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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

Bulgaria's GERB Lifts Chevron Shale Gas License

The cabinet of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, withdrew Tuesday its decision granting rights to sign a contract with the US company "Chevron.

Business » Energy | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 2453

Bulgaria Miners Keep Up Strike, Electricity Hike Looms

The effective strike of miners at Bulgaria's state-owned coal mining company Maritsa Iztok Mines is entering its third day on Tuesday, with protesters demanding a cash bonus.

Business » Energy | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 10:23 | Viewed: 3035

Bulgarian Energy Minister Attributes Shale Gas Worries to Lack of Information

Energy Minister Traicho Traikov has attributed public anxiety about shale gas development to the serious scarcity of information on the topic.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 18:17 | Viewed: 4145

Bulgaria's Rulers to Go for Temporary Ban on Shale Gas Exploration

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB has decided to approve a temporary moratorium on the exploration and extraction of shale gas amidst a day after mass protest rallies took place in 12 Bulgarian cities over the issue.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 16:23 | Viewed: 3523

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Declares Lukoil Refinery Legally Compliant

The Lukoil Neftochim refinery in the Black Sea city of Burgas was awarded Monday protocols certifying the compliance of its measuring equipment with the statutory requirements.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 15:29 | Viewed: 4433

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Anti-Shale Gas Bill

A bill banning shale gas exploration and extraction will be discussed on Monday by Bulgaria's parliamentary committee on economic policy, energy and tourism.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2012, Monday // 08:48 | Viewed: 1895

EU Still Up for Trilateral Gas Talks with Ukraine, Russia

The European Commission has confirmed its willingness to start gas transit talks with Ukraine and Russia any time the two countries wanted, according to EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2012, Friday // 21:00 | Viewed: 3076

12 Bulgarian Cities Rally Against Shale Gas Development

January 14 will see nationwide protests against shale gas development in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2012, Friday // 14:13 | Viewed: 2530

Bulgarian PM: Shelve Renewable Energy Projects Until Technologies Get Cheaper

Bulgaria must not rush the installation of new renewable energy capacity until the technologies become cheaper and are built of locally-produced components, said Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at a Thursday meeting with members of the American Chamber of Co

Business » Energy | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 20:02 | Viewed: 2812

Bulgaria's State-Owned Mines Stop Work for Hour in Protest

A one-hour warning rally was staged Tuesday morning at the state-owned coal mining company Maritsa Iztok Mines AD with workers saying the actual strike will start on Sunday.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 10:06 | Viewed: 2115

Bulgarian Court to Rule on Legality of State Mines Strikes

The management of Maritsa Iztok Mines AD will address the Stara Zagora District Court, seeking that the looming strike at the state-owned coal mining company be declared illegal.

Business » Energy | January 9, 2012, Monday // 18:07 | Viewed: 1995

Bulgaria's State Mines Want to Declare Strike Illegal

The management of the Bulgarian Maritza Iztok mining company has come out with a legal claim demanding that the upcoming strike of its workers be declared illegal.

Business » Energy | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2294

Strike at Bulgaria's Maritza Iztok Mines Postponed to Jan 14

The strike of the workers at the Maritsa East Mines AD has been postponed by seven days to January 14.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 17:30 | Viewed: 2217

Sofia to Launch Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations

Bulgaria's capital Sofia plans to use solar energy to charge electric vehicles, it was revealed on Friday.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 15:48 | Viewed: 2922

Bulgaria Doesn't Need More Nuclear Units - Rightists

No more nuclear power units are currently necessary to be constructed in Bulgaria, the rightist Union of Democratic Forces party has stated in a declaration.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2012, Friday // 15:06 | Viewed: 2529