Ukraine imported almost 1.3M tonnes of coal since Nov 2021

Ukraine imported almost 1.3M tonnes of coal since Nov 2021

Ukraine has imported almost 1.3 million tonnes of coal since November 2021.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said during an hour of questions to Government held in Parliament on Friday, February 18, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Since November 2021, 17 vessels with thermal coal, for the needs of thermal power plants, have arrived in Ukraine. This is almost 1.3 million tonnes of coal," Shmyhal said.

According to him, four more vessels with about 334 thousand tonnes of coal are expected to arrive by the end of this month and six vessels with 391 thousand tonnes in March. Two ships with 300,000 tonnes of coal are being unloaded at the port.

The Prime Minister said that as of February 16, 822,000 tonnes of coal were accumulated in thermal generation warehouses. At the same time, the consumption of this type of fuel in February 2022 is 18% less than in February 2021.

According to Shmyhal, available energy reserves will be enough to complete the heating season. Moreover, there have been no so-called "rotating outages" and there are no plans to use them.

As reported, Naftogaz Group is planning to import at least 1.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas by late April 2022.


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