Russia: coalmining up in Sakhalin

In 2016 coalmining enterprises of the Sakhalin region yielded around 7 million tons of coal, up by 27% YoY. Vostochnaya Mining Company (VGK) mined the most – 4 million tons (3.7 million tons in 2015). 4.65 million tons of coal was exported to the Asian-Pacific countries, up by 16% YoY. South Korea imported 2 million…

Russia: shaped tubes segment grew in 2016

In 2016 the segment of shaped tubes reached 2.4 million tons (2.3 million tons in 2015), water and gas pipeline pipes dropped to 325 thousand tons from 370 thousand tons, electric-welded pipes – 925 thousand tons (980 thousand tons). Shares of the major pipe producers in 2016 also changed: Severstal dropped from 29% in 2015…

Russia: VIZ-Stal increases energy efficiency

In 2016 VIZ-Stal, a part of NLMK, implemented 22 projects within the program of the energy savings and decreased electricity consumption by 5.5 million kW-h, hearing energy – by 4319.2 gCal, and natural gas – by 330.7 thousand cubic meters. Thus expenses on energy resources decreased by 20.9 million rubles. The energy saving program included…