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Energy Act Amendments Pass First Reading in Bulgaria’s Parliament

Two bills introducing changes to Bulgaria’s Energy Act passed first reading in Parliament on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | July 15, 2015, Wednesday // 08:33 | Viewed: 2079

EU to Allocate Funding to Two Energy Infrastructure Projects in Bulgaria

EU member states approved on Tuesday the proposal of the European Commission (EC) to allocate EUR 150 M to twenty key trans-European energy infrastructure projects.

Business » Energy | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 15:03 | Viewed: 2378

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Creation of Electricity System Security Fund

The first reading of Energy Act amendments envisaging the establishment of an Electricity System Security Fund is to take place on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 09:42 | Viewed: 1690

CEO of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy N-Plant Decries Impact of Power Tariffs Uncertainty

Dimitar Angelov, CEO of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear power plant, has complained that the N-plant lost long-term contracts for the sale of electricity as a result of the postponement of the new regulatory period.

Business » Energy | July 13, 2015, Monday // 15:54 | Viewed: 1660

Bulgaria’s PM, Montenegro’s President Discuss Opportunities for Power Exports to Italy

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has suggested at a meeting with Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanovic that Bulgaria may use a high-voltage link between Montenegro and Italy, which is yet to be completed, in order to export electricity to Italy.

Business » Energy | July 10, 2015, Friday // 15:51 | Viewed: 2646

Gazprom Cancels Turkish Stream Pipeline Contract with Italy’s Saipem

Gazprom subsidiary South Stream Transport BV has suspended a contract with Italy’s Saipem SpA for the construction of the first line of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

Business » Energy | July 9, 2015, Thursday // 12:28 | Viewed: 6419

Bulgaria's Renewable Energy Producers Warn Against New Planned Fees

Amendments to the energy sector put forward by the government of Bulgaria contravene EU directives and the so-called Juncker Investment Plan, renewable energy producers say.

Business » Energy | July 9, 2015, Thursday // 07:37 | Viewed: 2517

Bulgaria Gov't, Businesses, Trade Unions Propose Energy Law Changes

Bulgarian business, labor unions and government officials have tabled new amendments to energy legislation which envisages state aid for industrial energy consumers.

Business » Energy | July 8, 2015, Wednesday // 17:56 | Viewed: 3944

Wirtschaftsblatt: Bulgaria, the End of a Big Energy Dream

Bulgaria will have to count on two prospective gas pipeline projects to secure to fulfill its recent dream and become a key player on the energy map, Austrian daily Wirtschaftsblatt says in an article.

Business » Energy | July 8, 2015, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 5728

Bulgaria’s Antitrust Watchdog Launches Sector Analysis of Fuel Retailing Market

The Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) has launched a sector analysis of the fuel retailing market in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 11:07 | Viewed: 1883

Bulgaria Interested in Turkish Stream, Russian Official Says

Bulgaria is "also interested" in the realization of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily A.

Business » Energy | July 6, 2015, Monday // 13:04 | Viewed: 5605

Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog to Go On with Power Price Hike

Energy regulator KEVR's head Ivan Ivanov has said that his agency will not backtrack on plans to increase power prices for industrial consumers by up to 20%.

Business » Energy | July 6, 2015, Monday // 09:47 | Viewed: 4719

Bulgarian Village Lozen Suffers Unannounced Electricity Disruptions

The citizens of the Bulgarian village Lozen, located in the vicinity of the capital Sofia have alarmed local media and authorities on account of unannounced electricity disruptions.

Business » Energy | July 4, 2015, Saturday // 12:05 | Viewed: 2158

Bulgaria Moves to Criminalize Unauthorized Coal Mining

Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry has detected systematic unauthorized extraction of coal at the Bobov Dol basin.

Business » Energy | July 3, 2015, Friday // 08:14 | Viewed: 1896

Bulgarian Watchdog Orders Market Withdrawal of 10 000 Liters of Diesel Fuel

10 000 liters of diesel fuel have been withdrawn from the market following inspections by a regional unit of Bulgaria’s State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance at filling stations on the territory of the Silistra municipality.

Business » Energy | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1862

Bulgarian Government to Establish Energy Security Council

The Bulgarian government will establish an energy security council, which will coordinate the national policy in the energy sector and define the Bulgarian priorities within the framework of the European Energy Union.

Business » Energy | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 13:54 | Viewed: 2378

Bulgarian Energy Commission Postpones Price Increase Decision

The Еnergy and Water Regulatory Commission held a closed sitting Monday and took the decision of extending the term at which electricity prices would remain intact.

Business » Energy | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 1949

Westinghouse-led Group Wins EU Funding to Diversify Nuclear Fuel Supply to VVER Reactors

Westinghouse Electric Company and eight European consortium partners today announced that they have received EUR 2 million in funding from the European Union (EU) to establish the security of supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors in the EU.

Business » Energy | June 29, 2015, Monday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2741

Bulgaria to Rely on Azerbaijan for Achieving Greater Energy Diversification – President

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev stated on Sunday that the country will rely on Azerbaijan for achieving a greater diversification of its energy supplies.

Business » Energy | June 29, 2015, Monday // 09:26 | Viewed: 2011

Bulgaria-Greece Gas Link Has Potential to Break Russian Monopoly – FM

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov pointed to the planned gas interconnector between Bulgaria and Greece as having the potential to break Russian monopoly.

Business » Energy | June 28, 2015, Sunday // 15:07 | Viewed: 3565

Russia Does U-Turn on Ukraine Gas Transit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the beginning of talks over the continuation of gas transit via Ukraine after 2019, Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller has said.

Business » Energy | June 27, 2015, Saturday // 15:45 | Viewed: 5362