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EurActiv: EU energy forum feels winds of change in power sector

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Although formal negotiations over a market design proposal are just beginning, a conference involving industry leaders and senior policymakers this week showed which way the winds of change are blowing in the electricity sector as the need to integrate intermittent wind and solar power increases. It is by now clear there will be a place for state-backed capacity schemes to keep on stand-by conventional plants that would perish in a market driven purely ...

2017 Spring Cocktail – The trends in the Romanian energy industry

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Organized by energynomics.ro, the fourth edition of Spring Cocktail brought together over 100 participants and was supported by four top speakers. For opening the evening and stimulating the dialogue there were Robert Tudorache, state secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Daniela Lulache, CEO Nuclearelectrica, Dan Catalin Stancu, CEO ...

ANRE: There wasn’t any concerted action from energy suppliers in January

Thursday, March 30, 2017

As the ‘speculative attack’ on the electricity market this January could make more victims among the suppliers, the National Energy Regulatory Authority – ANRE, has reached a conclusion. “There was no concerted action”, declared Claudiu Dumbraveanu, director in ANRE, answering a question fromenergynomics.ro. “The answer is clear: There was no concerted ...

EU offers to negotiate Nord Stream 2 on behalf of members

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The European Union has offered to negotiate with Russia on behalf of its member states about the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which aims to bring Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea, Danish newspaper Politiken reported yesterday (29 March). In a letter to the Danish government seen by the newspaper, the European Commission invites EU countries to provide their opinions about Nord Stream 2, clarifying ...

Nord Stream 2 official: We see a lot of smokescreens thrown around

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Third Energy Package does not apply to Nord Stream 2, as it doesn’t apply to any of the existing or future import pipelines into the EU internal market, and the European Commission accepts that, Sebastian Sass told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview. Sebastian Sass is the EU representative of Nord Stream 2. He was previously the EU representative for Nord Stream. He spoke to EURACTIV’s Senior Editor, Georgi ...

CEFC is interested on developing KMG International operations

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A CEFC (China Energy Company Limited) delegation along with executive management members of KMG International (KMGI) had a series of meetings between March 21-22 period with several banks operating on the local market, recent years’ supporters of KMGI’s investment plans through loans extended for the company. The purpose of the meetings held between CEFC representatives and BCR (Romanian Commercial Bank), Unicredit, Raiffeisen, ING and ...

Enel Romania CEO Georgios Stassis, at the Victoria Palace: Enel will pay up more than 400 million euros this year to Romania

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and Enel Romania CEO Georgios Stassis, on Tuesday met at the Government House to discuss Romania's energy security and energy investment opportunities. In a press statement released on Tuesday, Grindeanu is quoted ...


Thursday, March 30, 2017

· Investment programme for the current regulatory cycle ending in 2018 · Enel, already a leader in terms of distribution service quality in Romania, is focusing its investments on further modernising its networks in the country Enel has planned investments for a total of 329 million euros for the current regulatory cycle ending ...

EurActiv:Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

Thursday, March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump Tuesday (28 March) signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question US support for an international deal to fight global warming, euractiv.com informs. Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his “Energy Independence” executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection ...

Only three member states on track to meet Paris goals

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Only three European countries are on course to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, according to research which ranks the UK in fifth position on its progress towards the landmark climate treaty. EURACTIV’s partner ...

Coal output totaled in January 2017, 419,200 tonnes of oil equivalent (toe)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Romania's net coal output totaled in January 2017, 419,200 tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), by 4.1 pct (17,900) less against the similar period of 2016, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). In the mentioned period, ...

Romania imported in January 2017 a 281,200 toe (tonne oil equivalent) natural gas

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Romania imported in January 2017 a 281,200 toe (tonne oil equivalent) natural gas soaring by 271.5 percent (205,500 toe) higher than the amount imported in the similar month of 2016, read the data released by the National Statistics Institute ...

Rompetrol to invest into a new petrochemical unit in Romania

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The investment plan of KMG International (Rompetrol group) includes the opening of a new petrochemical unit, sayd the vicepresident of Rompetrol C?t?lin Dumitru quoted by energynomics.ro. “Given that the global commercial and financial results were very good this year, we dare to attack 2017 with quite developed plans in terms of investment, both in the refining sector and in the retail ...

Romania imported this January 729,900 toe of crude

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Romania imported this January 729,900 toe of crude, up 218,900 toe (42.6 percent) from the same period of the year before, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The country's crude output in the reporting ...

Piperea: RADET is a huge bag of money

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Autonomous Administration for Thermal Energy Distribution (RADET) is the second largest system of thermal energy in the world after the one in Moscow, representing, at the same time, a huge bottomless bag of money, said on Thursday Gheorghe Piperea, lawyer at Piperea and Associates, the receiver of RADET, at a conference organized by The Diplomat, energynomics.ro reports. “I do not want to shock the ...

Romania to partcipate at the Astana Energy World Exhibition in Kazahstan due 10 June through 10 September

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Romania is going to cover a 370-sqm stand at the Astana Energy World Exhibition in Kazahstan due 10 June through 10 September, to promote through domestic companies innovative heating or energy efficiency solutions, the officials with the Romania - Kazakhstan Bilateral Chamber of Trade and Industry (CBCIRoOKAZ) on Friday announced at a specialist ...

Metea (Romgaz): Gas market liberalization is a challenge

Thursday, March 23, 2017


For Virgil Metea, general manager of Romgaz, the liberalization is a challenge. “From a personal point of view, the liberalization is a challenge, perhaps because we have to answer some questions, about how prepared we are, regarding what competition means, what monitoring means and what tax regime means”, said Metea, quoted by Agerpres Romgaz has paid last year an additional income tax amounting to 291,4 ...

Energy analyst: Nord Stream 2 should be decided by European Court of Justice

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In the past, European legislation was applied to pipelines coming to EU territory from the outside. This may apply to Nord Stream 2 as well, energy analyst Sijbren de Jong told EURACTIV Slovakia. Sijbren de Jong is a strategic analyst at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies ...

Gazprom takes Moldova to court over unpaid gas bill

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gazprom has sued Moldova’s national gas grid operator Moldovagaz in Russia’s International Commercial Arbitration Court demanding payment of US$768.6 million for natural gas supplied in 2014, energynomics.ro reads. The Russian gas giant filed the suit in February, according to a prospectus it issued for an upcoming Eurobond issue. No date has been set yet for the hearing. This is the third time the companies will face off in court. Gazprom ...

Energy sector in Romania is subject to a series of challenges that derive from its alignment to European energy policies

Thursday, March 16, 2017


 The energy sector in Romania is subject, at present, to a series of challenges that derive from its alignment to European energy policies, declared on Wednesday, in a speciality conference, Bela Balazs, director of the Energy Management Department of Romgaz. "The energy sector in Romania is subject, at present, to a series of challenges that derive from its alignment to the European energy policies. It has been a difficult period at the beginning of the ...

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