Ukraine: AMKR and Zaporizhstal get over 1 billion of VAT in December 2015

In December 2015 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih and Zaporizhstal received the most VAT reimbursement among metal companies – 1.028 and 1.018 billion UAH respectively.

Ukraine: miners waiting for salary until January 9

Lviv region miners have been on strike since January 2, as they haven’t been paid salary for 2 months. If the debt is not cleared this week, they will block international roads. They agreed to wait for money until January 9.

Ukraine: government to close Dzerzhinskugol mine

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to close the Severnaya mine in Donetsk region belonging to the state enterprise Dzerzhinskugol.

Ukraine: in January another batch of SAR coal is expected

On December 29, 2015 the Yuzhni port completed loading coal for Tripolskaya thermal power station. The next batch of coal (85 thousand tons) from South Africa is expected to arrive at the end of January.

Ukraine: the new budget provides for 500 million UAH to pay miners salary debts

The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine informs that certain documents to pay salary to miners are being prepared.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal pays attention to energy saving

In 2015 Zaporizhstal implemented the program of energy saving and energy efficiency, which allowed it to save 195 million UAH.

Ukraine: Dneprodzerzhinsk metal works ignoring ecological demands

In December 2015 the Dneprodzerzhinsk city council adopted a new ecological program. But the ecology activists think it needs reworking.

Ukraine: Lvivugol miners refuse to work

On January 4, Lvivugol Velikomostovskaya mine workers refused to go under the earth until their salary debts were cleared.

Ukraine: coal consumption down in January-November 2015

In January-November 2015 Ukrainian thermal power stations consumed 26.61 million tons of coal, down by 18.1% YoY.

Ukraine: steel pipes output down in 2015

In 2015 Ukraine produced 850 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 40%, or by 527 thousand tons YoY.

Ukraine: metal output down in 2015

In 2015 Ukraine produced 22.93 million tons of carbon steel, down by 16% YoY.

Ukraine: Kirovograd firm to supply coal from occupied territories to Donetsk

On December 16, 2015 the Khlebodar village council (Donetsk region) concluded an agreement with Evroaliance LTD for the delivery of 489 thousand tons of anthracite.

Ukraine: Pavlogradskaya Factory processes the maximum volume of coal

A few days before the start of 2016 the Central Processing Factory Pavlogradskaya has reached a labor record: it has processed 4413 thousand tons of ordinary coals. That’s the factory’s largest annual volume of processing.

Ukraine: miners not to get salary until strike

The miners groups in the social network VKontakte have spread information that Lvivugol would receive money to clear salary debts by January 12 at best, quoting Lvivugol acting CEO Andrei Dyachenko.

Ukraine: violations found in UMCC operations

The Ministry of economic development and trade reported finding violations in the operation of the United Mining and Chemical Company.

Ukraine: Lviv miners on strike

On January 2, Lvivugol Stepnaya miners went on a strike demanding salary payment.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal output up in December 2015

In December 2015 Zaporizhstal produced 353.5 thousand tons of pig iron, 353.3 thousand tons of steel and 304.3 thousand tons of rolled metal, all up by 12.2%, 9.9% and 19.7% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: Group DF pays 5.6 billion UAH of taxes in 2015

Group DF has paid over 5.6 billion of taxes in 2015.

Ukraine: Pridnepovksy Hydrometallurgical Works goes bankrupt

The Commercial Court of the Dniepropetrovsk region has named the state enterprise Pridneprovsky Hydrometallurgical Works bankrupt and decided to close it.

Ukraine: Novotroitsk Mine Group appoints Fridman acting chairman

The supervisory board of the Novotroitsk Mine Group (Donetsk region) has dismissed the temporary chairman Mikhail Khokhotva from his office and appointed Yuri Fridman instead.