Metallurgprom believes Ukraine will produce 1.8 million tons of steel, 1.5 million tons of rolled metal and 1.8 million tons of pig iron in February.
DTEK has denied the information of its refusal to work with state mines from Lviv and Volyn regions.
Chairman of the board of the Kremenchuk Steel Works Dmitry Chernenko has resigned from his office. He has been the chairman for some 8 years.
In 2015 Lugansk region exporters and importers paid 1049 million UAH of taxes to the state budget.
In December 2015 metal companies consumed 163 million cubic meters of gas, up by 8.7%, or by 13 million cubic meters MoM.
By January 1, 2016 DTEK has completed its repair program worth 1.5 billion UAH.
In 2015 DTEK Dobropolyeugol supplied 62 thousand tons of coal worth 74 million UAH to social institutions and citizens free-of-charge.
Burshtyn Thermal Power Station (Ivano-Frankovsk region) has declared that beginning with January 14 it is going to stop buying Lviv coal.
As of January 11, CIS hot-rolled coils cost $245-265 per ton FOB Black Sea, as opposed to $245-260 on December 28, 2015.
The state enterprise Lvivugol will receive 20 million UAH, said the Ministry of energy and coal industry in its statement. Money was transferred on January 13.
Several Ukrainian mines and one processing factory will be sold to a Switzerland-based company without any connection to coal industry.
Metinvest continues to reregister its companies from Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donbass in Mariupol.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has accepted the usage of budget funds to increase capital stocks of mining companies in order to clear salary debts to miners.
A Lugansk region mining company has been suspected of tax evasion (4 million UAH).
A major shareholder of Dnepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) has sold his 22.4865% shares.
The Cabinet of Ministers plans to settle the matter of clearing salary debts to miners.
According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, at the end of 2015 Selidovugol, Lvivugol, Nadezhda mine among others received new directors. This change of management is a part of the ministry program to optimize mining companies operation.
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky plans to increase rolled metal, rebars and wire output in 2016.
Because of the Chervonograd Processing Factory, 63% of which is privately owned, Lviv mines cannot work full time, said Lvivugol acting CEO Andrei Dyachenko.
If the state supports Lvivugol with 480 million UAH in 2016, the enterprise will be able to work without losses in 2017.