Coal reserves at Ukraine’s warehouses up by 18% in one week

10 January 2022, 02:49 PM

Coal reserves at the warehouses of Ukrainian power companies’ thermal power plants (TPPs) increased by 18.1 percent to 594,200 tons, an increase of 91,000 tons, from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, the Russian-owned Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported, citing data provided by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine.

However, this is a 7.6 percent decrease in reserves compared to the same period in 2021, when warehouses held 643,300 tons.

The Luhansk thermal power plant has seen an increase in coal stocks for the first time since October 2021.

After a Jan. 6 announcement on the resumption of anthracite coal supplies from Russia, its reserves dropped to 8,100 tons. However, they had hit 11,500 tons as of Jan. 10.

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In December last year, 1.8 million tons of coal were delivered Ukrainian TPP warehouses – a 12.8 percent increase compared to November of that year.

Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko says Ukraine expects total coal consumption to clock in at 15.3 million tons over the October 2021 to March 2022 heating season. Domestic Ukrainian production is expected to amount to 9 million tons.

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