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Bulgaria targets early-2018 to begin construction on Greece gas inter-connector

By   /  22/02/2017  /  BG Energy, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines  /  No Comments

  Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry was drafting the necessary tender documentation to pick a contractor that would build the gas inter-connector pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria, targeting early 2018 for the start of construction, caretaker Energy Minister Nikolai Pavlov said on February 22. Pavlov’s comments were made during a meeting with his Azeri counterpart Nigat Aliyev […]

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Bulgarian political parties trade barbs over ‘energy crisis’ claims

By   /  24/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian political parties trade barbs over ‘energy crisis’ claims

Bulgaria’s two largest political parties – Boiko Borissov’s GERB and the opposition socialist party – are engaged in a war of words over the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s allegations that the country is on the brink of an energy collapse and that “power cuts practically already are in effect”. Senior Bulgarian goverment figures are dismissing the […]

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Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

By   /  19/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics, RS Energy, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

Bulgaria and Serbia energy ministers signed on January 19 a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the interconnector pipeline between the two countries. The document underscored the political will in the two countries to build the pipeline, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said in a statement. The project was a key component of Bulgaria’s […]

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Bulgaria halts electricity exports on January 13 as winter cold bites

By   /  12/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Social, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria halts electricity exports on January 13 as winter cold bites

Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has ordered that the country halts exporting electricity on January 13 2017 to ensure power supply for Bulgarian consumers as the country’s power grid comes under pressure because of several days of severely low temperatures. The order follows similar moves by Greece, which has suspended electricity exports on January 11 […]

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Bulgaria-Romania gas interconnector pipeline finished

By   /  11/11/2016  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics, RO Energy, RO Politics, Romania  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria-Romania gas interconnector pipeline finished

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov opened at a ceremony on November 11 the gas interconnector pipeline with Romania, describing it as a key step towards diversification of gas supply sources and strengthening Bulgaria’s energy security. This is the first of three interconnector pipelines Bulgaria plans to build with neighbouring countries, but link-ups with Serbia and […]

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Bulgaria, Slovakia gas grid operators to co-operate on gas hub project

By   /  04/11/2016  /  BG Business, BG Energy, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Energy, Finance  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria, Slovakia gas grid operators to co-operate on gas hub project

The gas grid operators of Bulgaria and Slovakia signed a memorandum of understanding that envisions the two companies, Bulgartransgaz and Eustream, working together on “improving the security of gas deliveries” in Central and Eastern Europe, in particular the two major gas infrastructure projects championed by their respective governments – the Balkan gas hub and the […]

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Bulgaria’s Parliament sets up ad hoc committee to investigate Belene nuclear power station project

By   /  19/10/2016  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria’s Parliament sets up ad hoc committee to investigate Belene nuclear power station project

Bulgaria’s Parliament has voted to set up ad hoc committee, headed by nationalist minority coalition Patriotic Front co-leader Valeri Simeonov, to investigate all “data, facts and circumstances” regarding decision-making and actions about the Belene nuclear power station project between 2006 and the end of September 2016. The Belene project, first proposed at the time of […]

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Bulgaria anti-trust regulator accuses six petrol retailers of price-fixing cartel

By   /  10/10/2016  /  BG Business, BG Energy, Bulgaria, Business, Energy  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria anti-trust regulator accuses six petrol retailers of price-fixing cartel

Sofia, October 10, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) said on October 10 that it has found evidence of a cartel agreement between six of the country’s largest petrol and diesel fuel retailers. The accusation comes after an eight-month investigation opened in February, which found that the six companies entered […]

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Bulgaria, Cyprus energy ministers discuss gas delivery routes

By   /  26/09/2016  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, CY Energy, CY Politics, Cyprus, Energy, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria, Cyprus energy ministers discuss gas delivery routes

Sofia, September 26, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Cyprus could play an important role in two projects meant to offer new sources of gas supply for Bulgaria, Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova told reporters on September 26 after meeting with her Cypriot counterpart Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio […]

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EU preparing meeting with Russia on Bulgaria gas hub – report

By   /  19/09/2016  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on EU preparing meeting with Russia on Bulgaria gas hub – report

Sofia, September 19, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe The European Commission is working on preparations to host a Bulgaria-Russia-EU meeting to discuss the proposed gas hub near the Bulgarian port of Varna, Bulgarian news website Mediapool.bg reported on September 19, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev. Donchev said that […]

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