Russia: NLMK-Ural decreases energy consumption

The rolling shop of NLMK-Ural has replaced its gas flowmeter.

The project will help decrease gas consumption by 213 thousand cubic meters per year, allowing the company to save some 0.87 million rubles.

NLMK-Ural spent 0.6 million rubles on the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: 10 mining licenses revoked

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use revoked 10 licenses for mining. Ken KG LLC lost its license to mine rhinestone. Two licenses of Kench Kut LLC, which mines rhinestone and serpentine rock, have also been revoked. Too Ken Bars, Alfa Consult, Master Elitstroy, Satmen LLC, engaged in mining of limestone, had their…

Kazakhstan: metal export prices up in 2016

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Russia: MMK site to be turned into industrial park

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Russia: Ruspolymet to launch 1.14-billion ruble powder steel plant by 2018

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Ukraine: coal stocks at TPPs down

Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants on February 6-12, decreased by 4.9%, or by 79 thousand tons, to 1.53 million tons. Gas-group coal stocks dropped by 8.4%, or by 63 thousand tons, to 688 thousand tons (with 121 thousand tons at Burshtyn TPP). Anthracite coal stocks decreased by 1.8%, or by 16 thousand tons,…