Ivan Ivanov

The Ministry of Energy and the KEWR Support the Creation of a Natural Gas Exchange in Bulgaria

,,Only in case of diversification of natural gas supplies we can talk about competition and create conditions for market liberalization'', Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said at a round table in the National Assembly, where the concept of the Balkan gas hub was presented.

KEVR: The Prices of Heating in Bulgaria will Start Rising from July due to the Situation in Iran and Venezuela

The complicated situation in Iran and Venezuela and the high carbon prices that have an effect on all energy companies in our country are the reason for the appreciation of prices of the heating from July. This was explained by the Chairman of the Energy and Water Regulation Commission Ivan Ivanov. The price of electricity is consistent with annual inflation, Ivanov said.

The 38th Bulgarian Contingent of the NATO Leaves For the International Resolute Support Mission

Deputy Minister of Defence Atanas Zapryanov and Deputy Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Dimitar Iliev will take part in today's send-off ceremony of the 38th contingent of the Armed Forces that will participate in NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The Increase in Electricity Will be Within the Inflation Rate of 3.6%,

The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission will not allow a drastic increase in electricity, assured the head of the regulator Ivan Ivanov. He predicts that the 1 July increase will be within inflation - about 3.6%.

Yesterday, energy companies have requested an increase ranging from 2% for the day to over 50% of the night.

About 3% Will Be the Increase in Electricity in Bulgaria From July

,,The increase in electricity in July will be within the annual inflation rate, which is within 3 or slightly over 3 percent'', the Chairman of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) Ivan Ivanov told journalists after a discussion about the electricity theft, reported BTA. 
"The increase in electricity will be far from what electricity companies want," Ivanov said.

Modest 1.55% Growth in Tourists is Expected in Burgas Region

According to preliminary data, a modest growth of 1.55% is expected in the number of tourists in this part of the country, Ivan Ivanov, President of the Regional Tourism Chamber in Burgas, told Focus Radio. The forecast is based on planned flights, according to data at the end of March.