Ukraine: DTEK sees rise in coal stocks

DTEK energy holding since early October has increased coal stocks at warehouses of thermal power plants (TPPs) by 173,000 tons, to 792,000 tons, DTEK Energo Generation Director Serhiy Kurylenko reported. Kurylenko said that at present DTEK’s TPPs burned 50,000 tons of coal a day on average. Around 65,000 tons of coal arrive every day to…


Belarus: Grodno Azot reports 0.7% drop in commodity output in January-September 2016

Belarus’ chemical company OAO Grodno Azot manufactured Br961.8 million worth of chemical products ($502.785 million) in January-September, down by 0.7% YoY, the company said in an official report. OAO Grodno Azot’s nitrogen fertilizer output stood at 593,633 tons (in terms of 100% nitrogen) in January-September, down by 4.6% YoY; carbamide output decreased by 5.2% to…


Azerbaijan to tighten control over fruit and vegetable supply with Iran

Azerbaijan and Iran intend to cooperate in protection and quarantine of plants. An agreement on this was recommended at a meeting of Azerbaijani Parliament’s Agrarian Policy Committee on October 14. Eldar Ibrahimov, chairman of the committee, said that given Azerbaijan’s neighborhood with Iran, it was very important to establish control over the import of vegetables…


Ukraine: agricultural commodities production up in January-September 2016

In January-September the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Ukraine increased by 0.9% YoY at the expense of rising production volumes of plant growing commodities, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine announced. In particular, the production of plant growing products grew by 2.4%, while livestock products was down by 2.6%. According to the statistics data,…


Ukraine: Ukroboronprom creating UKRARPA defense innovation development platform

Ukroboronprom State Concern initiates the creation of the UKRARPA defense innovation development platform. The initiative to create the platform meeting modern trends of global defense industry was announced by Ukroboronprom head Roman Romanov at the 13th Arms and Security 2016 in Kyiv. “The form of UKRARPA has been selected. It would unite designers, start-ups, investment…


Lithuania: LNG terminal is a success story

Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Energy within the European Commission, visited a Klaipeda-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal controlled by AB Klaipedos Nafta. Ristori praised an alternative gas supply model chosen by Lithuania, Klaipedos Nafta says in a press release. During a two-day visit to Lithuania, Ristori was interested in the targets of…


Ukraine: forecast of soybean production in 2016/2017 MY up

In September analysts of APK-Inform Agency increased their forecast of soybean yield in Ukraine in the current year to 2.18 ton/ha (in clean weight).

The previous forecast stood at 1.93 ton/ha. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)