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Ukraine will rely on its own coal this heating season

Now it is necessary to establish the production and logistics of coal transportation.

This winter, Ukraine will rely on its own coal / photo REUTERS

Ukraine in this heating season will count on coal own prey.

This is reported Ministry of Energy with reference to the information of the head of department Herman Galushchenko.

“The accumulation of coal is one of the priority tasks for passing the LWP. There is an approved plan that provides for at least 2.5 million tons of coal at the beginning of the heating season,” the press service of the minister quotes.

He noted that last week a mechanism for imposing special obligations was adopted, which provides for the attraction of funds from NPC Ukrenergo for the supply of coal products.

“It is necessary to establish the production and logistics of coal transportation. This heating season, we will primarily focus on Ukrainian coal. Therefore, now our miners need maximum return, because we must prepare coal reserves based on the worst military scenario,” Galushchenko stressed. .

As UNIAN reported, in 2021 Ukraine increased foreign exchange spending on imports of hard coal and anthracite by 46.7% compared to the same period last year, to $2.48 billion.

Imports of coal during this period from Russia amounted to 62%, from the USA – 20%, from Kazakhstan – 10.2%.

In June this year, it was reported that Ukraine plans to increase domestic reserves of thermal coal from 2 million tons to 3 million tons before winter. The country is trying to ensure the pre-war level of coal production.

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