EnergyNEWS December-1 2015

December-1 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 93 pages and 102 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS December-1 2015:


  • Renewable energy in Montenegro – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 15




09.12. – Europe will not depend on Russian energy

16.12. – Czech EPH to acquire 33 % stake in Slovak SEAS

17.12. – Romania-Bulgaria gas interconnection cannot ensure sufficient flows to Bulgaria



04.12. – Bankers Petroleum reached an agreement to unblock bank accounts

10.12. – New oil concession agreements in preparation


Bosnia and Herzegovina

02.12. – RiTE Ugljevik exceeded planned production in November

03.12. – 35 kV transmission line Ugljevik-Priboj commissioned

04.12. – 723 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in October

04.12. – Chinese company interested in HPP Dabar project

04.12. – No gas agreement until the debt is cleared

07.12. – TPP Gacko back online

08.12. – MoU on HPP Dabar signed

15.12. – Construction deadline for SHPP Kamenica extended

17.12. – Continuation of oil and gas exploration in BiH

17.12. – Gas supply agreement with Gazprom extended for 6 months

17.12. – Australian company interested in oil and gas  exploration



04.12. – Production and deliveries of energy products in September

07.12. – Nine banks interested in providing loan to BEH

07.12. – NEK’s financial situation improved

09.12. – EC agrees to work with Bulgaria on regional gas hub

10.12. – Final agreement on Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection signed

11.12. – IBEX trial launch

12.12. – Energy laws need to change ahead of market liberalization

15.12. – Natural gas prices to drop more than requested 2 % in 2016

17.12. – Additional budget expenditures approved for Ministry of Energy

17.12. – KEVR to amend license of Toplofikatsiya Sofia



03.12. – INA obtained 300 million dollars loan

07.12. – HEP will supply electricity to state and public institutions

10.12. – CROPEX will launch in January 2016

11.12. – INA denies possibility of 3,135 layoffs

14.12. – MOL and EFT to enter Croatian electricity market

14.12. – Public debate on the development of transmission network started

15.12. – Fuel prices are falling

17.12. – Plinacro project received financing from EU funds



07.12. – Iranian company interested in acquiring stake in ELPE

08.12. – Discounts for industrial consumers approved by PPC

11.12. – Agreement on ADMIE privatization reached

14.12. – Cheniere in talks with Greek energy officials

17.12. – Gas consumption significantly decreased in 2014



02.12. – Fogaz to take over 600,000 customers of E.ON

04.12. – Lukoil brand to expand in retail fuel market

04.12. – Exploration block awarded to Bankers Petroleum

08.12. – New interconnections between Hungary and Slovakia

08.12. – NPP Paks to switch to 15-month fuel cycle



05.12. – HPP Spilje almost completed annual production plan

07.12. – Electricity generation in November

10.12. – Transmission line between Macedonia and Albania to be built

10.12. – Energy consumption will increase by 4 % in 2016

11.12. – Macedonia and Albania continue energy cooperation

14.12. – TPP Bitola is the largest electricity producer in the country

14.12. – Turkish company interested in the gasification of Skopje

16.12. – New gas transmission fees to be approved



02.12. – Allowed income for 2016 lesser than requested

03.12. – Electricity prices for households 0.8 % lower in 2016

04.12. – Possible acquisition of Montenegrin energy companies

09.12. – Cheaper electricity for households

12.12. – Energy balance for 2016 adopted

13.12. – Average November electricity bill at 33 euros

14.12. – Czech Exim Bank wants EPCG to invest in second unit at TPP Pljevlja



02.12. – Romania risks cancellation of EU funded energy projects

03.12. – Annual mandatory quota of RES in 2016 at 12.15 %

03.12. – Lukoil reported losses of 371 million dollars in drilling operations

03.12. – Hidroelectrica can export electricity to Hungary

04.12. – Green energy contributions will remain the same in 2016

04.12. – Over 1,800 employees left Hidroelectrica in the past 3 years

07.12. – Romania loses 3 billion euros from carbon emissions trading

07.12. – Smaller 2016 budget for the Ministry of Energy

08.12. – Fuel for electricity generation during winter costs 1 billion euros

08.12. – EC Oltenia General Director dismissed

09.12. – Two solar plants to be built in 2016

09.12. – Info on gas transiting Romania made public

11.12. – New Nexans lines to increase wind power potential in Romania

11.12. – Transelectrica certified as transport operator of electricity grid

12.12. – Primary energy resources increased by 3.1 %

15.12. – Electricity bills lower by 4-5 % as of 1 January

15.12. – RADET to convert its TPP to cogeneration plant
15.12. –
CEFC to acquire 51 % of KMG International

15.12. – Hidroelectrica invests 1.7 million euros in IT system

15.12. – Possible increase of green certificates quota

17.12. – Energy resources to increase by 1.6 % in 2016

17.12. – Investment in Black Sea oil perimeters reached 1 billion dollars in 2015

17.12. – SOCAR Petroleum plans to obtain a loan



02.12. – TPP Morava back online after overhaul

04.12. – Kolubara coalmine produced 28.5 million tons of coal in 2015

04.12. – Serbia to clear its debt to Gazprom

08.12. – EBRD will not acquire a share in EPS

17.12. – Slovenian Geoplin opened a subsidiary in Serbia



03.12. – Problems with TPP Sostanj 6

11.12. – Petrol estimates lower revenues, but higher profit in 2016

15.12. – NPP Krsko production in November



02.12. – Qatar as an alternative for Russian gas imports

03.12. – Russia suspended negotiations on TurkStream project

03.12. – Turkey and Azerbaijan to accelerate gas projects

04.12. – Turkey suspends TurkStream project as well

09.12. – Turkey increased natural gas imports in 2015

09.12. – Iranian gas supply normalized after technical difficulties

10.12. – Rosatom stopped works on NPP Akkuyu project

11.12. – Electricity bills could rise due to gas supply restrictions

12.12. – Turkey to cut gas dependency on Russia by 30 % by 2023

14.12. – There is no reason to stop the cooperation with Russia on NPP Akkuyu

17.12. – TurkStream project can continue if Turkey gets guarantees from the EU

17.12. – Qatar is ready to start exporting LNG to Turkey



 Power data  – Page 53

  • Commercial flows per interconnection
  • Production / consumption / export / flow for each border in SEE

Power exchanges  – Page 76

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 83

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for January 2016


Tenders – Page 85


Upcoming events – Page 90


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