In Ukraine sharply reduced the inventories of coal

В Украине резко сократились запасы угля

In Ukraine, problems may arise with coal

Coal mining in the country since the beginning of January increased by 4.6% and amounted to little more than a million tons.

Coal reserves at Ukrainian thermal power plants and CHP up to 1 million 232,9 thousand tons. This is almost 40% less than last year. This is evidenced by data the Ministry of energy and coal industry, published on Monday.

“As of 14 January 2019 in the warehouses of the enterprises of the Ministry accumulated 1232,9 thousand tons of coal, which is 763,7 million tons, or 38.3% less than last year”, – stated in the message.

The total coal production in the country as of the same date increased compared to the corresponding period last year by 4.6% and amounted to 1 million of 27.2 thousand tons.

We will remind, over 11 months of 2018 year, Ukraine increased its coal imports by 9.9% – to 1 million 719 thousand tons compared to the same period in 2017 up to 19 million 95 thousand tons. Costs for the purchase of coal reached $2.7 billion. the share of Russia in imports amounted to almost 62%.

It was also reported that Russia annually exports over 2.8 million tonnes of coal from the occupied territories of Donbass. Such data was sounded by the Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons (Minot) Vadim.

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