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Shell Will Explore for Oil and Gas in the Bulgarian Offshore Block Silistar, 29.09.2015

AEI Updates September 2015 Posted on Fri, October 02, 2015 16:42:11

There were no offers from international companies for the other Bulgarian block, “Teres”, even though 5 companies bought the tender documents

AUTHOR: Lyudmila Zlateva

The international oil company Shell will explore for oil and gas in the Bulgarian Black Sea block of “Silistar”, as announced today by the Bulgarian energy minister Ms. Temenujka Petkova. The announcement was made during an official event, organized by the Bulgarian Independent Energy Exchange. According to minister Petkova, Shell has offered a signing bonus of 4.9 million EUR (total investments of 18.6 million EUR) and the contract with the company is expected to be signed by the end of October this year, if the Council of Minister is ready with its decision by then. There were no offers from international companies for the other Bulgarian block, “Teres”, even though 5 companies bought the tender documents.

The tenders for the oil and gas blocks “1-22 Teres” and “1-14 Silistar”, which are located in the continental shelf of the exclusive economic zone of Bulgaria in the Black Sea, started on April 18 this year with an announcement in the official journal of the European Union. The tender was open for companies and joint ventures, who have had at least 150 million EUR revenues for the last three financial years. The offers were evaluated according to the work programs, bonuses, and the environmental investment.



Albania Foreign Investment: Greece First, Third Italy, Author: Ponte Adriatico (Article in Italian)

AEI Updates September 2015 Posted on Fri, October 02, 2015 15:39:54

ALBANIA INVESTIMENTI STRANIERI, GRECIA AL PRIMO POSTO, ITALIA AL TERZO

Categoria: Business | Autore: Ponte AdriaticoLa Grecia continua ad essere il primo investitore straniero in Albania: lo rivelano i dati pubblicati dalla Banca centrale d’Albania sulla situazione nel 2014. Nonostante la crisi, gli investimenti delle imprese greche sono cresciuti del 7% rispetto al 2013, per un totale di 1,16 miliardi di euro. La crescita sarebbe dovuta principalmente all’attività delle due società di telefonia mobile, Vodafone e Amc (del gruppo Deutsche Telekom) controllate dalle filiali greche delle due grandi compagnie. Al secondo posto si trova ancora il Canada, con 775 milioni di euro di investimenti, nonostante un calo del 5,3 rispetto al 2013. Le imprese canadesi sono presenti nel settore petrolifero, con la Bankers Petroleum, che gestisce il maggiore giacimento di petrolio in Albania.

L’Italia, anche se è il principale partner commerciale dell’Albania vanta un totale di investimenti di 526 milioni di euro, circa 3,5% in più rispetto al 2013. I maggiori investimenti sono nell’industria manifatturiera, seguiti da quelli nel settore immobiliare ed edile. Con 505 milioni di euro, segue al quarto posto l’Olanda. Il totale degli investimenti olandesi è cresciuto del 30%, grazie alla costruzione di centrali idroelettriche dal gruppo Statcraft. L’Austria invece è scesa al quinto posto, con un calo del 17% degli investimenti, dovuto a quanto pare alla contrazione dell’attività di Raiffeisen Bank, uno dei maggiori istituti di credito in Albania. Gli investimenti austriaci ammontano a 357 milioni di euro.