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Articles | 1312 | 15.02.2017

Energetic state of emergency: money laundering scheme

Nowadays, I am observing the government’s hysteria in terms of energetic state of emergency and switching off the electricity.

First and foremost, I would like to assure everyone: THERE IS NO PROBLEM.

At the same time, there is no need to raise electricity price in spring.

The problem is only in desire of the authorities to fill up the pockets for energy, as well as other’s desire to get profit. However, first things first.


Nowadays, the price for coal is created as if it is from Rotterdam. The same situation is related to a gas as if it is European. It was stated by the power in order not to speak directly: coal is taken from Donbas, gas – from Russia. Although the first and the second – are the facts.

The scheme of work with supposedly Dutch coal is following: fuel is delivered by sea and unloaded in ports. We buy it for USD 72.21 per ton.

 This sum includes: –  USD 56.48 dollars – a ton of Dutch coal. – USD 8.52 dollars per ton – the cost of delivery to Ukrainian ports – USD 7.21 dollars per ton – the price of coal transhipment in our port.

 In fact, there is no coal from Rotterdam. Anthracite is coming from Donbas and costs about USD 40 per ton.

USD 72  – USD 40  = USD 32.

This is the approximate sum that is earned by the power and its oligarchs on patriotism and one ton of coal.

However, Semen Semenchenko and those, who stand behind him, also want to eat and drink tasty food, to relax on the modest Ukrainian resorts called the Maldives and Courchevel. Therefore, they decided to organize a blockade. Its purpose is to get share of profit.

The power gets into an awkward situation. On the one hand, they do not want to state that the coal is from Donbas. On the others, there is no desire to share.

Here is a whole problem of energetic Ukrainian market.


Nowadays, the government tells the population about the need to increase electricity tariffs by 60%.

The reasons for this are the following: the average price of fictitious coal in real Rotterdam has increased by USD 90, i.e. the same 60%.

However, if the power admits that the anthracite is from Donbas, there will be NO NEED to raise tariffs. Moreover, it should be significantly reduced. That’s all.

Speaking of Groysman and his government, Semenchenko and his supporters, “bloody anthracite from Donbas” and the coal from Rotterdam, I want to recall the famous quote:

“The more they talk about patriotism, the more they want to steal”.

This is the leitmotif of the current history of the so-called energetic state of emergency and all course of events that take place during the last three years.