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Gas

Algerian Sonatrach asks for mediation in Spanish conflict – press

Algerian energy major Sonatrach has asked the arbitration chamber in Paris to mediate in its conflict with Spanish energy majors Gas Natural and Repsol YPF, according to reports in Spanish press on...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | ESGM

Power

Available Spanish hydropower stocks continued to slide in Week 31

Available Spanish hydropower stocks were estimated at 12,149 GWh in Week 31, according to the latest data released by the environment ministry. This was a week-on-week fall of 400 GWh, bringing...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Cost of France-England September capacity down 13% from August

The cost of capacity from France to England was down 13% in the first leg of auctions for September held on Tuesday.France-England capacity via the National Grid- and RTE operated interconnector was...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Dutch electricity generation fell for second successive year in 2006 – CBS

Dutch electricity production fell for the second successive year in 2006, while imports increased, according to new data from the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Total Dutch electricity...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Final section of Norned onshore in Norway

The 700 MW capacity Norned interconnector — between Norway and the Netherlands — is nearing completion, with the final section of cable pulled onshore in Norway, the Norwegian transmission system...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Final section of Norned onshore in Norway

The 700 MW capacity Norned interconnector — between Norway and the Netherlands — is nearing completion, with the final section of cable pulled onshore in Norway, the Norwegian transmission system...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

France leads member state protest over unbundling of energy networks

France, alongside Germany, Austria, Greece and Luxembourg and Slovakia are contesting the European Union’s stance on ownership unbundling in the energy sector in a letter of complaint sent to the...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | ESGM

Power

French hydro reservoirs levels stable in Week 31

French reservoir levels were stable in Week 31 at 85% fullness, according to data published by grid operator RTE. It is hard to tell whether the drop reported last week (Week 30) marked the peak in...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

German Eon to set up renewables and climate protection business

German utility major Eon is set to expand its renewable energy business significantly in the coming years, it said in a statement on Tuesday. It has now launched a business unit specifically for this...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Japanese major acquires stake in Eni’s North Sea gas prospect

Leading Japanese energy and petrochemical major Idemitsu Petroleum has acquired a 15% stake in a North Sea production licence from Italy’s Eni subject to approval, the company said in a statement on...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | ESGM

Power

Lithuanian grid-controller launches EIA for new nuclear plant

The Lithuanian grid operator Lietuvos Energija has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for construction of a new 3, 400 MW nuclear power plant to replace the Ignalina power plant...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

New round of residential power price hikes in Germany

Electricity consumers in Germany are facing another wave of price rises. From Wednesday, more than 50 smaller and medium-sized utilities will increase their charges by around 8% on average, according...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Spain speeding up new power infrastructure after blackout

Spain is speeding up new power infrastructure following a four-day blackout in Barcelona earlier this month, industry minister Joan Clos told congress on Tuesday, according to Spanish newswires. The...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Spanish power demand down 1.6% in July – grid operator

Spanish power demand fell 1.6% in July on the back of mild temperatures cutting the use of air conditioning, grid operator REE said on Tuesday. In total, 22,617 GWh was consumed in July. In contrast...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Suez revenue up 6.1% y-o-y for first half of 2007 on high energy prices

French multi-utility Suez announced on Tuesday that its revenues rose to EUR 23.7 billion in the first six months of 2007, up 6.1% from EUR 22.4 billion during the same period last year. Suez...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Suez revenue up 6.1% y-o-y for first half of 2007 on high energy prices

Revenues at French multi-utility Suez rose to EUR 23.73 billion in the first six months of 2007, up 6.1% from EUR 22.40 billion during the same period last year, the company announced on Tuesday....

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | ESGM

Power

UK Heren index for August down 2% month-on-month at £25.53/MWh

The August 2007 UK power Heren monthly index stands at £25.53/MWh, down 2% from the July 2007 index. Although the August ’07 index is broadly unchanged month-on-month, it is 37% below the August ’06...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

UK’s National Grid sells Australian interconnector business for £485 million

National Grid announced the sale of Basslink in an agreement worth £485 million (EUR 719 million) on Tuesday. CitySpring Infrastructure Management Pte signed the deal to buy the Australia to Tasmania...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | ESGM

Power

UK’s National Grid sells Australian interconnector business for £485 million

National Grid announced the sale of Basslink in an agreement worth £485 million (EUR 719 million) on Tuesday. CitySpring Infrastructure Management Pte signed the deal to buy the Australia to Tasmania...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Ukraine mulls raising CEE power prices

Ukraine has launched a probe into its electricity export prices for Central and Eastern Europe with a view to raise prices, the country’s Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Boiko said.The ministry wants...

31 Jul 2007 00:00 | EDEM

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