US News EU is now no longer allowed to buy Russian coal

04:20  11 august  2022
04:20  11 august  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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The EU countries are now no longer allowed to import coal from Russia. At midnight from Wednesday to Thursday, the transition period for the coal embargo against Russia ended, which the EU countries had decided as part of the fifth sanction package in April. At the time, so that the industry could adjust to the import ban, the countries had agreed on a transition period of 120 days.

Steinkohle lagert im Seehafen Rostock. © Bernd Wüstneck/DPA central picture/dpa hard coal is stored in the Rostock sea port.

's goal of import stop is to further weaken the Russian economy against the background of the war in Ukraine. According to the EU Commission in April, the Kohleembargo could mean a minus of around eight billion euros per year for Russia. Despite the import ban, the association of carbon importers (VDKI) does not expect delivery bottlenecks in Europe because coal is available on the world market. The main delivery countries are now the USA, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia and Colombia.

For the first time, the EU sanctioned energy deliveries from Russia with the coal embargo. In a later sanction package, the EU countries also agreed to largely prohibit Russian oil deliveries in order to further increase the pressure on Moscow. However, this should only apply from the end of the year, with exceptions for some particularly dependent countries such as Hungary, which may continue to receive pipeline deliveries from Russia. On Tuesday, however, the Russian pipeline monopolist Transneft announced that oil deliveries via the druschba line to Hungary had been stopped.

Mexico: In the flooded mine where 10 people are trapped, an "sudden" increase in the level of the water worries .
The rescuers are always mobilized, but the conditions worsen © Alfredo Lara/AP/SIPA During the rescue Lifetanage - the rescuers are always mobilized, but the conditions worsen It has been almost 10 days that minors are stuck under land as a result of the collapse and flood of three wells of coal. But this Sunday, the situation almost got worse. A "sudden increase in water level" occurred in the flooded mine, which could complicate the rescue operation, the authorities announced.

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