EnergyNEWS September-2 2015

July-1 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 110 pages and 101 energy news article.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS September-2 2015:


  • Analysis on availability and prices of cross border capacities in SEE, part 3 – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 25




[17.09.] No additional gas discount for Ukraine
[18.09.] Ukraine seeks 16 billion dollars from Gazprom for overpaid gas

[21.09.] Ukraine accumulated 15 bcm of gas in underground storages

[21.09.] Serbia and the Republic of Srpska to form Joint Energy Committee

[22.09.] Gazprom seeks of-the-court settlement in antitrust case

[24.09.] Russian draft proposal envisages 20 dollars gas discount for Ukraine

[26.09.] Ukraine to pay 230 dollars for 1,000 cubic meters of Russian gas

[29.09.] Gazprom urges the EU to continue talks in market abuse case




[18.09.] Bankers to select auditor in order to resolve tax dispute with state

[25.09.] Investments in distribution network in Tirana


Bosnia and Herzegovina

[17.09.] ERS was forced to buy electricity

[19.09.] EU to invest in electricity network

[21.09.] Shell may withdrew from hydrocarbons exploration

[23.09.] Energoinvest and Skoda Praha signed MoU

[23.09.] Proposal for 15 % natural gas price drop

[23.09.] Increase of electricity prices not requested in RS

[24.09.] Production at RiTE Gacko could be stopped

[25.09.] TPP Gacko will not be shut down

[28.09.] Shell officially withdrew from hydrocarbons exploration

[28.09.] Concession contract for the first wind farm in RS signed

[30.09.] Concession contract for HPPs on Vrbas river terminated

[01.10.] FBiH produced 754 GWh of electricity in August

[01.10.] Electricity prices could go up for 90 % of consumers in FBiH

[01.10.] RiTE Ugljevik exceeded planned production in September



[16.09.] Life extension of unit 5 at NPP Kozloduy may be delayed for a year

[17.09.] Fitch lowers BEH’s rating to BB-

[17.09.] Business representatives to enter Boards of state-owned energy companies

[19.09.] NPP Kozloduy recorded profit of 80 million euros in 2015

[19.09.] Bulgaria is preparing for full market liberalization

[23.09.] Bulgaria is waiting for Greece on gas interconnection deal

[24.09.] KEVR to decide on new natural gas price
Electricity price hike protests postponed

[28.09.] Electricity price reduction for industrial consumers not possible

[29.09.] Concession for Silistar 1-14 block awarded to Shell

[29.09.] Energy exchange to start operation by December at earliest

[30.09.] Employers’ associations reported irregularities to prosecutors

[01.10.] Electricity exports increased by 31.7 % in the first nine months



[17.09.] Two new wells at PSP Okoli will be put into operation this winter

[17.09.] Contract signing for offshore and onshore hydrocarbons concessions

[16.09.] New company on Croatian electricity market

[18.09.] Record electricity imports in July

[24.09.] Krk LNG terminal must be a regional project

[24.09.] Hydrocarbons concession contracts will not be signed

[25.09.] IMR Hamburg to revitalize pipelines at Rijeka refinery

[25.09.] Hydrocarbons tender to continue after the elections

[28.09.] Rudine wind farm put into operation

[01.10.] Production at Sisak refinery stopped

[01.10.] Credit Agricole can not finance TPP Plomin C project

[01.10.] Vouchers will not rise the price of electricity

[01.10.] Satisfactory interest for the lease of capacity of Krk LNG terminal



[17.09.] European companies will enter DESFA by the end of September

[18.09.] SOCAR is willing to sell part of its future stake in DESFA

[21.09.] Construction of SEP depends on Russia

[23.09.] It will be difficult to keep PPC as a public company

[25.09.] Greece to complete hydrocarbons tenders by the end of year



[18.09.] MOL announced new hydrocarbons discovery in Pakistan

[22.09.] Hungarian gas reserves at 28 %

[22.09.] Matrai Eromu reopens lignite mine

[25.09.] MVM to build solar power plant in Pecs

[29.09.] Fogaz closed the takeover of GDF Suez’ customers



[21.09.] Electricity generation in August



[18.09.] Average August electricity bill at 38.88 euros

[20.09.] Ministry of Economy announced new hydropower concessions

[23.09.] Alstom hired as one of contractors for submarine cable project

[23.09.] A2A offered its stake in EPCG to Montenegrin Government

[26.09.] Montenegro is ready for submarine cable

[01.10.] Government and A2A closer to an agreement



[17.09.] Natural gas price to drop by 10 % as of July 2016

[17.09.] Natural gas imports decreased by 80 % in first seven months

[17.09.] Memorandum on reactors 3 and 4 at NPP Cernavoda to be signed in a few weeks

[17.09.] Romanian energy system to face its biggest crisis

[18.09.] Oil producers want lower royalties

[18.09.] 5.3 million euros worth biogas power plant completed

[18.09.] Investments in wind power stopped, interest in biomass on the rise

[21.09.] Transelectrica to expand business to Africa

[22.09.] MoU for units 3 and 4 at NPP Cernavoda to be approved

[22.09.] Electrica plans 715 million euros worth investments by 2018

[24.09.] Transelectrica and Transgaz to purchase stake in Moldovan energy companies

[24.09.] OMV Petrom listed on London Stock Exchange

[24.09.] Production price of thermal energy will not increase

[25.09.] USA to support Transgaz’ pipeline expansion project

[25.09.] Taxation of oil and gas production increased over the years

[28.09.] Prosecutors started investigating wind energy companies

[29.09.] Competition Council fines 10 companies for natural gas cartel
Investments in electricity network amounted to 2.2 billion euros in the past 7 years

[29.09.] Romgaz and ELCEN reached agreement on debt

[30.09.] Ministry of Energy hired lawyers for dispute with Alpiq

[01.10.] Romgaz’ Board members demand higher bonuses

[01.10.] Agreement on gas imports from Russia will expire at the end of 2015



[16.09.] Natural gas price dropped by 9.3 %

[25.09.] Gas price drop could make district heating cheaper

[29.09.] Heating prices could rise despite that gas prices have fallen

[01.10.] Natural gas prices will be even lower in 2016



[16.09.] NPP Krsko production in August slightly above planned



[17.09.] TANAP is of utmost importance for Turkey

[24.09.] Turkish first NPP to be operational by 2022

[24.09.] TurkStream project is still intact despite difficulties

[26.09.] Turkish energy companies in talks with Greek Cypriots

[26.09.] Oil imports from Northern Iraq resumed at full capacity

[29.09.] Starting date of the discussion between the EU and Turkey on TANAP announced

[29.09.] 3 billion dollars spent on NPP Akkuyu project so far


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 October 2015


Tenders – Page 96


Upcoming events – Page 98


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