Ukraine have agreed on supplies of coal from USA

Украина договорилась о поставках угля из США

The first batch of American anthracite, the amount of 85 thousand tons will be delivered in early September.

Ukraine has signed with the American company Xcoal Energy & Resources supply contract to end this year 700 thousand tons of scarce coal of anthracitic group, said the head of the company Centrenergo Oleg Kosenko at a briefing at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

The contract was awarded on July 14. The first batch of American anthracite, the amount of 85 thousand tons will be delivered in early September, the second in the amount of 125 thousand tons – will arrive in late September.

The price of the first batch will be 113 dollars per ton. It is noted that this price is not fixed and can vary, including lower side.

According to Kosenko, in 2018 the volume of supply of American anthracite can be up to two million tons.

In turn, the head of Xcoal Ernie Thrasher said that his company will become the first American supplier of thermal coal to Ukraine.

Centrenergo operates 23 block on vuglegirska, zmiivska and Trypilska TPPs with total installed capacity of 7690 MW. The state owns 78.3% of the shares of the company.

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