ENERGY POLICY

Spudding Date of Albania’s Velca Block in Early Q3 2018

Date: 23.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Spudding Date of Albania’s Velca Block in Early Q3 2018Photo: Victor Habbick via FreeDigitalPhotos

Canada’s Pennine Petroleum Corporation anticipates a spudding date of early in the third-quarter of 2018 for its first well 1 in Albania’s Velca Block, with a wide range of preparatory activities

Norwegian GEIA to Build Biomass-Fuelled Power Plant in Croatia

Date: 23.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Norwegian GEIA to Build Biomass-Fuelled Power Plant in CroatiaPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Croatian REN, a subsidiary of the Norwegian company Green Energy Innovation Alliance (GEIA), plans to invest EUR 18 million in a biomass-fuelled power and heating plant in the business zone in

Albanian Government Will Continue to Support HPP Investments

Date: 23.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Albanian Government Will Continue to Support HPP InvestmentsPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

“Albania has a hydropower potential of 2000 to 3000 MW. Even though not every water source in Albania is suitable for building a hydropower plant (HPP), investments should continue either in small

Republika Srpska’s Environment Minister: CNG is a Fuel of the Future

Date: 23.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Republika Srpska’s Environment Minister: CNG is a Fuel of the FuturePhoto: 

The Government of Republika Srpska supports the construction of a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Alumina Zvornik aluminium factory, said the Minister of Physical Planning, Construction

MEPs Back Tighter Rules to Restrict Support for High Carbon Plants

Date: 22.02.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
MEPs Back Tighter Rules to Restrict Support for High Carbon PlantsPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee supported the European Commission's proposal on Wednesday to not allow capacity support schemes for incentivising new power

Romania’s OMV Petrom and ExxonMobil to Extract 6 bcm of Gas in the Black Sea

Date: 22.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania’s OMV Petrom and ExxonMobil to Extract 6 bcm of Gas in the Black SeaPhoto: 

“Romania’s oil and gas company, OMV Petrom, and the U.S. group ExxonMobil will extract 6 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas from the Neptun block in the Black Sea in the period 2020-2021. If the

Albania and Shell Sign Shpirag Block 4 Oil Exploration Agreement

Date: 22.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Albania and Shell Sign Shpirag Block 4 Oil Exploration AgreementPhoto: Victor Habbick via FreeDigitalPhotos

Albania’s Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Damian Gjiknuri, and the general supervisor of Shell Albania for Shell International Exploration and Management, Jon-Henk van Konijnenburg, have

DSOs: New Regulation Should Not Prescribe Detailed Structure of DSO Entity

Date: 22.02.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
DSOs: New Regulation Should Not Prescribe Detailed Structure of DSO EntityPhoto: Carmen Mateescu

The EU needs a DSO entity whose governance and voting rules are in line with the realities in Europe, said EDSO for Smart Grids, Eurelectric and Geode in a joint statement sent to the European

BiH’s Kakanj TPP to Start Supplying Sarajevo With Heat in 2020-21 Period

Date: 22.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH’s Kakanj TPP to Start Supplying Sarajevo With Heat in 2020-21 PeriodPhoto: Pozitivna Slovenija

The Kakanj thermal power plant (TPP) could start supplying BiH’s capital, Sarajevo, with heat in the period 2020 to 2021, reported Energetika.ba.

IRENA: EU Could Pursue 34% RES Target By 2030 Cost-effectively

Date: 21.02.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
IRENA: EU Could Pursue 34% RES Target By 2030 Cost-effectivelyPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The EU could cost effectively double the renewable share in its energy mix, from 17% in 2015 to 34% in 2030, according to a new report prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at

A Step Backwards – EU States Threaten to Reverse Progress on Single Power Market

Date: 21.02.2018 Author: Philip Baker and Christos Kolokathis, RAP
A Step Backwards – EU States Threaten to Reverse Progress on Single Power MarketPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Council’s proposals on the internal energy market fundamentally weaken the framework that is needed to deliver an integrated market that will benefit European energy consumers, write

Croatia’s Plinacro Postpones the Start of Binding Open Season for LNG Terminal

Date: 21.02.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Croatia’s Plinacro Postpones the Start of Binding Open Season for LNG TerminalPhoto: 

Due to a change in the rules of operation of the LNG terminal and multiple requests from potential users to extend the documentation deadline, the Croatian gas TSO, Plinacro, and LNG Croatia have

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