- Polska Grupa Energetyczna does not state how much coal for fuel can be obtained per one ton of imported resource
- According to sellers, the numbers are far lower than those provided by the government
- The industry of coal sellers estimates that from each ton of steam coal, only a dozen or so percent of the product suitable for sale to individual customers is left after sieving.
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The problem lies in the calculation of the amount of resource that will be realistically suitable for home furnaces. As Rzeczpospolita points out, this may be less than the official import data indicate. This is due to the fact that Polska Grupa Energetyczna does not state how much coal for fuel can be obtained per one ton of imported resource. According to sellers, the numbers are far lower than those provided by the government.
The industry of coal sellers estimates that from each ton of steam coal, only a dozen or so percent of the product suitable for sale to individual customers as valuable fuel is left after sieving. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Climate and Environment claimed that this share would amount to 20-40 percent.
– By averaging the types of coal imported to our country, one ton of such raw material can be obtained as fuel for approx. 15-20 percent. – comments Łukasz Horbacz, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Polish Coal Sellers, in an interview with Rzeczpospolita.
As we read in the journal, the owners of the warehouses claim that out of every dozen or so tons, every ton of the so-called coarse coal. Not only that, imported coal costs about PLN 3,500 per ton, but its calorific value is at least a third lower than that of Russian or domestic coal.
“Rzeczpospolita” talked with coal sellers. They are afraid that the low calorific value of coal currently imported will make customers return to them with complaints, therefore they are afraid to sell less valuable raw material.
According to PGE Paliwa, its offer includes coal from, among others, from Colombia, USA, Australia, South Africa and Indonesia. Details of sales contracts, including volumes, are confidential and not publicly available. PGE ensures that the coal imported by the company is suitable for individual customers.
However, sellers claim that, for example, although coal from Colombia is closest to the standard that straightens Polish requirements, it is practically impossible to get.
If this year coal imports will amount to around 13 million tonnes, and its calorific value will be so low – then with the household demand of 9 million tonnes, we may not even be half of this value – underlines Rzeczpospolita.
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