EnergyNEWS May-2 2015

May-2 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 93 pages and 107 energy news articles.

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  • Wind generation projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 12


[Region, 18.05.] Naftogaz paid another 32 million dollars advance for Russian gas

[Region, 18.05.] Gazprom proposal for dividend payout

[Region, 19.05.] Gazprom announced start of construction of Turkish Stream

[Region, 21.05.] Italy sets start date for TAP project

[Region, 22.05.] Gas interconnection agreement to be signed

[Region, 22.05.] Gazprom to start Turkish Stream construction without necessary permits

[Region, 23.05.] Europe could not operate without the Russian gas

[Region, 23.05.] EU supported Southern Gas Corridor

[Region, 23.05.] Ukraine requested lower price of Russian gas to the end of 2015

[Region, 25.05.] Tender for new unit at NPP Dukovany by the end of 2016

[Region, 26.05.] Chevron wants to revive Transbalkan oil pipeline project

[Region, 29.05.] Russian gas exports to Europe will grow in the next 15 years


[Albania, 19.05.] 23 wholesale oil licenses revoked

[Albania, 22.05.] Explosions had no impact on the environment


[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 18.05.] Petroleum products import rises in the first quarter

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 19.05.] Sarajevogas debt should be halved by next season

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 21.05.] DERK approved new electricity market rules

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22.05.] Optima Group denies withdrawal from BiH market

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25.05.] TPP Ugljevik is back online after overhaul

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25.05.] Elektroprijenos’ new tariff will not increase electricity price end consumers

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25.05.] BiH seeks link to the Southern Gas Corridor

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27.05.] Chinese Dongfang interested in new unit at TPP Gacko

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 29.05.] Electricity production in March dropped by 2.2 %

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 29.05.] Loss of Brod refinery in the first quarter of 2015

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 29.05.] RS will adopt new law on electricity

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 29.05.] Commissioning of HPP Mesici-Nova

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30.05.] Jadran Naftagas to explore oil in RS until 2019


[Bulgaria, 18.05.] Electricity producers cut their output

[Bulgaria, 18.05.] Electricity price increase is necessary, but should be gradual

[Bulgaria, 19.05.] Lukoil opens heavy oil residue hydrocracking plant

[Bulgaria, 19.05.] CEZ fined for abuse of dominant position

[Bulgaria, 19.05.] Heating utility found guilty of the abuse of dominant position

[Bulgaria, 20.05.] Bulgaria may be connected to Turkish Stream

[Bulgaria, 20.05.] Implementation of energy efficiency procedures is quite advanced

[Bulgaria, 22.05.] TPP Maritsa Iztok 2 reported a loss in 2014

[Bulgaria, 22.05.] Bulgarian Construction Chamber backs CEZ’ installations modernization

[Bulgaria, 22.05.] Parliamentary Energy Committee pessimistic about Turkish Stream

[Bulgaria, 26.05.] Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector delayed by technicalities

[Bulgaria, 27.05.] OMV plans to transport Romanian gas via Bulgaria

[Bulgaria, 27.05.] Lukoil manipulating Bulgarian oil and fuel prices

[Bulgaria, 29.05.] KEVR proposed 2 % electricity price rise from 1 July

[Bulgaria, 29.05.] Market liberalization in the beginning of 2016

[Bulgaria, 29.05.] Electricity and natural gas production in March


[Croatia, 18.05.] Modernization of Rijeka refinery still uncertain

[Croatia, 21.05.] HEP wants to collect debt from Serbian EPS

[Croatia, 21.05.] Slight decline of electricity prices in guaranteed supply

[Croatia, 25.05.] HEP is not ready for IPO

[Croatia, 27.05.] Electricity cheaper, natural gas more expensive

[Croatia, 28.05.] Croatia will not give up hydrocarbons explorations in the Adriatic

[Croatia, 29.05.] HEP-RWE cooperation in TPP Plomin 2 ended

[Croatia, 29.05.] HEP Opskrba won tender for electricity supply to Zadar


[Greece, 22.05.] EU to back Greek energy investments

[Greece, 23.05.] TAP implementation in Greece according to schedule

[Greece, 28.05.] Energean’s plans for strategic partnerships on hold

[Greece, 29.05.] Hellenic Petroleum reported 55 million euros net profit in Q1

[Greece, 29.05.] Terna Energy increased profit in the first quarter


[Hungary, 18.05.] Preparatory works will account for 10 % of NPP Paks expansion

[Hungary, 19.05.] MOL discovered new commercial gas deposit in Pakistan

[Hungary, 22.05.] Overcharged Fogaz customers will be compensated

[Hungary, 26.05.] Rosatom opens office in Hungary

[Hungary, 27.05.] Hungary and China signed nuclear energy agreement

[Hungary, 28.05.] MVM reported 30 % higher revenues in 2014

[Hungary, 29.05.] State could take over regional distributors Emasz and Elmu


[Macedonia, 27.05.] Link to Turkish Stream after the agreement between EU and Russia


[Montenegro, 22.05.] Agreement for TPP Pljevlja will be defined by the end of June

[Montenegro, 29.05.] The Government will not favor any company on hydrocarbons tender


[Romania, 18.05.] Transelectrica’s profit down in the first quarter

[Romania, 18.05.] OMV Petrom reported lower profit

[Romania, 18.05.] Electricity exports increased in the first quarter

[Romania, 19.05.] Gas market issue is not yet solved

[Romania, 20.05.] Deal with Chinese on NPP Cernavoda could be closed by the end of 2015

[Romania, 20.05.] Ukraine wants to import natural gas from Romania

[Romania, 20.05.] EC Oltenia reported a loss of 175 million euros in 2014

[Romania, 20.05.] Romania does not have clear energy strategy

[Romania, 21.05.] OMV Petrom gets 1 billion euros credit line

[Romania, 21.05.] Electricity resources rose by 5.1 % in Q1

[Romania, 22.05.] Romgaz plans 290 million euros investments in 2015

[Romania, 22.05.] Higher interest in mining and hydrocarbons concessions

[Romania, 22.05.] Romania to invest in interconnections with Moldova

[Romania, 25.05.] New system of taxation of oil resources

[Romania, 26.05.] E.On plans 90 million euros of investments in 2015

[Romania, 26.05.] Petrom made 5.8 billion euros profit since privatization

[Romania, 27.05.] Hidroelectrica remains insolvent despite profit

[Romania, 28.05.] Electricity prices among highest in the EU

[Romania, 28.05.] Government to cover compensatory payments for the laid off workers


[Serbia, 18.05.] French Atos won smart meters tender

[Serbia, 20.05.] Minister Antic signed the Energy Charter

[Serbia, 21.05.] NIS proposed dividend of 0.39 euros per share

[Serbia, 22.05.] TPP Kostolac to invest in its own port

[Serbia, 25.05.] Construction of unit B3 at TPP Kostolac to start in the second half of 2015

[Serbia, 25.05.] Cheaper natural gas from 1 July

[Serbia, 26.05.] The Government will not give up the concept of reorganization of EPS

[Serbia, 27.05.] AERS temporarily revoked several petroleum products trade licenses

[Serbia, 28.05.] Gazprom will secure cheaper gas for Azotara

[Serbia, 28.05.] Serbia is ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas

[Serbia, 29.05.] EPS annexed seven companies


[Slovenia, 18.05.] NPP Krsko overhaul finished

[Slovenia, 20.05.] Unit 2 in NPP Krsko could be more expensive than planned

[Slovenia, 20.05.] Slovenia is increasing levy for the renewable energy


[Turkey, 18.05.] Oil deliveries from Northern Iraq reached 650,000 barrels

[Turkey, 20.05.] Turkey will not take part in the construction of Turkish Stream

[Turkey, 21.05.] Negotiations with Azerbaijan on hydrocarbons exploration

[Turkey, 22.05.] Dogan Holding to bid for Total’s assets in Turkey

[Turkey, 27.05.] TANAP construction progressing ahead of schedule

[Turkey, 27.05.] Limak secured a loan for TPP Hamitabat modernization

[Turkey, 27.05.] Petrol Ofisi barred from public tenders

[Turkey, 28.05.] Gazprom has not yet applied for license


Power data  – Page 54

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

Power exchanges  – Page 77

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 84

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for June 2014 – Page 61


Tenders – Page 87


Upcoming events – Page 91


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