Coal consumption was boosted to 10% by Ukraine

Fri, 10.02.2017 09:47

In December 2016, Ukraine has burnt 3.1 million tonnes of coal, which is 22.3% more than in the same period of 2015, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.

In 2016 Ukraine increased coal consumption by 9.4% compared with 2015, up to 31.3 million tonnes, according to the report.

The ministry says  in December 2016, Ukraine used up 3.1 million tonnes of coal, which is 22.3%  more than in the same period of 2015.

As reported earlier, in 2015, the consumption of thermal coal by Ukraine’s thermal power plants decreased by a third compared to 2014, down to 27 million tonnes.

According to the ministry, Ukraine raised the volume of own production of thermal and coking coal in 2016 by 2.8%, up to 40.864 million tonnes.

Source: UNIAN

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