All posts tagged energy

July 25, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) levied new charges of unfair trade practices against the country’s three private electricity distribution companies on July 25. The three distribution firms – […]

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OMV Petrom finds new oil reserves along the Black Sea coast

July 17, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

OMV Petrom, a company controlled by the Austrian group OMV, announced that it had discovered new reserves of oil in shallow waters off the Romanian c ...

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Romania expects to be energy independent despite Ukraine crisis

July 14, 2014, by VOANews

Romania is expected to achieve energy independence by the end of the decade, due to shale gas and alternative energy sources like wind and nuclear pow ...

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Europe considers fracking to cut Russian gas imports

July 13, 2014, by VOANews

The political crisis in Ukraine, including its dispute with Moscow over the flow of Russian natural gas, has forced many European nations to reconside ...

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    Gazprom CEO Miller to visit Croatia
    July 9, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The head of Russian energy company Gazprom, Alexei Miller, will arrive for an official visit to Croatia on July 9, during which he is expected to meet with Croatian President […]

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    Greece lowers tax to lure oil and gas explorers
    July 2, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A two-day event kicked off in London on July 1 where Greece presented opportunities of oil exploitation in the Ionian and Aegean Sea to foreign investors. Major oil companies turned up […]

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    Bulgaria utilities regulator announces electricity price hike
    June 30, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC) said on June 30 that it approved higher prices for end-consumers starting July 1, despite previously announcing plans to carry out a […]

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    Bulgaria state utility NEK debt at 2.9B leva, regulator says
    June 26, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s state-owned electricity utility NEK has amassed 2.9 billion leva (about 1.48 billion euro) in debt, the head of Bulgaria’s State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC) Boyan Boev said […]

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    Living without Russian gas: Hard, but possible
    June 26, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

    Since Russia’s Gazprom cut the gas supplies to Ukraine on June 16, the government has been intensively looking for the energy model which would be based on full independence from […]