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Top 5 stories of the week: 1 – 7 September

1. What can the region learn from Germany?

In late July, Germany presented its updated National Hydrogen Strategy as part of the country’s goal to be climate-neutral by 2045. This week, we unpacked and analysed the document and talked with experts to see what governments across Central and Eastern Europe can take away from the new German strategy. Read the full story here.

2. Krk to become the region’s renewables gateway

The “Green Energy Park” on the Croatian island of Krk was introduced by hydrogen senior experts and industry leaders during this week’s Gastech 2023 in Singapore. The new midstream facility will source and import 10 million tons of renewable ammonia per year, becoming a gateway for renewable energy imports into the region. Read the full story here.

3. Naftogaz “expects” to set new gas records

Late last week, Ukrgasvydobuvannya, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz Group, opened a new gas field with a production potential of one billion cubic metres, a figure that “might increase” following more in-depth analyses, Naftogaz’s spokesperson told us this week. Additionally, the company “expects” 2023 gas production volume to exceed 2022 and 2021 results. Read the full story here.

4. Kosovo’s green energy journey

Moving back to the green transition, this week, we sat down with Jeton Mehmeti, Chairman of KOSTT, Kosovo’s electricity transmission system operator to speak about the role of renewables in the country’s energy mix, the challenges in their integration into the grid and the role of regional cooperation. Read the full story here.

5. Transgaz widens its “strategic presence” in Moldova

On Monday, Romanian energy company Transgaz via its Moldovan subsidiary Vestmoldtransgaz signed an agreement to take over natural gas operations in Moldova from Moldovan state-owned company Moldovatransgaz. “With this initiative, Transgaz continues its strategic presence in the Republic of Moldova, contributing to ensuring the strategic interests of the region,” said Ion Sterian, Transgaz’s Director General. Read the full story here.

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