EnergyNEWS March-1 2016

March-1 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 90 pages and 101 energy news article.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS March-1 2016:


  • Natural gas business in Serbia – page 6
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 11




02.03. – EU and US officials unhappy about new Russian gas pipeline proposal

05.03. – TAP awarded onshore construction contracts for Greek and Albanian sections

05.03. – Slovakia to build LNG terminal

09.03. – Majority of planned European gas infrastructure is not necessary

11.03. – Integration of European gas markets could save millions of euros

15.03. – Health damages from coal-fired TPPs amount to 8.5 billion euros

17.03. – NPP Mochovce projects speeding up
17.03. –
Ongoing preparations for Poland-Slovakia gas interconnection



02.03. – TAP could revive TPP Vlore

05.03. – Bankers Petroleum lowered reserves estimate by 3 %

07.03. – GBC Oil bought TransAtlantic’s assets in Albania

16.03. – Revenues of Bankers Petroleum halved in 2015


Bosnia and Herzegovina

03.03. – RiTE Ugljevik produced over 1.7 million MWh of electricity in 2015

05.03. – Over 160 million euros to be invested in coalmines

05.03. – Elektrokrajina increased revenues and investments in 2015

07.03. – Total interested in oil and gas exploration in FBiH

09.03. – Brod refinery achieved profit in 2015

09.03. – Construction of Podvelezje wind farm to start soon

09.03. – Negotiations with the Chinese on unit 7 at TPP Tuzla continued

11.03. – Report on coalmine and TPP Bugojno project

12.03. – Electricity price hike in RS almost certain

14.03. – Decision on electricity price hike has not been adopted

17.03. – EPBiH achieved net profit of 1.84 million euros in 2015

17.03. – TPP Gacko temporarily taken offline

17.03. – KfW Bank to finance Hrgud wind farm project



03.03. – Bulgartransgaz completed modernization of Lozenets compressor station

07.03. – Diversification is the main priority in natural gas sector

09.03. – Inspection of TPP Maritsa East-2 security company ordered

09.03. – BEH selects best offer for its 650 million euros loan

09.03. – Iran and Bulgaria discuss possible gas deliveries

10.03. – Russia claims that Bulgaria is seeking new South Stream talks

11.03. – Foreign Ministry denies Russian South Stream claims

11.03. – Bulgargaz proposes gas price reduction by 23 % for Q2

15.03. – Reactors at NPP Kozloduy among the most unsafe in the EU

15.03. – EC looking into possible gas supply abuse in Bulgaria

17.03. – South Stream talks could be renewed



02.03. – Croatia will build FSRU terminal on Krk Island

03.03. – First Croatian geothermal power plant operational in early 2017

05.03. – EIB to provide 339 million euros loan for LNG terminal

07.03. – Electricity bills could rise by 4 euros by the end of the year

10.03. – First month of trading on CROPEX

10.03. – INA stopped supplying gas to Petrokemija

11.03. – Gas prices to be reduced by 15-20 % as of 1 April

11.03. – Plinacro expects gas transport to treble by 2025

14.03. – HEP to invest more than 460 million euros in HPPs reconstruction



02.03. – Greece-Cyprus underwater cable route mapped

03.03. – EC approved Greece-TAP agreement for gas pipeline

10.03. – DEPA to further cut gas prices

14.03. – Greece could become regional gas hub

17.03. – EPA Attiki lowers gas prices by 6 % in March



16.03. – MET Group expands its portfolio with LNG trading



03.03. – Electricity imports are rising in the past decade

05.03. – Electricity generation in February
07.03. –
HPP Spilje produced 51 million kWh in the first two months of 2016

07.03. – OKTA refinery achieved good financial results in 2015

16.03. – Thirteen companies in race for the construction of Skopje-Gostivar gas pipeline



05.03. – Power exchanges will increase competition in wholesale market

11.03. – Average February electricity bill at 35.2 euros

11.03. – EPCG invited to participate in CROPEX and SEEPEX

17.03. – Public hearing on concessions for SHPPs



02.03. – Gas demand in March estimated at 13.207 million MWh

03.03. – Nuclearelectrica expects lower profits in 2016

03.03. – 30 % of RES projects risk insolvency or bankruptcy

03.03. – Hidroelectrica to invest in protection measures at HPP Iron Gates I

05.03. – Petrobrazi refinery to shut down for maintenance

05.03. – Romania interested to buy natural gas from Iran

07.03. – ANRE to suggest early gas market liberalization

07.03. – Electrica to invest 715 million euros in the next three years

07.03. – Transelectrica to retrofit all its power stations in 10 years

08.03. – Nuclear energy is clean and cheap

08.03. – Romania exported 360 million euros worth of electricity in 2015

08.03. – ArcelorMittal plans to sue the Government

09.03. – Hidroelectrica’s IPO stake could rise to 25 %

10.03. – Enel offers subscriptions for energy consumers

11.03. – Report on energy resources in January 2016

11.03. – Imported Russian gas still more expensive than domestic gas

11.03. – Ministry of Energy seeks private managers for three state-owned companies

11.03. – Installed capacity in RES increased in January 2016

14.03. – Electrica’s Board revoked the company’s CEO

14.03. – Only 987 green certificates traded in the first two months of 2016

14.03. – Transelectrica has to collect 11.6 million euros of debt

14.03. – OMV Petrom to sell one million MWh of gas through OPCOM

16.03. – NIS and Moesia request exploration period extension

17.03. – CEZ Romania income dropped in 2015

17.03. – Gas consumption dropped by 4.5 % in 2015

17.03. – Electrica to pay 65 million euros in dividends



07.03. – General Director of EPS dismissed

07.03. – Czech Vision Group to build wind farm near Zajecar
08.03. –
Srbijagas and EMS achieved profit in 2015

10.03. – EPS achieved 20.2 million euros profit in 2015

11.03. – Srbijagas is not losing its customers

11.03. – Up to 500 MW in wind farms to be built in Serbia

14.03. – Kolubara excavated 5.41 million tons of coal in 2016

14.03. – NIS to build new gas storage in Srpski Itebej

15.03. – Acting Director of EPS appointed



11.03. – Petrol recorded lower revenues, but increased profits in 2015

14.03. – NPP Krsko production in February



03.03. – Turkish companies may go to arbitration over Russian gas supply cut

05.03. – Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline to resume operation within days

05.03. – Iran could supply natural gas to Turkey via TANAP

14.03. – Iraq stopped crude oil deliveries from Kirkuk to Turkey



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