– There is no shortage of coal. We import it mainly from Colombia, because its parameters are similar to the Russian one, which was previously purchased by heating plants and households. We launched a special website and asked local governments to buy coal from us for their residents – said Wojciech Dąbrowski, president of PGE.
He added that a ton of eco-pea coal costs PLN 2.1 thousand. PLN plus VAT and plus transport costs, which are on the buyer’s side. However, a ton of dust costs 1.7 thousand. PLN plus VAT. The minimum purchase volume is 25 tons.
PGE Paliwa, a company owned by PGE, plans to import 8 million tons of coal by the end of the year, and a total of 10 million tons by the end of the heating season. Of this, about 30-40 percent. suitable for use in domestic boilers. – We are just unloading one ship from Colombia in the port of Gdańsk. Additionally, 14 more ships are sailing to us – added Dąbrowski.
The president also referred to the information from Business Insider that the government would like to allow households to sell lignite from Polish mines. – There was such an idea. It would require a change in regulations, because the sale of such coal for combustion in homes is prohibited today. However, today the situation is unique and if it is possible, we will adapt to it. Historically, for example, the inhabitants of Lower Silesia used this type of fuel – noted Dąbrowski.