Ukraine: budget committee gives money to miners

The Verkhovnaya Rada budget committee has rearranged funds, which will allow paying salary to miners. “Some 306 million UAH will be spent to clear salary debts to miners”, Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, wrote on his Facebook page. In particular, Mirnogradugol, where employees of only one mine were paid…

Russia: Yakutugol gets new director

Sergey Belan, the ex-director of Moskoks, a part of Mechel, has been appointed the managing director of Yakutugol, also a part of Mechel. The previous managing director Igor Khafizov was in August appointed director of Mechel-Mining in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Pavel Stark, Mechel-Mining LLC CEO, said: “The new managing director of Yakutugol Sergey…

Kazakhstan to limit coal export

Kazakhstan offered to limit the export of coal for the period of preparation for the heating season. This proposal was received from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Electric Stations JSC informed that there are no problems with the supply of Kazakh coal to the Bishkek Heating and Power Station: 261,119 tons…

Ukraine: another coal ship arrives

The second batch of power-generating coal from the USA arrived at the Yuzhniy port. According to the port press-service, 60 thousand tons of coal for Centerenergo was brought by the Victoria. The first batch of anthracite arrived on September 13 on board the Ocean Ambitious. In less than 2 days the port unloaded some 62…

Ukraine: Russia coal smuggling from occupied regions on the rise

In September Russia exported to Europe 208 thousand tons of coal, illegally taken from the occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

This is up by 18% MoM, or by 33 thousand tons.

According to a source among Russian coal traders, in August-September coal exports were hindered by the Russian Railroads limitations. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volyn miners block Polish border

In Volyn region miners have blocked the road leading to the customs check point Yagodin demanding to be paid salary for the past 2 months. Some hundred miners were at the pedestrian crossing near the Yagodin point demanding the meeting with the Volyn regional state administration chairman Vladimir Gunchik. Earlier the miners have already tried…

Russia: Alardinskaya miners yield 2 million tons of coal

Alardinskaya mine has yielded the 2-millionth ton of coal since the start of the year.

The record ton was mined at the 3-39 long face. The first million tons was mined from the face in June.

Alardisnakay coal is shipped to Evraz works. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rosterminalugol coal throughput up in January-September 2017

In January-September Rosterminalugol transshipped over 18.2 million tons of coal.

In the whole 2016 the company shipped 18.1 million tons.

In September Rosterminalugol loaded 2.25 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: Kostanay region to start mining coal

The Kostanay region has started implementing the project to mine coal at the pit No. 2 of the Kushmurunskoye deposits.

Investments are expected on the level of 209.5 billion tenge, and the site will be developed for 45 years.

Overall coal output will reach 188.2 million tons.

519 jobs will be created. (Ukrainian metal)