Energy NEWS May-1 2022

Edition May-1 2022 with 113 pages and 114 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition May-1 2022

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
02.05. – ACER supports maintaining current price-setting mechanisms
02.05. – Bulgaria and Romania to explore joint energy projects
03.05. – EU to ban Russian oil, warns against gas payments in rubles
04.05. – EU proposes to ban Russian oil import by the end of 2022
05.05. – Bulgaria and Greece plan joint gas purchases
06.05. – Changes of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border between 9 and 15 May
06.05. – Bulgaria and Romania among the largest lignite consumers in the EU
11.05. – MCSC initiated investigation of the partial decoupling on 10 May
12.05. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 16 and 22 May

Bosnia and Herzegovina
04.05. – RS to find other source of financing for Hrgud wind farm project
05.05. – EIB to provide funds for consultancy services for Vlasic wind farm project
06.05. – BiH exported 215 million euros worth of electricity in Q1 2022
06.05. – Krajinapetrol recorded losses in Q1 2022
12.05. – HET’s profit almost halved in Q1 2022

Bulgaria
03.05. – Bulgargaz considering bids from three new gas suppliers
04.05. – Bulgaria found alternative gas sources within a week
04.05. – Trillion Energy to accelerate exploratory activities at Vranino block
04.05. – Energy Ministry and AES Bulgaria signed an MoU on decarbonization
05.05. – Bulgartransgaz to sign contract for the construction of Bulgarian section of gas interconnection with Serbia
06.05. – Energy subsidies for businesses to continue in May
07.05. – Bulgaria may veto Russian oil ban unless given two-year exemption
09.05. – Electricity generation increased by 17.4 % in 2022
09.05. – 2.41 TWh traded on IBEX in April
10.05. – KEVR postponed the approval of wholesale gas price for May
10.05. – Bulgaria seeks EU authorization for tax exemption on electricity and gas
11.05. – Lukoil Neftochim refinery to shut down without Russian oil
11.05. – Westinghouse to build geothermal energy storage facility in Bulgaria
11.05. – NPP Kozloduy’s record profit in Q1 2022
12.05. – Bulgargaz estimates 4.4 % wholesale gas price drop for July
12.05. – WIEE among companies targeted by Russian sanctions
12.05. – Bulgaria to receive US LNG in June
12.05. – Electrohold considers expansion to other CEE markets
13.05. – KEVR approved 13.7 % wholesale gas price hike for May
13.05. – Bulgaria can rely on gas supply from Azerbaijan as of 1 July
13.05. – Eurohold increased buyout offers for remaining shares in former CEZ subsidiaries

Croatia
02.05. – 562,483 MWh traded on CROPEX in April
03.05. – Croatia actively working on expanding LNG terminal’s capacity
06.05. – E.ON Solar to build 2 MW solar power plant for Zito Group
06.05. – Croatia seeks exemption from sanctions against Russia for its Rijeka refinery
09.05. – Government urges INA to increase domestic oil production
10.05. – Ljubac wind farm entered commercial operation
13.05. – INA’s management approved the proposal for higher dividends payout
13.05. – JANAF can increase volume of oil transportation to Hungary without additional investments
13.05. – E.ON Solar to build 3.5 MW in small-scale solar power plants for Valamar

Greece
02.05. – Greece will pay Gazprom without breaching sanctions
03.05. – Alexandroupoli LNG project officially launched
03.05. – S&P upgraded PPC’s credit rating
04.05. – Terna Energy recorded higher profit in 2021
05.05. – ELPE and Motor Oil to stop using Russian crude oil
07.05. – Higher electricity bill subsidies expected in June
07.05. – Motor Oil to buy majority stake in Ellaktor’s RES business
12.05. – DESFA to lease Revythoussa FSU from GasLog
13.05. – Number of customers switching suppliers on the rise again, PPC gains the most

Hungary
02.05. – Hungary and Slovakia could be exempted from Russian oil ban
03.05. – 2.34 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in April
03.05. – Poland to halt MOL’s expansion over its ties to Russia
05.05. – Rosatom assures Hungary to continue with NPP Paks expansion
06.05. – MOL Group recorded robust Q1 EBITDA supported by strong Upstream performance
10.05. – Photon Energy commissioned 1.4 MW solar power plant in Tolna
12.05. – MET’s corporate bond received green rating

Macedonia
04.05. – OKTA refinery recorded higher profit in Q1 2022
11.05. – Makpetrol recorded significantly higher profit in Q1 2022
12.05. – EBRD to loan 100 million euros to ESM

Montenegro
03.05. – EPCG recorded 33.5 million euros profit in Q1 2022
10.05. – Average April electricity bill at 30.3 euros
11.05. – Jugopetrol turns to profit Q1 2022
13.05. – CGES recorded slightly higher profit in Q1 2022

Romania
02.05. – OMV Petrom to distribute record dividends for 2021
02.05. – Hidroelectrica to distribute 760 million euros in dividends for 2021
03.05. – State to divest 20 % stake in EC Oltenia by the end of 2026
03.05. – Romgaz acquired 50 % stake in Neptun Deep perimeter
04.05. – Competition Council to evaluate entry barriers for RES developers
04.05. – CARMEN smart grid project to start in 2023
05.05. – Unit 1 of NPP Cernavoda goes offline on 8 May for maintenance
05.05. – Parliament to discuss new Offshore Law after 11 May
05.05. – Econergy to build the largest solar power plant in Romania
06.05. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price dropped in April
06.05. – Electrica revoked Corina Popescu from the position of CEO
06.05. – Electrica to invest almost 140 million euros in distribution network in 2022
06.05. – Government endorsed regulations for disbursing 13 billion euros under the Modernization Fund
10.05. – Nofar Energy acquired 169 MW solar project in Romania
10.05. – Hidroelectrica hired consultants for the listing on BVB
10.05. – GIP acquired wpd’s offshore wind projects in Romania
12.05. – Nuclearelectrica’s profit tripled in Q1 2022
12.05. – Romanian Senate approved amendments to the Offshore Law
12.05. – Macquarie considers the sale of its Romanian electricity supply subsidiary
13.05. – Enel acquired 300 MW wind project in eastern Romania
13.05. – Monsson Group to build 1 GW solar power plant by the end of 2024
13.05. – Romgaz doubled its net profit in Q1 2022
13.05. – Transelectrica recorded 90 % lower profit in Q1 2022
13.05. – Rompetrol completed 4.2 million dollars investment in Vega refinery
13.05. – Electricity consumption dropped by 3.7 % in the first quarter of 2022

Serbia
02.05. – Electricity price for residential consumers will have to be increased
04.05. – 316,224 MWh traded on SEEPEX in April
04.05. – Energy imports increased fivefold year-on-year
05.05. – Electricity price for households to increase by 30 %
05.05. – Serbia to start talks on new gas supply deal with Gazprom after 10 May
06.05. – Fintel Energija recorded significantly higher net profit in 2021
06.05. – The first agrosolar project in the region officially started
10.05. – NIS to continue gas exploitation near Srbobran
12.05. – Construction of 10 MW Kula 2 wind farm started
13.05. – NIS recorded net profit of 133 million euros in the first quarter of 2022
13.05. – Gazprom acquired 6.2 % stake in NIS
13.05. – EPS halts the construction of its first solar power plant due to lack of funds

Slovenia
04.05. – Possible price fixing in the retail fuel market
06.05. – Ascent Resources opposes to Slovenia’s new total fracking ban
10.05. – Slovenia reintroduced fuel price caps

Turkey
02.05. – Energy imports bill rose by 155 % in March
06.05. – BTC pipeline exported 6.7 million tons of crude oil in Q1 2022
06.05. – Turkey is the fourth biggest LNG importer in Europe
09.05. – Crude oil imports rose by 46.9 % in February
09.05. – LPG imports rose by 4.6 % in February
09.05. – Electricity generation rose by 5.6 % in February
13.05. – Korean CS Wind to open second wind tower factory in Turkey

 

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