Russia: Chukotka gold output down in 2020

Gold production on Russia’s Chukotka peninsula decreased by 0.16% YoY, to 25.42 tons in 2020, a representative of the regional government’s department for natural resources and environment reported in January 19. Production of silver fell by 4.99%, to 106.105 tons. Production of Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a unit of Kinross Gold, fell by 5.4%,…

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Ukraine: Interpipe Steel turns 9

In January, Interpipe Steel turns 9 years old. This is the first metal plant in Ukraine built from scratch during the years of Independence and the largest green investment in the industry ($1 billion). Construction allowed shutting down environment-damaging open-hearth manufacture and decreasing CO2 emission almost 10-fold. The company already corresponds to the standards and…

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Ukraine: coke export-import in 2020

In 2020, Ukraine increased export of coke and semi-coke 4-fold YoY, to 58.093 thousand tons valued at $8.702 million, up 3.2-fold. According to the State Customs Service, the main customer was Turkey (65.95%), followed by Georgia (11.52%) and Poland (9.75%). Last year Ukraine imported 382.148 thousand tons of coke and semi-coke valued at $82.421 million,…

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Kazakhstan: worker trapped at ArcelorMittal Temirtau mine

At 09:53 p.m. on January 13, increased methane gas emission and coal small fraction fines were released during the exploratory well drilling at the Lenin mine of the ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC coal department, the Emergency Situations Ministry’s press service reported. Reportedly one worker is left trapped underground. The rescue works are underway. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)

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