Albania, from largest oil reserves to the hub of EU

Albania, from largest oil reserves to the hub of EU

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Albania, from the largest continental onshore oil reserves in Europe, to the new natural gas bridge between the Balkans and Italy, by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 30th June 2017 Petroleum and Gas Production: 1.4 mln ton/year Patos-Marinza Oil Reserves: 200 mln barrels Estimated Oil Reserves: 500 mln barrels Albania’s long history of oil production dates back some 2,000 years, when the Romans mined bitumen in the southwest (Apollonia, today the city of Fier) to caulk their ships. The first wells were drilled in the early 1900s, with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and the predecessor of BP, Anglo Persian Oil Company, leading the expansion of Albania’s oil industry. In 1932, the largest European onshore oil field was discovered at Patos-Marinza, now operated by Bankers Petroleum. Crude oil production in Albania in 1929 was…
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Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower” by Vostock Capital

Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower” by Vostock Capital

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Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, Vostock Capital”, 20th June 2017 Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Acerc following the “Webinar: The Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, which took place on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM BST, by Russian-British consulting company “Vostock Capital”, invite to find available for downloading the webinar records. Keynote speaker’s panellist: Nicholas Sofianos, Research Projects Coordinator, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE), Dr Lorenc Gordani, Energy Adviser at ESC Adriatic, Chairman of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation Click here or more on the Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower and here for other audio files by Dr Lorenc Gordani in energy field as well as here for a summery by IENE. The webinar…
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Procurement procedures for HPPs contracts in Montenegro

Procurement procedures for HPPs contracts in Montenegro

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Procurement procedures for HPPs contracts in Montenegro, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 19th June 2017 Montenegro has rather high natural hydropower potential and accordingly a significant number of hydropower generation projects in the pipeline. The state has quite limited potential to develop projects on its own. The generation incumbent EPCG also does not have any plans to develop new large HPPs. There are potentially two procedures for developing electricity generation objects in Montenegro. The Law on Energy provides for the authorisation procedure and a public tendering procedure. The authorisation procedure is only possible for electricity generation facilities not exceeding 1 MW of installed capacity. On the other hand, Energy Permit is not required in case of developing electricity generation facilities constructed as a result of an organised public tender. Further, since the…
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Authorisation Procedure for Construction of New HPP in Kosovo, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 18 June 2017

Authorisation Procedure for Construction of New HPP in Kosovo, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 18 June 2017

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Authorisation Procedure for Construction of New HPP in Kosovo, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 18 June 2017 In Kosovo, all formal conditions for hydropower generation development, including institutional framework and necessary legislation exist, but there are no mature projects in the pipeline. HPP Zhur I and II (262+43 MW) are part of the NREAP and are expected to be developed by 2020, however, there has not been any progress since completion of the WB-supported feasibility study in 2009. The process for construction of new generation capacities in Kosovo is implemented by the ERO (article 43 of the Law on Energy Regulator) in accordance with the authorisation procedure. However, according to article 44 of the same law, tendering procedure for construction of new capacity can be authorised by the Government, if ERO issues…
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The granting rights of the hydropower plants in Serbia

The granting rights of the hydropower plants in Serbia

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The granting rights of the hydropower plants in Serbia, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 15th June 2017 Hydro power potential in Serbia, at least hydropower potential that can be exploited by large HPPs, has been substantially developed. The most effective and most efficient hydropower generation projects have been executed and these plants are operational giving tremendous support to the electricity generation mix in Serbia. The remaining potential for development of major HPPs is limited to certain joint ventures with ERS from BiH at Drina river, as well as some cascades of SHPPs in central Serbia. These projects are a bit more complex to execute compared to the already completed ones. The Law on PPPs and Concessions , in its article 11 stipulates that: “A concession may be granted for the purpose of…
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Balkans Petroleum Forum, UK – IN-VR Oil & Gas, 3rd-4th October 2017, Athens, Greece

Balkans Petroleum Forum, UK – IN-VR Oil & Gas, 3rd-4th October 2017, Athens, Greece

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Balkans Petroleum Forum, UK - IN-VR Oil & Gas, 3rd-4th October 2017, Athens, Greece Balkans Petroleum: The only Summit focusing on the Balkans Oil & Gas Industry London, UK - IN-VR Oil & Gas will be hosting Balkans Petroleum, a government-backed summit, taking place in Athens, Greece from 3rd-4th October 2017. The event will feature exclusive updates from all Balkans Ministries, National Hydrocarbon Agencies and major Operators in the Balkans Region, including Bankers Petroleum, ENI, Hellenic Petroleum, Energean, Ascent Resources, and many more. The event is an ideal opportunity for oil and gas companies (exploration and production), consultants, seismic, drilling and service companies to have in-depth discussions and private meetings with Balkan ministries and national hydrocarbon agencies. The focus will be on current exploration opportunities, geology, legislation, midstream and licensing…
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Albania Offers Concession for HPP Kalivaç over 100 MW on Vjosa River

Albania Offers Concession for HPP Kalivaç over 100 MW on Vjosa River

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Albania Offers Concession for HPP Kalivaç over 100 MW, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 10th June 2017 Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry has published a tender for a 35-year concession/public private partnership of a hydropower plant (HPP) “Kalivaç” on the Vjosa river. The construction of the hydropower is one of the largest HPPs over the last 30 years, completed with a dam, that will take place thought contract type B.O.T (Construction – Operation – Transfer), near the village Kalivac, along the downstream of the River Vjosa, from the quota 113 m.a.s.l. up to the quota 73 m.a.s.l. Currently, the electricity generation sector in Albania is 100% hydropower based. Accordingly, Albanian electricity sector stakeholders have considerable experience from their hydropower generation development and operations activities. However, apart from approximately 130 MW constructed…
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EBRD financially supports photovoltaic deployment in SEE

EBRD financially supports photovoltaic deployment in SEE

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Financial support to strengthen deployment of solar power in SEE, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 10th June 2017 On 09 June, the EBRD and the Energy Community Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding strengthening the organisations’ cooperation in the field of sustainable development with a focus on sustainable energy policy development in the Western Balkans, Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. The agreement, signed in Vienna, also allows the two institutions to explore new opportunities for cooperation on broader sustainability issues, including climate change. Leveraging on their expertise, the two organisations will contribute to an enabling environment for sustainable investment and a smooth transition towards sustainable, low-carbon economies in south-eastern Europe and the Black Sea region. The Secretariat and the EBRD are long-standing partners in initiating and implementing regional energy efficiency programmes in…
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