Ukraine: coking coal imports up in January-November 2015

In January-November Ukrainian by-product coke plants imported 9.1 million tons of ordinary coking coal and coal concentrate, up by 1% YoY.

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Ukraine: DTEK resumes coal supplies from ATO-zone

After the energy blockade of Crimea was lifted, Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donbass resumed supplying coal to thermal power stations.

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Ukraine: a DTEK mine yields 1 million tons of coal

On December 10, for the first time since 1992 Almaznaya mine of DTEK Dobropolyeugol mined its 1 million tons of coal.

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Ukraine: coal imports from Russia down in 2015

In 2015 Ukraine decreased coal imports from Russia thrice, and increased imports from the South African Republic twice.

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Ukraine: Krasnoarmeyskugol miners in despair

The state owes 100 million UAH of salary to Krasnoarmeyskugol miners. But has paid only 10 million for September debts. 8.5 million UAH of this debt still remains.

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Ukraine: Interpipe prepays for December gas

Interpipe works have prepaid Naftogaz Ukrainy 23.5 million UAH for gas.

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Ukraine: iron ore products output down in January-November 2015

In January-November Ukraine produced 61.08 million tons of iron ore concentrate, down by 3% YoY.

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Ukraine: Zaporizhstal resumes gas-purifiers construction

Zaporizhstal has received a part of its VAT debt (297 million UAH) and resumed construction of gas-purifying machines at its sinter shop.

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Ukraine: metal output to fall in 2015

In 2015 Ukrainian metal companies are expected to produce 23 million tons of steel, 22 million tons of pig iron and 20 million tons of rolled metal, all down by 15%, 11% and 16% YoY respectively.

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Ukraine: Metinvest-PromServis welcomes new employees

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works repairmen have joined Metinvest-PromServis, and that positively affects their salary.

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Ukraine: miners threaten to lap Yagodin customs

The Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, Volynugol and Novovolynskaya mine #1 have decided to invade the Yagodin customs if they are not paid 2.5-months salary debts.

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Ukraine: railroad tariffs rise to result in miners strikes

Increase in railroad tariffs would worsen the coal industry crisis, leaving dozens of thousand of miners jobless.

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Ukraine: Pervomayskaya mine to cause an industrial disaster

The administration of Lugansk region has reported that due to the halt of the Pervomayskaya mine bilge complex mine waters could cause an industrial disaster.

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Ukraine: Lisichanskugol defends coal-processing contracts

The Lugansk District Administrative Court named illegal the claims of the State Financial Inspection to recover debts from Lisichanskugol and cancel its agreement to process coal with Processing Factory #105.

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Ukraine: Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex output down in January-November 2015

In January-November Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex (Dneprorudnoye, Zaporozhye region) produced 4.1 million tons of iron ore, down by 2.4% YoY.

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Metals of Ukraine & Russia: round billets (ordinary steel), October 2015

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Ukraine: DSS output down in January-November 2015

In January-November Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) produced 143 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 13.3% YoY.

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Ukraine: Dneprometiz starts producing spring wire

Dneprometiz is now capable of producing a new product – 1.4-2.2 mm diameter spring wire according to GOST 9389.

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