In 2017, 12.5 million tons of Kazakhstan coal were shipped for utility needs.
“In 2017 coal production was higher by 8.3% than in 2016. 12.5 million tons were supplied for household and utility needs”, said Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev when visiting Pavlodar region.
According to Bozumbayev, in Kazakhstan there is a stable growth of coal production. However severe winter conditions influenced shipment schedule in January. As a result Almaty, Zhambyl, and East-Kazakhstan regions experienced lack of coal.
“Coal supply is within the competence of local administration”, said the minister. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)