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Power

Baltic TSOs cooperate on power grid operations

The Baltic states’ transmission system operators (TSO) have formalised their cooperation, establishing BALTSO as a non-profit organisation to coordinate operation and strategy. A statement from...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Bulgaria appeals PPC’s Bobov Dol acquisition

The Bulgaria Privatisation Agency has appealed against the court decision for the privatisation of the 630 MW Bobov Dol power plant to go ahead, in a further setback for Greek power utility PPC.The...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Emissions

Cautious welcome to phase 2 EU ETS – CIA

The UK’s Chemical Industries Association CIA reacted with caution to the government’s second phase National Allocation Plan (NAP) announcement this week, as despite the sector not bearing the brunt...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDCM

Gas

EGM Comments

Emerging from a bruising winter, Europe’s many gas markets have a brief time to take stock before a combination of regulatory and competitive pressures resume.The British market is in disarray,...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Power

Energie Allianz posts 3.9% rise in net profit to EUR 82 million for 2004/05

Austrian power and gas sales company EnergieAllianz on Friday posted a 3.9% rise in group profit to EUR 82 million for the financial year 2004/5 (1st October 2004 to 31st September 2005), on the back...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

ENI’s Italian margins under threat but competitors also at risk

Italy’s central administrative court, the Consiglio di Stato, decided on 21st March to uphold the national energy regulator’s new tariff decree, no. 248, in the case of energy supplier Hera - a...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

EU prepares legal action against Spain over E.ON row

Brussels has rejected Spanish explanations of new legislation engineered to thwart E.ON’s bid for Spanish power major Endesa. The Commission is due to send a letter to Madrid by mid-April. If this...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Focus on Hungary

Hungary’s gas industry, like its geography, is squeezed between western and eastern Europe. German E.On completed its acquisition of the trading and storage businesses of the Hungarian Oil and Gas...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Power

French net power exports down 66.9% year-on-year in February

Net power exports from Europe’s largest nuclear power producer fell 66.9% to 954 GWh in February 2006 compared to levels registered in February 2005, according to the latest energy report published...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

French Suez and GDF plough ahead with merger plans

French multi-utility Suez and gas incumbent Gaz de France (GDF) have created a joint steering committee, organised into “task forces”, to implement their planned merger announced at the end of last...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Gas use in UK declines as coal and nuclear usage climbs

The use of gas for power generation in the UK declined by 5.7% in 2005, compared with the previous year, while coal usage increased by 3.5% and electricity production from nuclear sources increased...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Emissions

German cartel inquiry

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) said on Friday it was “too early to draw any conclusions” from the first oral hearing of the inquiry into the link between CO2 and domestic power prices. “We...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDCM

Gas

NEWS briefs

BelarusTransit - Gas transited by Gazprom via Belarus over January and February rose 17.2% year-on-year to 11.6 billion cubic metres (Gm3), the Belarussian energy ministry said. Gazprom exported 4.2...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Physical bottlenecks did constrain Interconnector flows to UK

Physical constraints on European networks were one of the reasons for gas failing to reach the Zeebrugge market and the UK this winter, Ian Osbourne of the European Competition Commission said this...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Poland sees 1st customer switch away from incumbent for gas

The biggest fertilizer company in Poland Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy this month signed a contract to buy 150 million cubic metres (Mm3) in 2006 from Emfesz NG Polska. The deal represents the first time...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Polish 8.8% gas price rise approved by regulator URE

The Polish regulator URE has approved a new gas price rises for the Polish Oil and Gaz Company POGC, to come into effect on 1st April this year. The last increase took effect in January this year.The...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

Renationalisation: the sin that dare not speak its name

Gas Prices In the UK, a new book by Philip Wright of the University of Sheffield, is a timely and closely reasoned analysis of a subject that has generated an unusual amount of heat in recent months....

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Gas

RWE Transgas faces competition in Czech Republic

Vemex, Gazprom’s subsidiary in the Czech Republic, has signed a deal with Gazexport to import gas later this year, bypassing Czech incumbent RWE Transgas.A representative of Vemex confirmed reports...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

Power

Spain to invest EUR 13 billion in energy infrastructure

The Spanish ministry council is set to approve revisions made by the industry ministry to the Energy Infrastructure Plan 2002-2011, put together by the previous government, it announced on Friday.The...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Turkey to ship first gas to Greece in 2006

Turkey plans to deliver first gas to Greece through a newly-built pipeline connection by the end of the year, ahead of its 2007 schedule, it was revealed at the Caspian and Black Sea Oil and Gas...

31 Mar 2006 00:00 | EGM

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