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Ukrainian metallurgists increase gas consumption despite a reduction in steel production

Ukraine / Ferrous metallurgy

Ferrous metallurgy enterprises of Ukraine increased their consumption of natural gas by 3 percent in eleven months of this year.

Ukrainian metallurgists increase gas consumption despite a reduction in steel production

According to the data of the association of enterprises " Ukrmetallurgprom " , in January - November 2020, metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine consumed about 1.705 billion cubic meters of natural gas, which is 3% more than in the same period last year (APPG).

At the same time, over 11 months, Ukrainian steel production decreased by 3% compared to the same period of time to 18.71 million tonnes, finished rolled products output - by 0.4% - to 16.72 million tonnes, including rolled metal pipes - by 6 , 4% - up to 0.79 million tons.

Sinter production in January November increased by 1.9% to 28.99 million tons compared to the same period, gross coke production decreased by 5.1% to 8.82 million tons, pig iron smelting increased by 0.7% to 18.59 million tons.

As of December 11, 2020, of the main operating production facilities in operation are: 17 out of 21 blast furnaces, 7 out of 8 open-hearth furnaces, 14 out of 16 converters, 5 out of 15 electric furnaces and 17 out of 17 continuous casting machines .

The consumption of electricity by metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine in January-November 2020 decreased by 2% compared to the same period and amounted to about 10.09 billion kWh.

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