EnergyNEWS September-2 2017

September-2 2017 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 103 pages and 82 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS September-2 2017:


ANALYSIS – page 9

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

ENERGY NEWS – page 17


20.09. – Turkey ratified ITGI gas project

25.09. – TAP project is 57 % complete

28.09. – Hungary and Austria signed memorandum on BRHA gas pipeline

29.09. – BiH has the lowest petrol prices in the region

29.09. – Project for Serbia-Romania gas interconnection accepted



26.09. – OSHEE reforms resulted in interest rates lowered by 235 million euros


Bosnia and Herzegovina

18.09. – Chinese companies interested in TPP Kamengrad project

19.09. – Koncar to take over HPP Vranduk project

25.09. – EPBiH to seek state guarantees for loan for TPP Tuzla unit 7 project

27.09. – ERS to sell 37,440 MWh of electricity via tender

27.09. – Six months for peaceful settlement in TPP Gacko-HEP dispute

29.09. – 815 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in August



18.09. – Unit 6 at NPP Kozloduy goes offline for annual maintenance

18.09. – Industrial consumers ask for the postponement of new gas fees

19.09. – NEK launched tender for the rehabilitation of 3 HPPs

19.09. – Ministry of Energy to inspect cold reserve power plants

20.09. – IBEX announced new clearing and settlement system

21.09. – Decommissioning of three units at TPP Varna approved

22.09. – Petrol plans to cut its capital by 75 %

22.09. – Bulgargaz will not be collecting gas transport fees after 1 October

22.09. – Energo-Pro raised its offer for the acquisition of CEZ’ Bulgarian assets

22.09. – Bulgarian EU Presidency to focus on increasing energy cooperation with Western Balkans

25.09. – Bulgaria and Russia to deepen energy cooperation

25.09. – Total starts drilling second exploration well in Khan Asparuh block

26.09. – BSE’s shareholders approved IBEX acquisition

28.09. – Tenders for IGB pipeline to be launched in November

29.09. – Production and delivery of energy products in July

29.09. – CEZ Supervisory Board approved the sale of TPP Varna



18.09. – LNG terminal project could face delays again

19.09. – Gazprom to supply natural gas to PPD in the next 10 years

19.09. – 795 GWh of electricity produced in July

20.09. – HEP to invest over 130 million euros in 2017

26.09. – Hydrocarbons exploration in Slavonia to start soon

27.09. – Djuro Djakovic to supply equipment for Rijeka refinery



18.09. – Eastern European and Chinese investors interested in PPC’s coal-fired units

20.09. – Creditors want DEPA out of retail business

22.09. – Two of six DESFA bidders shortlisted

22.09. – ExxonMobil plans to invest 5 billion euros in Crete exploration

28.09. – All 718 MWh to be offered through single NOME auction

28.09. – DEPA and its partners discuss the future of joint EPA companies



21.09. – Rosatom pledges full transparency for NPP Paks upgrade project

21.09. – MOL’s partners in Kurdistan filed for arbitration



20.09. – MEPSO temporarily suspended ENG Service Trade

26.09. – Domestic production covered 77 % of consumption in July

29.09. – MEPSO and Siemens signed Dubrovo substation upgrade agreement



29.09. – Court unblocked A2A’s shares in EPCG



18.09. – Domestic coal output rose by 14.4 %

18.09. – Romgaz to drill new wells at Trident block

19.09. – Hidroelectrica invests 23.7 million euros in HPP Calimanesti upgrade

19.09. – OMV Petrom to invest 70 million euros in Black Sea drillings

20.09. – ANRE approved spot gas market operation on OPCOM

20.09. – Competition Council approved Forte Gaz GN takeover

21.09. – Fondul Proprietatea to sell 2.5 % stake in OMV Petrom

21.09. – East West Petroleum pleased with oil and gas test results

22.09. – Government approved the construction of two gas pipelines to Moldova

26.09. – Electricity, gas prices for households to rise as of 1 October

26.09. – Government approved listing of 10 % of Hidroelectrica’s shares

27.09. – Romanian Senate’s Committee removed extra excise on fuel

29.09. – ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom to decide soon on the Black Sea projects

29.09. – First phase of NPP Cernavoda unit 1 rehabilitation approved

29.09. – Bucharest City Hall plans to build new power plant



19.09. – IMF urges EPS to layoff 700 employees in 2017

22.09. – Srbijagas plans to take 30 million euros loan for gas purchases

26.09. – Biogas power plant commissioned in Backa Topola

26.09. – Israeli Enlight Renewable Energy to build Kovacica wind farm

28.09. – EPS will be forced to import electricity during winter



19.09. – NPP Krsko production in August

22.09. – BSP Southpool enabled block products and negative prices

25.09. – Electricity consumption increased by 4 % in August

27.09. – J&T withdraws from Petrol ownership

28.09. – 45 MW HPP Brezice has been officially commissioned



20.09. – Qatargas to sell Turkey 1.5 million tons of LNG per year

20.09. – Toshiba and Zorlu agreed on geothermal projects

22.09. – Limak acquired HPP Cetin project from Statkraft

22.09. – Gazprom to double its investment in TurkStream project in 2017 to 1.5 billion dollars

23.09. – Construction of TANAP’s offshore section started

25.09. – Gazprom ratified TurkStream joint venture with BOTAS

25.09. – Turkey could block KRG oil export

28.09. – Natural gas deliveries from Azerbaijan increased in 2017

29.09. – Turkey to deal only with Iraqi Government regarding oil exports

30.09. – Huge shale gas reserves discovered in northwestern Turkey


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