EnergyNEWS June-1 2015

June-1 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 89 pages and 113 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS June-1 2015:


  • HUPX Electricity price forecast for July – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 11


[Region, 02.06.] EU plans to secure three sources of gas for SEE

[Region, 02.06.] Azerbaijan supports Southern Gas Corridor

[Region, 03.06.] Slovakia proposed extension of Turkish Stream

[Region, 04.06.] Gazprom announced Turkish Stream construction start in June

[Region, 05.06.] Support for Ionian-Adriatic pipeline project

[Region, 08.06.] Ukraine continues natural gas imports from Hungary

[Region, 09.06.] Gazprom confirmed its intention to stop gas transit via Ukraine

[Region, 09.06.] Deadline extension for the response on market abuse charges

[Region, 09.06.] First line of TurkStream pipeline could cost 3.3 billion euros

[Region, 11.06.] Ukraine cuts Russian gas imports by half

[Region, 12.06.] OMV to revive Nabucco gas pipeline project

[Region, 15.06.] Ukraine plans to stop buying Russian gas

[Region, 16.06.] EU could withstand for six months without gas supply from Russia


[Albania, 12.06.] Foreign investments in hydrocarbons sector increased

[Albania, 16.06.] Electricity network losses amounted to 32.9 %


[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 01.06.] TPP Gacko back online after 2-day shutdown

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 01.06.] Annual overhaul of HPPs on Trebisnjica river started

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 02.06.] TPP Gacko 2 will be financed with own funds

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 03.06.] Arbitration still waits for the election of the third judge

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 06.06.] Oil exploration in RS continues

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 06.06.] EPBiH dividend payout

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 12.06.] Electricity price increase in the RS

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 12.06.] Sarajevogas still owes 30.5 million euros


[Bulgaria, 01.06.] NEK posted 12.8 million euros profit in Q1

[Bulgaria, 02.06.] Fines for energy distributors

[Bulgaria, 03.06.] Energo-Pro objects PCP’s fine

[Bulgaria, 03.06.] Tender for equipment replacement at NPP Kozloduy delayed

[Bulgaria, 04.06.] Modernization of units 5 and 6 at NPP Kozloduy

[Bulgaria, 07.06.] NPP Kozloduy to increase its revenues after the upgrade

[Bulgaria, 08.06.] Electricity price reduction will increase NEK’s debt

[Bulgaria, 08.06.] Electricity prices to rise by 2 % from 1 July

[Bulgaria, 08.06.] Energo-Pro files arbitration claims against Bulgaria

[Bulgaria, 09.06.] High interest in consulting services for Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnection

[Bulgaria, 11.06.] Construction of new unit at NPP Kozloduy would cost 5.3 billion dollars

[Bulgaria, 11.06.] Gas pipelines will not bypass Bulgaria

[Bulgaria, 12.06.] Electricity price increase far less than 20 %

[Bulgaria, 15.06.] PM Borisov to speed up gas interconnection with Greece

[Bulgaria, 16.06.] Bulgaria meets its renewable energy targets

[Bulgaria, 16.06.] Bulgargaz reported loss in the first quarter of 2015


[Croatia, 03.06.] Permits for mainland hydrocarbons exploration issued

[Croatia, 05.06.] CROPEX and Nord Poll Spot signed an agreement on cooperation

[Croatia, 05.06.] Croatia could earn 1.85 million euros a year from hydrocarbons exploitation

[Croatia, 06.06.] Gazprom left without concession for mainland hydrocarbons exploration

[Croatia, 05.06.] Second largest wind farm commissioned

[Croatia, 08.06.] Import of oil and petroleum products decreased significantly

[Croatia, 08.06.] Mittelenergy to build new biomass power plant in Sisak

[Croatia, 09.06.] State Attorney to register the state as owner of HEP’s hydro facilities

[Croatia, 10.06.] Gas transport tariffs increased

[Croatia, 12.06.] HEP’s Plomin port concession extended

[Croatia, 12.06.] INA confirmed dividend payout of 1.98 euros per share

[Croatia, 12.06.] The largest solar plant in Croatia under construction


[Greece, 02.06.] Price of Greek part of Turkish Stream is 2 billion dollars

[Greece, 05.06.] Greece concerned that TurkStream could bypass it

[Greece, 12.06.] Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection agreement to be signed in July

[Greece, 12.06.] Greece hopes to sign framework for gas pipeline

[Greece, 16.06.] Offshore hydrocarbons tender proceeding as planned


[Hungary, 01.06.] Prinzhorn to build new biomass power plant

[Hungary, 02.06.] Chinese company buys stake in Hungarian biorefinery

[Hungary, 03.06.] Rosatom satisfied with NPP Paks extension preparation

[Hungary, 05.06.] European Court ruled that MOL did not receive state aid

[Hungary, 08.06.] Fogaz submits only offer for takeover of gas customers

[Hungary, 08.06.] Matrai Eromu lays foundation stone of new solar power plant

[Hungary, 15.06.] Fogaz takes over E.ON and GDF Suez retail gas clients

[Hungary, 16.06.] Tigaz withdraws retail gas supply license

[Hungary, 08.06.] Work permit for Hungary-Slovakia gas interconnection issued


[Macedonia, 09.06.] Electricity generation in May

[Macedonia, 12.06.] Experts for urgent modernization of TPP Oslomej


[Montenegro, 01.06.] Small hydro power plant commissioned

[Montenegro, 03.06.] 109 million euros to be invested in small hydropower plants

[Montenegro, 04.06.] MIG to sell its stake in Jugopetrol

[Montenegro, 07.06.] EPCG’s shareholders meeting postponed

[Montenegro, 10.06.] Average May electricity bill at 29.5 euros


[Romania, 02.06.] 30 oil mainland oil fields for sale

[Romania, 02.06.] Romgaz and GDF Suez signed underground gas storage deal

[Romania, 03.06.] Dafora Medias filed for insolvency

[Romania, 04.06.] One reactor at NPP Cernavoda back online

[Romania, 04.06.] Market liberalization to increase gas price

[Romania, 04.06.] Government still plans Hidroelectrica’s IPO for this year

[Romania, 04.06.] MoU signed between Transgaz and Ukrtransgaz

[Romania, 05.06.] Rompetrol files for insolvency

[Romania, 09.06.] Competition Council wins lawsuits against companies charged for rigging the auctions

[Romania, 09.06.] Energy related companies top Romania’s highest earners

[Romania, 10.06.] Gas consumption decreased, number of consumers increased

[Romania, 10.06.] Electrica needs shareholders’ approval for further investment

[Romania, 10.06.] Government to sell part of its share in Rompetrol Rafinare

[Romania, 11.06.] Canadian company acquired two solar power plants

[Romania, 11.06.] Unit 1 of NPP Cernavoda disconnected

[Romania, 11.06.] Natural gas production increased in 2014

[Romania, 12.06.] Frequent legislative changes decreased renewables investments

[Romania, 12.06.] EC starts infringement procedure against Romania

[Romania, 12.06.] Hidroelectrica won all lawsuits filed by electricity traders

[Romania, 13.06.] Electricity consumption dropped in the first 4 months of 2015

[Romania, 16.06.] Repower withdrew from investing in renewables

[Romania, 16.06.] Sterling Resources sold Muridava offshore block to Petroceltic

[Romania, 16.06.] Hidroelectrica could be listed by May 2016

[Romania, 16.06.] Rompetrol Rafinare second largest Romanian exporter


[Serbia, 02.06.] Gas interconnection with Bulgaria by 2018

[Serbia, 09.06.] Decision on electricity price hike still not made

[Serbia, 10.06.] TPP Nikola Tesla unit B2 back online after overhaul

[Serbia, 10.06.] Gas through Bulgaria is top priority

[Serbia, 11.06.] 12 % electricity price rise from 1 August

[Kosovo, 12.06.] Energy production in the first quarter of 2015

[Serbia, 15.06.] None of planned 293 SHPPs has yet been built

[Serbia, 16.06.] NIS invested 9 million euros in Pancevo refinery


[Slovenia, 04.06.] NPP Krsko 1-day shutdown due to minor technical problems

[Slovenia, 08.06.] Slovenia considers deregulation of petroleum products market

[Slovenia, 10.06.] RWE aims 10 % of Slovenian retail market


[Turkey, 04.06.] NPP Akkuyu project can not be cancelled

[Turkey, 05.06.] TurkStream construction could start after Russia delivers location data

[Turkey, 09.06.] Statoil closes its Turkish office

[Turkey, 09.06.] Gazprom and BOTAS to agree on gas price by the end of June

[Turkey, 16.06.] Gazprom delivered detailed coordinates for TurkStream

[Turkey, 16.06.] SOCAR’s Star refinery will be operational by March 2018


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 July 2015


Tenders – Page 85


Upcoming events – Page 89


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