EnergyNEWS October-1 2015

October-1 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 95 pages and 101 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS October-1 2015:


  • Large generation projects in Balkans: under-construction and high probability – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 15



[Region, 02.10.] Naftogaz loses dominant position

[Region, 03.10.] Gazprom increased gas exports outside the CIS by 23 %

[Region, 06.10.] TAP project progressing according to schedule

[Region, 12.10.] Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine has started

[Region, 13.10.] Swinoujscie LNG terminal put into operation


[Albania, 02.10.] Bankers Petroleum sues Tax Department

[Albania, 07.10.] Majority of foreign investments in oil and gas sector

[Albania, 08.10.] Environmental organizations demand hydropower moratorium

[Albania, 09.10.] Bankers Petroleum decreased production by 2 % in third quarter

[Albania, 13.10.] Privatization of Albpetrol is expected in 2016


[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 02.10.] Federal Government discussed hydrocarbons exploration

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 03.10.] Electricity production at TPP Gacko slightly above planned

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 05.10.] Further delays for Trusina wind farm

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 06.10.] EPBiH will invest 4.7 million euros in coalmines

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 06.10.] Federal Government approved natural gas price reduction

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 08.10.] EP HZHB achieved profit in the first half of 2015

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 09.10.] Stable heating season in BiH

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10.10.] INA interested in hydrocarbons exploration in BiH


[Bulgaria, 02.10.] 6.6 billion dollars needed for NPP Kozloduy expansion

[Bulgaria, 06.10.] Giurgiu-Ruse gas pipeline contractor could be selected in December

[Bulgaria, 06.10.] Dobrich-Silistra gas pipeline completed

[Bulgaria, 08.10.] EC to decide on PPAs with US-owned power plants

[Bulgaria, 10.10.] Bulgaria is not planning to nationalize US-owned TPPs

[Bulgaria, 12.10.] Westinghouse should return, but under new conditions

[Bulgaria, 13.10.] Government approved Shell’s hydrocarbons exploration concession

[Bulgaria, 14.10.] Revitalized gas compressor station put into operation

[Bulgaria, 15.10.] There will be no price caps for US-owned power plants


[Croatia, 06.10.] Moody’s confirmed HEP’s credit rating

[Croatia, 07.10.] Increase of green energy fee for households is necessary

[Croatia, 09.10.] Deadline for the expression of interest in LNG terminal construction extended

[Croatia, 12.10.] HEP offers early redemption of bonds

[Croatia, 13.10.] New rules for balancing the gas transport network postponed

[Croatia, 13.10.] United States strongly supports Croatian LNG terminal


[Greece, 07.10.] Heating oil prices expected to drop this winter

[Greece, 14.10.] United States pressures Greece to build gas interconnection with Bulgaria


[Hungary, 06.10.] Amendments on retail electricity clients transfer approved

[Hungary, 09.10.] More than 3 billion cubic meters of gas in underground storages

[Hungary, 14.10.] Competition Office approved the purchase of district heating plant

[Hungary, 14.10.] Matrai Eromu opened new solar power plant


[Macedonia, 09.10.] Electricity generation in September


[Montenegro, 02.10.] Skoda Praha ready for the construction of second unit at TPP Pljevlja

[Montenegro, 06.10.] Negotiations on EPCG will be completed in 15 days

[Montenegro, 09.10.] Profitability of second unit at TPP Pljevlja is not in question

[Montenegro, 10.10.] Average September electricity bill at 30.66 euros

[Montenegro, 12.10.] A2A is likely to remain in EPCG

[Montenegro, 14.10.] KAP dissatisfied with electricity prices

[Montenegro, 15.10.] A2A remains as a partner in EPCG


[Romania, 02.10.] The latest exploration perimeters did not produce expected results

[Romania, 02.10.] Epstein to invest 350 million dollars in oil terminal in Constanta

[Romania, 05.10.] Solar energy sector needs more support

[Romania, 05.10.] US investment funds interested in Hidroelectrica’s IPO

[Romania, 05.10.] Ageing infrastructure one of main problems in Romanian energy sector

[Romania, 06.10.] Construction of new units at NPP Cernavoda could start in 2 years

[Romania, 07.10.] Hidroelectrica to sell 31 small HPPs at a discount

[Romania, 07.10.] Romania retains the same level of renewable energy investments attractiveness

[Romania, 08.10.] 30 % of the household budget is spent on energy bills

[Romania, 08.10.] OMV Petrom to wait for oil prices increase before listing

[Romania, 09.10.] Moldovan gas pipeline connection to Romania to be built next year

[Romania, 10.10.] Petromidia refinery enters scheduled overhaul

[Romania, 12.10.] Hidroelectrica reported profit in the first nine months of 2015

[Romania, 12.10.] Romgaz completed Roman gas compression station

[Romania, 14.10.] Large gas deposits discovered in the Black Sea

[Romania, 15.10.] Primary energy resources increased by 3.9 %

[Romania, 15.10.] GSP opens a subsidiary in Nigeria

[Romania, 15.10.] 19 companies get green certificates exemptions

[Romania, 15.10.] Romania’s energy strategy could be finished in two weeks


[Serbia, 02.10.] Ongoing restructuring of EPS

[Serbia, 03.10.] Serbia is energetically stable

[Kosovo, 04.10.] KOSTT internationally recognized as a TSO

[Serbia, 06.10.] Small customers must choose supplier of electricity

[Serbia, 06.10.] EPS increased bills collection

[Serbia, 07.10.] First wind farm in Serbia will be operational by the end of year

[Serbia, 08.10.] Changes in EMS’ ATC monthly auction for November

[Serbia, 09.10.] Three small HPPs under construction
[Serbia, 12.10.]
MOL expects 50 % profit growth in Serbia

[Serbia, 13.10.] Revitalization of HPP Zvornik

[Serbia, 14.10.] First biomass power plant in Serbia to be built

[Serbia, 14.10.] NIS is still the most profitable company in Serbia

[Serbia, 15.10.] Serbia seeks money for gas interconnection with Bulgaria


[Slovenia, 06.10.] Energy taxes accounted for 77 % of environmental taxes

[Slovenia, 12.10.] Petrol in dispute with Government over the fraud with EU funds

[Slovenia, 15.10.] MOL to acquire Agip’s petrol stations in Slovenia


[Turkey, 03.10.] Agreement on TurkStream to be signed in early 2016

[Turkey, 05.10.] Stable natural gas deliveries from Russia

[Turkey, 06.10.] Gazprom halves the proposed capacity of Turkstream gas pipeline

[Turkey, 08.10.] French environmental lobbies demand withdrawal from coal projects in Turkey

[Turkey, 07.10.] KRG oil exports via Turkey increased by 31 % in September
[Turkey, 09.10.]
Gazprom declined Turkish request for additional gas deliveries

[Turkey, 10.10.] No uncertainties with NPP Akkuyu project

[Turkey, 14.10.] Foreign companies interested in the third Turkish NPP project



Power data  – Page 61

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

Power exchanges  – Page 84

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 88

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for November 2015


Tenders – Page 96


Upcoming events – Page 98


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