EnergyNEWS September-1 2017

September-1 2017 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 100 pages and 80 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS September-1 2017:


ANALYSIS – page 9

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

ENERGY NEWS – page 17


05.09. – Gazprom increased natural gas deliveries to SEE

05.09. – Bulgaria and Romania discussed agreement on emergency assistance for electricity networks

06.09. – Bulgaria and Turkey to broaden energy cooperation

07.09. – Greece and Serbia to cooperate on regional gas market liberalization

12.09. – Greece offers a stake in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal project to Serbia

12.09. – IGB gas pipeline tenders to be launched by end-2017

14.09. – Germany urges EC to mediate in negotiations between EMS and KOSTT

15.09. – TAP to award majority of operation contracts in 2018


Bosnia and Herzegovina

05.09. – Croatian Koncar as possible successor to Strabag in HPP Vranduk project

06.09. – RiTE Ugljevik recorded 9.2 million euros loss in H1 2017

06.09. – Preparatory works for unit 7 at TPP Tuzla to start next year

08.09. – HPP Visegrad produced 28 GWh of electricity in August

08.09. – Drought halved EPBiH’s electricity production

14.09. – Import of petroleum products in FBiH rose by 3 % in H1 2017

15.09. – Loan agreement for unit 7 at TPP Tuzla to be concluded in two months



07.09. – Introduction of entry/exit fee will increase gas prices by up to 2.4 %

08.09. – Bulgargaz proposes 7.29 % gas price cut for Q4 2017

08.09. – Bulgaria to switch to 7:00 AM – 7:00 AM gas day

12.09. – Electricity production increased by 3.36 % in 2017

12.09. – Bulgartransgaz requests lower gas grid balancing price

14.09. – CEZ Distribution to invest 1.1 million euros in Montana region

15.09. – Employers’ associations against increased gas transmission fees

15.09. – All options for the sale of CEZ’ Bulgarian assets are still viable



04.09. – Consumers do not approve the increase in RES fees

07.09. – Sharp increase in export of domestic oil and oil products

08.09. – Sisak refinery to become bio-refinery or logistics center

13.09. – LNG Hrvatska issued two tenders for Krk LNG terminal project



04.09. – TAP construction continues as planned

06.09. – Transgaz-GRTgaz consortium excluded from DESFA tender

07.09. – Energean-Repsol farm-in agreement approved

08.09. – Energean gets approval for Katakolo offshore block

11.09. – Additional 720 MWh confirmed for this year’s NOME auctions

13.09. – DEPA confirms interest in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal project

15.09. – Contract for the construction of HPP Mitsovitikos awarded



14.09. – MVM launched 100 MW solar power project

14.09. – Construction works at NPP Paks to start with supplementary buildings



05.09. – ELEM management does not consider company’s sale

13.09. – Government to support new solar power projects

17.09. – ELEM to increase domestic electricity production



05.09. – CEDIS to invest 78 million euros in the next three years

07.09. – Krnovo wind farm to be put into operation in November

08.09. – Pljevlja coalmine achieved profit in Q2 2017

11.09. – CEDIS to install 45,000 smart meters by 2019

13.09. – Average August electricity bill at 39.9 euros

15.09. – Court decision on the block of A2A shares in EPCG expected in 8 days


04.09. – RES accounted for half of national output on Sunday

04.09. – Fuel excises to rise in two stages

05.09. – HPP Tarnita-Lapustesti project back in Energy Strategy

07.09. – 11.6 million euros collected from trading greenhouse gas emissions certificates in August

07.09. – Fondul Proprietatea accuses Ministry of Energy of abuses within Hidroelectrica

08.09. – Fondul Proprietatea considers selling its stake in Hidroelectrica

08.09. – PCSU bids on OPCOM might be suspended again

08.09. – BRM and KELER CCP ready to launch forward contracts for gas from November

08.09. – Prospex Oil and Gas raised funding for drilling project in Romania

12.09. – Electricity consumption decreased by 1.2 % in the first seven months of 2017

12.09. – Government wants additional dividends from Romgaz and Conpet

12.09. – Competition Council analyzes the takeover of Dorobantu wind farm

12.09. – OMV Petrom fined for operating 25 unlicensed wells

13.09. – Hidroelectrica’s gross profit rose 6 % in the first seven months of 2017

14.09. – Electricity prices on PCSU are similar to spot market ones in Q4

14.09. – State asked Transgaz, Transelectrica and Hidroelectrica to pay additional dividends

14.09. – Enel appointed new General Manager of Enel Energie, Enel Energie Muntenia

15.09. – Government to investigate the operation of ANRE

15.09. – EBRD continues negotiations with BSOG

15.09. – Hidroelectrica to pay additional 142 million euros in dividends



04.09. – Natural gas prices will not be increased

07.09. – Unicredit approved 9.8 million euros loan for Malibunar wind farm

07.09. – Delays in Boljevac wind farm project

09.09. – EPS and MHPS signed contract for desulfurization facility at TENT A

12.09. – IFC to provide loan for Alibunar wind farm project

15.09. – Jedinstvo to build flue gas desulfurization facility at TENT A



05.09. – Household electricity prices increased by 4 % in Q2 2017

08.09. – NKBM bank to sell 2 % stake in Petrol

13.09. – GEN Energija supports the construction of second unit at NPP Krsko



05.09. – Petrofac to build gas receiving terminal for TurkStream project

06.09. – Number of eligible consumers increased by 1 % in August

12.09. – Koc Holding placed bids for two Turkish HPPs

13.09. – Gazprom and BOTAS to establish joint venture company for TurkStream project

15.09. – Rosatom to start construction of NPP Akkuyu in early 2018


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