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Slovak oil transporter plans to build new oil tanks

Transpetrol wants to invest €40 million into two new tanks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 21:46

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Hornonitrianske Bane mines may end

Despite environmental studies at the EU level, the Slovak state wants to continue subsidising brown coal mining. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 13:55

SE is the main client of the Hornonitrianske Bane mine.

PM: Coalition lives normal inner life

After rumours of a coalition crisis caused by dispute over high energy prices spread around Slovakia, the PM rushed to assure that the coalition is fine and striving, but later he admitted that they need to… Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Feb 2017, at 14:34

Chairmen of the three coalition parties (L-R Andrej Danko of SNS, Robert Fico of Smer and Béla Bugár of Most-Híd) met on February 8 at the Coalition Council.
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UPDATED: Former head of regulatory office sues Denník N

Published information is misleading and creates a false impression of abusing the post, departing ÚRSO head claims. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Feb 2017, at 14:03

Jozef Holjenčík of ÚRSO

Fico: Energy prices to return to 2016 levels across Slovakia

Head of the regulatory office to resign officially on Tuesday. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Feb 2017, at 6:07

Prime Minister Robert Fico and Economy Minister Peter Žiga, from right

Holjenčík resigned as ÚRSO head, avoiding parliamentary session

The head of energy regulatory office resigned, angering the speaker of parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Feb 2017, at 14:33

Jozef Holjenčík resigns as ÚRSO head.

Pressure test of the third block in Mochovce plant is a milestone

The successful test of the pressurising of the primary circuit of the third block in the Mochovce nuclear power plant (AE) is a crucial milestone in the finalising and completing the construction. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Feb 2017, at 5:59

Reactor in Mochovce

Sólymos calls on Slovaks to use non-polluting fuel for heating

Smog situation expected to improve Tuesday thanks to the change in weather. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Jan 2017, at 21:38

Changes in utility tariffs cause backlash

Independence of regulator questioned after PM’s overtly ‘political’ intervention. Jana Liptáková ,26. Jan 2017, at 18:50

Jozef Holjenčík, chair of the Regulatory Office for Network Industries

Fico: Energy prices to return to last year’s levels

Opposition doubts indebtedness of the regulatory authority and calls for the resignation of its head. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Jan 2017, at 21:59

PM Robert Fico recommends people to tear up invoices for electricity.

ÚRSO instructed to do U-turn on 2017 energy approvals

The government slams the regulatory office for an increase in basic prices for electricity and gas and approves a return to the 2016 system. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Jan 2017, at 23:26

Jozef Holjenčík of ÚRSO

Energy producer loses the Gabčíkovo dispute

The Constitutional Court confirmed that the contract on operating the hydroelectric power plant was invalid. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Jan 2017, at 13:43

The Gabčíkovo hydroelectric power plant

Bratislava-Schwechat oil pipeline might be not built

Slovak economy minister Žiga is not interested in something that the public does not like. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Dec 2016, at 13:35

The new Bratislava-Schwechat pipeline should connect Austria’s OMV refinery and the Druzhba pipeline.

PM Fico is looking for solution in coal-fired Nováky power plant

The talks between involved parties have not brought any results yet. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Dec 2016, at 0:04

PM Robert Fico visiting the HBP on December 17.

Energy prices to drop

But the opposition warns that lower prices are not for everybody. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Dec 2016, at 14:02

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Badida: Šefčovič’s package does not tackle high electricity prices

Šefčovič’s package is one of the most voluminous sets of legal measures in the area of power engineering the European Commission has ever drafted. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Dec 2016, at 23:35

New portal for energy

The website includes the list of all duties the producers or suppliers of energy have. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Dec 2016, at 5:30

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First LNG buses to operate in Zvolen

The aim of the project is to use alternative fuels and define the rules for using the infrastructure for alternative fuels in the European Union. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Dec 2016, at 5:30

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SaS criticises the rental of Nováky power plant’s turbine

The opposition party wants to summon a special session of the parliamentary committee. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2016, at 13:47

Power plant Elektárne Nováky (ENO)

Ruling on heating a partial success

The verdict still allows heat producers to decide whether people are able to leave the distribution network. Radka Minarechová ,6. Dec 2016, at 6:30

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