Ukraine: miners against coal price drop law

The decrease of the coal price to 1800 UAH per ton, as suggested by the draft law 8626, will result in mines shutting down and will simply destroy the coal industry. According to the Independent Miners’ Union chairman Mikhail Volynets, the connection of the Ukrainian coal price to the international indexes through the Rotterdam+ gave…

Russia: EZOTsM to increase exports to Armenia

In late August a delegation of the Yekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works visited Armenia. There the company representatives met with top-managers of a jewelry works, a large manufacturer of basalt continuous fibers and cement, etc. “These companies are already our customers. We supply them with such products as laboratory wares, affined metals, machinery to produce…

Ukraine: coal imports up in January-August 2018

In January-August Ukrainian heating power plants received 3.74 million tons of imported coal, up 1.7-fold YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in particular Russia supplied 2.91 million tons of coal (or 77.8%), USA – 685.3 thousand tons (18.3%) and the Republic of South Africa – 144.8 thousand tons (3.9%). Such a…

Russia: Izhstal repairs steelsmelting complex

Izhstal has completed the capital repairs of the steelsmelting complex. The complex consists of a powerful arc furnace (DSP-40), a continuous casting machine, a ladle-furnace and a degasser. The capacity of the complex is 300 thousand tons of billets per year. At present the company produces some 300 steel grades, including 37 stainless grades. The…

Russia: Rusal gathering Chinese traders

Rusal is gathering a team of traders in China. According to sources, Rusal is creating a trade company consisting of a head of sales and traders, specializing in aluminum and alumina. The company will trade aluminum produced on local Chinese market. Rusal also hopes the company will analyze the ways to import metal to China…