EnergyNEWS October-2 2016

October-2 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 116 pages and 102 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS October-2 2016:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Overview of power sector in Croatia
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 15



20.10. – Gazprom achieved record daily gas deliveries to Europe and Turkey

24.10. – SEE CAO announced yearly auctions for 2017

24.10. – Gazprom sets new record daily gas deliveries to Europe

28.10. – Croatian and Slovenian operators signed an agreement on SINCRO.GRID project

31.10. – Ukrainian electricity exports increased by 3.6 %

01.11. – Deadline for the second phase of IGB market test extended

25.10. – Albania to appeal against arbitration ruling over Bankers Petroleum tax dispute


Bosnia and Herzegovina

18.10. – Government will audit TPP Tuzla unit 7 project

19.10. – INA failed to obtain FBiH’s stake in Energopetrol

20.10. – Substation Mostar 9 officially commissioned

21.10. – ERS to sell 4,800 MWh of electricity via tender

21.10. – HPP Vranduk project progressing as planned

21.10. – Complaints against Bosnian coal-fired TPPs

26.10. – Electricity market is liberalized only on paper

27.10. – Public call for hydrocarbons exploration to be issued by the end of November

28.10. – INA still wants 100 % ownership in Energopetrol

31.10. – 697 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in September



17.10. – IBEX to start trading through bilateral contracts on 24 October

17.10. – Two indictments over NPP Belene project

19.10. – Bulgaria to increase its installed capacity by 1,817 MW by 2025

19.10. – Former Minister of Economy indicted over NPP Belene project

24.10. – Shell started hydrocarbons exploration activities in Silistar block

25.10. – Some interest rate adjustments accepted on NPP Belene debt

26.10. – Second stage of the project for life extension of unit 5 at NPP Kozloduy completed

26.10. – Debt settlement agreement on NPP Belene project signed

28.10. – Production and deliveries of energy products in August

28.10. – Oil found at Khan Asparuh offshore block

01.11. – NPP Belene reactor could be used in NPP Kozloduy



17.10. – JANAF could be privatized

18.10. – Croatia is hindering the development of INA

20.10. – Still no official decision on the closure of Sisak oil refinery

20.10. – Integration of new wind farms will increase balancing costs

21.10. – 880 GWh of electricity produced in August

21.10. – MOL plans to move 30,000 tons of crude oil from Sisak to Rijeka refinery

25.10. – IAP will offer supply diversification for the region

25.10. – LNG terminal will increase Croatia’s GDP

27.10. – INA should not become just a subsidiary of MOL

27.10. – HEP and EP HZHB signed a cooperation agreement

28.10. – JANAF’s net profit increased by 33.4 %

28.10. – INA’s net profit reached 60.9 million euros

28.10. – HROTE to hold yearly auctions for the sale of electricity from eligible RES producers

31.10. – Standard & Poor’s upgraded HEP’s stand-alone credit profile



18.10. – Independent electricity  suppliers almost reached 12 % market share

18.10. – RTE considers to bid for stake in ADMIE

20.10. – DESFA sale should be completed by the end of October

21.10. – Two bids for 24 % stake in ADMIE

21.10. – ETMEAR surcharges remained unchanged

25.10. – Further cooperation between PPC and Chinese CMEC

26.10. – Independent suppliers satisfied with NOME auctions

27.10. – SGCC offered 320 million euros for 24 % stake in ADMIE

27.10. – SOCAR and Snam demanding lower price for DESFA

28.10. – Annual oil output at Prinos surpassed 1 million barrels

01.11. – SGCC selected as preferred bidder for ADMIE’s 24 % stake

01.11. – SOCAR extends the deadline for DESFA sale for another month



18.10. – NGOs Energiaklub and Greenpeace appealed against NPP Paks expansion

21.10. – Amendments to Energy Law referred back to the Parliament

27.10. – MVM and Electrochaea to build power-to-gas plant

27.10. – Operational safety of NPP Paks has improved

28.10. – MVM to acquire Alpiq’s Csepel II power plant

31.10. – Final agreement with EC on NPP Paks expansion will be drafted soon



25.10. – Domestic electricity production covered 67 % of consumption in September



21.10. – Talks on the financing of unit 2 at TPP Pljevlja are ongoing

24.10. – Jugopetrol proposed dividend payout of 1.29 euros per share

26.10. – Czech Export Bank has trouble providing financing for TPP Pljevlja project

28.10. – Montenegro will establish its own electricity exchange

31.10. – CGES’s net profit more than halved in 2016

31.10. – Lukoil is targeting 15 % fuel market share

01.11. – Jugopetrol’s net profit increased by 27 %



17.10. – About 100,000 households are not connected to electricity grid

18.10. – Gas imports increased three times due to cold weather

18.10. – Nuclearelectrica extends talks with CGN for new units at NPP Cernavoda

18.10. – OMV Petrom sold 19 oil fields in Romania to Mazerine Energy

19.10. – Negotiations on units 3 and 4 at NPP Cernavoda reached final stage

20.10. – Electrica borrowed 71 million euros from BRD

20.10. – OMV Petrom’s GDRs traded on the London Stock Exchange

21.10. – Electrica increased 2016 investment plan to 188 million euros

24.10. – MOL Romania doubled profit in H1 2016

25.10. – Renewable energy capacity reached 4,698 MW at the end of August

27.10. – Bucharest City Hall to pay 93 million euros to secure heating

28.10. – Romania recorded the steepest drop in petrol prices in the EU

28.10. – Government proposes 15-years mandatory acquisition of green certificates

31.10. – Natural gas to become main fuel for energy production in 2030


17.10. – Advisory services tender for the construction of oil reserves storage

17.10. – State to support geothermal explorations in Vranjska Banja

19.10. – Public debate on new electricity market code

19.10. – EPS to continue investments in energy and environmental project

27.10. – NIS and Chinese Betec to cooperate on geothermal energy projects

28.10. – Serbia to build 500 million euros worth oil storage

01.11. – NIS recorded net profit of 62.37 million euros in 2016

01.11. – Serbia uses only 55 % of its hydro potential



21.10. – ELES announced tender for the purchase of energy to cover losses

25.10. – Electricity consumption increased by 1 % in September

28.10. – HEP to supply electricity to Slovenian Railways



17.10. – EDF interested in hydro and renewable projects in Turkey

19.10. – SOCAR to bid for OMV’s Petrol Ofisi

20.10. – Maks Enerji applied for FSRU operation license

21.10. – Zulfikarlal Holding submitted the highest bid for Turkish Petroleum subsidiary

21.10. – Turkish partners in NPP Akkuyu project will be known in early 2017

24.10. – Tender for 1,000 MW in solar power capacity to be held in December

25.10. – EBRD to provide 55 million dollars to finance RES investments

28.10. – Turkey requested an increase of Russian gas deliveries

31.10. – Energy imports fell by 27.5 % in September



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