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28.02.2018 11:11

The Energy and Utilities Deals Mark an 8-year Peak

The deals in the energy and utilities business reached an 8-year peak in 2017 as a value – 200.2 billion USD, as well as in number – 516. This was announced by an Ernst & Young (EY) report. The deals in the transmission & distribution
07.02.2018 15:56

Ukrenergo Will Invest in a Cyber Defense System for $20 Million

Ukraine’s state-run power distributor Ukrenergo, a leading target for cyberattacks in the past two years, will invest up to $20 million in a new cyber defense system, its chief executive said, cited by Reuters.   Vsevolod Kovalchuk told
13.09.2017 16:52

Extra Supervision Ordered for French Belleville Nuclear Plant after Security Lapses

French regulators have demanded heightened supervision at EDF’s Belleville nuclear power station citing failures in safety standards, regulator ASN said on Wednesday, as reported by Reuters. There were eight incidents rated level 1 -- the
08.09.2017 15:19

Total CEO Warns Against Chinese Dominance in Strategic EU Sectors

European Union member-states must work together to prevent state-backed Chinese firms taking control of strategic sectors within the region, Patrick Pouyanne, CEO of French oil company Total said on Friday, as reported by Reuters. “It’s
03.08.2017 18:02

Kosovo on the brink of energy crisis due to landowner rights

Last month, state-owned Kosovo energy company KEK announced that it was running out of coal due to demands by residents close to a lignite mine to receive more money for their landowner rights. Now KEK announced that it had reached a deal on Wednesday
22.06.2017 16:24

Polish PGNiG Stopped Receiving Russian Gas from Yamal Pipelien Due to Bad Quality

Polish gas grid operator PGNiG said “sharp deterioration in the quality” as the reason that led it to cut supply of Russian gas via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline. Since then the operator used its “limited gas reserves for the winter
04.05.2017 17:36

Euratom Mulls Transferring Responsibility for Imported Nuclear Waste to Britain

Euratom might transfer to Britain the control over large volumes of radioactive waste, some of it imported from other European countries such as Germany and Sweden. This was part of a proposal by Brussels to transfer ownership of a range of nuclear
28.04.2017 11:29

EU Council and Parliament Agree on Gas Intergovernmental Agreements Rules

Negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament have yesterday night reached an agreement on the new security of gas supply regulation which aims at preventing gas supply crises. The new rules ensure a regionally coordinated and common approach
24.04.2017 15:05

French Withdrawal from Nuclear Could Lead to Structural Deficits

France is facing its most uncertain presidential elections in decades. The outcome is critical not just on a geopolitical level, but also in terms national energy policy, with nuclear the key battleground. A victory for current front-runner Emmanuel
19.04.2017 13:05

British Energy Minister: UK Should Stay in EU Internal Energy Market

Britain should continue to participate in the European Union's internal energy market when it leaves the 28-nation bloc, the UK's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday. "It
19.04.2017 9:04

Japan Nominates New Nuclear Watchdog Chairman

The Japanese government on Tuesday said it has nominated Toyoshi Fuketa, a commissioner of the country's nuclear watchdog, to take the top post at the regulator, in the first change of leadership since it was revamped after the Fukushima disaster. Fuketa,
23.03.2017 15:08

EU Doing Well in WEF Global Energy Ranking

The European Union is dominating the World Economic Forum's annual Global Energy Architecture Performance Index, published on Wednesday, the EU Observer reported. This year, fourteen of the twenty best-scoring countries are members of the European
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17.09.2020  Boyana Achovski, General Secretary of the international organization Gas Infrastructure
In both short and long term, gas will continue being part of the energy mix of Southeastern Europe
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