EnergyNEWS September-2 2016

September-2 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 109 pages and 95 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS September-2 2016:


ANALYSIS – page 9

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

ENERGY NEWS – page 15


16.09. – Russian gas supply to Europe continues to increase

16.09. – IGB market test will be slightly delayed
21.09. –
EBRD to consider financing of TANAP and TAP projects
22.09. –
Decommissioning of NPPs in  Slovakia and Lithuania could cost 11.4 billion euros

30.09. – Israel, Cyprus discussed East Med gas pipeline



21.09. – Oil exploration application deadline for three onshore blocks extended

23.09. – First hydropower plant within Devoll project put into operation


Bosnia and Herzegovina

17.09. – Chinese Exim Bank to check EPBiH’s business operations

19.09. – RES action plan will not be amended

20.09. – Energopetrol’s management satisfied with INA’s offer

20.09. – TPP Stanari officially commissioned

21.09. – Federal Government and Dongfang on TPP Banovici

21.09. – Slovenian Viaduct launched arbitration over HPP Vrbas project

23.09. – IFC to help local company Energy 3 in wind farm development

24.09. – EPBiH’s coalmines produced 430,000 tons of coal in August

24.09. – EP HZHB will base its future projects on hydro potential and solar energy

26.09. – 15 SHPPs under construction in RS

27.09. – Czech Mavel interested in realization of energy projects in RS

28.09. – Croatian DIV Group to build the largest wind farm in BiH

28.09. – EP HZHB signed contract for SCADA distribution remote control system

30.09. – 677 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in August

30.09. – Construction of unit 7 at TPP Tuzla to cause electricity hikes



16.09. – Bulgaria to pay 400 million euros to Russia for NPP Belene by the end of 2016

17.09. – Balkan gas hub project spurred interest among neighboring countries

19.09. – Gas interconnection with Romania should be completed by the end of 2016

20.09. – EBRD supports Balkan gas hub project

20.09. – EU Audit to publish report on NPP Kozloduy funding

21.09. – SOCAR interested in entering Bulgarian oil products market

21.09. – No EU guarantees for Russian gas for Balkan gas hub

21.09. – Bulgaria could use NPP Belene reactor to complete the plant via private partnership

24.09. – Bulgaria should prioritize gas interconnections with Greece and Romania

26.09. – Cyprus considers Bulgaria as potential partner for gas deliveries to Europe

27.09. – KEVR proposed 2 % increase in natural gas price for Q4

27.09. – CEZ reiterates call for stricter electricity theft sanctions

29.09. – Production and deliveries of energy products in July

29.09. – Bulgaria and Azerbaijan agreed on gas deliveries from 2020

29.09. – Parliament approved financial aid to NEK
30.09. –
KEVR approved 1.97 % gas price hike for Q4



19.09. – 844 GWh of electricity produced in Croatia in July

22.09. – Viadukt to perform construction works at Krs Padjene wind farm

23.09. – Fee for renewable energy will increase, but electricity prices will remain the same

28.09. – EBRD is considering to provide loan for CHPP Zagreb upgrade

30.09. – Vis Viva became strategic investment project



19.09. – PPC’s retail market share dropped below 90 %

20.09. – Conditions of DESFA acquisition will not change

21.09. – PPC interested in the acquisition of two HPPs in Turkey

21.09. – Snam is not interested in DESFA without SOCAR as partner

23.09. – SOCAR to hold DESFA talks in Greece

26.09. – Major oil reserve discovered in Gulf of Patras

27.09. – SOCAR to extend a letter of guarantee for DESFA acquisition

28.09. – ELPE plans bond issue to refinance debt



16.09. – MOL won the best Downstream company of 2016 title

16.09. – MVM in talks to acquire new power plant



16.09. – Tender for the construction of gas distribution network to be launched

19.09. – Procedure on Makpetrol takeover suspended

26.09. – Domestic electricity production covered 70.7 % of consumption in August



26.09. – Laying of Montenegrin part of the submarine cable to start on 4 October

29.09. – Contract for the construction of second unit at TPP Pljevlja signed



16.09. – Black Sea energy resources are crucial to Romania’s energy security

16.09. – Transelectrica to collect over 15 million euros in debt

16.09. – CEZ to invest in electricity transport and distribution networks

19.09. – EC must approve subsidies to RADET

20.09. – Romgaz and Transgaz signed gas supply agreement

20.09. – OMV Petrom will propose dividends of minimum 30 %

21.09. – Ban on gas pipeline construction on the Black Sea beaches lifted

22.09. – RADET filed for insolvency

23.09. – Fondul Proprietatea to sell part of its OMV Petrom stake via public offering

26.09. – Gas pipeline under Danube completed

26.09. – CEFC has extended deadline for KMG International takeover

28.09. – Temporary solution for ELCEN-Romgaz dispute

28.09. – Gas producers to conclude contracts only on centralized markets

28.09. – Transgaz and DESFA signed cooperation memorandum

30.09. – Energy Holding charged with tax evasion

30.09. – ANRE considers support scheme for consumers who wish to produce electricity



19.09. – Unit B2 at TPP Nikola Tesla B back online on2 November

19.09. – NIS paid 32.6 million euros in dividends for 2015

22.09. – Lukoil plans to invest 10 million dollars in Serbia in 2017

23.09. – Ivicom to develop Krivaca wind farm

23.09. – Chinese Betec to invest in Serbia’s geothermal potential

27.09. – Energy Community to decide on sanctions against Serbia in October

27.09. – MK-Fintel Wind to commission La Piccolina wind farm on 3 October
28.09. – Four key issues for sustainable operation of Srbijagas

29.09. – Kolubara produced 18.55 million tons of coal in 2016

30.09. – Senvion to supply wind turbines for Alibunar wind farm

30.09. – NIS paid 36 % less in mining royalties in2015

 01.10. – Electricity price increased by 3.8 %



16.09. – NPP Krsko production in August

26.09. – Slovenian electricity consumption increased by 1 % in August

29.09. – Regular overhaul of NPP Krsko will start on 1 October



16.09. – Number of eligible electricity customers exceeded 2.5 million

23.09. – Electricity distribution companies to launch over 8,000 projects

28.09. -10 % discount on natural gas as of1 October

30.09. – Energy imports fell by 14.7 % in August

30.09. – TurkStream received a survey permit for two pipes in Turkish waters

 01.10. – Azeri Parliament approved TANAP project


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