Energy NEWS April-1 2022

Edition April-1 2022 with 99 pages and 95 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition April-1 2022


05.04. – European Commission proposes banning Russian coal imports
05.04. – Israel, Cyprus to discuss joint energy projects
06.04. – EU coal prices increased after Russian imports ban
08.04. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 11 and 17 April
08.04. – Increase of NTC values on Greece – Albania border direction between 10 and 30 April
08.04. – Increase of NTC values on Greece – North Macedonia border direction between 10 and 30 April
08.04. – Postponement of the Core Flow-Based Market Coupling project go-live
08.04. – Bulgaria to use Greek Revythoussa LNG terminal
11.04. – SDAC maximum harmonized clearing price set at +4,000 euros/MWh as of 10 May
15.04. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 18 and 24 April

08.04. – Statkraft resumed operation of floating solar power plant
15.04. – Albania to build two more electricity interconnections

Bosnia and Herzegovina
04.04. – Decision on HPP Buk Bijela project by early May
06.04. – EIA applications submitted for two SHPPs
06.04. – EIA applications submitted for 72.6 wind farm Gradina
09.04. – ERS to increase its installed capacity by 30 %
12.04. – Natural gas purchase price increased by 21.7 %
12.04. – EBRD to provide 20 million euros loan to Elektroprijenos BiH
13.04. – Brod refinery is not affected by sanctions against Russia
13.04. – EPBiH submitted EIA request for 12.2 MW HPP
15.04. – ERS obtained 15.3 million euros loan for HPP Bistrica project

04.04. – TPP Maritsa East 2 achieved 2020 revenues in just two months of 2022
06.04. – Electricity generation increased by 21.3 % in Q1 2022
06.04. – AES Bulgaria’s electricity generation increased by 20 % in Q1 2022
06.04. – Bulgaria will pay 40 % more for gas if Russian imports are banned
08.04. – 2.66 TWh traded on IBEX in March
11.04. – Bulgargaz proposes 5 % wholesale gas price increase for May
13.04. – Another exploration license extension for Khan Asparuh block
14.04. – Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection successfully hydrotested
14.04. – Employers’ Association calls for urgent measures due to high energy prices
15.04. – CITUB raises concerns over Bulgaria’s NRRP

07.04. – Earnings from RES generation amounted to 116 million euros in 2021
11.04. – LNG reload to trucks available at Krk terminal
11.04. – LNG terminal increased regasification capacity
12.04. – EIB to support energy storage projects in Croatia
12.04. – HEP Plin acquires Pakrac Plin
15.04. – CROPEX announced February/March guarantees of origin auctions
15.04. – 4,270 businesses received 17 million euros in gas subsidies

05.04. – Natural gas subsidies doubled in April
05.04. – PPC can increase lignite production by 43 %
07.04. – Increased customer support led to PPC’s negative result in 2021
07.04. – ELPE commissioned 204 MW Kozani solar power plant
08.04. – ELPE to seek partner for the Ionian Sea blocks
08.04. – Two thirds of electricity consumption covered by renewable energy on 2 April
08.04. – Revised NECP envisaged 25 GW in RES capacity by 2030
11.04. – RES special account surplus to reach 2.5 billion euros for 2021
14.04. – Revythoussa LNG truck loading station to be commissioned in June
15.04. – Ellaktor targets 1.2 GW RES portfolio by 2025

06.04. – 2.34 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in March
11.04. – Subsidized energy bills could cost the state some 3.4 billion euros
15.04. – State-owned MVM became the sole universal energy supplier

06.04. – 10 MW Oslomej solar power plant entered trial operation
12.04. – ESM to build 280 MW in solar power plants near TPP Bitola

04.04. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded significantly lower profit in 2021
08.04. – Is Montenegro entitled to electricity from Bilecko lake
08.04. – CEDIS tender for smart meters installation annulled
11.04. – Average March electricity bill at 37 euros
12.04. – Uniprom filed a lawsuit against EPCG

05.04. – Turnaround of Petromidia, Vega refineries completed
05.04. – BSOG may seek international arbitration regarding its offshore operations in Romania
07.04. – Hidroelectrica to acquire up to three energy suppliers
07.04. – Adoption of revised Offshore Law delayed for the next week
07.04. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price rose in March
08.04. – Energy Ministry announced 1.4 billion euros financing for strategic energy projects
08.04. – Polish KGHM to partner with Nuclearelectrica on SMR projects
08.04. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon output dropped in Q1 2022
11.04. – OMV Petrom stopped importing Russian crude oil
13.04. – Romania interested in LNG imports from Israel via Egypt
13.04. – Hidroelectrica launched tender for the feasibility study for HPP project
14.04. – Electricity consumption dropped by 1.8 % in the first two months of 2022
14.04. – Hidroelectrica considering acquisition of 2 GW in wind, solar projects
14.04. – FP seeks additional dividends from Hidroelectrica
15.04. – Offshore Law sent to the Parliament
15.04. – Electrica Furnizare to build small-scale solar power plant for Cristal Brad Service
15.04. – Romanian electricity distributors posted over 600 million euros in losses
15.04. – Gas suppliers obliged to store 30 % of their customers’ consumption

04.04. – EPS to buy 300,000 tons of coal from Montenegro
04.04. – EPS launched tender for overhaul of mazut facilities at all TENT A units
05.04. – EU seeking solutions for oil imports to Serbia
06.04. – NIS could be exempted from EU sanctions
07.04. – Government extends retail fuel price cap until end-April
08.04. – EU allowed NIS to import crude oil via JANAF
12.04. – SOCAR interested in NIS purchase
13.04. – SOCAR denied that it is interested in NIS acquisition
13.04. – Serbia looking for partner for the construction of oil storage facility
15.04. – NIS to build ethanol and biofuel storage facilities
15.04. – Energy Ministry files lawsuit against former EPS Director

04.04. – Government plans to limit electricity prices
06.04. – 10 MW battery storage within SINCRO.GRID project in trial operation
08.04. – HSE commissioned Prapretno solar power plant
15.04. – NPP Krsko production in March

05.04. – Turkey among four nations with the highest offshore wind potential
12.04. – Turkey’s installed capacity exceeds 100 GW
13.04. – Turkey allocated 300 MW at 1 GW YEKA solar tender launched last July
15.04. – BOTAS under stress due to rising energy prices


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