Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018

In 2018 Ukrainian metal enterprises consumed some 1.84 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 4% YoY.

In December 2018, gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.

Energy consumption last year was 11.76 billion kW-h, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: major metal companies extensively firing employees

In 2013-2017 the major metal companies have been seriously decreasing the number of their employees.

In particular, Evraz fired 40 thousand people, and Severstal – some 10 thousand.

At the same time at present Severstal intends to hire new personnel for Yakovlevsky GOK. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gas and electricity consumption by metal companies up in November 2018

In November Ukrainian metal companies increased natural gas consumption by 7% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters.

In 11 months consumption grew by 6%, to 1670 million cubic meters.

Electricity consumption in January-November was 10.74 billion kWh, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gas consumption up in January-October 2018

In January-October Ukrainian metal companies increased gas consumption by 9% YoY, to 1.52 billion cubic meters.

In October gas consumption totaled some 140 million cubic meters, down by 7% MoM.

In 10 months electricity consumption grew by 8%, to 9.8 billion kW-h. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SZTZ ceases existing

The Service Company Severo-Zapadniy Pipe Works LLC (Saint Petersburg), earlier declared bankrupt, ceases existing. According to local mass media, the demolition of the premises has started. Earlier the land plot of 6.7 ha has been sold to Setl Group for housing construction. SZTZ used to produce water and gas pipeline pipes as well as hollow…

Ukraine: metal companies increase gas and electricity consumption in August 2018

In August metal companies consumed 150 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 3% MoM.

In 8 months 1230 million cubic meters were consumed, up by 11%.

Electricity consumption totaled 7.9 billion kW-h, up by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Sortstal going bankrupt

The Arbitrary court of Sverdlovsk region will consider the claim of Sortstal on being declared bankrupt.

The court received the relevant document on August 24.

According to it, the volume of claims is 49.87 million rubles.

Sortstal was registered in 2004. Its main activities were wholesale of fuel, ore and chemical materials. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ministries reject proposed windfall tax on metals and mining firms

Russian government ministries have agreed that a proposed windfall tax on metals, mining and chemical companies is inappropriate, Reuters reported citing Industry Minister Denis Manturov. “With colleagues from other ministries, we have reached a common position that as of today it’s inappropriate,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a military forum. The proposal, put…

Ukraine: electricity consumption in metallurgy up in January-July 2018

In July Ukrainian metal companies consumed 145 million cubic meters of natural gas, on the level of the previous month.

In 7 months gas consumption grew by 11%, to 1.08 billion cubic meters.

Electricity consumption in July totaled 6.9 billion kW-h, up by 11% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Putin plans no meetings with metals firms on new taxes yet

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin does not plan an extraordinary meeting with business representatives to discuss the situation in the industry, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported. “No such meetings have been scheduled yet because the president has not approved any decision. The president agreed that the issue should be considered by the government’s experts,” he said.…

Ukraine: gas consumption in metal industry up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 935 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 11% YoY.

In June gas consumption totaled 145 million cubic meters, up by 4% MoM.

In 6 months electricity consumption reached 5.9 billion kW-h, up by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal output up in Volgograd region

In January-May the metal industry of the Volgograd region demonstrated positive dynamics. In particular, alloyed steel output increased by 1.6% YoY, pipes, sections and fittings – by 16.6%. Metal companies transferred 1.1 billion rubles of taxes to the regional budget, up by almost 20% YoY. The average salary in the industry totaled 41.2 thousand rubles,…

Ukraine: metal industry to halt

The limitation of sulfuric acid imports will affect the whole economy, as the shortage of this raw material could halt the metal industry. “If, because of the lack of sulfuric acid, by-product coke plants shut down, the whole metal industry will halt as well”, Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili said. According to him VostGOK and Sumykhimprom…