Belarus pays off $726m gas debt to Russia’s Gazprom

Belarus has fully paid off its overdue debt of $726.2 million (£568m) for gas supplied by Gazprom. The payment is for gas provided by the Russian energy giant in 2016/17. According to Gazprom, it supplied 18.6 billion cubic meters of gas to Belarus in 2016 and 5.6 billion cubic meters of gas from January through […]

Gazprom to boost gas projects in Belarus

Russian energy giant Gazprom is to boost gas projects in Belarus. The company’s Chairman Alexey Miller and Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko have agreed to increase underground gas storage (UGS) capacity in the country. Both parties aim to increase the maximum gas delivery by 9.7% daily – up to 34 million cubic metres. The operating gas […]

IAEA to boost nuclear education in Europe and Asia

An agreement has been signed by 12 universities to improve regional co-operation in transferring nuclear knowledge. It aims to bring together universities from six countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It is the fifth regional network launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It aims to collaborate in nuclear education programmes and nuclear […]

Energy efficiency manual for Belarus

A London-based bank has launched a manual to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy in Belarus. It will act as a guide for local businesses which are interested in introducing energy management systems. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects the guide to help them reduce between 10% and 30% of their total […]

Russia to open nuclear information centre in Belarus

Russia’s state-owned nuclear company Rosatom is to build a public information centre for the energy source in Belarus. The two nations signed a memorandum at the ATOMEXPO 2014 conference in Moscow yesterday, which attracted hundreds of nuclear experts from across the globe. Russia is helping Belarus to construct its first nuclear power plant, which is […]

Belarus gets $90m for biomass district heating project

The World Bank has approved a loan worth $90 million (£54m) for a biomass district heating network in Belarus. The project will finance replacement of existing gas and oil boilers with biomass, installation of individual building-level heat substations with temperature control and the upgrade of district heating networks. District heating plays an important role in […]

London-based bank boosts support for efficiency in Belarus

A London-based bank has stepped up its support for energy efficient investments in Belarus (pictured) – providing its third loan to the country. The latest funding worth €10 million (£8.4m) was awarded to Bank BeIEVEB OJSC for on-lending to private companies investing in sustainable and energy-saving projects. It is part of the €50 million (£42m) […]

$90m for energy efficiency project in Belarus

The World Bank has approved a $90 million (£57.5m) loan to support an energy efficiency project in Belarus. The cash will help finance the reconstruction of two combined heat and power plants (CHP) in the cities of Gomel and Mogilev, with efficiency of the plants expected to increase by 15-30% and carbon emissions estimated to […]