revista presei pe energie 7 iulie

2010/07/07

ziare.com: Videanu: Gandim solutii sa ii ajutam pe cei vulnerabili la pretul gazelor

Guvernul cauta solutii pentru a-i ajuta in aceasta perioada pe romanii care risca sa nu isi poata plati factura la gazele naturale.

Ministrul Economiei, Adriean Videanu, a dezvaluit marti ca autoritatile cauta solutii pentru ajutorarea categoriilor sociale vulnerabile la plata facturilor la gazele naturale, informeaza Mediafax.

“Gandim solutii ca in aceasta perioada sa putem ajuta pe cat mai multi (la plata facturilor la gaze – n.r.), in special pe cei cu venituri mici”, a declarat Videanu.

Autoritatea Nationala de Reglementare in domeniul Energiei nu a decis inca daca va majora sau nu pretul gazelor pentru populatie.

Bursa: Filialele Electrica de furnizare a energiei vor fuziona

Filialele Electrica de furnizare a energiei Transilvania Nord, Transilvania Sud şi Muntenia Nord vor fuziona, sub denumirea Electrica Furnizare, potrivit unui proiect de hotărâre de Guvern, iniţiat de Ministerul Economiei, informează Mediafax.
Electrica Furnizare va avea ca obiect principal de activitate comercializarea de energie electrică şi va putea desfăşura, complementar, activităţi conexe, în conformitate cu legislaţia în vigoare şi cu statutul propriu.
Personalul angajat la societăţile desfiinţate va fi preluat de compania nou-înfiinţată. Operaţiunea va conduce, printre altele, la îmbunătăţirea cadrului operaţional şi statutul economico-financiar al companiei nou înfiinţate, la diminuarea corespunzătoare a cheltuielilor prin modificarea structurii organizatorice şi la obţinerea unei poziţii solide atât pe piaţa internă, cât şi pe piaţa regională a energiei electrice. Totodată, va asigura competitivitatea şi securitatea furnizării energiei electrice pe toate pieţele pe care operează Electrica SA, notează autorii proiectului.

money.ro: Statul îşi strânge toţi furnizorii de electricitate într-o singură firmă

Guvernul va înfiinţa Societatea Comercială Electrica Furnizare SA, care va grupa filialele de furnizare ale celor societăţi Electrica rămase în portofoliul statului, potrivit unui proiect de hotărâre de Guvern elaborat de Ministerul Economiei.

Vor fuziona Societatea Comercială Filiala de Furnizare a Energiei Electrice “Electrica Furnizare Transilvania Nord” – S.A, Societatea Comercială Filiala de Furnizare a Energiei Electrice “Electrica Furnizare Transilvania Sud” – S.A. şi Societatea Comercială Filiala de Furnizare a Energiei Electrice “Electrica Furnizare Muntenia Nord”. Motivele fuziunii, aşa cum apar în nota de fundamentare a actului normativ:

– îmbunătăţirea cadrului operaţional şi statutul economico-financiar al Societăţii Comerciale Electrica Furnizare S.A.;

– diminuarea corespunzătoare a cheltuielilor prin modificarea structurii organizatorice, precum şi la obţinerea unei poziţii solide atât pe piaţa internă, cât şi pe piaţa regională a energiei electrice;

– asigurarea competitivităţii şi securităţii furnizării energiei electrice pe toate pieţele pe care S.C. Electrica S.A. operează;

– creşterea competitivităţii în furnizarea de energie şi servicii către consumatorii pe piaţa de energie cu respectarea cerinţelor de mediu, folosirea eficientă a energiei electrice în infrastructura proprie şi la consumatori;

– creşterea profitabilităţii;

– obţinerea statutului de jucător puternic atât pe piaţa internă, cât şi pe piaţa regională în viitorul apropiat.

inforusia.ro: Lukoil va explora petrolul si gazele din Marea Neagra

Consortiul companiei rusesti Lukoil si a companiei americane Vanco International Energy au castigat licitatia de a explora si exploata doua perimetre din platoul continental romanesc din Marea Neagra. Acordul de exploatare va fi incheiat in luna februarie 2011. Contractul  pentru exploatare ar putea fi incheiat pe 30 de ani, insa daca nu vor fi gasite zacaminte de petrol, acesta ar putea sa se incheie in prima etapa de cercetare geologica, care va dura 3-10 ani.

Romania detine 9,8 mii km patrati din platoul continental al Marii Negre. Potrivit expertilor, in acest perimetru maritim exista 100 miliarde metri cubi de gaze naturale si 10 milioane tone de petrol. Romania pentru prima data organizeaza licitatii pentru exploatarea resurselor sale maritime.

Lukoil detine un combinat petrolier Petrotel la Ploiesti cu o capacitate de 2,4 milioane tone. Compania Lukoil impreuna cu Vango Energy mai colaboreaza si in alte doua proiecte maritime din Golful  Guineia.

inforusia.ro: Rusia si Bulgaria au facut cartile pentru proiectul „South Stream”

Bulgaria si Rusia au convenit asupra unei foi de parcurs privind construirea gazoductului South Stream si a centralei atomice Belene, in cursul negocierilor purtate marti,6 iulie, intre prim-vicepremierul rus Viktor Zubkov si prim-ministrul Bulgariei Boyko Borisov. Autoritatile de la Sofia  insista ca intreaga cantitate de gaze rusesti care va traversa Marea Neagra sa treaca pe teritoriul bulgar (63 miliade de metri cubi), iar acest lucru indeparteaza posibilitatea includerii Romaniei in acest proiect energetic rusesc.

„Am inlaturat aspectele controversate si vom creste profitabilitatea proiectului „South Stream” pentru Bulgaria de doua sau trei ori. Joi (8 iulie) expertii vor conveni asupra detaliilor finale a foii de parcurs  privind realizarea proiectului si pana in 2015, conducta va fi pusa in functiune”;  a declarat prim-ministrul bulgar, multumind partii ruse  pentru intelegerea de care au dat dovada pe parcursul negocierilor, titreaza Interfax.

Potrivit lui Zubkov „negocierile s-au desfasurat intr-un mod constructiv, iar partile sunt multumite de rezultate. Vicepremierul rus a subliniat ca va fi revigorata activitatea la nivelul grupurilor de experti pentru South Stream si Belene.

Premierul bulgar a declarat ca realizarea acestor mari proiecte va fi de un real sprijin economiei bulgare, in special in conditiile de criza. Potrivit lui Borisov, in procesul de construire a gazoductului si a centralei atomice vor fi deschide circa 10 mii de locuri de munca atat in Bulgaria, cat si in Rusia. Foia de parcurs ruso-bulgara privind construirea gazoductului „South Stream” va fi semnata in urmatoarele zile.

„Proiectul de construire a gazoductului South Stream este la cel mai inalt nivel de pregatire, iar un pas concret in realizarea acestuia il va constitui semnarea foii de parcurs. Vom face in asa fel, incat acest proiect sa fie benefic atat pentru Bulgaria, cat si penru Rusia”, a declarat vicepremierul rus Zubkov. In context, acesta a subliniat necesitatea de a accelera solutionarea problemelor organizatorice legate de proiect, in special, crearea unei companii de proiectare in vederea elaborarii actelor necesare si a studiului de fezabilitate pentru traseul conductei pe teritoriul bulgar.

Borisov a subliniat faptul ca intre Bulgaria si Rusia nu exista neintelegeri privind proiectul „South Stream”, evidentiind ca in timpul discutiilor de astazi s-a convenit utilizarea in cadrul proiectului a conductelor existente deja pe teritoriul bulgar, precum si cresterea volumului de gaze care vor trece prin Bulgaria pana la 63 miliarde metri cubi.

RIA Novosti: Bulgaria to participate in South Stream – Russian deputy PM

Bulgaria has agreed to participate in the South Stream project, and the agreement will be signed on July 16, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said on Wednesday.

“We can say that we’ve reached a complete understanding with the Bulgarian government and the head of the government has confirmed that Bulgaria is joining the South Stream project,” Zubkov told reporters.

“All issues that are necessary to solve now will be solved based on the ‘road map’ that we brought with us and proposed,” said Zubkov on the results of his negotiations with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov.

rt.com: Russia and Bulgaria smooth out South Stream road

First Deputy Prime Minister, Viktor Zubkov says a joint ‘road map’ for construction of the South Stream gas pipeline will be signed within days.

Speaking to journalists after talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Zubkov said the agreement would put an end to pricing issues that had cast Bulgarian participation in the project into some doubt.

“The project for construction of the South Stream gas pipeline has been prepared to the highest level, and the signing of a ‘road map’ in the next few days will become a concrete step in its implementation. We will make sure that this project is profitable for both Bulgaria and
Russia.”

The Bulgarian Prime Minister hailed the prospect of an agreement adding that talks with the Russian First deputy Prime Minister had been fruitful for Bulgaria.

“By reconciling the contentious issues we have doubled or tripled the South Stream project’s profitability for Bulgaria. On Thursday experts will finalise the details of the ‘road map’ relating to the project implementation and by 2015 the gas pipeline will start working.”
Zubkov noted that the onus was now on the two parties to speed up organisational issues relating to documentation and preliminary studies, with general agreement also being reached on the possibility of using Bulgaria’s existing gas pipeline infrastructure for the South Stream project as well as gas volumes being transited by Bulgaria increased by 63 billion cubic meters.

rt.com: Global players continue push on energy generation reform

Russia’s plans to liberalize its energy sector have been hit by the economic downturn, but after almost two years, demand and prices are slowly returning to pre-crisis levels.

When they bought power generation assets, investors committed to build new capacity. But they say they need income to justify further spending. Matvey Taits, Senior Utilities Analyst at Uralsib Capital says it’s not just about money, however, and that the foreign companies can help drive reform.

“It is very good that we have foreign partner companies in the energy sector, because their lobby power, if you can call it, is protecting interests of other shareholders here and the only question is that these Western companies, their corporate governance is very high quality.”

These companies are still investing in power plants, with Enel spending $1.5 billion over three years on Yekaterinburg generator OGK-5.

Foreign companies are also helping extract the gas that fires them, and it doesn’t end there – Rushydro is working with foreign companies to develop hydro-electric power.

Along with nuclear projects, that’s helping expand the renewable sector – something that would further cement Russia as an energy superpower.

Novinite: Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Demands Elimination of Gas Intermediaries

Traicho Traikov, Bulgaria’s economy and energy minister, called Monday for elimination of notorious intermediaries in the purchase of natural gas from Russia.

“Our position is that the contracts for gas delivery should be made directly between [Bulgarian state company] Bulgargaz and [Russian] Gazpromexport – for each single contract facing exipry,” said Traikov.

This statement comes in the wake of a high-ranking meeting Tuesday between Russian first deputy-PM Viktor Zubkov and Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov in Sofia.

It also comes ahead of an official visit of a Bulgarian delegation to Moscow this Thursday to negotiate gas delivery deals and details on joint energy projects.

Monday Zubkov expressed astonishment at high gas prices in Bulgaria and vowed to ensure lower sale prices of Russian gas in the nearest future.

It also became clear that Bulgaria does not view Russian energy projects as unfavorably as was previously apparent, with Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov expressing commitment to the South Stream gas pipeline, among other joint projects.

Bulgaria’s contracts for gas delivery with Russia expire 2011-2012. Sheddingintermediaries was a long-time ambition of Bulgaria, but April it was announced that negotiations with Gazprom have marked little progress.

Novinite: Bulgaria to Pay EUR 280 M More for Belene NPP

Bulgaria will have to pay EUR 280 M more by the middle of September for the first reactor of the “Belene” nuclear power plant, which is supposed to be ready by that time, Bulgaria’s PM has announced.

After his meeting with the Russian First Deputy Prime Minister, Viktor Zubkov, who is in Sofia to discuss with the Bulgarian PM the fate of high-profile joint energy projects, Boyko Borisov said that Bulgaria has already paid EUR 300 M for the same reactor.

“If in the meantime we cannot find a strategic investor and we give up the construction of a second nuclear power plant, we will have to pay penalties, amounting from a few hundreds millions to more than EUR 1 B,” Borisov said, adding that the road map of the site is ready and there are only a few key questions for clarifying.

“Belene” is the best project for construction of a nuclear power plant in the whole world with a very good safety level,” Zubkov said and explained that in the beginning there have been 8 000 notes to the project but they have all been answered and now the priority would be to find a strategic investor.

On his part, Borisov noted that the “Russian party knows well that at the Belene site there is but a meager lake”, a recurring jocular phrase of his implying that the project has not really started.

He also added that he hopes that “real results can be achieved by September” and that there will be no changes in the negotiated price for the project.

„I hope that in 10 years the price will remain EUR 7 B, as negotiated today with the Russians. There is also a possibility of negotiating a 40% decrease in the price,” Borisov said.

The plant was originally to be built by Russian company Atomstroyexport for EUR 4 B. The firm had signed a contract with the previous, Socialist-led government, swept from power by Borisov’s conservative GERB party swept in last year’s July elections.

apa.az: Georgia to sell main gas pipeline

Parliament endorsed on July 6 with 88 votes to 5 in first reading a draft law on privatization of state assets, lifting restriction on sale of Georgia’s North-South Gas Pipeline, Civil Georgia reported.

MP Pavle Kublashvili, chairman of parliamentary committee for legal affairs and his deputy MP Lasha Tordia have sponsored a proposal, which envisages unification of four separate laws related to privatization of state assets into one legislature.

Among other issues, the draft envisages removing trunk gas pipeline, which transmits natural gas from Russia into Armenia via Georgia, from the list of facilities which are banned from being privatized.

The controversial proposal triggered debates during the session with lawmakers from the parliamentary minority opposing the initiative.

PM Nika Gilauri told lawmakers on July 2, that the government had no immediate plans to sell Georgia’s North-South Gas Pipeline. He, however, also did not rule out to sell minority shares of the pipeline through initial public offering at London Stock Exchange not earlier than in couple of years.

PM Gilauri also said that the state “will in no way give up the controlling stakes” of the pipeline.

apa.az: Egypt’s Oil Minister meets with Azerbaijani Energy Minister

Egypt’s Oil Minister Sameh Fahmi met with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Industry and Energy Natig Aliyev.

Natig Aliyev spoke about the current relations between two countries and noted that Azerbaijan and Egypt collaborate mainly in oil sphere. So that, Azerbaijan’s crude is processed in Egypt and transported to African Countries.

He also noted that Azerbaijan and Egypt have mutual interests: “We may collaborate in oil and gas production, geological exploration, apply of new technologies and other spheres. We have necessary potentials and opportunities.”

In term, Sameh Fahmi noted that, Azerbaijan and Egypt can accelerate the development in the both countries with the realization of mutual experience exchanges in oil-gas sphere. According to him, Egypt doubled the oil production during the last 5 years. “I also appreciate the development of Azerbaijan’s oil-gas sector in last 5 years. There are oil and gas companies of 50 countries in Egypt. I hope that, Azerbaijan will joint these companies.”

Besides, S. Fahmi said that, Azerbaijan and Egypt may also collaborate in education sector in oil sphere.

trend.az: Industry and Energy Minister: Azerbaijan shows interest in realization of Pan-Arab gas pipeline project

Azerbaijan shows interest in realization of the Pan-Arab gas pipeline project, Azerbaijani Industry and Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said during his meeting with Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Amin Sameh Samir Fahmy.

“The pan-Arab gas pipeline is interesting for us,” Aliyev said.

Aliyev said that the construction of a gas pipeline connecting the gas systems of Turkey and Syria, will create conditions for the transport of Azerbaijani gas through Turkish territory to Syria and Jordan.

Minister said that a package of gas agreements, including a document on the transit of Azerbaijani gas through Turkey, signed in early June, creates the conditions for the transport of gas in different directions, including Syria and Jordan.

Earlier, Syria has made a proposal to buy 1-1,5 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas for 20 years. Gas supplies can be launched from the middle of 2011, when the construction of the connecting pipeline between Turkey and Syria completes, Syrian experts said.

gazeta.kz: Astana secures energy loan from Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana to discuss energy issues and civilian nuclear energy projects, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reports.

The leaders agreed to a $700 million loan to build a third section of the Ekibastuz power plant on the sidelines of session of the Eurasian Economic Community in Astana.

The power plant produces around 1,000 megawatts of electricity, meeting around 12 percent of the energy demand in Kazakhstan. The addition will increase the installed capacity by 50 percent.

The existing infrastructure at Ekibastuz was built in the early 1990s. The facility boasts the tallest flue gas stack in the world at 1,380 feet.

Interest Surging in Azerbaijani Gas

International demand for Azeri gas (EDM, July 1) is also rising outside the European Union. It is mostly driven by the anticipation of post-crisis industrial recovery and by considerations of supply security through diversification.
Russia’s Gazprom is preparing in its own way for Europe’s post-crisis recovery. To protect its market share amid rebounding demand in Europe and stagnant production in Russia, Gazprom seeks, first, to increase Caspian gas imports into

Russia, for re-export or swaps; and, second, to undercut the same countries’ own projects for gas export to Europe. In this context, Gazprom CEO, Aleksei Miller, told the company shareholders’ annual general meeting (AGM) that Gazprom is keen to buy up any available volumes of Azeri gas, without an upper limit, at European netback prices (Interfax, www.news.az, June 25, 29).

Gazprom evidently hopes for delays to the Nabucco and other EU-backed Southern Corridor projects, so as to divert a portion of Azerbaijan’s gas exports northward to Russia. The June 2009 agreement, stipulating a minimum of 500 million cubic meters in Azeri gas deliveries to Russia annually, without a quantitative limit, had marked a first move towards that goal. Meanwhile, however, Azerbaijan has achieved a wide diversification of its gas export options, with Gazprom now facing multiple competitors for Azerbaijan’s current and projected export volumes. Gazprom’s remaining chance to thwart Nabucco would be to buy its way into the Shah Deniz consortium, in the hypothetical event that a stricken BP is forced to sell its stake there. Responding to speculation along these lines during Gazprom’s AGM, Miller stated that Gazprom had not received any such proposals, but would be prepared to consider this possibility.

To dent Gazprom’s monopoly on supplies to Ukraine, that country’s Energy Minister, Yuriy Boyko, proposes to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Azerbaijan, via Georgia and the Black Sea to the Ukrainian coast. Boyko’s proposal follows the model of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania (AGRI) concept for moving Azeri gas by pipeline to Georgia for liquefaction, to be shipped as LNG by tankers across the Black Sea, and re-gasified at destination. Boyko proposes to associate Ukraine with the AGRI group for construction of a liquefaction terminal on the Georgian coast at Kulevi, with a counterpart Ukrainian re-gasification terminal near Odessa (whereas Romania envisages its own terminal near Constanta). Boyko proposes Ukrainian imports of 5 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually by this route in the first stage, doubling the volume to 10 bcm in the second stage. He estimates the project’s total cost at $3 billion, including approximately $1 billion for Ukraine, hopes for EU funding of the project, and expects a fast recovery of the investment (UNIAN, Trend, June 14, 19).

On June 29 in Baku, Syrian Oil Minister, Sufian al-Alaw, signed an agreement of intent to import 1.5 bcm of Azeri gas per year during a 20-year period, from 2011 onward. The document follows on a preliminary agreement signed with Azerbaijan’s Industry and Energy Minister, Natig Aliyev, in March in Syria. Deliveries are to reach Syria from Azerbaijan through existing Georgian and Turkish pipelines, and a Turkey-Syria link which is currently under construction (Trend, www.news.az, June 30, July 1; SANA, June 30).

Also in Baku on June 28, Iranian Economy and Finance Minister, Shamsuddin Hossein, proposed starting negotiations on Azeri gas supplies for Iranian petrochemical plants. Hossein estimated the requirement at 5 bcm per year, linked with the Iranian government’s intentions to privatize and overhaul petrochemical plants (Trend, June 28). Azerbaijan had already agreed with Iran in 2009 to export small volumes of gas through existing pipelines for local requirements in northern Iran and possible seasonal storage.

Surging total demand from a growing number of actual and potential customers cannot be met from Azerbaijan’s production only. The country produced 14.8 bcm of gas in 2009 and seems set to approach the 20 bcm mark in annual production by 2015, at which time Shah Deniz production phase one will have reached the plateau level at 8.5 to 9 bcm per year. Shah Deniz production phase two should add some 16 bcm per year after 2017 (Trend, June 19). Meanwhile, Nabucco, the Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, and White Stream (the four projects within the EU-backed Southern Corridor) all count on Azeri gas, in volumes of 8 bcm to 10 bcm annually for each of these projects.

To meet the total demand from EU and non-EU customers, a “big gas” offer that would add substantial trans-Caspian volumes from Turkmenistan is the optimal solution. This can fulfill Azerbaijan’s long-standing vision to provide transit service, in addition to its own production, as part of a Southern Corridor to Europe. The recent Turkmen decision to connect the country’s eastern gas fields with the Caspian shore by an East-West pipeline can open the way to that “big gas” solution.

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