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Bulgaria's Energy Minister Oscillates between Belene NPP and Kozloduy Expansion

The construction of two new reactors at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant is on the table if Bulgaria decides against the construction of what should be its second NPP at Belene, according to Economy Minister Traikov.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1916

Bulgaria to Start Exporting Electricity to Turkey in March

Bulgaria is expected to resume its electricity exports to Turkey at the end of March 2010, according to the head of the Bulgarian National Electric Company NEK, Krasimir Parvanov.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 13:06 | Viewed: 1976

EC Courts Turkmenistan over Natural Gas Supplies

The EU countries see Turkmenistan as a key energy partner and are ready to purchase the country's natural gas, according to the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso.

Business » Energy | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1680

Bulgaria's Largest Coal Mining Company to Invest BGN 88 M in 2011

Bulgaria's largest coal mining company - Maritsa Iztok Mines EAD – has announced a massive investment plan for 2011, after in 2010, and especially in the last quarter, it registered record output and profits.

Business » Energy | January 14, 2011, Friday // 18:23 | Viewed: 2348

China Said to Eye New Unit at Bulgaria's Kozloduy N-Plant

China's National Nuclear Corporation has reportedly voiced interest in the building of a seventh unit at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant, the closure of which was one of the conditions for the country's EU accession.

Business » Energy | January 14, 2011, Friday // 14:16 | Viewed: 2031

EU Strikes 'Breakthrough' Natural Gas Supply Deal with Azerbaijan

The EU has made a "breakthrough" deal with Azerbaijan on the supply of natural gas to the Union from the Caucasus country and on the development of the so called Southern Gas Corridor with several major pipelines including Nabucco.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 17:10 | Viewed: 3086

Nabucco Consortium Refutes Any Plans for Merger with South Stream

Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH has formally refuted the information on merging of the Nabucco and South Stream projects stemming form a throwaway remark by the US ambassador to Italy, David Thorne.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2228

US Joins Calls for South Stream, Nabucco Merger

The rivaling gas pipeline projects in southern Europe, South Stream and Nabucco, should combine, the US Ambassador to Italy has said, echoing statements of some of the partners in the first project.

Business » Energy | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1643

Ex Czech Ambassador Takes Over CEZ Bulgaria

The Czech-owned power utility CEZ, which services western Bulgaria, officially introduced their new Regional Manager – former Czech Ambassador to Sofia, Petr Dokladal.

Business » Energy | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 1619

Turkey Powers Through with 3rd Nuclear Plant Project

Leading French companies have offered Turkey to build what should become the country's third nuclear power plant, with projects for two other underway.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2011, Monday // 20:42 | Viewed: 2416

China Eyes Participation in Bulgarian Energy Projects

China National Electric Equipment Corporation (CNEEC) is interested in participation in projects in the Bulgarian energy sector, the company representatives have announced.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2011, Monday // 16:23 | Viewed: 1404

Minister: Serbia Wants to Join Bulgaria's Belene NPP

The Serbian government considers seriously its possible participation in Bulgaria's Belene Nuclear Power Plant, Serbia's Energy Minister Petar Skundric has said on Monday.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2011, Monday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1448

CEZ Sets Up Bulgarian Subsidiary for Renewable Energy Investments

Bulgaria's Czech-owned power utility CEZ has established a new subsidiary called CEZ Bulgaria Investments.

Business » Energy | January 7, 2011, Friday // 20:02 | Viewed: 1537

The Bulgaria 2010 Review: Energy

2010 saw much uncertainty on part of the Borisov Cabinet with respect to the fate of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant.

Business » Energy | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 22:57 | Viewed: 5606

CEZ Quits Romania's Cernavoda NPP Expansion Project

Czech energy company CEZ has sold its shares from the holding for the construction of a third and fourth reactor at the Romanian nuclear power plant Cernavoda.

Business » Energy | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 19:47 | Viewed: 2301

Traikov Scolds Utility, Mine for Threatening Workers' Lives

Bulgarian Economy Minister Traicho Traikov has summoned to a special meeting the EVN power utility and the Balkan 2000 Mine over an incident that trapped 80 miners underground.

Business » Energy | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 21:07 | Viewed: 1723

Bulgaria's Largest Coal Mining Company with Record Output

Bulgaria's largest coal mining company – Maritsa Iztok Mines EAD – surpassed its 2010 output target by 4%.

Business » Energy | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 2470

Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP Over-Performs in 2010

Bulgaria's only operational nuclear power plant at Kozloduy has surpassed its planned 2010 electricity output.

Business » Energy | January 3, 2011, Monday // 17:01 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgarians Consumed More Energy New Year's Eve Y/Y

The consumption of electricity on New Year’s Eve in Bulgaria was about 1,000 MW more than last year, the Electricity System Operator has announced.

Business » Energy | January 2, 2011, Sunday // 18:16 | Viewed: 1499

Serbia Willing to Join Bulgaria's Belene NPP

Serbia is in favor of participating in the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic said.

Business » Energy | December 31, 2010, Friday // 19:08 | Viewed: 2521

Bulgaria Turns 2 Nuclear Reactors Over to Radioactive Waste Agency

Bulgaria's Cabinet has decided to place units 1 and 2 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant under the management of State Company "Radioactive Waste".

Business » Energy | December 30, 2010, Thursday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1966