Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Croatia News

U.S. Oil Makes it to Ukraine, a blow to Moscow

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U.S. crude exports are gaining traction in Europe as even Ukraine turns into a significant consumer of American barrels at the expense of Russian supplies amid heightened U.S. political pressure on Moscow and problems over contaminated Russian…

Vermilion to Drill Exploration Wells in Central Europe

Canada's Vermilion Energy will drill its first two exploration wells in Croatia in June, a senior official from the company said on Monday. Vermilion won four licences in 2015 for oil and gas exploration in Croatia's flat northeastern areas…

Croatia Publishes Tender for Oil and Gas Exploration

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Croatia published a tender for gas and oil exploration in mountainous areas of the country's central and southern regions, the state hydrocarbon agency said on Monday."The deadline for submitting bids is Sept.10, 2019 at 1200(1000 GMT).

Croatia Approves Tender for Oil and Gas Exploration

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Croatia on Wednesday approved a tender for oil and gas exploration in mountainous areas of the country's central and southern regions.The details of the tender will be released by the state-run Hydrocarbon Agency, which is in charge of running the process…

Neptune Energy, DEA Bid for Edison's O&G Assets

Private-equity backed Neptune Energy and Germany's DEA are bidding for the oil and gas assets in Egypt, Italy and elsewhere being sold by EDF's Italian unit Edison, industry sources said on Friday.The offers are non-binding at this stage, one of the sources said.

Croatia's HEP to Invest $1.85 bln in Renewable Energy by 2030

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Croatia's state-run power utility HEP aims to boost renewable energy to 50 percent of its total capacity from the current 35 percent, investing 1 billion Croatian kuna ($153.96 million) a year on average until 2030, it said on Thursday.It will upgrade existing hydro power plants…

U.S. Calls on Hungary and Neighbors to Shun Russian Gas Pipelines

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry called on Hungary and its neighbours to reject Russian gas pipelines which Washington says are being used to cement Moscow's grip on central and eastern Europe.Energy diversification would be crucial for the region…

Golar FSRU Wins LNG Croatia Project

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State-owned LNG Croatia has selected Golar Power, a joint venture between Golar LNG and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners,  to deliver a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for the nation's first liquefied natural gas import facility.Golar Power was picked from three bidders…

Worker Found Dead at Bosnia Oil Refinery Hit by Blast

The powerful blast that rocked Bosnia's Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine.Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant's oil and gas processing…

Croatia Extends Bidding Deadline Again for Adriatic LNG Terminal

Croatia has again extended a deadline for submitting binding bids for the use of a planned floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the northern Adriatic."The deadline has been moved from Sept. 28 to Dec. 20 this year," state-owned…

Croatia Extends LNG Terminal Gas Bidding Deadline

A deadline for bids on output from a planned offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to be built on Croatia's northern Adriatic island of Krk has been extended until Sept. 28, developers LNG Croatia said on Friday.Demand will dictate the capacity of the 250 million euro terminal…

Trump Bets on New European LNG Terminals

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U.S. President Donald Trump expects the European Union to fund 9 to 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) ports to absorb "vastly" more shipments from the United States but current EU investment in new projects will only help open small markets.In…

MOL buys Eni's Adriatic Offshore Gas Stakes

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MOL Group’s Croatian INA agreed to buy Eni Croatia BV, a wholly-owned member of Eni Group, through which Eni participated in the joint project of gas production in Croatia’s offshore areas Northern Adriatic and Marica.INA will become the…

For the Global LNG Industry, is the FSRU Honeymoon Over?

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A giant vessel docked at the port of Moheshkhali in Bangladesh two months ago, propelling the populous but poor nation into the fast-expanding club of liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers.The Excellence is the latest floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)…

Croatia Reopens Bidding for LNG Terminal Capacity

LNG Hrvatska launched a second round of bidding for potential operators of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Croatia's northern Adriatic on Friday, after the previous round drew little interest.Last week, Croatia's parliament…

Croatia Acts to Cut Red Tape for FSRU Terminal Project

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The Croatian government proposed a special law on Thursday to facilitate the construction of an EU-backed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the northern Adriatic.The floating terminal is expected to start operations in 2020.The European…

Croatia Seeks Fresh Bids to Supply Future LNG Terminal

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Croatia on Tuesday issued a fresh tender to provide a ship-based import terminal for a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the island of Krk in the northern Adriatic, part of an EU drive to diversify away from Russian gas imports.LNG Croatia…

RWE Seeks Bigger Market Share in Croatia

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German energy group RWE aims to lift its market share in Croatia to 10 percent, the head of the company's Croatia business said on Friday, adding that the country's energy authorities need to do more to encourage sector investment. State…

Janaf Strikes Transport Deals Worth $83 Mln

Croatia's oil pipeline operator Janaf said on Monday it had reached transport agreements worth 500 million kuna ($83 million) with Serbia's oil company NIS and Hungary's energy group MOL . The deal with NIS, which is majority owned by Russia's Gazprom Neft…

Croatia to Speed up Building of LNG Terminal in Adriatic

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Croatia will pass a special law to speed up the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the northern Adriatic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday. Croatia produces more than half of its gas consumption, some 2.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year.