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PwC study:Global energy demand to nearly double in the next 20 years without savings enabled by higher efficiency

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Global energy demand will nearly double in the next two decades in the absence of savings enabled by efficiency gain, according to the study Transforming the energy, utilities and resources conducted by PwC. If these savings were achieved through companies taking advantage of the technological advances in the field, the global energy demand could increase by only 25 percent instead of doubling, the company said. “The energy sector is in the ...

Gov't passes winter programme in energy area

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Government passed on Monday the winter programme in the energy area, which addresses to all electricity producers, and electricity and heat producers in cogeneration."The Energy Ministry proposed the adoption of the winter programme in the energy area. It addressed to all electricity producers, and producers of electricity and heat in congeneration and is enforceable between 1 November 2019 and 31 March 2020. Under the winter programme, the level of fuel ...


Thursday, August 15, 2019

During 1.I – 30.VI.2019, primary energy resources increased by 1.4%, while those of electricity decreased by 3.2% as compared to the same period of previous year. The main primary energy resources during 1.I.-30.VI.2019 amounted to 17239.2 thousand tonnes oil equivalent1 (toe), increasing with 241.0 thousand toe as against 1.I.-30.VI.2018. Domestic production amounted to 10178.9 thousand toe, decreasing with ...

Stab: Roof solar installations can save 25-30%

Thursday, August 15, 2019

There are countless ways to save energy, with a direct impact on the pocket and implicitly on the environment, says Engie Romania CEO, Eric Stab. “There are a lot of things that can be done today in a big city. What would it be like to carry out an energy consumption audit, so that we can figure out what and how much is wasted? Look at how many roofs you see from my office window. Solar installations could be installed on many, so as to help the ...

Rompetrol Rafinare, record volume of crude oil processed in the first semester of 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rompetrol Rafinare, a member company of KMG International, also continued to increase its operational results in the first half of this year based on the strategic investments made in recent years, the company said în a statement. Thus, the total volume of raw materials processed at the Petromidia refinery level exceeded in January-June the threshold of 3.1 million tonnes. ...

Higher budgets for the installation of photovoltaic systems and car purchases

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The “Classic Rabla” program for individuals and the program aimed at installing photovoltaic systems will benefit from additional amounts after the Government decided on Thursday to rectify the budget of the Environmental Fund Administration, the Ministry of Environment informs. The budget for cars “Rabla Clasic” was supplemented by 135 million lei, an amount that represents approximately 20,000 scrapping bonuses, and the ...

Acting anti-graft head Nistor refutes closing solution of Certej cyanide mining project

Thursday, August 8, 2019


The Acting National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) head Calin Nistor decided to refute the closing solution issued by the DNA Alba Iulia Territorial Service in the criminal file regarding the Certej cyanide mining project."On 6 August, upon examining ex officio the legality and soundness of the closing ordinance issued by the Alba Iulia DNA Territorial Service, the Chief Prosecutor of the DNA (Calin Nistor - ed. n.) decided to refute the closing solution as illegal and ...

KMG International issues its 2018 Sustainability Report

Thursday, August 8, 2019

KMG International publishes its 2018 Sustainability Report – Inspired by nature, developed according to latest international standards – GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, marking the fifth consecutive year of non-financial reporting for the Group.  The report represents an overview of the Group’s economic, social, environmental and marketplace evolution in 2018, as part of the company’s commitment to transparency and continuous ...


Thursday, August 8, 2019

MOL Group delivered CCS EBITDA of USD 1,15bn in H1, exactly half of the full-year 2019 guidance. Upstream EBITDA slightly decreased but the segment is still the largest free cash flow generator of the Group. Downstream Clean CCS EBITDA was USD 403mn in H1 2019, lower than a year ago due to weaker refinery margins Consumer ...

Building two additional reactors at Cernavoda Nuclear Plant could bring equipment orders worth EUR 3 bn, say industry leaders

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The construction of reactors 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda Nuclear Plant could bring about EUR 3 billion into the local equipment industry, which would represent 40 percent of the total cost projection of the two units, according to Teodor Chirica, the former general manager of Nuclearelectrica and the president of the European nuclear industry association, FORATOM, cited ...

ExxonMobil to exit the Neptun Deep offshore gas project in Romania

Thursday, August 8, 2019

U.S. oil group ExxonMobil has sent a letter informing interested parties about its intention to exit the Neptun Deep offshore gas project in Romania. ExxonMobil could either sell its 50% share of the rights in the Black Sea perimeter or the whole company that has the extraction rights in this perimeter, in which OMV Petrom holds the remaining 50%, could go on sale, according to the confidential letter leaked ...

E.ON inaugurates three other electric charging stations

Thursday, August 8, 2019

E.ON Energia Romania launched three new fast charging stations for electric vehicles last month in Bac?u, as well as at two at Mol petrol stations in Sovata and Gheorgheni, the number of units installed by the company thus reaching eleven. The initiative is part of the NEXT-E project, co-financed by European funds, through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, through which E.ON Energie Romania is set to install a total of 19 units for fast charging of vehicles, other 21 to be ...

PATRES: AFM program for subsidized photovoltaic panels, discriminatory

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The last-minute changes to the Program Financing Guide on the installation of photovoltaic panels for electricity generation affect the potential beneficiaries, who are the active and productive blanket of the population and who should be the target audience of the AFM program. Thus, they risk being excluded from financing, warned the employers association of small renewable energy producers PATRES. “We believe that the application of this profoundly discriminatory change will ...

The hydro energy production of Romania increased by 21.2% last year

Thursday, August 1, 2019


The production of hydro energy of Romania increased by 21.2% last year, as compared to 2017, getting to 4 million tons equivalent petrol (tep) according to a report made by the British company BP at world level.The biggest producer of hydro energy of the EU was Finland with 14.5 tep, more by 30.5% against the previous year. There follows Sweden with 14 tep (dropping by 4.7%) and Italy with 10.4 tep ( up by 33%).At world level, the production of hydro energy ...

Transgaz and the Japanese corporation Itochu signed the agreement memorandum for collaboration in big projects in the domain of gas

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Transgaz and the Itochu corporation of Japan signed an agreement memorandum for collaboration in big projects in the domain of natural gas – the GNL terminal in Alexandroupolis, the Whitestream pipeline, the terminal GNL Krk as well as national projects in the domain of energy, says Transgaz. The memorandum, valid for two years,  Romgaz to joint as well, was signed with the intention of Transgaz to extend its activity in the sector of ...

Energy Ministry: Negotiations for units 3 and 4 will be completed until the end of the year

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Negotiations for the construction of Units 3 and 4 from Cernavoda will be completed this year. If talks do not yield positive results, Nuclearelectrica will build the reactors alone, said energy minister Anton Anton on Monday at a press conference. Nuclearelectrica is negotiating the erection of Units 3 and 4 from Cernavoda with China General Nuclear Power Corporation with which they signed the Investors' Accord in ...

Hidroelectrica organizes for the third time tender to upgrade Vidraru installations

Thursday, August 1, 2019


 Five participants entered the race for Vidraru, Hidroelectrica announced on Tuesday. The 82.15 million euro contract will be auctioned for the third time. The participants are : Voith Hydro Gmbh & Co KGAustria, Romelectro Litostroj Engineering, GE Hydri=o France SAS – Elecnor, Grid Solutions Romania, Gulsan Insaat Sanayi Turizm Nakliyat Ve Ticaret Association, Zhefu Holding Group. The evaluation commission will analyse  and ...

Romanian minister knows nothing about Exxon’s plans to pull out of Black Sea offshore project

Thursday, August 1, 2019

ExxonMobil hasn’t informed the Energy Ministry of any intention to withdraw from the Black Sea natural gas exploration project or bring another partner into the project, energy minister Anton Anton said on July 29, in a press conference. “Exxon’s [Romania Country Manager Richard] Tusker did not contact us. Exxon sent us documentation to approve them doing geo-studies and drilling for the ...

OMV Petrom planned for this year drilling of approximately 100 wells

Thursday, August 1, 2019

OMV Petrom (stock exchange symbol SNP), the biggest player on the electricity market of Romania planned for this year to drill approximately 100 new wells and estimates that the average price of oil Brent will be 65 dollars/barrel starting from 71dollars/barrel in 2018, shows the quarterly report sent on Wednesday to the BVB. The production of hydrocarbs at the level of the group droppedby 5.5% at 27,56 million bep due to the lower production both in ...

OMV Petrom anticipates roughly 840 ml euro worth of investments this year

Thursday, August 1, 2019

OMV Petrom expects its capital expenditures this year to be around 4 billion lei (roughly 840 million euro), with about 75 percent of this amount directed to the Upstream exploration and production sector; the company reported investments worth 1.7 billion lei in H1 2019, according to the financial results released on Wednesday by the Bucharest Stock Exchange.Last year, the company made investments worth 4.29 billion lei, up 44 percent compared to ...

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