Ukraine: gas imports from Hungary up

Ukraine has increased gas imports from Hungary by 60%, to 1.6 million cubic meters per day, according to Ukraine’s gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz.

Ukraine will be able to use money allocated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to purchase gas starting from July 20. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: UkrOboronProm provides work for 300 enterprises

SC “UkrOboronProm” encourages development of engineering industry enterprises in Ukraine. In the first half of 2016, the number of working plants in this sector increased rapidly, as the State Concern attracted 296 domestic enterprises to import substitution program fulfillment. This is the result of the Memorandums of Cooperation signed by UkrOboronProm and Regional State Administrations.…

Ukraine and Azerbaijan agree to resume Odessa-Brody pipeline project

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Ukraine Ilkham Aliyev and Pyotr Poroshenko have discussed potential resumption of works within the Odessa-Brody pipeline project, Aliyev said at a joint press conference with Poroshenko. “We’ve discussed the Odessa-Brody project and gave instructions to resume the project”, he said, adding that the project “is creating good opportunities.” The Odessa-Brody pipeline…

Russia: harvesting of grains and legumes

According to official data, by July 8, Russian farmers have threshed 2579 thousand ha (5.5%) of grains and legumes against 1777.5 thousand ha by the same date in 2015. 11221.5 KMT was harvested with average yield 4.35 MT/ha (in 2015 – 6698.4 KMT with 3.77 MT/ha). Wheat was threshed from 1670.3 thousand ha (6.1%), up…

Kazakhstan: starting wheat yields quite high

Crops harvesting started in Baydibek District of South Kazakhstan region. Total planted area reaches 31.824 thousand ha. 6.6 KMT of wheat have been already harvested from 3.54 thousand ha of planted area with average yields at 1.86 MT/ha. Productivity is quite high in the region. Average wheat yields reached 1.14-1.15 MT/ha in the country. The…

Russia: flag hoisting ceremony held at Severnaya Dvina

The flag of the Russian Federation has been raised onboard the TSHD Severnaya Dvina built to the order of FSUE Rosmorport, says the company. During the flag hoisting ceremony Rosmorport and Damen Shipyards Group signed the acceptance/delivery certificate. The event was attended by Executive Director of FSUE Rosmorport Andrei Lavrishchev, Arkhangelsk Region officials, representatives of…

Russia: throughput of port Azov up in H1 2016

In January-June the seaport of Azov handled 3,725,000 tons of cargo (up by 8.8% YoY), the port Harbour Master Vladimir Bragin said. Transshipment of grain climbed by 27.6% to 2.015 million tons. Transshipment of oil products declined by 7.7% to 1.172 million tons, of coal – by 28.4% to 209,000 tons. In January-March internal turnover…