Ukraine: coal stocks at TPPs up

Coal stocks in the warehouses of thermal power plants (TPP) of Ukraine from December 25, 2016 till January 2, 2017 increased by 3%, from 1.7 million tons to 1.751 million tons, Ukrenergo has reported. In particular, anthracite coal stocks grew by 1.6%, to 891,000 tons (including 128,000 tons at Luhansk TPP), while gas coal and…

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Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich energy consumption down in 2016

In 2016 Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a part of Metinvest, decreased natural gas and electricity consumption, saving $11.157 million. Last year the company saved 42.85 million cubic meters of gas and 19.4 million kW-h of electricity, CEO Yuri Zinchenko reported. According to him, energy resources consumption in steel manufacture totaled 7% of electricity…

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Russia: new beryllium project planned

Expert Council of the Industry’s Development Fund approved 12 preferential loans amounting up to 2.93 billion rubles (approximately $48.305 million). According to one of them, company Rare Metals of Siberia plans to organize a plant to process beryllium ores into pure beryllium and its compounds. Rare Metals of Siberia has a technology for primary raw…

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