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Long-term sustainability of public finances as a problem for Slovakia

July 29, 2022 (01:11)

The unfavorable global economic situation and the high dependence of the Slovak economy on exports may cause an economic recession in Slovakia, which will last, according to preliminary estimates, until 2025. According to the Ministry of Finance of the SR, as of 01.07.22, according to the results of 2022, the country’s GDP is expected to grow by only 1.7% (with an average in the EU of 2.7%), and inflation is expected to be at least 12% (with an average in EU 8.3%). According to the results of 2021, the Slovak public debt increased to 63% of GDP.

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Will be Slovakia supplied with gas in the winter period of 2022/2023?

July 13, 2022 (02:57)

According to Richard Sulík, the Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic (SR), there are no threats in the field of energy security of the SR, and the country is prepared to meet the needs of industry and the population with natural gas during the winter period of 2022/23, even in case of a complete gas supplies shutdown by Russia via the Ukrainian route.

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Medium-term forecast for the economic situation in Slovakia

July 7, 2022 (12:31)

Slovakia belongs to a number of EU member states whose economy is in a state of greatest decline in the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war. The combination of such factors as the unsuitability of the Slovak economic model to rapid decarbonization (85% of fossil fuels in the energy mix), the orientation of the economy to the export of automotive and chemical industry products, high dependence on the import of primary energy sources from Russia (up to 80%), leads to significant negative socio-economic consequences.

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Gas supply sources and routes diversification forecast for Slovakia

June 21, 2022 (12:47)

Taking into account the results of Cepconsult’s participation on 14.06.2022 in the annual international event of the Eurogas professional association – conference “Moving forward to decarbonisation” in Brussels, Belgium and on 16-17.06.2022 in the international expert event of the “Slovak Gas and Oil Association” (SPNZ) – conference “Safety, technical and economic problems of the Slovak gas sector” in Žilina, Slovak Republic (SR), we considered the prospects of diversification of sources and routes of supplying the SR with natural gas.

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Veolia renewable gas production project in Slovakia

April 27, 2022 (01:55)

During the international conference of the Slovak Oil and Gas Association (SPNZ) on “EU Fit for 55 Strategy and Support for Renewable Gases”, organized jointly with Slovakia’s leading gas company SPP a.s. On February 22, 2022 in Bratislava, the progress of the Veolia renewable gas production project in Slovakia was presented.
According to an employee of the Slovak energy company Veolia Energia Slovensko, a.s. M.Tricko, on the territory of Slovakia near town of Žiar nad Hronom a promising project for the production of renewable gases is being implemented. It will consist of two production lines for the production of biomethane and hydrogen.

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Creation of an electronic register of biomethane in Slovakia

April 5, 2022 (01:24)

During the international conference of the Slovak Oil and Gas Association (SPNZ) on “EU Fit for 55 Strategy and Support for Renewable Gases”, organized jointly with Slovakia’s leading gas company SPP, a.s. on February 22, 2022 in Bratislava, the creation of an electronic register of biomethane in Slovakia was discussed.
According to the head of the network development department of the Slovak gas company SPP – distribúcia J. Vopalenski (Jerguš Vopálenský), an important factor in the growth of the biomethane market is the development of a network of national biomethane tracking registers in European gas networks with certificates of energy attributes. Certification schemes increase standardization, compatibility and accessibility by supporting cross-border trade.

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The role of the biomethane sector in the decarbonization of the Slovak gas industry

March 11, 2022 (08:10)

During the international conference of the Slovak Oil and Gas Association (SPNZ) on “EU Fit for 55 Strategy and Support for Renewable Gases”, organized jointly with Slovakia’s leading gas company SPP, a.s. on February 22, 2022 in Bratislava, a discussion was held on the role of the biomethane sector in the decarbonization of the gas industry in Slovakia.

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Prospects for the development of bioLPG market

February 22, 2022 (07:57)

In the current context of European natural gas prices, rising prices for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) certificates, increasing European Commission support for decarbonisation of member-state economies, increases the attractiveness of renewable gas projects, including liquefied petroleum gas.
At present, bioLPG, as an alternative biofuel, is considered a promising area for decarbonisation of the transport, residential, industrial and petrochemical sectors. By producing propane and butane from organic residues or waste raw materials, it is possible to reduce carbon emissions by up to 90%.

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Development of the biomethane industry in Europe

February 11, 2022 (03:10)

In the current situation of European natural gas prices, the increase in EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) certificates, the European Commission’s support for decarbonisation of member states’ economies, the attractiveness of renewable gas projects, including biomethane, is growing. In the context of decarbonisation, the potential of the renewable gas industry, according to experts, far outweighs the prospects for hydrogen use.

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