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Bulgaria's Sole Nuclear Plant Sets Production Record

Bulgaria's sole Nuclear Power Plant, Kozloduy, set a record Tuesday with its two working units (Unit 5 and Unit 6), producing the highest quantity of electricity in their history.

Business » Energy | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1946

Bulgaria Launches EVN Unit Sales on Bourse

The trade with shares from the Bulgarian government's 33% minority stake in the local unit of Austria's EVN AG started early on December 21.

Business » Energy | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 760

EC Advises Members to Be Cautious with Shale Gas - Bulgarian Ministry

The European Commission has allowed Bulgaria to require a favorable environmental impact assessment before exploring for shale gas, announced the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment Tuesday.

Business » Energy | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 20:40 | Viewed: 2082

Gazprom Sets Foot on Bulgaria Retail Fuel Market

Russian energy giant Gazprom has acquired a license from the Bulgarian government to purchase 7 filling stations in the country.

Business » Energy | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 17:21 | Viewed: 1373

Bulgaria to Increase Capacity of Its Kozloduy NPP by 60 MW

The capacity of Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant, Kozloduy, will be increased by 60 MW as its generators will be replaced, it was announced on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | December 20, 2011, Tuesday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1462

Melrose Unveils Exploration Plans in Bulgaria for 2012

Edinburgh-based oil and gas explorer Melrose Resources announced it is to spend USD 37 M on exploration wells in Bulgaria and Egypt and a seismic project in Romania.

Business » Energy | December 16, 2011, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 2428

Greece Ready to Renegotiate Terms of BA Pipeline to See it Built

Greece is ready to renegotiate the terms for the implementation of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis project in order to see the oil pipeline completed, according to Greek Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change George Papakonstantinou.

Business » Energy | December 16, 2011, Friday // 15:21 | Viewed: 2844

EVN Likely to Snap up Bulgaria Unit on Bourse - Analysts

Austria's EVN AG may snap up the government's 33% minority stake in its Bulgaria unit right after the trade with its shares on the local stock exchange start on December 21, analysts expect.

Business » Energy | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 19:28 | Viewed: 1341

Departing E.ON Made Profit, Under-Investment in Bulgaria - Watchdog

Power distributor E.ON is leaving Bulgaria at a profit and an unfulfilled investment program, said Angel Semerdzhiev, Chair of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), at an open session of the watchdog.

Business » Energy | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1249

Bulgaria Officially Tells Russia BA Pipeline Is Over

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received an official statement from Bulgaria confirming the Balkan country's decision to abandon the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

Business » Energy | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1687

No Deadline Extension for Level Gauges at Bulgarian Filling Stations

The deadline for the installation of level gauging systems at filling stations' reservoirs will not be extended, with non-compliant sites facing a fine of BGN 10 000 and closure.

Business » Energy | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1213

Bulgaria Seeks to Raise BGN 78 M from EVN Unit Bourse Sale

Bulgaria will seek to rake in at least BGN 78.4 M from the sale of the government's 33% minority stake in the local unit of Austria's EVN AG, the local stock exchange said in a statement.

Business » Energy | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 1579

Bulgarian Gas Station Owners Slam New Measuring Requirements

Close to one hundred owners of filling stations have gathered for a protest rally near the Beroe stadium in the southeastern Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora to voice their discontent over the mandatory installation of fuel measuring equipment.

Business » Energy | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 17:28 | Viewed: 1804

BA Oil Pipeline Talks Canceled on Greek Request

The meeting of the Control Board of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project, scheduled in Amsterdam for Wednesday had been canceled.

Business » Energy | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 14:04 | Viewed: 2949

18% Gas Price Increase Is Unjustified - Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Chair

The State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) has opposed the request of state-owned Bulgargaz for a 18% gas price hike from January 2012, saying that it is unreasonably high.

Business » Energy | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgaria's Supreme Court Upholds Contested Ordinance on Monitoring Excise Goods

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has conclusively confirmed the legality of an ordinance setting out the requirements for the installation of measuring devices monitoring the flows of excise goods.

Business » Energy | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1056

Chevron May Start Drilling for Shale Gas in Bulgaria 2015

US energy giants Chevron will start its exploratory drillings for shale gas in Bulgaria in 2015 if the country does not have moratorium in place abolishing shale gas exploration on its territory by then.

Business » Energy | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 2099

Sofia's Heating Utility To Invest BGN 32 M in Turbine for Co-Generation

Heating utility Toplofikatsia Sofia will invest BGN 32 M in the construction of a turbine for co-generation which will replace the depreciated facility at the Sofia Thermal Power Plant.

Business » Energy | December 12, 2011, Monday // 18:16 | Viewed: 1369

Lukoil vs. Bulgarian Customs Trial Put Off till January

The court battle between Lukoil and Bulgaria's Customs Agency over the two revoked warehouse tax operator permits of the company has once again been rescheduled for end-January.

Business » Energy | December 12, 2011, Monday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1524

Bulgaria Drags Feet on Renewable Energy Progress Report

Bulgaria's report on the total share of renewable energy sources (RES) in its energy mix may be delayed due to a terminated consultancy tender.

Business » Energy | December 12, 2011, Monday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1796

Hundreds of Bulgarians Protest against Shale Gas Exploration

Some 200 people gathered on Saturday  in Bulgaria's capital Sofia to protest against the potential shale gas exploration in the country.

Business » Energy | December 10, 2011, Saturday // 18:06 | Viewed: 1852