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13
October
2021

Russian coal exports to Europe up 12% amid demand surge

MOSCOW. Oct 13 (Interfax) – Russia is increasing coal exports to Europe on the back of a surge in demand amid the shortage of energy resources on the European market.

"Overall shipments of coal are higher than last year and now they’ve increased even to Europe – by 12% compared to the same period of last year, and to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said in an interview with Rossiya24 ahead of Russian Energy Week.

Demand for Russian gas is also high, he said. "Russia, despite high domestic gas consumption, has always been a reliable supplier and I think that we will remain so," Shulginov said.