14 Jun 2022 13:44

Ukraine sets zero export quotas on fuel oil, steam coal, domestically-produced natural gas

MOSCOW. June 14 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has endorsed zero quotas on exports of fuel oil, bituminous coal, anthracite (except coking coal), and natural gas produced in Ukraine in 2022.

The text of the relevant government directive dated June 10, 2022 is available on the official government website, Ukrainian media said.

DTEK Executive Director Dmytro Sakharuk said in May that, following an initial pilot delivery of 50,000 tonnes of coal to Poland, the energy holding was exploring opportunities for regular exports. During the seasonal surplus of coal, DTEK could ship monthly about 100,000-150,000 tonnes of coal to Poland, which is an amount usually remaining after providing coal to domestic power plants and other consumers, he said.

The ban on exports of natural gas produced in Ukraine means that gas earlier imported to the country and currently stored in its underground storage facilities can still be exported. The Energy Ministry had banned any exports of natural gas on March 2, 2022. However, on April 3, it allowed re-exports of gas previously imported and stored at customs depots.