The governmental committee on economic policy intends to consider the question on increase of Ukrainian coal supply for the thermal power net in connection with the unplanned cutoff of the second energy block of the Khmelnitsk atomic power plant.

Minister for coal industry Viktor Poltavets said at the session of the Cabinet.

According to the Minister, there is a possibility of raising of the rate of production, but it depends on volumes and terms of supply. He also pointed to the necessity to adopt budget amendments in order to increase financing of the coal industry by UAH 3.1 milliard.

As reported, Ukraine is consuming additional 1.3 million tons of coal because of the cutoff of the second energy block of the Khmelnitsk atomic power plant, which is under repairing till October. To fulfill the plan on accumulation of 4 million tons of coal for the thermal power net for the heating season, it would be necessary to purchase 2.5 million tons abroad.

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