Ukraine is seeking extra imports of anthracite coal from South Africa and other sources on looming shortages after supplies from Russia and territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were suspended, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said Friday. “At the moment, the supply of coal from the uncontrolled territories, as well as from Russia, is limited,” he told lawmakers. “Coal stocks at our thermal power plants are currently enough to keep working for at least a month.” The minister said two ships carrying 168,000 mt and 80,000 mt of anthracite respectively, are heading to Ukraine from South Africa and expected to arrive on December 4 and December 12. “In December we will receive 250,000 mt of anthracite, which will ensure that our energy system is working steadily during the next 45-50 days,” Demchyshyn said. Article continues below… Platts Coal Trader International is the only […]