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Vienna/Sarajevo, 18 January 2021, dtt-net.com – The Secretariat of Energy Community said it has adopted measures against Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as the country has failed to meet certain reforms in energy sector.



Tirana/Baar, 11 January 2021, dtt-net.com – The EU’s Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is eying to double its gas capacity flow from Azerbaijan from 10 bcm to 20 bcm per year in 2026 or 2027, representatives of the Swiss-based company said.


Brussels/Tirana, 07 January 2021, dtt-net.com – During the first phase of  flows through TAP pipeline only three EU member states will be using Azerbaijan gas of total 10 bcm per year, but officials in Brussels say the European bloc is “keen” on finding ways to extend the supplies in an later phase to the Western Balkans countries as well.


Zagreb, 01 January 2021, dtt-net.com – The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Krk floating terminal today morning started receiving first deliveries from the USA, marking the launch of commercial use of the Croatian terminal in the island.


Belgrade, 01 January 2021, dtt-net.com – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko today participated in the official opening of the 403 km long Turkstream pipeline stretch in Serbia from Bulgarian to the Hungarian border.


Tirana, 01 January 2021, dtt-net.com – The EU gas pipeline, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG said first gas flows from Azerbaijan reached yesterday the markets of the three members of the European bloc, with Italy to receive 8 bcm per year and Bulgaria and Greece 1 bcm each.


Skopje, 30 December 2020, dtt-net.com – North Macedonia government today said it will start construction of a gas pipeline interconnector to Greece to connect with the planned LNG terminal in Alexandropolis which would enable the country to purchase gas from the USA.


Belgrade, 25 December 2020, dtt-net.com – Gas from the Turkstream pipeline will start be delivered to Serbia on December 30, Serbian President announced, after a test made today by the pipeline owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom.


Sarajevo, 16 December 2020, dtt-net.com – Russian gas giant Gazprom informed today Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) gas distributor that it has cut by 50 percent gas supplies to the country citing unclear “technical problems”, a day after Bosniak and Croat members of the presidency refused to meet with Russian foreign minister.


Prishtina/Tirana, 14 December 2020, dtt-net.com - The new inter-connector, 241 km long of 400kV – financed by Germany – is operational as of today, Kosovan government announced, as Kosovo’s transmission system operator (KOSTT) starts functioning independently from Serbia after becoming part of the joint electricity grid with Albania.