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Bulgaria's Socialists Wish to Topple Cabinet by Easter over Belene NPP

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party has moved to initiate a no confidence vote for the center-right government of PM Borisov and the GERB party over the giving up of the Belene NPP, a joint project with Russia.

Business » Energy | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 924

Bulgaria-Turkey Gas Pipeline Won't Carry Costlier Fuel - Ambassador

A pipeline carrying Azeri gas to Turkey is expected to reach Bulgaria's Kapitan Andreevo, according to Turkish Ambassador to Bulgaria Ismail Aramaz.

Business » Energy | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1520

Ex Bulgarian EconMin Denies Stalling Energy Diversification

Rejecting accusations of Prime Minister Borisov about Bulgaria's stalled energy diversification, former Energy Minister Traicho Traikov said Tuesday that work on a gas supply diversification project involving import from Azerbaijan had started in 2009.

Business » Energy | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 12:59 | Viewed: 824

Bulgarian Ex-President Bashes Belene Gas Plant Idea

Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov has expressed his certainty that no gas power plant will be constructed instead of the abandoned Belene Nuclear Power Plant project.

Business » Energy | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 08:13 | Viewed: 810

500 Bulgarian Filling Stations Face Closure over Missing Level Gauges

Some 500 filling stations are facing forced closure over their failure to install level gauges, according to Ivaylo Nikolov, Chair of the Association of Traders at Small and Medium Filling Stations.

Business » Energy | April 2, 2012, Monday // 16:49 | Viewed: 883

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Take Credit for Scrapping of Belene N-Plant

The Bulgarian government's recent decision to quit the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project is a political success for the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), according to its leader, Ivan Kostov.

Business » Energy | April 2, 2012, Monday // 15:51 | Viewed: 705

Bulgarian President Declares Energy Efficiency Third National Priority

President Rosen Plevneliev has lauded the emergence of Bulgaria's third national priority, energy efficiency, after highway construction and fiscal stability.

Business » Energy | April 2, 2012, Monday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1173

Chevron Temporarily Quits Romania Shale Gas Plans - Report

US energy giant Chevron has reportedly announced the temporary cassation of its shale gas exploration activities in Romania this year.

Business » Energy | April 2, 2012, Monday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1931

Shale Gas Ban Will Be Reexamined – Bulgarian Energy Minister

The case of shale gas development cannot be considered closed in Bulgaria, according to Energy and Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev.

Business » Energy | April 2, 2012, Monday // 12:21 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria PM Pins Hopes on Georgia to Diversify Gas Supplies

Bulgaria's prime minister said in Georgia he has seen for the first time ever a realistic opportunity to diversify his country's gas supplies.

Business » Energy | April 1, 2012, Sunday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1031

Clinton Congratulates Bulgaria on Quitting Belene N-Project

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has congratulated Bulgaria on scrapping plans to build the 2,000 megawatt Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River.

Business » Energy | April 1, 2012, Sunday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1526

Bulgaria to Rely Less on Russia, Plevneliev Tells Corriere

Bulgaria will aim to diversify its gas supplies and improve the efficiency of its energy sector, Corriere della Sera reported, citing an interview with President Rosen Plevneliev.

Business » Energy | April 1, 2012, Sunday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1022

Bulgarians Face Heating Price Hike

Consumer prices of hot water, heating, and natural gas are going up in Bulgaria effective Sunday April 1.

Business » Energy | April 1, 2012, Sunday // 10:05 | Viewed: 846

Bulgarian Parliament Head: Belene Decision Was Toughest Ever

The decision to scrap the project to build jointly with Russia a second Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria's Danube town of Belene was the toughest in my life, says Speaker of the Parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva.

Business » Energy | March 31, 2012, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 839

Bulgarian PM: Belene Nuclear Plant Project Was Crime

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, reiterated Saturday his firm conviction that scrapping the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene, had been the best decision.

Business » Energy | March 31, 2012, Saturday // 12:21 | Viewed: 1084

Borisov: Bulgaria Could Be Buying Shale Gas from Romania

Bulgaria could be buying "cheap shale gas from Romania" if it builds a natural gas thermal power plant in place of the Belene NPP project, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declared in a perplexing comment.

Business » Energy | March 31, 2012, Saturday // 00:59 | Viewed: 3617

Bulgaria Trades Off South Stream Progress for Cheaper Russian Gas

Russia has agreed on an 11% natural gas discount for Bulgaria in exchange for a faster construction of the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas transit pipeline.

Business » Energy | March 31, 2012, Saturday // 00:48 | Viewed: 1376

Russia Wants to Be Heavily Involved in Modifying Bulgaria's NPP Project

The Russian state energy corporations would still like to be heavily involved in Bulgaria's endeavors even after earlier this week the Bulgarian government decided to terminate the joint project for a 2000 MW NPP in Belene.

Business » Energy | March 30, 2012, Friday // 17:51 | Viewed: 851

Russia to Grant Surprising Discount on Natural Gas Prices for Bulgaria

Russia will grant a discount of around 11% on natural gas prices from April 1, according to preliminary reports of Gazprom cited by Energy and Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev.

Business » Energy | March 30, 2012, Friday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1029

Ex Nuclear Plant CEO Backs Building Units 7, 8 at Kozloduy NPP

Yordan Yordanov, former CEO of the Kozloduy NPP, has spoken in favor of the construction of a seventh and eight unit at the plant.

Business » Energy | March 30, 2012, Friday // 16:34 | Viewed: 781

Ex-EU Commissioner: Bulgaria Didn't Need Belene N-Plant

Bulgaia did not need the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project that was canceled on Wednesday, according to the country's former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva.

Business » Energy | March 30, 2012, Friday // 16:06 | Viewed: 546
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