Ukraine: coal output down in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine mined 16.495 million tons of coal, down by 10.5% YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, coking coal mining decreased by 8.2%, to 3.205 million tons and power-generating coal – by 11.1%, to 13.293 million tons. In June coal output dropped by 1.7% YoY, to 2.599 million tons. The…

Russia: coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Russia mined 209.5 million tons of coal, up by 5.2% YoY. SUEK enterprises accounted for 55.54 million tons, up by 3.7%. Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 21.59 million tons, down by 5.35%. SDS-Ugol shipped 13.25 million tons from its license sites, up by 7.1%. Vostsibugol increased coal output by 11.2%, to 7.27 million tons. Yakutugol and…

Ukraine: coal imports up in H1 2018

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-June Ukraine imported 11.084 million tons of coal, up by 40.7% YoY, valued at $1.531 billion, up by 21.8%. Russia supplied $962.723 million worth of coal (62.88%), USA – $483.95 (31.61%), Canada – $48.365 million (3.16%) and other countries – $26.028 million (2.35%). At the same time in…

Ukraine: coal output down in June 2018

In June Ukraine’s coal mining enterprises of all forms of ownership extracted 2.55 million tons of coal, down by 5.8% from the planned targets, the Trade Union of Coal Mining Industry of Ukraine informed with reference to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. “In June the coal mining enterprises of Ukraine of…

Russia: coal output in Yakutia up in January-May 2018

In January-May the coal enterprises of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 8.46 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.

At the same time the target was 9.09 million tons.

This year Yakutia intends to mine 18 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel and Gazprombank not to find investor for Elga in 2018

Mechel and Gazprombank are negotiating the attraction of investors to the Elginskoye deposits (Elga), but do not expect to find any this year.

The share of Mechel in the project is 51%, and Gazprombank – 49%.

Main negotiations are carried out with companies interested in supplying coal to their enterprises in South-East Asia. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK Pervomayskoye to mine 800 thousand tons of coal from new long face

The Stepnaya mine of the DTEK Pervomayskoye Mine Group has commissioned the long face No. 175.

Some 800 thousand tons of coal will be mined from the new long face in 10 months.

The cost of repair and purchase of new machinery reached 153 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: investigators search office of Kuzbassrazrezugol

Russian investigators are searching the office of coal producer Kuzbassrazrezugol, but the search is unrelated to the company’s operations, spokeswoman for parent holding Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC) Nina Pelevina reported. “Document withdrawal by officials of the Investigative Committee in the framework of an investigation of a criminal case directly unrelated to the producing activities…

Russia: Rosgeologia to examine coals in Sakhalin

VNIGRIugol, a part of the state holding Rosgeologia, has begun the summer season at the Lakhskaya field in Sakhalin.

The agreement on the work was concluded in autumn 2017.

The specialists will have to examine the quality of the coal and determine its grade contents. (Ukrainian metal)