EnergyNEWS April-2 2015

April-2 2015 edition ofBalkan Energy NEWS publication, with 96 pages and 116 energy news articles.

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  • Influence of temperatures on electricity consumption in SEE – page 6
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 23


[Region, 17.04.] EC: Europe has no alternative for gas supply via Ukraine

[Region, 20.04.] Ukraine paid for Russian gas in advance

[Region, 20.04.] EU prepares antitrust lawsuit against Gazprom

[Region, 21.04.] Slovenske Elektrarne seeks reparations for HPP Gabcikovo

[Region, 22.04.] EU files charges for abuse of dominant position against Gazprom

[Region, 23.04.] Gazprom will stop gas deliveries if EU blocks Turkish Stream project

[Region, 23.04.] CEZ uncertain on Slovenske Elektrarne takeover

[Region, 24.04.] Russia hopes for a compromise in a case against Gazprom

[Region, 24.04.] Gas agreement between Poland and Czech Republic

[Region, 27.04.] Russian oil deliveries to Europe interrupted

[Region, 29.04.] Gazprom’s profit drops in 2014

[Region, 01.05.] SOCAR becomes commercial operator of the South Caucasus gas pipeline


[Albania, 18.04.] Pressure on Bankers Petroleum is too high

[Albania, 20.04.] Albania to connect its energy system with Kosovo

[Albania, 22.04.] Unification of electricity prices gave results

[Albania, 27.04.] Smart electricity meters in all Albanian households by the end of 2016

[Albania, 28.04.] First contracts for the construction of TAP awarded


[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17.04.] Energy Summit: Energy sector is a chance for country’s economy recovery

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17.04.] ERS earned 40.5 million euros on surplus electricity sales

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20.04.] RS wants connection to extended Turkish Stream pipeline

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20.04.] EP HZHB made profit in the first three months of 2015

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22.04.] Electricity prices could rise again

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22.04.] Wind farm Podvelezje tender in preparation

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24.04.] Electricity price for households increased in 2014, gas price unchanged

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24.04.] BiH in top 10 countries in the world in electricity production from renewables

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24.04.] New open pit mine at TPP Gacko to avoid plant’s shutdown

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27.04.] Electricity exports in the first quarter amounted to 53.6 million euros

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27.04.] RS Government paid 5 million euros to ERS

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27.04.] EPBiH prepares to invest 1 billion euros

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27.04.] 80 million euros invested in RiTE Ugljevik

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28.04.] Brod refinery owes 303.5 million euros to related parties

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30.04.] ERS achieved 341.5 million euros in revenues in 2014

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30.04.] Aluminij had debt of 109.3 million euros at the end of 2014

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 02.05.] Croatia to explain its intentions for radioactive waste storage in Dvor na Uni.


[Bulgaria, 20.04.] Tender for oil and gas exploration in two Black Sea blocks

[Bulgaria, 21.04.] Bulgarian and Romanian PMs to talk about Vertical Gas Corridor

[Bulgaria, 23.04.] Local production could bring lower gas prices

[Bulgaria, 23.04.] Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector construction to begin in March 2016

[Bulgaria, 24.04.] Bulgaria will contract foreign operator to organize its electricity exchange

[Bulgaria, 24.04.] Bulgaria and Romania sign joint declaration on energy cooperation

[Bulgaria, 27.04.] Overgas merges five gas distribution companies

[Bulgaria, 29.04.] Turkish Ambassador blames Bulgaria for gas interconnection delay


[Croatia, 17.04.] Contract for new biomass CHPP in Sisak signed

[Croatia, 17.04.] Opposition parties seek parliamentary debate on the hydrocarbons exploration in the Adriatic

[Croatia, 18.04.] Vrdoljak: Still no decision on IPO of shares in HEP

[Croatia, 21.04.] The biggest petrol price hike so far

[Croatia, 22.04.] HEP won public tender for Ljubljana electricity supply

[Croatia, 25.04.] Activities on IAP project are intensifying

[Croatia, 29.04.] JANAF’s net profit raised by 52.3 %

[Croatia, 30.04.] INA’s net profit in the first quarter drops significantly

[Croatia, 30.04.] EC requires integration of energy efficiency directive into national legislation

[Croatia, 02.05.] Allegations of interpellations related to oil and gas exploration in the Adriatic are rejected


[Greece, 19.04.] No agreement with Russia on advance for future gas transit

[Greece, 21.04.] Miller to discuss Turkish Stream extension to Greece

[Greece, 22.04.] Russian gas for Europe will flow through Greece

[Greece, 23.04.] USA to counter Gazprom’s pipeline construction offer

[Greece, 24.04.] DEPA announced the launch of IGB pipeline for 2018

[Greece, 27.04.] Crete interconnection with mainland could be funded by EFSI

[Greece, 28.04.] Advance of 3 billion euros for Turkish Stream

[Greece, 02.05.] PPC imports electricity to cover domestic consumption


[Hungary, 20.04.] Shale gas will not be exploited for now

[Hungary, 21.04.] Euratom approves fuel deal for NPP Paks

[Hungary, 21.04.] No cheap state gas in Hungary

[Hungary, 22.04.] ENKSZ to enter electricity market by 2016

[Hungary, 23.04.] Two-thirds of NPP Paks expansion could be done by local contractors

[Hungary, 23.04.] Azeri natural gas to arrive in Europe

[Hungary, 24.04.] MOL purchased Norwegian oil company

[Hungary, 27.04.] E.ON to stop supplying natural gas to households

[Hungary, 28.04.] Local consortium won tender for NPP Paks preliminary core drilling

[Hungary, 29.04.] Magyar Foldgaztarolo begins stockpiling gas reserves


[Macedonia, 27.04.] EC requests Macedonia to liberalize electricity market

[Macedonia, 30.04.] HPP Spilje produced 40 % more electricity than planned


[Montenegro, 20.04.] Realistic prospects of oil exploitation in the Adriatic

[Montenegro, 21.04.] Construction of Lastva substation has started

[Montenegro, 25.04.] Overhaul at TPP Pljevlja

[Montenegro, 25.04.] EPCG earned 35 million euros from electricity exports in 2014

[Montenegro, 29.04.] State will remain majority owner of EPCG

[Montenegro, 01.05.] Evaluation Commission finds Skoda Praha offer as most favorable

[Montenegro, 02.05.] CGES’ profits dropped 2.4 times


[Romania, 17.04.] Corpad invests 9 million euros in small HPPs

[Romania, 20.04.] Hidroelectrica made profit in the first quarter

[Romania, 20.04.] Oil and mining royalties rose by 11 %

[Romania, 21.04.] EC approved state aid to Energy Complex Hunedoara

[Romania, 22.04.] OMV Petrom is trying to secure 1 billion euros loan

[Romania, 22.04.] Winstar to start natural gas exploitation in Satu Mare

[Romania, 23.04.] Lukoil made first million euros from solar projects

[Romania, 24.04.] Gas price for households to be increased in summer

[Romania, 24.04.] KMG International gets 360 million dollars loan

[Romania, 24.04.] OMV Petrom increased oil and gas production

[Romania, 29.04.] OMV Petrom pays lower dividend for 2014

[Romania, 29.04.] 36 hydrocarbons blocks for lease in 2015

[Romania, 29.04.] State asks for Electrica’s investment plan revision

[Romania, 30.04.] ANAF seized Petrotel refinery assets


[Serbia, 17.04.] EPS starts merger of companies

[Serbia, 17.04.] Still no decision on electricity price rise

[Serbia, 20.04.] Biomass based power plant could be built in Krusevac

[Serbia, 23.04.] Tender for project documentation for Kostolac wind farm

[Serbia, 23.04.] Elicio NV took over wind farm projects from Electrawinds

[Serbia, 25.04.] Serbia will sign International Energy Charter in May

[Serbia, 27.04.] New open pit mine in Kolubara scheduled for next year

[Serbia, 27.04.] EPS could purchase stake at EPCG or ERS

[Serbia, 27.04.] TENT Unit B1 reconnected to the grid, Unit B2 shutdown for overhaul

[Serbia, 30.04.] EPS repealed 43 directorships

[Serbia, 01.05.] Electricity price will not rise by the end of June


[Slovenia, 17.04.] Slovenia is for joint nuclear waste storage

[Slovenia, 22.04.] Slovenia could withhold approval for hydrocarbons exploration in the Adriatic

[Slovenia, 24.04.] Petrol adopted increased dividend


[Turkey, 20.04.] EU will strengthen support to TANAP project

[Turkey, 22.04.] E.ON could float Turkish electricity producer Enerjisa

[Turkey, 24.04.] Total considers sale of its retail unit

[Turkey, 24.04.] Iranian energy sector offers 30 billion dollars investment opportunities

[Turkey, 29.04.] OMV suspends operation in Turkey

[Turkey, 29.04.] Kurdish Regional Government will raise oil exports to Turkey

[Turkey, 29.04.] Turkey can increase purchases of Azeri gas by 2026

[Turkey, 30.04.] Turkish energy stock market to be launched next week

[Turkey, 01.05.] SOCAR is not interested in buying Total’s assets in Turkey


Power data  – Page 61

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

Power exchanges  – Page 82

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 89

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for April 2014 – Page 61


Tenders – Page 91


Upcoming events – Page 95


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