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Spanish consumers are paying the failure of Castor gas project

The Castor Project; Spaniards Are Paying For The Failure Of This Gas Storage Installation

The Constitutional Court has declared null and void the agreement reached by the Spanish government in 2014 to resolve the problem of the Castor gas storage warehouse, the biggest in Spain, and the subsequent controversial €1.350 billion compensation given to the concessionary firm Escal (in which ACS has 66%). The ruling also says the compensation system set up allowing Enagás to charge consumers for the cost of Castor via their gas bill is illegal.

 




Spanish banks NPLs ratio fell to 8.22% in October

October marks a new low level of NPLs in Spain

Spanish banks NPLs ratio fell to 8.22% in October, over one percentage point lower than a year earlier. Recently published figures from the Bank of Spain show that the pace of the decline in NPLs accelerated in October, registering an anual 12.52% drop (-11.64% in September).





Spanish banks return 37% of floor clauses demands

Spanish Banks Return 37% Of Floor Clauses Demands, Reject 20%

Spanish banks have returned 1.5 billion euros in cash to more than 350.000 people affected by the floor clause, with whom the lenders reached an agreement after they filed a claim. This is according to figures presented by the banks at September 30, via the Commission which was set up last April to monitor the issue.


Spain's coal industry

The European Union Calls Into Question Aid For Spain’s Coal Industry

The European Commission (EC) has started an investigation into the aid which Spain’s coal-powered electricity plans receive for the installation of filters which reduce the levels of contamination and so comply with legal targets. Since 2007, fourteen plants have received €440 million in subsidies for this concept and payments are expected to continue until 2020.