Contents tagged with coal

  • 270,000 tons of Donbas coal exported from Russia in July

    In July 2017, about 267,000 tons of coal mined in the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine were exported to European countries from Russia, reported citing Russian Railway and Russian Federal Customs Service data.

    The largest exporter of Ukrainian coal was Gaz-Alyans, controlled by Serhiy Kurchenko. In July, more than 50,000 tons of anthracite were exported from the Russia’s ports. The entire quantity was exported by the South Ossetian company Vneshtorgservis JSC, and was …

  • Third delivery of coal from South Africa arrives in Ukraine

    On Monday, August 14th, a third coal carrier from South Africa arrived at the port of Yuzhne in Ukraine, as reported by the press service of DTEK Energo, which is purchasing the coal.

    The Bulk carrier, SBI REGGAE, sailing under the flag of Liberia, delivered 75,000 tons of South African anthracite to Ukraine. The ship is currently being unloaded, after which the coal will be sent to warehouses at the Pridneprovska and Kryvyi Rih Thermal Power Plants. These power plants support the stability of …

  • Kyiv: Purchasing coal in the USA is a justified step

    In an interview with the television program Persha Spalta, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalik said that the purchase of coal from the United States of America is a justified step and it has nothing to do with corruption.  

    “Regarding Pennsylvania - this is not a corruption scheme, this issue was worked out with the U.S. State Department, with the embassy, and at the presidential level. To say that there is some kind of corrupt scheme is ridiculous…The price that was …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine saved 2.7 million tons of coal after deliveries from separatist republics were suspended

    Ukraine saved 2.7 million tons of A-grade coal as a result of emergency measures taken by the energy sector from February 17 to July 17, as reported by Volodymyr Kistion, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, at a meeting to discuss issues in Ukraine’s unified energy system.

    “Today coal reserves in TPP and CHPP warehouses amount to 2,344,000 tons, including 1,477,000 tons of gas type coal and 867,000 tons of anthracite type coal. Preparations for the winter are going according to plan. There has …

  • Ukraine signs first contract to import coal from US

    On July 31, the state power generation company Centerenergo announced that it had made a contract to import American coal from the company Xcoal Energy and Resources.

    As reported on Centrenergo’s website, the contract was signed as early as July 14, in keeping with the agreements between the presidents of Ukraine and the US which were achieved during Petro Poroshenko’s visit to the US.

    According to the contract terms, Centrenergo is expecting to receive 700,000 tons of American coal by the …

  • Ukraine receives another shipment of South African coal

    On Sunday, July 23, the bulk carrier Zhao Yaung Feng arrived at the port of Yuzhniy with 75,000 tons of anthracite coal, the second batch ordered by the Donbas Fuel and Energy Company’s (DTEK) holding in South Africa, reported the press service of DTEK Energo.

    The coal is intended for Pridneprovska and Krivyy Rig Thermal Power Plant (TPP), which now operate one unit each. As of July 23, the stations hold anthracite reserves of 110,000 and 90,000 tons respectively.

    "DTEK continues the program …

  • Kyiv: Coal from the separatist-held areas of Donbas may be exported to Turkey

    The coal mined in along the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine can be delivered to Turkey through Russia, as announced by the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Igor Nasalik.

    "The ministry appealed to the embassies of eight countries where coal from the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation in the Donbas) zone has previously been sold, so far, the most problematic destination is Turkey," the minister said.

    According to him, the Ukrainians are working with the embassy in Turkey and the …

  • The second delivery of coal for Ukraine is being prepared in South Africa

    In the South African port of Richards Bay, a second delivery of 75,000 tons of anthracite began loading on a cargo vessel. This coal is intended to replenish the warehouses of the thermal power plants of DTEK holding that belongs to businessman Rinat Akhmetov. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine with reference to General Director of DTEK Energy Dmytro Sakharuk.

    "The loading of the vessel will take a little more than a week and its arrival in Ukraine is expected in mid-July," he said. …

  • Russia imported more than 1 million tons of coal from the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine in 2016

    In 2016, roughly 1.04 million tons of coal was exported from the Donbas territories which are not controlled by Ukraine into Russia, reports, citing Russian railway data. In 2015, the volume of smuggled exports was somewhat larger – 1.3 million tons.

    The mined coal is enriched at Donetsk and Luhansk factories and transported through the border with Russia that is not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. Later on the fuel is exported to European and African countries. Some of the …

  • Russia has become Ukraine’s main coal supplier

    In the first quarter of 2017, coal imports from Russia to Ukraine amounted to 221,000 tons with a total import volume of 413,000 tons. A source in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry shared this information with Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to its data, for the first quarter, Ukrainian power plants received 72,900 tons of coal from South Africa, 221,600 tons from Russia and 118,900 tons from Poland.

    Coal reserves in the warehouses of TPPs and CHPPs of Ukraine during March 2017 grew by 5.2% …