Ukraine: Donetsk region coalmine on fire

In the evening on November 13, a fire broke out at a coalmine in Donetsk region due to a power surge. There were 45 miners underground at the time of the emergency. No combustion products entered the mine workings. The fire was extinguished within an hour and power was restored to the mine. (Government portal/Ukrainian…

Kazakhstan: coal export right to be limited

The Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development works on pushing for an order limiting the right to export coal. “In September, we’re to push for an order giving the right to export coal only to relevant subjects, that is, enterprises that were previously involved in coal production, their subsidiaries and companies that were involved…

Ukraine: Svyato-Varvarinskaya Factory reconstructs flotation department

The Svyato-Varvarinskaya Processing Factory, a part of Metinvest and Pokrovvuhillya, has finished reconstructing its flotation department with increasing the high-quality products output. The modernization lasted for four years. The precondition for the reconstruction was the change in the coal contents. The number of lower classes of coal began growing. It was impractical and expensive to…

Ukraine: coal imports down in January-April 2024

In January-April, Ukraine imported 173.594 thousand tons of coal, down 23.8-fold YoY. According to the State Customs Service, expenses decreased 14.5-fold, to $66.362 million. Australia supplied $33.432 million worth of coal (50.38% of the total volume), USA – $19.399 million (29.23%), Poland ($10.855 million (16.36%) and other countries – $2.676 million (4.03%). In 4 months,…

Ukraine: coal export ban not to be cancelled

Ukraine will retain the prohibition of the power-generating coal exports to cover national interests. “This is a very complex issue. Undoubtedly, business is interested in exports. But the decision to ban exports guaranteed the supply of energy resources to the domestic market,” the energy minister German Galuschenko has said. This autumn-winter season Ukraine survived without…

Kazakhstan: coal output up in January 2023

In January, Kazakhstan extracted 10.4 million tons of coal, up by 2.3% YoY. The key regions – Pavlodar and Karaganda – accounted for 90.7% of the output. Pavlodar region extracted 6.6 million tons of coal, up by 5.3%, and Karaganda – 2.8 million tons, down by 4.9%. In 2022, Kazakhstan produced 118 million tons of…

Kyrgyzstan: unified coalmining policy needed

Kyrgyzstan should have a unified policy in the field of coalmining, the President of the Board of the Association of Miners and Geologists of the Kyrgyz Republic Duishenbek Kamchybekov has said. According to him, more than 400 licenses are in the hands of coalmining enterprises to date in the country. More than half of them…