV Petrom achieved the highest refining margins in the past two years

13.10. – EC does not approve the decision that 70 % of gas must be traded at the exchange

17.10. – Romgaz and Transgaz concluded a gas transportation contract

17.10. – Competition Council approved wind farm Dorobantu takeover

17.10. – OMV Petrom officials investigated on energy market manipulation

Serbia

02.10. – Mitan Holding invests 25 million euros in Smederevo oil terminal

02.10. – Suez to build waste-to-energy facility in Belgrade

04.10. – Works on Banatski Dvor gas storage expansion to start in 2018

05.10. – Siemens and GE bidding for CHPP Pancevo construction

05.10. – EPS expects 42 million euros profit in 2017

10.10. – TurkStream could deliver natural gas to Serbia

12.10. – Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnection is very important for the entire region

16.10. – Loan agreements for the construction of Cibuk 1 wind farm signed

17.10. – Revitalized generator at HPP Djerdap 1 put into operation

 

Slovenia

06.10. – 103.7 million euros paid for RES subsidies in the first eight months of 2018

10.10. – Energy consumption increased by 4 % in 2016

13.10. – NPP Krsko production in September

13.10. – Slovenia is interested in the extension of Russian gas supply

17.10. – Slovenia considers construction of HPPs on the Mura river

 

Turkey

02.10. – Second floating LNG terminal to be operational in November

04.10. – Iran becomes the biggest crude oil exporter to Turkey

06.10. – TANAP to be completed ahead of schedule

06.10. – Shell to enter Turkish retail electricity market

09.10. – Local companies to participate in Turkish nuclear projects

11.10. – Number of eligible consumers increased by 3 % in September

11.10. – Construction of NPP Akkuyu to start in 6 months

13.10. – SOCAR Turkey Enerji to acquire a stake in TANAP project by the end of 2017

13.10. – Israel and Turkey are in advanced stage of gas pipeline talks

16.10. – EPIAS to start trading natural gas in April 2018

 

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