The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to close the Severnaya mine in Donetsk region belonging to the state enterprise Dzerzhinskugol.
On December 29, 2015 the Yuzhni port completed loading coal for Tripolskaya thermal power station. The next batch of coal (85 thousand tons) from South Africa is expected to arrive at the end of January.
The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine informs that certain documents to pay salary to miners are being prepared.
In 2015 Zaporizhstal implemented the program of energy saving and energy efficiency, which allowed it to save 195 million UAH.
In December 2015 the Dneprodzerzhinsk city council adopted a new ecological program. But the ecology activists think it needs reworking.
On January 4, Lvivugol Velikomostovskaya mine workers refused to go under the earth until their salary debts were cleared.
In January-November 2015 Ukrainian thermal power stations consumed 26.61 million tons of coal, down by 18.1% YoY.
In 2015 Ukraine produced 850 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 40%, or by 527 thousand tons YoY.
In 2015 Ukraine produced 22.93 million tons of carbon steel, down by 16% YoY.