EnergyNEWS April-1 2016

April-1 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 117 pages and 98 energy news article.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS April-1 2016:



  • Electricity market in Kosovo – How does it work? – page 9
  • SEE Power Sector Statistics 2011 – 2016 – page 13
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 18



01.04. – Nord Stream 2 pipeline could supply gas to Balkan

01.04. – Ukraine stopped gas purchases from Gazprom

04.04 – Asset exchange between Gazprom and OMV

06.04. – EC concerned about Nord Stream 2 project

11.04. – United States support Israeli gas deliveries to Europe

15.04. – TAP awarded offshore construction contract to Saipem



04.04 – 6.5 million euros invested in HPP Fierza

06.04. – Bankers’ oil output decreased in Q1 2016

12.04. – OST published tender for consulting services for Albania-Macedonia transmission line construction

14.04. – TAP AG is the first TSO certified under Third Energy Package


Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.04. – 707 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in February

02.04. – RiTE Ugljevik production above planned in the first three months of 2016

05.04 – BH-Gas proposed gas price reduction of 9.1 %

07.04. – Electricity production in FBiH decreased in 2016

08.04. – EP HZHB to enter CROPEX

11.04. – IVICOM Consulting to build wind farm in USK

12.04. – Council of Ministers gave support for TPP Tuzla unit 7 project

12.04. – Coalmines in FBiH increased production
14.04. –
RMU Banovici recorded lower revenues and profit in 2015

15.04. – Siemens Croatia to deliver equipment for Mesihovina wind farm

16.04. – Nestro Petrol to invest in mini petrol stations



01.04. – Lukoil Bulgaria could be fined for air pollution

01.04. – Six companies submitted offers for Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection capacity

04.04 – Production and deliveries of energy products in January

04.04 – BEH close to obtaining 650 million euros loan

04.04 – Still no final ruling on NPP Belene arbitration

06.04. – KEVR proposed higher electricity theft penalties

06.04. – CPC raids offices of Lukoil and Rompetrol

07.04. – Overgas sues Gazprom over gas supply interruption

07.04. – Agreement on the construction of the last section of Bulgaria-Romania gas interconnection signed

09.04. – Unit 5 at NPP Kozloduy taken offline for regular maintenance

09.04. – Bulgarian gas hub project is not on Russia’s agenda

11.04. – Upgraded Strandzha gas compressor station put into operation

13.04. – Bulgaria increased capital in the company involved in cancelled oil pipeline project

15.04. – Bulgaria seeks Chinese investments in its nuclear sector

15.04. – Energy future is not in large-scale projects



01.04. – PPD’s profit in 2015 almost doubled

05.04 – RES sector to focus on biomass rather than wind and solar power

08.04. – Over 2.6 GWh of electricity traded on CROPEX on 6 April

08.04. – Interest in LNG terminal diminishes

08.04. – Vis Viva project presented

11.04. – Sisacko-moslavacka County to build solar power plant

13.04. – Modernized center for the management of HPPs on Drava river commissioned

13.04. – Pre-qualification tender for new CHPP unit in Zagreb

13.04. – Croatia to resume talks with MOL after the arbitration

14.04. – Croatia to complete floating LNG terminal by 2018

15.04. – New energy strategy by the end of 2016



01.04. – Gas network to be expanded to 17 cities

05.04 – Two tenders for 50 MW photovoltaic installations to be held in June

11.04. – Electricity VAT increase would devastate PPC

13.04. – 25 % of DESFA’s shares may be offered to the European operator

15.04. – Another US company interested in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal



01.04. – Hungarian-US energy cooperation
05.04 –
MVM appoints new CEO

08.04. – EC approved MOL’s acquisition of Eni petrol stations in Hungary and Slovenia

14.04. – MOL’s shareholders approved 176 million euros dividend payout



05.04 – Electricity generation in March

11.04. – 217,332 MWh of electricity produced by wind farms in last 2 years

11.04. – 110 kV transmission line Skopje-Tetovo under construction



01.04. – CGES achieved three times lower profit in 2015

01.04. – Jugopetrol recorded 4.93 million euros profit in 2015

02.04. – Agreement on second unit at TPP Pljevlja expected in 15 days

06.04. – EPCG recorded 3.2 times lower profits in 2015

09.04. – Contract with Skoda Praha to be signed in 2-3 weeks
12.04. –
Electricity distribution to be separated from EPCG

13.04. – Average March electricity bill at 35.85 euros

15.04. – Profit of Pljevlja coalmine doubled in 2015

15.04. – HEP could invest in TPP Pljevlja



01.04. – Over 100,000 households are not connected to electricity and gas networks

01.04. – Hidroelectrica could exit insolvency this spring

05.04 – Lukoil invested 343 million euros in Black Sea hydrocarbons exploration

05.04 – Hidroelectrica to sell 20 SHPPs at a discount
07.04. –
Engie Romania recorded lower profit in 2015

07.04. – NIS Petrol resumed drilling in Western Romania

07.04. – Spanish Repsol invested 14.6 million euros in oil exploration in Romania

08.04. – State requests higher dividends from Transgaz

08.04. – Electricity consumers wait 182 days to be connected to power grid

11.04. – RCS & RDS sued the Government, ANRE, Enel and Electrica

11.04. – Romania does not need new electricity production facilities

12.04. – Electricity consumption increased by 5.8 % in the first two months of 2016

12.04. – Coal energy to provide over 20 % of Romania’s consumption in next 20-30 years

13.04. – Oil consumption increased by 4 % in 2015

13.04. – Coal to remain in Romania’s energy mix

14.04. – Fondul Proprietatea wants higher dividends from Nuclearelectrica

14.04. – Lukoil’s Lira deposit has 32 billion cubic meters of gas

15.04. – Wind farms temporarily covered almost a quarter of Romanian electricity production



04.04 – Annual overhaul of TPP Kolubara started

05.04 – Kolubara coalmines fulfilled its quarterly production plan

06.04. – HPP Bajina Basta achieved record production in March

07.04. – Serbia still heavily dependent on oil and gas imports

08.04. – No electricity price hike planned in 2016

13.04. – EPS commissioned new substation in Ljig



06.04. – Slovenia placed second in the EU by investments in smart power grids

15.04. – NPP Krsko production in March



05.04 – Sabanci to sell its stake in Enerjisa before the IPO

07.04. – Turkish companies to form a consortium for the transit of Israeli gas

14.04. – Gazprom and Turkish private gas companies agreed on gas discount

16.04. – Demiroren acquired Total’s petrol stations


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