The strike at Bulgaria' s biggest state-owned coal-mining company, the Maritsa Iztok Mines, headed into a fifth day on Thursday.
Bulgaria's Maritsa Iztok 2 Thermal Power Plant has conducted a successful experiment with burning brown coal from the Pernik basin.
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.
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.
Bulgaria should think twice before expelling US energy giant Chevron from its territory, American Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick has stated.
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.
The ban on the use of hydrofracking technology in the extraction and exploration of gas and oil in Bulgaria will be permanent.
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.
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.
Energy Minister Traicho Traikov has attributed public anxiety about shale gas development to the serious scarcity of information on the topic.
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.
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.
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.
January 14 will see nationwide protests against shale gas development in Bulgaria.
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
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.
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.
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.
The strike of the workers at the Maritsa East Mines AD has been postponed by seven days to January 14.
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