Westinghouse Electric Company has been accepted this week as full member of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF) at the Board Meeting.
The renegotiation of the contract terms of the Bulgarian-based US thermal power plants AES Maritza East 1 and ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 is expected to be achieved by the end of March.
A summit-level meeting of all EU energy ministers is to be held in Bulgaria in three weeks' time, the country's Deputy PM for EU Funds and Economic Policy Tomislav Donchev announced on Sunday.
At present no exploration works are being carried out at the Vranino field in northeastern Bulgaria, as the verdict of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) is awaited.
By end-March, a working group including representatives of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), the Kozloduy nuclear power plant, and the Energy Ministry, is to come up with a stance on the project for a 7th unit of the N-plant.
The construction of a gas pipeline from Greece via Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary would be an alternative to the cancelled South Stream project, according to Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s Foreign Minister.
The members of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) will be no longer elected by the Council of Ministers, but by the Bulgarian Parliament.
Heating utility Toplofikatsiya Sofia has run up debts of BGN 627 M in unpaid gas bills.
EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic has said that energy cooperation between the EU and Russia would be discussed at a meeting of EU foreign ministers on January 19.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has said that the South Stream gas pipeline has been conclusively abolished and the Turkish Stream project has been put on the agenda.
Bulgaria's energy regulator DKEVR could be divided into two subcommittees, one on energy and one on water, under a new bill approved at a first reading on Tuesday.
The Maritsa Iztok Mines (Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD), Bulgaria’s largest coal mining company, produced over 27 500 000 tonnes of coal in 2014, up by 428 000 tonnes from the business plan for the year.
Apart from transporting and distributing gas, Bulgaria could become an exporter of energy resources, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said after meeting EU officials on Monday.
Following a record price decrease, gasoline and diesel have reached a price tag of BGN 1.99 per liter at filling stations in Bulgaria.
The sale of shares from companies of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) is foreseen in the medium term.
Svetla Todorova, Chair of Bulgaria’s State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has assured that the Energy Ministry is doing its best to adopt short-term measures aimed at preventing an increase in power rates in April.
Turkey and Russia are in talks on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline meant to replace the scrapped South Stream gas pipeline project.
It is unclear why pipes for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline keep arriving in Bulgaria, the website EurActiv writes.
At 20:28 on January 3, following the activation of electrical protection system, the generator of unit 6 of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear power plant was disconnected from the power grid.
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