Contents tagged with coal

  • Ukrainian MP calls coal reserve situation a ‘catastrophe’

    Mikhail Volynets, a Ukrainian MP from the Fatherland party and head of the Independent Union of Miners, called the situation surrounding the country’s coal reserves a “catastrophe”.

    “We currently have 54% less coal in storage at the thermal power stations than for the corresponding period last year. Last year we had problems stockpiling coal, and now it’s simply a catastrophe,” Volynets said in a video on the Zik YouTube channel.

    In the MP’s opinion, unless Ukraine’s new leaders join forces …

  • Russia makes company of Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Kurchenko sole coal supplier from DPR and LPR

    Russia has named Gaz-Alyans, a company controlled by Sergei Kurchenko, its sole supplier of coal from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), RBC news agency writes.

    RBC cites “DPR people’s council deputy” Vladislav Brig, a source in the management of the coal company Rovenkianthracite, and the appeals of Russian coal traders who previously traded coal from the DPR and LPR.

    The document states that on March 14, 2018, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development sent a …

  • Polish company fell under the US sanctions for trading coal from separatist-held territory of Donbas

    The Polish company, Doncoaltrade, which was engaged in exporting of coal from the separatist-controlled territories of the Donbas, was included in the US sanctions list, as stated in a message on the website of the US Department of the Treasury.

    On Friday night, the US Treasury announced the expansion of sanctions against Russia due to the situation in Ukraine, adding to it 21 individuals and 12 organizations.

    Polish publication Gazeta Prawna reported on November 5 that anthracite from …

  • Kyiv lifts sanctions against Russian coal supplier

    Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has lifted sanctions against the Russian coal supplier Yuzhtrans. The decision is stipulated in the Ministry's order number 1905 dated December 29, 2017.

    The sanctions against Yuzhtrans in the form of prohibition of foreign economic relations with this company were introduced by the Ministry's order number 1583 of October 30, 2017. They came into force on December 9, 2017.

    In 2015, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) suspected Yuzhtrans …

  • Russia was a major coal supplier to Ukraine in 2017

    In 2017, Ukraine imported over 19 million tons of coal, most of which came to the country from Russia, reported news agency with reference to the data of Ukraine's State Fiscal Service.

    It is noted that Ukraine paid more than $2.7 billion for coal. Russian coal imports in 2017 cost $1.5 billion or 56.57% of the total supply, followed by US supplies worth $682 million or 24.85%, and Canadian coal worth $182 million or 6.64%. Other countries have also delivered coal to Ukraine, all worth $3 …

  • Media: Russia increased the export of coal from the separatist-held territories of the Donbas

    In October 2017, about 236,000 tons of coal were exported from the separatist-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and sent from Russia to Europe, which is about 13.5% or 28,000 tons more than in September of this year (about 208,000 tons), as reported by, citing data from RZD Holdings (Russian Railways) and the FCS (Russian Federal Customs Service).

    According to the report, in October, 73% of all coal, or 172,900 tons, belonged to four Russian companies: Gas Alliance, …

  • 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, 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 …