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Power

Belgian regulator extends imposed tariffs

Belgian energy regulator, Creg, is to extend its imposed tariffs for transport and distribution offtake points on the country’s 30-380 kilovolt network until 30th June, Creg said in a statement. The...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Centrica sells all remaining Rough storage ahead of auction

Centrica Storage Limited (CSL), operator of the UK’s largest storage facility at Rough, says all remaining standard bundled units (SBUs) of capacity for annual contracts (2004/5) are now sold. The...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

Disconnections call to be put to House of Lords

British independent consumer group, energywatch, has called for more safeguards to be put in place for consumers at risk of debt-related disconnection, urging companies to rethink their policies. It...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Dutch government sets January 2007 deadline for distribution unbundling

The Dutch government aims to unbundle the network operations of local distribution companies from their power generation and sales activities by January 2007, according to a statement on Wednesday...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

EGM Comments

Libya did it for big oil back in the sixties, and it would not be altogether astonishing if Colonel Gaddafi’s rejuvenated regime managed something similar for big gas in Europe. At the very least,...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

Front year climbs on German strength

Discussion in the Calendar ’05 contract mirrored movement in Germany, gaining around EUR 0.25/MWh in early discussion to finish between EUR 29.75-29.90/MWh. But players were sceptical as to whether...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Gazprom to kick-start gas market reform by year-end

Gazprom has decided to take the first steps toward longawaited reform of the gas sector. According to c.e.o. Alexei Miller, before the end of this year the company plans to change its corporate...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

German energy groups present labelling proposals

The German energy agency (Dena) and German association for the energy industry (VDEW) have put forward their proposals for energy labelling ahead of the national implementation of EU single market...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Power

German industrial users criticize network pricing

The cost-based pricing model envisaged by the current draft German energy industry law (EnWG) is “poison” for competition, the German association of industrial energy users (VIK) said in a statement...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Power

German power demand slightly up in 2003

German electricity demand from national and local networks rose eight gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2003 from the previous year to 501 GWh, the German energy industry association (VDEW) said in a...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Germany approves CO2 emissions allocation plan with minor changes

Germany´s CO2 emissions allocation plan is poised to make its way to Brussels as the federal cabinet comprising the heads of all ministries approved on Wednesday the draft plan drawn up by the...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Iran-Armenia pipeline could be completed within two years

The Armenian finance and economics minister, Bardan Khachatryan, announced in mid-March that construction of a 141 km Iran-Armenia line could begin before the end of this year and be completed in one...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

Joint working group halves hindrances to UK distributed generation

More than half of the barriers to small-scale distribution and connection in the UK have been successfully dealt with according to a report released on Tuesday by British energy regulator, Ofgem and...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

NEWS briefs

EgyptLNG - The oil ministry may approve plans by the end of 2004 for one or two LNG liquefaction trains to be added to those now under construction. Two plants with three trains are under...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

Norway reservoirs down 2.1 points, Swedish down 2.1 points in Week 13

According to the latest data supplied by the Nordic power exchange, Nord Pool, Norwegian reservoir levels fell by 2.1 percentage points in Week 13. Norwegian reservoir levels fell to 27.9% fullness...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

People in the gas industry

Cedric Brown, the former Chief Executive of British Gas, has been appointed non-Executive Chairman of Eural Trans Gas (ETG), the independent European energy business. The appointment will be ratified...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

Power shortages a possibility for the UK on carbon cutbacks - Drax Power

The topical carbon emissions trading scheme set to commence this January could cause electricity generation in the UK to drop by 10% from next year, the head of environment for Drax Power, cautioned...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Seven Heads test results show lower reserves than expected

Well testing on the Seven Heads gas field offshore Ireland has shown reserves to be lower than expected, according to operator Ramco Energy. The announcement is a serious blow to Ramco, and also to...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EGM

Power

Swiss reservoirs down 3.2 points in Week 13 to 19.6% capacity

Swiss hydropower reservoir levels fell by 3.2 percentage points last week to an average of 19.6% fullness, according to data from the country’s federal energy office, the BFE. Reservoir levels during...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

Power

UK Heren Index for April drops to £18.27/MWh

The April 2004 monthly UK power Heren index* stands at £18.27/MWh, marking a £1.01/MWh decrease on the March 2004 index of £19.28/MWh. However it is £2.69/ MWh higher than the April 2003 index of...

31 Mar 2004 00:00 | EDEM

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