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Ukraine Asks Utilities to Prioritize Gas Burn and Stockpile Coal

  • Country’s energy system currently stable, power demand is down
  • Russian tanks are near Ukraine’s biggest nuclear power plant
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Ukraine has asked utilities to prioritize electricity made from natural gas in a bid to stockpile coal in case supplies are disrupted, according to the nation’s top power producer.

Energy minister Herman Galushchenko told Ukraine’s utilities to focus on natural gas in order to build up the country’s strategic reserves of coal, DTEK Chief Executive Officer Maxim Timchenko said on a call with reporters. Ukraine relies on Russia for the majority of its coal imports, while gas can be shipped in from European countries.