Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that he hoped in the near future for additional supplies of coal from the Republic of South Africa.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines that supplied the coal plant. Before the government agreed with the British Steel Mont Trading on the supply of 1 million tons of coal from South Africa. However, after the Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine due to the high cost of coal filed a case of embezzlement, the trader due to reputational risk has decided to restrict ourselves to the lowest possible volume of deliveries - five hundred thousand tons.
according to the Ministry of energy of Ukraine, in preparation for the heating season in Kyiv wants to buy coal from all potential suppliers, as well as among them from South Africa, the USA and Russia. Last week, Ukraine has received a new batch of coal from South Africa with a volume of 800 thousand tons.
"I think that in the near future there will be additional supplies. The price of this coal was $ 65 (per ton - ed.) in port. I expect that the warehouses of the South African coal would have Cost around $ 77 per ton. Last year it was $ 100, " demchyshyn said at a press conference on the first day of the week.
first Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared that the passage of winter Kiev ought to accumulate 7-11 million tons of coal. At this point of time stored in Ukraine's supply of coal is about 1, 5 million tons.