Ukraine: Donbass mine licenses cancelled

The State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine has stopped the special licenses to use subsoil at DTEK Sverdlovskantrazit, DTEK Rovenkiantrazit and DTEK Komsomolets Donbassa, seized by the Russia-supported militants, until the antiterrorist operation is over. The licenses have been stopped based on the letters of the above-mentioned companies. On March 15, DTEK announced…

Ukraine: metal output down in January-July 2017

In January-July Ukraine produced 11.9 million tons of steel, down by 18% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, rolled metal manufacture dropped by 19%, to 10.2 million tons, pig iron – by 22%, to 10.96 million tons. Coke output decreased by 21%, to 5.95 million tons. In 2016 Ukraine produced 24.2 million tons of rolled steel, 21.41…

Kazakhstan: Orken concentrate output up in H1 2017

In January-June the iron ore enterprises of Orken (ArcelorMittal Temirtau) produced 1.293 million tons of iron ore concentrate, up by 3.5% YoY. In total Orken enterprises mined 2.419 million tons of iron ore, up by 1.2% YoY. The Orken iron ore division is a complex of 4 enterprises: Lisakovsky subsidiary, Orken-Kentobe, Orken-Atansor and Orken-Atasu. They…