Opinion on Utilities in Croatia

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Croatian LNG terminal highly viable if obstacles can be overcome

Plans for a Croatian LNG terminal have taken another step forward following the commencement of a feasibility study and the signing of a cooperation agreement among the project partners. While the project will prove a fillip to the Croatian gas market, it will also have positive implications for a number of surrounding markets if developed.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2006
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E.ON/Centrica: both players court LNG, but for very different reasons

E.ON may construct an LNG terminal in Croatia to improve access to its significant interests in the expanding eastern European market. By contrast, Centrica is attempting to secure long-term LNG supplies from Marathon. While Centrica seeks to reduce its exposure to soaring wholesale prices, E.ON is looking to cash in on an increasingly profitable region.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2006
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Every drop helps on Europe's forecourts

In mature western European markets where fuel demand growth is stable and traditional suppliers are cutting their networks, supermarkets are driving efficiency gains. At either end of the scale, Spain and Italy contrast as excellent examples of efficient fuel retailing, the former being the most proficient vendor of fuel in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2006
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Going east represents a sound strategy for Europe's utilities

Two recent developments show how western energy utilities are increasingly turning their attention to the opportunities in central and eastern Europe. While shorter term market dynamics mean that these markets often remain challenging environments to operate in, their longer term development potential mean that gaining early mover advantage in central and eastern Europe is a judicious move.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2006
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MOL: one step closer to acquiring Croatia's INA

Hungary-based MOL's long-held ambition of acquiring Croatian firm INA is one step closer to reality now that it has become the largest shareholder in the company, after purchasing many of the shares issued in a free float. Further talks are underway regarding MOL's desire to purchase some or all of Croatian government's remaining share, while Austria's OMV is keeping an unexpectedly low profile.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2008
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The gloves are off in central European fuel retail

Rapid network expansion and upstream muscle are the unstoppable forces pushing Lukoil to the fore of fuel retailing in central and eastern Europe (CEE). The firm is the key mover in the region, expanding its site presence by a remarkable 180% over the past three years. But selling petrol is not simply a numbers game: Lukoil is also successfully incorporating a strong shop proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2006

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