DTEK could import coal by sea only if the state enterprise Energorynok pays all its debts to the company.
In October Ukraine produced 147.5 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, down by 48.6%, or by 139.5 thousand tons MoM.
Zaporizhstal has received a notification from the energy company Zaporozhyeoblenergo that it plans to stop electricity supplies to the works due to the breach of payment terms as the result of the state VAT debt of 822 million UAH.
The further fall of the world steel and iron ore prices could result in Ukrainian metal works stopping operation.
“To fully supply our thermal power stations we are actively seeking suppliers from the South African Republic. Two ships are now carrying coal to us. 168 thousand tons for Centreenrgo and 80 thousand tons for thermal stations. The first vessel with coal should arrive on December 4, the second – on December, 12. So in December we will have some additional 250 thousand tons of anthracite coals”, said the minister for energy and coal industry Vladimir Demchysin.
Donetsk region prosecutor’s office has found out that in March the state enterprise Ore Group Yuzhnodonbasskoye #1 concluded an agreement with a private enterprise for the purchase of 9 million UAH worth of wood.
The General Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the illegal mining of mineral resources by the state enterprise United Mining and Chemical Company.
The export duty on ferrous scrap at the level of 30 euro per ton will bring Ukrainian budget the most revenues, says professor Alexei Smirnov.
The state informational-analytical center Gosvneshinform reports the fall of the steelmaking pig iron export prices by 15%, or by $20, to $155-160 per ton, FOB Ukrainian ports.
Lisichanskugol has chosen the Industrial company Obogatitel to process 35 million UAH worth of coal.
Ukraine’s exports of ferronickel fell 7.3% YoY, to 74,900 tons, in January-September, down from 80,830 tons exported in January-September 2014, the State Statistics Service reported.
German specialists have teamed to modernize and make Dniepropetrovsk region mines safe.
Russia hasn’t taken any official decisions on stopping coal deliveries to Ukraine, said Alexei Likhachev, the head of the Ministry for economical development of the Russian Federation.
Lvivugol has received 5 million UAH from the state enterprise Ugol Ukrainy (Coal of Ukraine) for coal supplied to the thermal power stations.