Ukraine: Ukrkoks sees no threat in Russian sanctions

The mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine expects no critical consequences from the new limitations of coal supplies to Ukraine, as well as imports of some metal products, including pipes. According to Ukrkoks CEO Anatoliy Starovoyt, limitations cover power-generating coal in the first place, and not coking coal. “So we see no special problem here.…

Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in Q1 2019

Since the start of the year, Kuzbass coal companies have extracted 60.8 million tons of coal, up by 1.2 million tons YoY. Open pits yielded 40.2 million tons, and mines – 20.6 million tons. Coking coal accounted for 19.2 million tons, and power-generating coal – 41.6 million tons. In March the region extracted 21.3 million…

Ukraine: Electrostal resumes operation

In March Electrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) resumed operation having produced 11 thousand tons of continuous cast billet. In January-March the enterprise was idle, while in Q1 2018 it produced 71 thousand tons of billets. The reason for the company downtime was the growth of ferrous scrap prices, which made billets manufacture unprofitable. In 2018 Electrostal…