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In the port Yuzhny unload the cargo ship with steam coal from the United States. Video

A bulk carrier with coal arrived in the South on the night of 13 September

Photo: port-yuzhny.com.ua

The contract for the supply of coal before the end of 2017, the Ukrainian company “Centrenergo” has concluded with the American company Xcoal Energy & Resources. On 1 August the head of “Centrenergo” Oleg Kosenko said that each month would arrive one or two of the ship with coal. However, he added that the price of the first coal delivery is $113 per tonne but the cost of each delivery will vary. All the coal will go to the Tripoli TPP.

The shortage of coal in thermal power plants arose in connection with the beginning of the commercial blockade of the occupied areas of Eastern Ukraine, the ATO veterans of volunteer units that require the release of the hostages. The blockade extends to the supply of anthracite coal from the territories controlled by the militants.

16 February 2017, the national security Council and defense of Ukraine instructed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to take urgent exhaustive measures to neutralize threats to energy security of Ukraine. Among these measures – diversification of sources of supply of coal brands anthracite and the creation of reserves. Also the Cabinet was instructed to provide temporary, until the complete overcoming of the crisis phenomena in the energy sector, the cessation of exports from Ukraine anthracite.

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