Coal reserves in the warehouses for one month, said the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"You want to hear that All is well? War: blow up the support, blow up pipelines? If Not the physical ability to deliver coal?- Everyone has the opportunity to be, " he said in the government, answering the question about the existence of threats to the energy system in winter.
Demchyshyn confirmed that after a few days in Ukraine there will arrive the first vessel with coal from South Africa. Monthly deliveries of fuel from this state have the ability to reach a minimum of 160 - 240 thousand tons, the news Agency. Technically, the Ukrainian ports are able to accommodate up to 400 thousand tons of anthracite per month. However, this coal is more expensive than Ukrainian. Demchyshyn said that the imported resource will Not be purchased If there is a possibility to get it from Donbass." in the current moment, we have limited the supply of coal from Russia and the Donbas (DPR and LPR proclaimed). At the moment coal Reserves in warehouses TPP enough to work In a month. In the long term, However, questions arise ", - he admitted. On the last working day of the week Demchyshyn expressed the hope that his country for the next heating season do Not need coal from Russia. 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.