Ukraine: Energy Ministry to make legal arrangements for Turkish companies’ coal purchase from uncontrolled areas

Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Ministry plans to make legal arrangements towards Turkish companies that buy coal from the areas temporarily not under control of the Ukrainian government, minister Ihor Nasalyk reported. “The ministry sent letters to the embassies of eight countries where coal from the ATO zone could be sold. The most problematic is…

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Russia: Nornickel 2016 sustainable development results

Nornickel, the world’s largest refined nickel and palladium producer, has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, detailing the company’s sustainable performance in 2016. In 2016, Nornickel increased its total spending on environment protection, asset modernization with positive environmental impact and current environmental expenses by 8.9% YoY, to RUB 25.7 billion ($383 million). The…

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Russia: MMK output up in Q2 2017

In April-June MMK increased steel output by 3.8% QoQ, to 3.182 million tons. Capacities were 90% loaded. Pig iron manufacture increased by 8.7% QoQ, to 2.578 million tons. The growth has to do with the scheduled repair of blast furnace No. 10 in Q1. Sales in Q2 reached 2.882 million tons, up by 5.9% QoQ,…

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