Coal stocks in the warehouses of thermal power plants (TPP) of Ukraine in June decreased by 34.5% and as of July 1, stood at 1.6 million tons, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry said.
In particular, gas coal and long-flame coal stocks amounted to 1.091 million tons, while anthracite coal stocks amounted to 508,200 tons.
Fuel oil stocks at TPPs in June fell by 2.2%, to 112,400 tons.
Coal stocks at TPPs as of July 1, were 2.8% higher than on July 1, 2015, fuel oil stocks were 15.2% more.
Consumption of natural gas by power plants in June amounted to 93.9 million cubic meters against 98.2 million cubic meters in May and 119.3 million cubic meters in June 2015.
In January-June TPPs and combined heat and power plants were supplied 504,500 tons of imported coal, in particular South Africa delivered 287,000 tons of coal, Russia – 217,500 tons. In June power plants received 24,100 tons of coal imported from Russia. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)