Opinion on Energy and Utilities in Portugal

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CommentWire
CommentWire

EdP: putting a stop to EdF's expansion in Spain

Following an 18-month battle, EdF's subsidiary EnBW is reportedly ready to sell some of its shares in Hidrocantabrico in exchange for an active role in management. If EdP wins the fight for control of Spain's fourth largest electricity utility, it will be a serious blow for EdF. The French company's international plans have so far been highly successful.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Emissions targets: Portugal on a knife edge

Hydroelectric output in Portugal is decreasing at a time when demand is increasing. Fossil-fuels should not make up the difference because Portugal is committed to a 10% reduction in carbon emissions by 2010. Other solutions include power imports, nuclear power or renewable energy. However, no option is ideal, and Portugal has some difficult decisions to make.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Eni: earnings slump on lower gas sales

Unlike the other oil and gas majors, Eni's greater reliance on gas sales meant that it did not greatly benefit from the increase in oil prices over 2002. Instead, reduced gas sales in Italy as a result of warmer than normal weather and a lower selling price for gas forced revenues down. Similar results are expected in 2003 as Eni continues to expand outside Italy.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fuel retail: Portuguese push for supermarket savings

The Portuguese competition authority claims the authorization of petrol pumps near hypermarkets will spell savings for motorists provided that they achieve a sizeable share of the fuel retailing market. Experiences elsewhere in Europe suggests these aims are both realistic and achievable.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Hidroelectrica: EnBW and Ferroatlantica raise bid

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Iberdrola: delivering energy in Portugal

Iberdrola currently has 12% of the partially liberalized Portuguese market. Its goal is to take 15-20% within five years, once the market has been fully deregulated. To achieve this, Iberdrola requires two things: a sizeable residential customer base and successful sales methods. Using CTT's network alongside other distribution channels may prove the best way to get them.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Iberian energy: M&A activity a growing phenomenon

No European region has been in the M&A limelight like the Iberian Peninsula, and yet more mergers and acquisitions are expected as the Iberian energy markets open, especially as the dual world of regulated and liberalized markets collide. Both Spain and Portugal present opportunities for energy players to increase market reach and take advantage of a market on the verge of liberalization.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Industrial LPG: Portuguese demand eases up

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Portugal to become a net exporter by 2017

Portugal will soon become one of the few European electricity net exporters, with a focus on natural gas and hydropower enabling it to exceed its energy demands. Additionally, a host of new grid interconnectors are due to be installed, enabling Portugal to export its surplus energy to neighboring countries.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Portuguese power generation: Spain can keep its distance

Despite the huge growth in Spanish gas consumption and import capacity, which is predicted to continue for some time into the future, Portugal has reworked its generation licenses in favor of coal. This is indicative that the Portuguese are seeking to retain some degree of independence from Spain.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2006

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