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Bulgaria to Launch 2nd Refinery in Pleven

The refinery Plama in Bulgaria's northern city of Pleven is going to reopen in December 2011.

Business » Energy | October 17, 2011, Monday // 08:12 | Viewed: 2800

Sofia Heating Utility Ready to Enter Winter Mode

The heating utility in Bulgaria's capital Sofia announced it is ready to start providing heat to customers as of next Monday, but would rather not because of the expected warm spell.

Business » Energy | October 15, 2011, Saturday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1616

Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant Kozloduy Holds Open Doors Day

The Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Danube town of Kozloduy is holding Saturday an open doors day, the NPP informs.

Business » Energy | October 15, 2011, Saturday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1176

Key Nabucco Shareholder Hints at Further Delay

The launch of the EU-backed gas pipeline project Nabucco may be postponed by another year to 2018.

Business » Energy | October 12, 2011, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1592

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry Suggests Scrapping Excise Exemption for Methane

Amendments to Bulgaria's Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act proposed by the Finance Ministry provide for an increase in excise duty rates for a number of fuels and the introduction of excise duty rates for methane and natural gas for heating purposes.

Business » Energy | October 11, 2011, Tuesday // 16:12 | Viewed: 1550

Bulgaria's Capital Launches Electric Car Charging Stations

The capital Sofia will have several electric car charging stations in just weeks, according to Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov.

Business » Energy | October 10, 2011, Monday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1968

Gazprom Unit Eyes Power Generation Assets in Europe, Asia

Russian energy giant Gazprom is interested in acquiring power generation assets in Great Britain, Germany and Benelux, according to Denis Fyodorov, CEO of Gazprom EnergoHolding.

Business » Energy | October 7, 2011, Friday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1554

Bulgaria Sues Russia in Geneva over Belene Project

Bulgaria's state-run power grid operator has tabled a lawsuit in Geneva against Russia's state nuclear company Atomstroyexport over delayed payments on the planned Belene nuclear plant, the energy minister said on Thursday.

Business » Energy | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1865

Philips Unveils First Balkan Peninsula Showroom in Bulgaria

Philips has unveiled its first showroom in Bulgaria and on the Balkans displaying innovative home lighting solutions.

Business » Energy | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1853

Bulgaria Sues Russia over Belene Nuclear Project

Bulgaria's state-run power grid operator has tabled a lawsuit against Russia's state nuclear company Atomstroyexport over delayed payments on the planned Belene nuclear plant, the energy minister said on Thursday.

Business » Energy | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 1913

Bulgarian Energy Minister Urges Careful Risk Assessment for Shale Gas Drilling

Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traicho Traikov has conceded that shale gas prospecting implies risks, saying that the aim is to evaluate them correctly so as to keep the dangers to a minimum.

Business » Energy | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 11:03 | Viewed: 1333

ASE: Bulgaria's Belene NPP Project Passes Safety Stress-Test

The project for Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene has met the international "stress-test" safety requirements, announced Russian state company Atomstroyexport, which is supposed to construct the Belene NPP.

Business » Energy | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 18:29 | Viewed: 1893

EU Urges Kazakhstan to Join Trans-Caspian Pipeline

The European Union has formally proposed that Kazakhstan join the Trans-Caspian Pipeline project designed to transport Central Asian gas to Europe, European Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said at the opening of the Eurasian forum KAZENERGY in Astana.

Business » Energy | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 15:13 | Viewed: 2928

OMV Mulls Selling Business in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe - Report

Austrian energy giant OMV is mulling exiting its gas station business in Bulgaria and several other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a report says.

Business » Energy | October 3, 2011, Monday // 19:11 | Viewed: 2173

Countdown on BA Oil Pipeline's Fate Starts in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Environment Ministry is expected to decide the fate of the troubled Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project within 30 days, as the project company TBP has submitted its environmental impact assessment.

Business » Energy | October 3, 2011, Monday // 18:37 | Viewed: 2220

Bulgaria, Russia Agree on New Nuclear Project Delay

Bulgaria and Russia have reached an agreement to extend the negotiations over Belene nuclear project by another six months as of the beginning of October amidst continuing haggling over its price and feasibility.

Business » Energy | October 3, 2011, Monday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1928

Bulgaria's Gas, Heating Prices Go Up Oct 1

Natural gas, hot water, and central heating have new, higher prices in Bulgaria, effective Saturday.

Business » Energy | October 1, 2011, Saturday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1652

Lukoil License Court Saga in Bulgaria Drags into November

The two trials for Lukoil's suspended tax warehouse operator permits at the Administrative Court Sofia City (ACSC) will continue on November 09.

Business » Energy | September 28, 2011, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1749

Premier Power to Build 4 Solar Plants in Bulgaria

Premier Power has officially announced it will build four photovoltaic (PV) power plants totaling 16.

Business » Energy | September 28, 2011, Wednesday // 16:22 | Viewed: 2247

Lukoil President Denies Conflict with Bulgarian Govt over License Suspension

Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov has rejected allegations of a clash with the Bulgarian government, saying that the existing problems lie with technicalities.

Business » Energy | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 19:29 | Viewed: 1833

Natural Gas Rates in Bulgaria to Add 6.67% Starting October

Natural gas prices will go up by 6.67% to BGN 594.37 per 1000 cu m, VAT excluded,as of October, according to an announcement of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR).

Business » Energy | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1110