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Bulgarian Govt Will Reverse Shale Gas Ban Within Months – Expert

Ilian Vassilev, energy expert and former Ambassador of Bulgaria to Russia, has criticized the government for the newly imposed all-out ban on hydraulic fracturing, saying that it betrayed weakness.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 16:02 | Viewed: 2675

German Investors Show Interest in Biomass Production in Bulgaria

German investors have shown interest in biomass production in Bulgaria, according to Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov, who is on a visit to Berlin.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1984

Watchdog Clears E.ON Bulgaria Sale to Energo-Pro

Bulgaria's Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) has cleared the acquisition of E.ON Bulgaria EAD by Czech utility Energo-Pro.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 12:27 | Viewed: 2007

Strike Day 5 at Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok Mines

The strike at Bulgaria' s biggest state-owned coal-mining company, the Maritsa Iztok Mines, headed into a fifth day on Thursday.

Business » Energy | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1300

Major Bulgarian TPP to Switch to Brown Coal over Mining Strike

Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok 2 Thermal Power Plant has conducted a successful experiment with burning brown coal from the Pernik basin.

Business » Energy | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 18:19 | Viewed: 2367

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: 2008

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: 1431

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: 2526

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: 2334

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: 1975

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: 2814

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: 2554

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: 3121

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: 4245

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: 3631

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: 4570

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: 1960

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: 3200

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: 2614

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: 2926

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: 2151
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