The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseny Yatsenyuk admits the ferrous scrap export duty can increase.
In November Ukrainian metal companies consumed 150 million cubic meters of gas, down by 5.7%, or by 9 million cubic meters MoM.
On December 9, the Russian president Putin ordered to resume coal deliveries to Ukraine.
DTEK Dobropolyeugol CEO Yuri Cherednichenko said the mines would stop working half time in 2016.
The ministry for economical development and trade has developed a new decree on metal scrap to increase transparency of business and metal companies supplies.
The crisis manager Mikhail Spektor has left the supervisory board of Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, where he had been in the office since December 13, 2013.
The state power-generating company Centrenergo expects another cargo vessel with 85 thousand tons of South African coal around January 25, 2016. The coal will be delivered for Zmiyevskaya thermal power station in Kharkiv region.
In January-November Ukrainian by-product coke plants imported 9.1 million tons of ordinary coking coal and coal concentrate, up by 1% YoY.
After the energy blockade of Crimea was lifted, Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donbass resumed supplying coal to thermal power stations.
On December 10, for the first time since 1992 Almaznaya mine of DTEK Dobropolyeugol mined its 1 million tons of coal.
In 2015 Ukraine decreased coal imports from Russia thrice, and increased imports from the South African Republic twice.
In January-November Ukraine produced 61.08 million tons of iron ore concentrate, down by 3% YoY.
Zaporizhstal has received a part of its VAT debt (297 million UAH) and resumed construction of gas-purifying machines at its sinter shop.