September 20, 2016 16:37
The Board of Directors of Electrica SA has appointed Dan Cătălin Stancu to the position of CEO, who will assume this responsibility as of October 24, 2016 informs the company in a press release. Dan Cătălin Stancu succeeds as CEO Iuliana Andronache - CFO, who assures the interim since March 2016. ...more »
July 14, 2016 16:55
Telecom operator RCS&RDS is the new energy supplier of the Romanian Television (SRTv), whereas CEZ is going to supply for Dacia Renault plant, the biggest company in Romania. RCS&RDS has won the bidding against Electrica, Industrial Energy, Elsaco and Enel Energie Muntenia. The contract period is one year, until July 2017, and RCS&RDS is going to charge 2.2 million RON (approx 490 000 EURO) without VAT, for delivering 6.842 MW (medium tension) to the headquarter in Bucharest, and 52.5 MW (low and medium tension) to the studios in Targu Mures, Cluj, Iasi, Craiova, and three more....more »
June 30, 2016 13:42
The Ministry of Energy proposed the Government to freeze the price for natural gas for population for the next nine months, until 31st of March 2017, according to a draft decision.  The current calendar agreed by the government with the ...more »
June 21, 2016 16:13
After 4 years of insolvency, the Bucharest Court decided on the 21st of June that hydro power producer Hidroelectrica can exit insolvency. Since 2012, Hidroelectrica has faced two insolvency procedures (2012-2013 and February 2014 – to date). During this years the company returned loans to banks and cancelled 11 onerous bilateral contracts worth 1.1 billion euro with several energy traders and final consumers: Energy Holding, Alpiq Romindustries, Alpiq Romenergie, Energy Financing Team, Alro Slatina, ArcelorMittal Galati, Electromagnetica, Electrocarbon, Euro-Pec, Elsid, Luxten....more »
June 16, 2016 16:01
Oscar Downstream, the largest independent oil & gas company, distributor for companies, celebrated on the 15th of June 15 years on the Romanian market. Oscar Downstream's businesses include classical distribution through fuel cards in their own network of 31 stations and fuel distribution in 1500 stations installed directly at the client, as main segments....more »
June 07, 2016 16:16
Hidroelectrica threatened Translectrica and CEZ with a law suit for moral and material prejudice caused by accusations in the power blackout on the 1st of June in counties Valcea and Arges, leaving 150 000 individual and industrial consumers without electricity.  According to Hidroelectrica, the common briefing sent by Transelectrica (energy transportation) and CEZ (energy distribution) was "built on a lie", "tendentious" and "prejudicial". They also state that they have no fault in the matter, since their power flows were 70 MW below the allocated power and they notified Transelectrica about it the day before. ...more »
May 30, 2016 21:44
After the approval within the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) of the report edited by the Ministry of Energy concerning units 3 and 4 in Cernavoda, President Klaus Iohannis declared on the 27th of May that the nuclear energy quota will increase to 30-32 %. According to the president, this change will have a major impact in the economic growth, and also in keeping and creating jobs. ...more »
May 30, 2016 17:12
Gas transport companies SNTGN Transgaz and GRTgaz France signed a memorandum for cooperation on the 25th of May in Bucharest, in the presence of the Ambassador of France in Bucharest, Francois Saint-Paul, state secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Aristotel Jude, and representatives of French and Romanian specialty companies. According to Saint-Paul, this is "an agreement for implementing the European Energetic Strategy in Romania" and "it illustrates perfectly the cooperation and the connections that could take place between our countries". The memorandum was signed by President CA Transgaz, Ion Sterian, and the Head of European Funds and International Affairs Ciprian Alic for the Romanian side, as for the French side, it was signed by Thierry Trouve, General Manager of GRTgaz, and Laurent Thery, head of international development of GRTgaz. ...more »
May 04, 2016 09:22
The Chinese from China Energy Company (CEFC) are the new major shareholders of Rompetrol Rafinare, after closing a deal with KazMunayGas (CN KMG), Kazakhstan’s national company for oil and gas.  The preparatory arrangements for this deal were taken care of by experts from Kazakhstan, China, and Romania, and made possible signing the Memorandum of Agreement on 14 December 2015 in the presence of the Chinese and Kazakhstani Prime Ministers, as well as its validation by the main parties of the transaction on 29 January 2016 (Term Sheet). ...more »
April 27, 2016 12:06
According to Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos during an energy conference held in Bucharest, and following Petro Porosenko's visit in Bucharest last week, Ukraine has a “strong will to continue the efforts for energy connection with the Romanian grid for gas, as well as electricity”, and that “both parties are looking for the resources to make it happen, also by stimulating the Romanian electrical companies to be a part of the project.” In the context of European financing for projects like BRUA (energetic interconnection between western Europe and Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Austria), the PM suggested that the EU should also support and finance the interconnection between the states in the eastern partnership in order to develop the economic cooperation “so that these countries remain connected to Europe not only on a declaration level”, and hopes for Romania to become an “energetic hub.”...more »
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