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Gas imports down 16.3 pct, production up 4.1 pct in first 8 months

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Romania imported, in the first eight months of 2023, a quantity of usable natural gas of 1.264 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), 16.3% less (-245,800 toe) than in the same period last year, according to data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Domestic production of natural gas in January-August 2023 was 4.987 million toe, 4.1% higher than in the first eight months of 2022 (+194,600 toe).According to estimates by the ...

Romania seeking to postpone shutdown of lignite power plants

Thursday, October 19, 2023

 Romania will seek European Commission approval to postpone the closure of its lignite-fired power plants by up to two years, Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja said on Monday quoted by Reuters.   The government has committed to phasing out lignite - or brown coal - from 2026 under its European Union-funded recovery aid package, although Burduja said he would temper expectations for now on a change to ...

The Naxxar Group forges strategic partnership with Polenergia for NX4 Wind Farm

Thursday, October 19, 2023

  The Naxxar Group, formed by Romanian-capital companies and leading player in the renewable energy sector, is delighted to announce a significant milestone in its journey.   Naxxar Renewable Energy Management Holding has entered into a conditional agreement with Polenergia, the largest Polish private energy group, for the sale of a substantial 60% stake in development vehicle of the NX4 Wind ...

Primary energy sources down 1.2pct eight months into 2023

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Romania's primary energy sources decreased by 1.2% in the first eight months of 2023, while the final energy consumption in the economy decreased by 5.4%, reveal data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The main primary energy sources January 1 - August 31, 2023, totalled 22.019 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), down 275,800 toe, y-o-y. Domestic production amounted to 12.108 Mtoe, up 228,200 toe (1.9%) y-o-y, and import ...

Updated National Integrated Plan in Energy and Climate Change next spring

Thursday, October 19, 2023

 The Ministry of Energy is in the process of updating the National Integrated Plan in the field of Energy and Climate Change (PNIESC), so that, in the spring of next year, we will have this plan up to date, which involved a "difficult coordination pulled by the collar effort of the other institutions involved", declared minister Sebastian Burduja, at the Romanian Renewable Energy Summit 2023."Romania is among the countries with the most ambitious ...

Carbochim installs photovoltaic panels on the new factory in Cluj

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Carbochim Cluj, a company whose majority shareholder is Carbo Europe, part of the Iulius group, is close to completing the process of relocating production to a new Cluj unit, within which it has built a photovoltaic park of 920 panels that will produce 448 MWh / year   About 5 million euros were invested in relocating the factory and equipping it with new technologies. In the coming years another 2 ...

E.ON completes a new solar plant in Maramures and announces the connection of 1 mln. plants globally

Thursday, October 19, 2023

E.ON Energie Romania has announced the completion of the construction and installation of a photovoltaic energy generation system for the Printmasters company, from Maramures county, as part of a partnership concluded this year, the investment value being almost 500,000 ...

Photon Energy opened a new office in Bucharest

Thursday, October 19, 2023

In 2015, Photon Energy made its initial foray into the Romanian market, commencing a journey to enhance the nation’s renewable energy landscape. Fast forward to October 2023, the renewable energy company achieved a significant milestone by successfully commissioning eight proprietary photovoltaic power plants with a combined capacity of 31.5 MWp in six locations across the country. ...

Romania should accelerate its local nuclear value chain development

Thursday, October 19, 2023

In less than a decade, Romania is expected to invest more over 10 billion euros for giving its nuclear industry a strong restart and another 30 years of existence. Far from trivial, the refurbished unit 1 in Cernavoda with its 700 MW, and new 1.842 MW capacities (one SMR unit plus 2 more units in ...

The Government will approve, by the end of June 2025, the offshore wind perimeters in the Black Sea that can be concessioned

Thursday, October 12, 2023

  Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja has signed the draft law on the necessary measures for the exploitation of offshore wind energy, which is submitted for interministerial approval. In the current version of the draft, the Government will approve, at the latest by the end of June 2025, the offshore wind perimeters in the Black Sea that can be concessioned, informs the ministry in a press ...

Ciolacu: Southern gas corridor will certainly lead to the reconstruction of Ukraine

Thursday, October 12, 2023

The Southern gas corridor will certainly lead to the reconstruction of Ukraine, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu said on Monday, according to Agerpres. The Head of the Executive from Bucharest participated in the Trilateral Romania – Bulgaria – Greece, which took place in Varna, an event attended by representatives of the European ...

Romania and Portugal will cooperate within a Work Group in the field of energy

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Romania and Portugal will cooperate within a Work Group in the field of energy, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Lisbon on Monday between the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Action from the Portuguese Republic and the Ministry of Energy from Romania, informs the Ministry of Energy, in a press release quoted by Agerpres.   According to the cited source, the Memorandum was signed in ...

Coal production down 14.2% in first seven months of 2023; imports down 55%

Thursday, October 12, 2023

The net production of coal of Romania was, as a total, over the first six months of the year, 1.5 million tons equivalent oil, being 14.2% (248,300 toe) lower than the similar period of 2022, according to the data centralized by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).During the mentioned period, Romania imported 147,200 toe coal with 180, 20 toe (55.6%) less than the quantity imported last year during the same ...

Promateris completed a new solar project

Thursday, October 12, 2023

The Romanian industrial group Promateris has installed a photovoltaic system at its factory in Buftea, Ilfov county, with the help of an investment worth one million euros.   “Promateris, Romanian industrial group and leader in Central and Eastern Europe in the production of biodegradable and compostable packaging, announces the completion of the Green Energy project for the manufacture of bio-based ...

OMV Petrom’s gas production decreased by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter of 2023

Thursday, October 12, 2023

OMV Petrom’s gas production amounted to 59,500 boe/day in the third quarter of this year, down 2.3% compared to the same period in 2022, according to preliminary data sent to the Bucharest Stock Exchange on Monday.   Total hydrocarbon production amounted to 113,500 boe/day, down 3.16% compared to the same period last year. The production of crude oil and condensate totaled 54,000 boe/day (minus ...

Electrica Furnizare installs a solar project at the Zambelli Metal factory in Covasna

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Electrica Furnizare was chosen by the Zambelli Metal company for the construction of a turnkey photovoltaic plant at the factory in Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna county. The 656 photovoltaic panels will cover part of the beneficiary’s electricity consumption and will help reduce CO2 emissions by over 88 tons per year, according to a press release from Electrica ...

ANRE : On October 9 gas deposits were 99.72pct full

Thursday, October 12, 2023

 Romania's gas deposits were 99.72pct full in early October, with 2.861 cubic metres being stored, meaning that our country will have no problem to cover for its needs this winter, stated the head of the National Regulatory Authority in the Energy Field (ANRE), George Sergiu Niculescu."Gas deposits were 99.72pct full on October 9, with 2.861 cubic metres being stored. This is a a quantity that makes us comfortable to say that there will be no problem ...

Vast Resources Raises GBP1.8 Mln for Romania Mine Costs, Working Capital

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Vast Resources raised 1.8 million pounds ($2.2 million) through share placing for working capital and to meet its obligations in Romania and at a corporate level, https://www.marketwatch.com/ informs.   The London-listed mining ...

Energy Ministry: There are 78,000 prosumers recorded to the distribution electric grid

Thursday, October 12, 2023

There are 78,000 prosumers recorded to the electric distribution grid and we have over 1 gigawatt installed , said Dan Dragis Dragan, secretary of state in the Energy Ministry at the event “Environmental & Sustainability Summit”.   “There are measures we develop and which can show their progress. The implementation of Directive 944 of December 2021 where we introduced the quantity ...

Study: Investors' access to the electricity production market from renewable sources is difficult

Thursday, October 12, 2023

The participants in the process of connecting to the electricity grid encounter a series of legislative, bureaucratic barriers associated with financing barriers, but also some generated by the insufficient development of the electric transmission and distribution networks, is the conclusion of a study carried out by the Competition Council and the National Regulatory Authority in Energy (ANRE)."We are particularly interested in the process of connecting the ...

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