Ukraine has almost twice reduced the consumption of scarce anthracite coal

For 2017 Ukraine, according to preliminary data, consumed 4.8 million tons of scarce coal of anthracitic group. The figure for 2016 was almost two times higher – at 8.9 million tons.

This was stated by Vice-Prime Minister on energy and infrastructure Mr Question, the press service of the Cabinet.

“2.3 million tons of coal grade “A” saved at the expense of increasing the generation of nuclear power plants and hydroelectric power plants. 1.8 million tons of anthracite coal replaced by gas group which is extracted in Ukraine. This is a very good performance that prove that nothing is impossible”, – said Question.

The main objective is to make Ukraine energy independent.

“We have ambitious and at the same time a difficult task – to make Ukraine energy independent. And step by step, reducing the consumption of scarce anthracite, increasing production of domestic gas, reforming the energy sector of our state, we are approaching this goal”, – summed up Vice-the Prime Minister.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reported that blockade of Donbass Ukraine cost 1% GDP growth.

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