Latest Intelligence on Energy and Utilities in Czech Republic

Published within

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » »|

Type Product title / description Pub Price
Expert View
Expert View

UK joins non-binding EU agreement to support nuclear

The UK and 11 other EU countries have signaled their support for nuclear generation. Datamonitor expects benefits from such "soft" agreements to be long-term and to include easier access to funding and R&D sharing. In the short term, the UK government's new carbon price floor will make low-carbon generation, including nuclear, more attractive.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
Expert View
Expert View

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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: cashing in at the pump

With Tesco's entrance into the Czech fuel retailing market looming, oil majors must evaluate the quality of their forecourt offerings even if they are unable to compete on price. However, as other markets have shown, if the big oil players cannot beat the likes of Tesco, the best option may be to join them.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

RWE: keeping the pressure on E.ON/Ruhrgas

RWE outbid both E.ON and Ruhrgas to acquire a 97% stake in Transgas. The German utility will also take majority stakes in six of the eight regional Czech gas distributors. This not only makes the company a one major player in the transit of gas from Russia to western Europe, but also one of the most important foreign investors in the central European energy market.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

PKN Orlen: the only way is up

PKN Orlen, the owner of the Czech player Benzina, has revealed strategies by which it hopes to up its share of the forecourt retailing market. It is looking to consolidate its position through restructuring, acquisition and greenfield expansion. However, the task will not be easy given OMV's recent acquisition of Aral sites.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

PKN Orlen: rebrand in haste, repent at leisure?

PKN has decided to split its Benzina branded sites in the Czech Republic into premium and economy brands, thus replicating the strategy it has used in Poland. While the relative inefficiency of the Czech stations calls for a site improvement initiative, it is surprising that more time has not been taken to assess the performance of the Polish dual-branding exercise before this one was announced.

Published By Datamonitor
25 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

PKN Orlen: fuel for thought

PKN Orlen's newly-approved deal to acquire oil and petrochemicals group Unipetrol signifies its entrance into the Czech forecourt retailing market. However, given PKN's meager EU retail market share relative to the multinationals, and the level of investment needed to compete with them, the approval is only the first step on a long journey for PKN.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

PKN Orlen/Lukoil: clash of the great eastern European fuel retailing titans

Polish oil giant PKN Orlen is beginning to flex its muscles on the eastern European service station market. Most recently, it has been reported that the company is seeking to purchase the Esso petrol network in the Czech Republic from ExxonMobil. However, PKN Orlen's plans are likely to clash with those of Lukoil, which has also been expanding aggressively in this region.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2007
Expert View
Expert View

OMV: focusing on value-added services to drive market share

Through a partnership with Western Union, fuel retailer OMV is set to offer international money transfer facilities across its network in eight Central and Eastern European countries. This is the second recent venture into the financial services space for OMV, and highlights its high focus on expanding and diversifying its service offering to drive customer satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Nordic fuel retailers take unmanned voyage east

While unmanned or automated sites have been an integral part of the forecourt retailing landscape in the Nordic markets for decades, in other parts of Europe this concept of automated payment, no shop and slightly more barren forecourts has never quite managed to take off. But a new wave of openings is now occurring, targeting markets further east.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2006

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » »|

No help is available.