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Bulgaria Miners Keep Up Strike, Electricity Hike Looms

The effective strike of miners at Bulgaria's state-owned coal mining company Maritsa Iztok Mines is entering its third day on Tuesday, with protesters demanding a cash bonus.

Business » Energy | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 10:23 | Viewed: 3035

Bulgarian Energy Minister Attributes Shale Gas Worries to Lack of Information

Energy Minister Traicho Traikov has attributed public anxiety about shale gas development to the serious scarcity of information on the topic.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 18:17 | Viewed: 4143

Bulgaria's Rulers to Go for Temporary Ban on Shale Gas Exploration

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB has decided to approve a temporary moratorium on the exploration and extraction of shale gas amidst a day after mass protest rallies took place in 12 Bulgarian cities over the issue.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 16:23 | Viewed: 3522

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Declares Lukoil Refinery Legally Compliant

The Lukoil Neftochim refinery in the Black Sea city of Burgas was awarded Monday protocols certifying the compliance of its measuring equipment with the statutory requirements.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 15:29 | Viewed: 4432

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Anti-Shale Gas Bill

A bill banning shale gas exploration and extraction will be discussed on Monday by Bulgaria's parliamentary committee on economic policy, energy and tourism.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 08:48 | Viewed: 1893

EU Still Up for Trilateral Gas Talks with Ukraine, Russia

The European Commission has confirmed its willingness to start gas transit talks with Ukraine and Russia any time the two countries wanted, according to EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2012, Friday // 21:00 | Viewed: 3076

12 Bulgarian Cities Rally Against Shale Gas Development

January 14 will see nationwide protests against shale gas development in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2012, Friday // 14:13 | Viewed: 2530

Bulgarian PM: Shelve Renewable Energy Projects Until Technologies Get Cheaper

Bulgaria must not rush the installation of new renewable energy capacity until the technologies become cheaper and are built of locally-produced components, said Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at a Thursday meeting with members of the American Chamber of Co

Business » Energy | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 20:02 | Viewed: 2812

Bulgaria's State-Owned Mines Stop Work for Hour in Protest

A one-hour warning rally was staged Tuesday morning at the state-owned coal mining company Maritsa Iztok Mines AD with workers saying the actual strike will start on Sunday.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 10:06 | Viewed: 2115

Bulgarian Court to Rule on Legality of State Mines Strikes

The management of Maritsa Iztok Mines AD will address the Stara Zagora District Court, seeking that the looming strike at the state-owned coal mining company be declared illegal.

Business » Energy | January 9, 2012, Monday // 18:07 | Viewed: 1995

Bulgaria's State Mines Want to Declare Strike Illegal

The management of the Bulgarian Maritza Iztok mining company has come out with a legal claim demanding that the upcoming strike of its workers be declared illegal.

Business » Energy | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2290

Strike at Bulgaria's Maritza Iztok Mines Postponed to Jan 14

The strike of the workers at the Maritsa East Mines AD has been postponed by seven days to January 14.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 17:30 | Viewed: 2216

Sofia to Launch Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations

Bulgaria's capital Sofia plans to use solar energy to charge electric vehicles, it was revealed on Friday.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 15:48 | Viewed: 2918

Bulgaria Doesn't Need More Nuclear Units - Rightists

No more nuclear power units are currently necessary to be constructed in Bulgaria, the rightist Union of Democratic Forces party has stated in a declaration.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 15:06 | Viewed: 2527

Bulgaria's Lukoil Neftochim Refinery Gets License Back

Bulgarian Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov has said that it will be clear by January 15 if the Burgas-based Lukoil Neftochim has fulfilled the legal requirements for the installation of measuring devices at the refinery and at its oil terminal Rosenetz.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 2960

Bulgarian Miners Are Better Paid than Finance Minister - PM

Asked to comment on the looming strike at Maritsa Iztok Mines AD, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that miners should actually be grateful.

Business » Energy | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 19:08 | Viewed: 2660

Bulgarian Tax Agency Denies Extension for Gas Station Gauges

Filling station owners will get no postponement for the installation of level gauges connected to the database of the National Revenue Agency (NRA).

Business » Energy | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 17:54 | Viewed: 2299

Bulgarian Nuclear Plant among Safest in Europe - Stress Test

The management of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency presented Thursday Bulgaria's national report on stress tests at the Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, "Kozloduy" and for the NPP "Belene" project.

Business » Energy | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:23 | Viewed: 2767

Bulgarian Energy Minister: 7th Unit at Kozloduy NPP Is Better than Belene NPP

The construction of a seventh unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant may start before the end of the GERB government's term in office, according to Traicho Traikov, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

Business » Energy | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 14:08 | Viewed: 2354

Bulgaria Submits Nuclear Plant Stress Test Report

The management of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency is submitting Thursday Bulgaria's national report on stress tests at the Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, "Kozloduy" and for the NPP "Belene" project.

Business » Energy | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 10:05 | Viewed: 2539

Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok Mines to Go on Strike on Jan 07

The syndicates at Maritsa Iztok Mines AD have confirmed their preparedness to go on strike on January 07.

Business » Energy | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 15:12 | Viewed: 2201