Ukraine could do without Donbass anthracite at all

Ukraine has enough resources to stop using the anthracite coal delivered from Donbass in case the corresponding political decision is taken. “If a political decision is taken and on the governmental level we are told to block and not exchange goods anymore, Ukraine has enough resources to completely stop buying the anthracite coal”, energy and…

Russia: Koks-Mining to increase coal output

In 2017 Koks-Mining enterprises intend to increase coal output by 23%, to 2.7 million tons from 2.2 million tons in 2015. According to the company CEO Victor Shevtsov, output could grow even more – to 2.9-3 million tons, as this spring the company plans to greatly increase its mining capacities by putting into operation the…

Ukraine: anthracite stocks up

On February 5-8, the anthracite coal stocks at Ukraine’s thermal power plants increased by 18 thousand tons, or by 2%, to 876 thousand tons. According to the national power-generating company Ukrenergo, as of late February 5, there was 1609 thousand tons of coal at the warehouses, including 858 thousand tons of anthracite, with 186 thousand…

Russia: NLMK to increase air-cleaning 15-fold

Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works has started testing three dust extraction systems in its sinter shop, which produces 15 million tons of raw materials for pig iron manufacture annually. The project will decrease dust emission by the sintering factory by 3.3% and will enable the company to use the dust in the manufacturing process. Dust…

Russia: Izhstal stainless steel output up in 2016

In 2016 Izhstal, a part of Mechel, increased stainless steel output 2-fold YoY. Stainless steel production totaled 16.5 thousand tons. Continuous cast billet accounted for 19% of all steel produced, its output having increased 3-fold YoY. Stainless ingots manufacture went up 1.8-fold. At present the company is capable of producing 250 nickel-containing stainless steels and…

Russia: Yakutia gold output up in 2016

In 2016 Yakutia mined 23.653 tons of gold.

The annual target was 23.5 tons of gold. The decrease of the target is explained with the planned indexes of local gold-miners.

This year Yakutia expects to mine 22-23 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Kazakhstan produced 74.6 tons of unwrought and semi-wrought gold, down by 17.1% YoY. The share of fine gold made more than half (37.7 tons) of the produced precious metals. Kazakhstan has observed intensification of gold production in recent years. In 2013 annual growth made 6.6%, in 2014 – 18% and in 2015 –…