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Bulgarian Tycoon Treated Leniently by Govt over Energy Plant

Bulgaria's government has agreed to cut energy tycoon Hristo Kovachki some slack by allowing his plant Brikel to keep working.

Business » Energy | October 22, 2010, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1646

Bulgaria PM, Austria Envoy to Monitor Notoriously Costly Hydro Plant

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will make on Friday his third visit to the site of the much problematic hydro power plant "Tsankov Kamak", together with Bulgarian Economy Minister Traicho Traikov and Austria's Ambassador to Sofia Gerhard Reiweger.

Business » Energy | October 22, 2010, Friday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1495

Putin Commits to Emergency Supply of Parts for Bulgarian NPP

Russian PM Vladimir Putin has vowed that Rosatom will deliver spare parts for Bulgarian Kozloduy NPP at great haste, after the initial shipment proved defective.

Business » Energy | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1616

Bulgaria's Delinquent Power Facilities Start Closing Down

Supplies of coal to the Brikel power plant that is in breach of eco-requirements have been halted by an order of Bulgarian Minister of Environment Nona Karadzhova.

Business » Energy | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 18:40 | Viewed: 1338

Russia, Bulgaria Consider Inviting 3rd Parties to Belene NPP

Russia and Bulgaria are now considering inviting a third country in the construction of the Belene NPP in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 14:41 | Viewed: 1352

Bulgaria, Russia to Set up South Stream JV by Nov 15

The Bulgarian and Russian governments have formally agreed to set up the South Stream pipeline joint venture by November 15, according to information from the Russian cabinet.

Business » Energy | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1214

Bulgarian Power Utility CEZ: Network Load Up in October

The Czech-owned electric power utility CEZ, servicing western Bulgaria, has announced a registered 18% increase of the network load in the beginning of October, compared to last year.

Business » Energy | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1356

Sofia Utility Turns On Heat

The heating utility in Bulgaria's capital Sofia "Toplofikatsiya" announces they will turn on the heat to customers on Thursday, October 21, over the forecast for colder weather.

Business » Energy | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1318

Russia Rushes with Emergency Supplies for Bulgarian Nuclear Plant

Russian state company Rosatom has announced it will make an emergency delivery of equipment to help Bulgaria's nuclear power plant Kozloduy tackle issues with defective supplies for Unit 6.

Business » Energy | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 1853

Bulgaria to Lose Only BGN 15 M from Extended NPP Repairs

Bulgaria is going to suffer losses of about BGN 15 M from having to extend the repairs of Unit 6 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant by 10 days.

Business » Energy | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgaria Might Cut Electicity Export by 2/3 Due to NPP Trouble

The unexpected technical problems with repairing and switching back on the Unit 6 reactor of Bulgarian Kozloduy NPP might mean drastically cutting exports of electricity, according to energy minister Traicho Traikov.

Business » Energy | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1344

Safety Damage Delays Bulgarian Nuclear Plant Repairs

A problem with one of the two functioning reactors of Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) - Unit 6, can trigger serious delays in its switching back to the country's electric network, the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy and Economy announced..

Business » Energy | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1719

UK JKX Oil & Gas Spuds Shkorpilovtci Well in Bulgaria

Britain's JKX Oil & Gas said the Shkorpilovtci South West R-01 exploration well in east Bulgaria spudded successfully on October 17.

Business » Energy | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1334

Bulgaria Gets Alpine Bau to Knock EUR 10 M Off Hydro Plant Price

Austrian company Alpine Bau has agreed to knock off EUR 10 M from the money owed to it by the Bulgarian government for the construction of the much problematic hydro power plant "Tsankov Kamak".

Business » Energy | October 18, 2010, Monday // 20:59 | Viewed: 1659

Bulgaria EcoMin: Brikel Plant Lacks Required Permits

Bulgaria's Environment Minister has stated that the workers from the thermal power plant Brikel should demand the resignation of the trade unions, instead of hers.

Business » Energy | October 18, 2010, Monday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1581

Bulgaria's Brikel Workers to Protest against Closing

About 2,000 Bulgarian workers from the major thermal power plant Brikel in the town of Galabovo have gathered on the first day of the five-day peace protest against the closing of the plant.

Business » Energy | October 18, 2010, Monday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1504

Gazprom CEO: Bulgaria, Russia Progress on South Stream Project

Bulgaria and Russia have reached a serious progress in the negotiations for the South Stream gas pipeline project, Russia's Gazprom CEO, Alexey Miller, said after his meeting with Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | October 17, 2010, Sunday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1949

Lenta.ru: Gazprom Plays off Romania against Bulgaria

This week's signing of an agreement between Gazprom and Romania has considerably softened the stance of Bulgaria to Russian-sponsored South Stream gas pipeline project, writes Russian online edition Lenta.ru

Business » Energy | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 17:17 | Viewed: 2601

Economy Minister: Both Bulgaria, Romania to Profit from South Stream

Both Bulgaria and Romania might profit from South Stream, stated Bulgarian economy minister Traicho Traikov, commenting newly emerged views that the two countries are competing for a place in the Russian-sponsored project.

Business » Energy | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1709

Minister: No Way Romania Can Squeeze Bulgaria Out of South Stream

Economy Minister Traicho Traikov believes it is practically impossible for Romania to replace Bulgaria as the major Balkan hub of the Russian gas transit pipeline South Stream.

Business » Energy | October 15, 2010, Friday // 15:22 | Viewed: 1553

Bulgaria, Russia to Set up South Stream JV by Nov 2010

Sofia and Moscow have agreed to establish a 50/50 joint venture by November this year for the building of the Bulgarian part of the Russian-led natural gas pipeline South Stream.

Business » Energy | October 15, 2010, Friday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1788