17:29 16.01.2018

Ukraine cuts anthracite consumption by 46% in 2017 – deputy PM Kistion

Ukraine cuts anthracite consumption by 46% in 2017 – deputy PM Kistion

Ukraine in 2017 tentatively cut consumption of anthracite by 46% or 4.1 million tonnes, to 4.8 million tonnes, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has reported, referring to Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion.

"We saved 2.3 million tonnes of anthracite coal thanks to the increase in generation by nuclear power plants and hydroelectric power plants. Some 1.8 million tonnes of anthracite was replaced by gas coal produced in Ukraine," the press service said, citing Kistion.

As reported, referring to the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry, thermal power plants (TPPs) and combined heat and power plants (CHPPs) increased coal consumption by 9.4% in 2016, to 31.339 million tonnes. Consumption of anthracite coal reached 12.824 million tonnes and gas coal – 18.515 million tonnes.

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