Coal stocks in the warehouses of thermal power plants (TPP) of Ukraine in June 2016 decreased by 34.5% and as of July 1, 2016 stood at 1.6 million tonnes, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
In particular, gas coal and long-flame coal stocks amounted to 1.091 million tonnes, while anthracite coal stocks amounted to 508,200 tonnes.
Fuel oil stocks at TPPs in June fell by 2.2%, to 112,400 tonnes.
Coal stocks at TPPs as of July 1, 2016 were 2.8% higher than on July 1, 2015, fuel oil stocks were 15.2% more.
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Consumption of natural gas by power plants in June 2016 amounted to 93.9 million cubic meters against 98.2 million cubic meters in May this year and 119.3 million cubic meters in June 2015.
In January-June 2016 TPPs and combined heat and power plants were supplied 504,500 tonnes of imported coal, in particular South Africa delivered 287,000 tonnes of coal, Russia 217,500 tonnes. In June power plants received 24,100 tonnes of coal imported from Russia.