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Energy Ministry Initiating Creation Of State Reserve Of Anthracite Coal

Energy Ministry Initiating Creation Of State Reserve Of Anthracite Coal

The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry is currently discussing a draft Cabinet of Ministers resolution on creation of a state reserve of anthracite coal for subsequent distribution among the warehouses of power generating companies.

Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk announced this at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The Cabinet of Ministers introduced a state of emergency on the energy market, which provides for rolling blackouts, on February 15.

The temporary emergency measures will be in effect for one month and may be extended for a maximum of one month.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Housing, and Utility Services Hennadii Zubko has said that transportation of coal across the separation line in the Donbas ceased on 10 February.

The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry initiated the introduction of a state of emergency on the electricity market because of the cessation of supply of anthracite coal.

According to the Ukrenergo national energy company, the reserves of anthracite coal at thermal power plants will be enough for stable operation of the power grid for 40 days.


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