Russia’s coal export will remain at 2015 level this year — deputy minister

Coal export will remain at last year’s level in 2016, Russia's Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Saturday.

Coal export will remain at last year’s level in 2016, Russia's Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Saturday.

"All will depend on environment, now it’s not very favorable. We target last year’s level," he said.

In 2016, coal production in Russia will remain at last year’s level, he added.

"I think [in 2016] we’ll be at the same level… The demand determines everything," he said, adding that it’s difficult to make forecasts.

As was reported earlier in 2015, Russia’s coal production equaled to 373 mln tonnes versus 358.2 mln tonnes in 2014.

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