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Bulgaria's Belene NPP Unit Is No Carry-Around Plastic Barrel - Ex Energy Minister

Petar Dimitrov, left-wing MP and former Economy and Energy Minister, has suggested that the idea to move the almost-completed reactor at the Belene NPP to the Kozloduy NPP will take years to implement and will obviously not happen.

Business » Energy | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:33 | Viewed: 791

CEO: Belene Reactor Can Be Used at Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP

The first of the Russian-made nuclear reactors slated for the future Bulgarian Belene nuclear power plant can be installed at the existing Kozloduy NPP.

Business » Energy | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 10:34 | Viewed: 720

Gazprom to Make Final Decision on Bulgarian South Stream Section by Nov

Russian energy giant Gazprom expects to take a final investment decision on the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas pipeline by November 2012, the company said in a statement Monday.

Business » Energy | March 19, 2012, Monday // 19:18 | Viewed: 899

Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Proposes 12.73% Gas Price Hike from April

A working group at the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) has come up with a proposal for a 12.73% increase in prices of natural gas and an increase of 7-12.5% in prices of central heating, depending on the heating utility.

Business » Energy | March 19, 2012, Monday // 17:56 | Viewed: 945

Bulgaria Hasn't Told Russia It Quits Belene NPP

Bulgaria's government has not informed Russia's state-owned Rosatom that it wants to quit the two countries' Belene nuclear power plant project.

Business » Energy | March 19, 2012, Monday // 11:38 | Viewed: 939

US Envoy Believes Bulgaria Scrapped Belene NPP

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has already declared that the Belene nuclear power plant will not be constructed, US Ambassador James Warlick pointed out Monday.

Business » Energy | March 19, 2012, Monday // 09:09 | Viewed: 935

Bulgaria's New Energy Min Uncertain on Shale Gas, Belene NPP

Bulgaria needs to think again before giving up on shale gas and going further with Belene NPP, said the nominee for Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev.

Business » Energy | March 18, 2012, Sunday // 18:18 | Viewed: 1220

Bulgarian PM: Cartel Ruling Shows Govt Doesn't Favor Lukoil

The Bulgarian government does not defend the interests of any energy companies, but rather the ones of all citizens, said Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | March 18, 2012, Sunday // 13:12 | Viewed: 861

Bulgarian PM to Negotiate Gas Interconnection in Turkey

The finalization of a deal between Bulgaria and Turkey to interconnect their natural gas networks is set to be among the chief topics of discussion during the visit of Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov to Turkey next week.

Business » Energy | March 18, 2012, Sunday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1021

Russia Ready with Bulgaria's Belene Nuclear Reactor

Russia's Atomstroyexport has assembled the reactor for the first block of the Nuclear Power Plant NPP to be built in the Bulgarian Danube town of Belene.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 13:49 | Viewed: 2046

Bulgaria, Russia to Settle Belene NPP Issue in Court

The project to build a second Bulgarian nuclear power plant in the Danube town of Belene would not be solely a Russian-Bulgarian project, however, Belene will became a legal case.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 13:14 | Viewed: 864

Rompetrol Stunned by Bulgarian Watchdog's Fuel Cartel Claims

Rompetrol, one of the four gasoline and diesel traders said to be in a fuel price cartel, according to the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission, has expressed at surprise at the watchdog's findings.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2012, Friday // 19:51 | Viewed: 1527

Bulgaria's Anti-Trust Watchdog Digs Up Fuel Cartel

Bulgaria's Competition Protection Commission has discovered a cartel of major gasoline and diesel suppliers, the institution announced on Friday.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2012, Friday // 18:07 | Viewed: 3251

PM: Belene NPP Won't Be Just Bulgarian-Russian Project

The future second Bulgarian nuclear power plant at Belene will not be solely a project of Bulgaria and Russia, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2012, Friday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1806

Bulgaria's New EconMin Has No New Stance on Belene NPP

Bulgaria's newly appointed Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Delyan Dobrev, has stated that his stance on the Belene "does not differ from the government's".

Business » Energy | March 16, 2012, Friday // 15:12 | Viewed: 616

No Referendum on Belene NPP per se, Bulgarian President Says

There will be no referendum on the future of Bulgaria's Belene nuclear power plant, as it would be illegal under the country's legislation, President Rosen Plevneliev explained on Friday.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2012, Friday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1100

Bulgaria May Hold Referendum on Belene NPP, Shale Gas

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has revealed that a referendum may determine the future of the country's Belene nuclear power plant project, as well as the potential shale gas exploration.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2012, Friday // 11:48 | Viewed: 1380

Poland May Launch Shale Gas Production in 2014

Poland may start producing shale gas for commercial use in late 2014 or in 2015, the country's Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski has revealed.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgarian Parliament to Hold Hearing over Fuel Cartel Probe

The Parliamentary Economic Committee will hold a hearing Thursday of Petko Nikolov, Chair of the Commission on Protection of Competition (KZK), on the cartel probe conducted among fuel traders.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 09:04 | Viewed: 827

Gas, Heating Prices in Bulgaria to Spike in April

Angel Semerdzhiev, Chairman of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has warned about a substantial increase in natural gas prices from April 01, which will also affect central heating rates.

Business » Energy | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 16:47 | Viewed: 936

Bulgarian Rightist Leader Seeks Antitrust Raid on Lukoil Refinery

Martin Dimitrov, leader of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), has insisted that the Commission on Protection of Competition (KZK) should raid the offices of the Lukoil Neftochim refinery and seize telephones and computers and check its busin

Business » Energy | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1039
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