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Sarajevo, 18 July 2019, dtt-net.com - Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) BH-Gas company said it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) to start implementing a project that would connect the gas network to that in Croatia aimed at diversifying country’s gas supplies in order to decrease dependence from Russia.


dtt-net.com – The U.S. government joined EU concerns over drilling by Turkey in the waters off Cyprus urging Ankara to halt oil and gas exploration operations and avoid increase of tensions between the two neighbouring countries.


Brussels, 08 July 2019, dtt-net.com – The European Union today called on Turkey to abandon drilling plan northeast of Cyprus calling Ankara’s operations a “grave concern” as Turkish authorities announced a second oil and gas drilling exploration after the first one west of Cyprus.


Poznan/Brussels, 05 July 2019, dtt-net.com – The European Union today pledged €180 million in forms of grants for new transport and energy infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans countries.


Belgrade, 04 July 2019, dtt-net.com – The government of Serbia has written-off at 1.2 Euro billion debt to the public gas company Srbijagas, which partners with Russian giant Gazprom in the construction of the 403-km-long northern stretch of the Russian owned TurkStream gas pipeline from the Bulgarian to the Hungarian border, local media reported.


Brussels, 03 July 2019, dtt-net.com -  Household and industrial consumers across the EU are not seeing any decrease of their gas bills in Q1 2019 despite decrease of wholesale prices comparing to the previous period in 2018, because of transport costs and taxes, a report by the European Commission (EC) says.


Brussels, 03 July 2019, dtt-net.com – EU net gas imports increased by 15% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019 of which 40% from Russia, 31% from Norway, LNG imports 22% and from North Africa 7 %, according to a report by the European Commission (EC).


Sarajevo, 01 July 2019, dtt-net.com – American diplomats today called on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) authorities to diversify gas supplies in order to decrease dependence from Russia, by connecting with Croatia and buy American Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) from the terminal in the neighbouring EU member country still to be operational in early 2021.


Prishtina, 25 Jun 2019, dtt-net.com – The London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and development (EBRD) said it approved a €18m loan to a Turkish company for a wind farm in Kosovo.


Belgrade, 14 June 2019, dtt-net.com – Serbian and Hungarian governments today signed an agreement aimed at cooperation for construction of northern stretch of the pipeline despite EU protesting Serbia deals with Moscow’s Gazprom over breaches to bloc’s energy rules because of monopoly over the pipeline by Russian gas giant.