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Bulgarian EconMin: Huge Money at Stake over Shale Gas

Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, believes that powerful financial interests were behind the mass protests in the country against the exploration of shale gas.

Business » Energy | January 23, 2012, Monday // 09:48 | Viewed: 2484

8 Day Strike at Bulgarian State Mines Ends

Talks between employers and trade unions at Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok coal mines ended successfully, with the parties agreeing, putting an end to a major strike that started last Sunday.

Business » Energy | January 22, 2012, Sunday // 10:35 | Viewed: 1557

New Round of Talks over Bulgarian State Mines Strike

Talks between the management of Bulgaria's biggest State-owned coal-mining company, the Maritsa Iztok Mines, and the syndicates resume Saturday, while the strike is in its seventh day.

Business » Energy | January 21, 2012, Saturday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1728

Ukraine: Trilateral Deal with EU, Russia Only Way to Avoid Gas War

Creating a consortium with Russia and the European Union is the only way to solve the "gas dispute" between Moscow and Kiev, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

Business » Energy | January 20, 2012, Friday // 19:29 | Viewed: 2108

Bulgarian Socialists Say Govt Protects Interests of Big Business

Socialist MP Anton Kutev has accused the government of upholding the interests of big business.

Business » Energy | January 20, 2012, Friday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1572

Bulgaria to Respond to Miners' Strike by Stopping Electricity Export

Commenting on the strike at the state-owned coal mining company, Bulgarian Energy Minister Traicho Traikov announced that Bulgaria would stop exporting electricity at 01 a.

Business » Energy | January 20, 2012, Friday // 15:47 | Viewed: 1693

Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok Mines Drop Legal Claim against Strike

The governing body of Bulgaria's biggest State-owned coal-mining company, the Maritsa Iztok Mines, has withdrawn Friday morning its claim with the Court to declare the workers' strike illegal.

Business » Energy | January 20, 2012, Friday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1641

Talks on Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok Mines Strike Resume

Тhe talks between the  governing body of Bulgaria' s biggest State-owned coal-mining company, the Maritsa Iztok Mines, and the syndicates are resuming Friday, while the strike there is entering its sixth day.

Business » Energy | January 20, 2012, Friday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1586

Poland Shale Gas Ambitions Undaunted by Bulgarian 'No'

The ban on the exploration and production of shale gas in Bulgaria has in no way affected the resolution of the Polish government to pursue the approach in Poland.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 19:44 | Viewed: 2718

US Grows More Pessimistic on Nabucco Pipeline

The full implementation of the Nabucco gas pipeline becomes less probable every year, according to the the Special Envoy on Eurasian Energy Issues of the US State Department Richard Morningstar.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 18:48 | Viewed: 2259

Bulgarian Govt Will Reverse Shale Gas Ban Within Months – Expert

Ilian Vassilev, energy expert and former Ambassador of Bulgaria to Russia, has criticized the government for the newly imposed all-out ban on hydraulic fracturing, saying that it betrayed weakness.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 16:02 | Viewed: 2475

German Investors Show Interest in Biomass Production in Bulgaria

German investors have shown interest in biomass production in Bulgaria, according to Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov, who is on a visit to Berlin.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1875

Watchdog Clears E.ON Bulgaria Sale to Energo-Pro

Bulgaria's Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) has cleared the acquisition of E.ON Bulgaria EAD by Czech utility Energo-Pro.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1868

Strike Day 5 at Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok Mines

The strike at Bulgaria' s biggest state-owned coal-mining company, the Maritsa Iztok Mines, headed into a fifth day on Thursday.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1259

Major Bulgarian TPP to Switch to Brown Coal over Mining Strike

Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok 2 Thermal Power Plant has conducted a successful experiment with burning brown coal from the Pernik basin.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 18:19 | Viewed: 2018

Bulgaria Pressured to Invest in Green Energy - PM

Bulgaria is under a huge pressure to invest in green energy, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated during his visit to Germany.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1932

Strike at Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok Mines Enters Day 4

The strike at Maritsa Iztok Mines AD has so far brought losses of BGN 4 M for the company, according to Evgeni Stoykov executive director of the state-owned coal mining company.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1379

Bulgaria Scraps Full Ban on Shale Gas Exploration,Extraction

Bulgaria's Parliament did not support the bill proposed by the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) that envisioned a full ban on the exploration and extraction in the country.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2433

US Ambassador to Bulgaria: Do You Really Want to Chase Away Chevron?

Bulgaria should think twice before expelling US energy giant Chevron from its territory, American Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick has stated.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 10:21 | Viewed: 2227

Bulgaria MPs to Vote Ban on Hydrofracking Technology

Bulgaria's parliament will vote on Wednesday the proposed ban on the use of hydrofracking technology in the extraction and exploration of gas and oil in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 09:14 | Viewed: 1856

Bulgaria Mulls Permanent Ban on Hydrofracking Technology

The ban on the use of hydrofracking technology in the extraction and exploration of gas and oil in Bulgaria will be permanent.

Business » Energy | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 2682