"Serbia can store billions of cubic meters of gas"
BELGRADE -- According to expert estimates, Serbia could store from 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas, Srbijagas Director Dušan Bajatović said on Sunday.
Speaking in an interview for Tanjug, Bajatović said Russia's Gazprom has sufficient quantities of gas for this to be feasible, bearing in mind the costs of gas and transportation.
"We should make this offer to them, these would be commercial quantities of Gazprom gas stored in Serbia, and it is important that there are reserves of this energy source in our country, so that we could have them at our disposal in emergency situations," Bajatović said.
Srbijagas – the publicly-owned gas company – will step up work on making the necessary documents for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, he said.
"We have already formed an expert team, it is known how the managing committee will be formed, and already in early February we will starting work on the feasibility study for the South Stream."
It took the recent gas crisis to highlight the importance of the Banatski Dvor underground gas depot and the South Stream gas pipeline, Bajatović concluded.
January 19, 2009 | 11:41 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Srbijagas Director Dušan Bajatović says that as the government meets to discuss ways to help this state-run gas company, a price increase could be considered.
January 24, 2009 | 10:44 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian dinar (RSD) will on Monday slide to a new low against the euro (EUR).
January 20, 2009 | 10:22 | Source: Politika | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Daily Politika writes that current Gazpromneft adviser Dmitry Malishev could be the next CEO of the Serbian Oil Industry (NIS).
January 20, 2009 | 16:30 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
VIENNA, BELGRADE -- Serbia should undoubtedly sue both Russia and Ukraine over the gas crisis, Economy Minister Mlađan Dinkić said in Vienna today.
January 20, 2009 | 17:02 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
VIENNA, BELGRADE, LONDON -- Economy Minister Mlađan Dinkić says that implementation of the Fiat deal will be delayed because of the world economic crisis.
January 21, 2009 | 12:36 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The first shipment of Russian gas has arrived in Serbia, with Srbijagas saying that supplies will return to full capacity during the course of the day.
January 23, 2009 | 16:10 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A series of economic incentive measures have been agreed at a meeting of the PM, ministers and the NBS governor to help weather the financial crisis.
January 23, 2009 | 11:43 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Gas prices will not rise in the coming months, it was decided at a meeting with the prime minister yesterday.
January 22, 2009 | 10:53 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The National Infrastructure Council has tasked the Energy and Finance Ministries with drafting a plan to produce 5 million cu m of gas a day at Banatski Dvor.
January 25, 2009 | 14:02 | Source: Politika | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government has decided to withdraw the guarantee for the Alpine-Porr concessionaire, worth EUR 10mn, Politika reported.
January 19, 2009 | 15:22 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The stand-by IMF arrangement approved last week is important as support from this institution, but insufficient, said economic analyst Ivan Nikolić.
January 24, 2009 | 16:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Russia's Gazprom could become the majority owner of Serbia's oil monopoly NIS next week, a state secretary with the Energy Ministry says.
January 24, 2009 | 16:42 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
PRAGUE -- The Czech energy group CEZ is seriously considering participating in a tender for the construction of energy facilities in Serbia.
January 24, 2009 | 16:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Radovan Jelašić says no bank with a majority foreign capital has asked the monetary authorities or the government for help in overcoming liquidity issues.