Although officially a Danger to the Russian capital to stop for a while coal supplies to Ukraine in response to electroblade of Crimea made Yet, Sources in the railway industry have argued that, on Tuesday the coal to Ukraine stopped to pass the border.
Russia can take the conclusion about the stop of the supply of coal to Ukraine in the form of a response (after detonation the saboteurs power lines providing electricity to Crimea of Ukraine), said Tuesday the head of Ministry Alexander Novak. Source "the businessman" in the government assured that the directives on this account until now, no measure is considered. In a press-service of the FCS were told that " have No information ", and OAO Russian Railways has assured that gas curtailment to the Ukraine no.
However, the ban of coal supplies to Ukraine of Russian Railways And the Russian authorities denied And the year before. But about similar problems in November 2014, said head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan referring to the energy company DTEK And " Centrenergo ", which stopped getting coal from Russia. Sources in the railway industry clarified that the restriction worked through the system of JSC RZD on electronic clearance of ETRAN, bids for the coal for Ukraine did Not pass. The sources thought that the Russian authorities had encouraged Kiev to the purchase of coal in DND AND LNR, which Kiev declared an economic blockade. A number of sources in the industry says that the shipment of coal to Ukraine have been suspended And at the present time." And energy, And coking coal to the Ukrainian customer does Not pass the customs ", - said a Source in one of the coal organizations. This was confirmed by interlocutors among the operators. But, says one of them, the transit of coal to Ukraine is going well. Another Source in the coal industry believes that to link the message of Mr. Novak And the difficulty of exporting early: bureaucracy on both sides of the border in General has worsened. In 2014, from Russia to the Ukraine were taken 5, 6 million tons of energos And 4, 8 million tons of coking coal in the first nine months of the current year is 3, 2 million And 2, seven million tons respectively (data from CDU TEK). Suppliers – " Kuzbassrazrezugol ", part of Evraz Raspadskaya mine " Taldinsky-southern ", Toltec, and also Firm "the Resource" (trader Kazakhstan " Bogatyr Komir ", 50% of which is owned by RUSAL ). On Tuesday companies the situation is Not commented. As reported by the print edition OPINION, coal production in Ukraine for 7 months of current year has decreased by half – 50, 8%, or 23, 5 million tons, to 22, to 8 million tonnes. An even greater drop in production has shown mines, which are under the control of the Ministry. They got on 71, 3% less than 7 months of 2014. State mines extracted 4 million tons of coal instead of 14 million tonnes the year before. Kiev's policy in the coal industry led to the fact that by the beginning of the heating season Ukraine are unable to accumulate sufficient volumes of coal to power stations. Intracity coal is still in short supply, threatening blackouts. As of October 5, stockpiling of coal in warehouses TPP Ukraine account for only 2, 8 million tons. Lacks 1, 2 million tons. But most importantly, the observed lack of major reserves of anthracite coal, needed for heating.