Government proposes transfer to alternative fuels

Government proposes transfer to alternative fuels
Published: 16 February 2006

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes to transfer cement production enterprises, consuming gas, to alternative kinds of fuel such as coal, peat, and sawdust.   According to local correspondents, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov claimed this to a government session today.  He is convinced that the cement industry, which annually consumes 2 billion cubic meters of gas, may reduce its consumption by as much as 10 tenfold to 200 million cubic meters. 
Yuri Yekhanurov mentioned the example of Ivano-Frankivskcement OJSC, which, using alternative fuel sources, currently consumes only 10 per cent of gas, compared to the volumes used in 2004.