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Brussels: EU to Pay Bulgaria Extra EUR 185 M for Nuclear Dismantling

The European Commission proposed on Thursday to secure an additional EUR 185 M from 2013 to help Bulgaria dismantle four Soviet-era reactors at its sole nuclear power plant in Kozloduy.

Business » Energy | November 24, 2011, Thursday // 14:24 | Viewed: 1402

EC to Set Aside EUR 550 M for Nuclear Decommissioning Aid

The European Commission (EC) plans to set aside additional nuclear decommissioning aid of EUR 550 M after 2013 to help Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia, reports say.

Business » Energy | November 23, 2011, Wednesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1059

Bulgarian MPs Reject Nationalist Demand for Shale Gas Ban

The Bulgarian Parliament rejected Wednesday the request of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party to include in the weekly agenda their proposal for a moratorium on shale gas exploration in the country.

Business » Energy | November 23, 2011, Wednesday // 12:28 | Viewed: 1087

Russian State Co Eyes Bulgarian E.ON Power Utility - Report

Russian state-owned Holding MRSK OAO is among the candidates for the Bulgarian and German stake at the German-owned Power Utility, E.

Business » Energy | November 23, 2011, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 1318

Russia's Gazprom: Bulgaria Is in South Stream Pipeline

Russia's Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, firmly rejected Tuesday speculations of Western-Balkan media that the South Stream gas transit pipeline will go around Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 14:22 | Viewed: 2336

Bulgaria to Get More EU Nuclear Decommissioning Aid

The European Commission is expected to propose next week that an extra EUR 500 M in EU financial support is provided for decommissioning the Soviet-era nuclear reactors in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Business » Energy | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1742

Bulgaria Seals Gas Delivery Deal with Turkey

Bulgaria and Turkey will sign a political agreement to build a gas pipeline connection between the two countries for emergency gas deliveries from Turkey to Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | November 19, 2011, Saturday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1644

No Shale Gas Contract with Chevron Yet, Bulgarian PM Assures

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov rejected on Friday that the government had signed a shale gas exploration and production contract with U.S. energy major Chevron Corp, specifying, however, that talks on the matter were underway.

Business » Energy | November 18, 2011, Friday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1681

Russian Gazprom Eager to Set Foot on Bulgaria's Fuel Retail Market

Russian giant Gazprom, the sole supplier of natural gas to Bulgaria, is preparing to set foot on the local fuel retail market.

Business » Energy | November 17, 2011, Thursday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1957

US AES Starts to Build Solar Power Plant near Bulgaria's Silistra

The US company AES Solar has started to build a 20.6 MW photovoltaic near the Danube city of Silistra in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | November 16, 2011, Wednesday // 17:21 | Viewed: 2371

Bulgarian Minister Reshuffles Energy Holding

The Minister of Energy, Economy and Tourism, Traicho Traikov, made changes in the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH).

Business » Energy | November 16, 2011, Wednesday // 08:49 | Viewed: 1089

Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Vows to Not Up Heating Price

Price of natural gas in Bulgaria would not go up by more than 5% beginning January 1, 2011, according to Angel Semerdzhiev, Head of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR).

Business » Energy | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 17:34 | Viewed: 912

Bulgaria Last in EU in Green Energy Use - Report

Bulgaria still lags behind all other EU Member States in the use of green energy, according to a study of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Business » Energy | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 1614

Aliyev: Bulgaria Among First to Get Gas from Azerbaijan

Bulgaria might be one of the first countries to receive Azerbaijani natural gas supplies, according to Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, who received Monday his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Parvanov.

Business » Energy | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 09:55 | Viewed: 1297

Bulgaria to Show EU How to Make Gas Deals with Azerbaijan - President

The expected deliveries of natural gas from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria will be a "small breakthrough" for the European Union, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov declared in Baku.

Business » Energy | November 14, 2011, Monday // 18:12 | Viewed: 1416

Bulgaria's Gas Supplier Offers 17.61% Price Hike in Q1 2012

Natural gas in Bulgaria should cost BGN 699.05 per 1000 cubic meters, VAT excluded, in Q1 2012, or 17.61% over the Q4 2011, according to preliminary estimates of Bulgargaz.

Business » Energy | November 14, 2011, Monday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1359

Energy Tops Bulgarian President Visit to Azerbaijan

The energy sector will be topping the agenda of outgoing Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov during his official visit to Azerbaijan.

Business » Energy | November 14, 2011, Monday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1110

Bulgaria Moves to Increase Capacity of Its Kozloduy NPP

Bulgarian Kozloduy nuclear power plant will increase the capacity of its two working units to 104%, which will increase the output of each reactor to 1100 MW.

Business » Energy | November 13, 2011, Sunday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgarian Nuclear Plants Pass Stress Tests

Bulgaria's single Kozloduy NPP, as well as the projected Belene NPP, have passed stress tests, according to information released by the Bulgarian News Agency Saturday.

Business » Energy | November 12, 2011, Saturday // 18:59 | Viewed: 1766

Bulgarian President on Azerbaijan Visit to Finalize Natural Gas Deal

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov will make an official visit to Azerbaijan Monday to finalize a deal to purchase 1 B cubic meters of Azeri natural gas for Bulgaria's demands.

Business » Energy | November 12, 2011, Saturday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1584

Bulgaria Seeks Permission for Environmental Study Before Allowing Shale Gas Drilling

Bulgaria has asked the European Commission to allow an additional in-depth environmental impact study to be carried out before the launch of shale gas drilling in the country, according to Environment Minister Nona Karadzhova.

Business » Energy | November 11, 2011, Friday // 15:59 | Viewed: 1877