Contents tagged with coal

  • Media: Polish firm sells coal from separatist-held areas of Donbas to Italy and Austria

    The Polish company TD Anthracite, which imports coal from the Donbas, supplies its coal not only to Warsaw but also to other EU countries. This has been reported by the Polish publication Gazeta Prawna. "Coal was exported to at least five other EU countries, including Austria and Italy," said the publication.

    A statement from the official website of the Austrian company Carbones, which is linked to the TD Anthracite, is provided as evidence. "We offer Ukrainian anthracite from our permanent …

  • Kyiv investigating the supply of coal from separatist-held territories to Ukraine's state-run Centrenergo

    The Chervonozavodskiy District Court of Kharkiv granted the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor's Office access to documents and contracts from the state-owned Centrenergo company regarding the import of Donbas contraband coal from Russia under the guise of South African coal, as reported by the news website Liga.net, citing the court's decisions on October 2nd – 5th.

    Criminal proceedings regarding the illegal coal operations began in April 2017 in accordance with the "Abuse of power or official …

  • Ukraine asks Poland to stop buying coal from LPR separatists

    Poland must stop buying coal from the occupied Donbas, said Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk.

    “This is not at all partnership-like, and we hope that the Polish government will react to this situation,” Nasalyk said on Wednesday during a meeting with a Polish business in Warsaw, Ukrinform reports.

    According to the minister, the origin of the coal can easily be tested with chemical indicators. Nasalyk reiterated that Ukraine does not use anthracite coal from the …

  • American company sends the first shipment of coal to Ukraine

    The US mining company, XCoal Energy and Resources sent Ukraine the first shipment of anthracite coal with a total volume of 85,000 tons, as reported by the Ukrainian ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly, during a live broadcast on the Embassy’s Facebook page.

    Today is a very important day, because today, we have the first batch of anthracite coal from the US, which came from Pennsylvania and ships here in Baltimore, Maryland ... This is an important start of the agreements which have been …

  • 270,000 tons of Donbas coal exported from Russia in July

    In July 2017, about 267,000 tons of coal mined in the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine were exported to European countries from Russia, reported LIGA.net citing Russian Railway and Russian Federal Customs Service data.

    The largest exporter of Ukrainian coal was Gaz-Alyans, controlled by Serhiy Kurchenko. In July, more than 50,000 tons of anthracite were exported from the Russia’s ports. The entire quantity was exported by the South Ossetian company Vneshtorgservis JSC, and was …

  • Third delivery of coal from South Africa arrives in Ukraine

    On Monday, August 14th, a third coal carrier from South Africa arrived at the port of Yuzhne in Ukraine, as reported by the press service of DTEK Energo, which is purchasing the coal.

    The Bulk carrier, SBI REGGAE, sailing under the flag of Liberia, delivered 75,000 tons of South African anthracite to Ukraine. The ship is currently being unloaded, after which the coal will be sent to warehouses at the Pridneprovska and Kryvyi Rih Thermal Power Plants. These power plants support the stability of …

  • Kyiv: Purchasing coal in the USA is a justified step

    In an interview with the television program Persha Spalta, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalik said that the purchase of coal from the United States of America is a justified step and it has nothing to do with corruption.  

    “Regarding Pennsylvania - this is not a corruption scheme, this issue was worked out with the U.S. State Department, with the embassy, and at the presidential level. To say that there is some kind of corrupt scheme is ridiculous…The price that was …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine saved 2.7 million tons of coal after deliveries from separatist republics were suspended

    Ukraine saved 2.7 million tons of A-grade coal as a result of emergency measures taken by the energy sector from February 17 to July 17, as reported by Volodymyr Kistion, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, at a meeting to discuss issues in Ukraine’s unified energy system.

    “Today coal reserves in TPP and CHPP warehouses amount to 2,344,000 tons, including 1,477,000 tons of gas type coal and 867,000 tons of anthracite type coal. Preparations for the winter are going according to plan. There has …

  • Ukraine signs first contract to import coal from US

    On July 31, the state power generation company Centerenergo announced that it had made a contract to import American coal from the company Xcoal Energy and Resources.

    As reported on Centrenergo’s website, the contract was signed as early as July 14, in keeping with the agreements between the presidents of Ukraine and the US which were achieved during Petro Poroshenko’s visit to the US.

    According to the contract terms, Centrenergo is expecting to receive 700,000 tons of American coal by the …

  • Ukraine receives another shipment of South African coal

    On Sunday, July 23, the bulk carrier Zhao Yaung Feng arrived at the port of Yuzhniy with 75,000 tons of anthracite coal, the second batch ordered by the Donbas Fuel and Energy Company’s (DTEK) holding in South Africa, reported the press service of DTEK Energo.

    The coal is intended for Pridneprovska and Krivyy Rig Thermal Power Plant (TPP), which now operate one unit each. As of July 23, the stations hold anthracite reserves of 110,000 and 90,000 tons respectively.

    "DTEK continues the program …