The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik reminded of the power generation companies, as of 1 January 2018 will prohibit the use of fuel oil with a sulphur content of over 1%.
“Using this opportunity, I would like to say to all the generating companies that, beginning January 1, 2018, contracts have to be fuel oil with sulfur no more than 1%”, – he said during selector meeting on preparation for heating season in Kyiv on Monday.
As reported, at the end of December 2016 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduced changes to the technical regulations extending until 31 December 2017, the production and consumption of boiler fuel (fuel oil) with a sulphur content exceeding 1% for its use by thermal power plants (TPP), combined heat and power (CHP) plants and boilers in stationary heat and power plants.
The extension of the production and consumption of fuel oil with a sulphur content exceeding 1% was associated with the need to ensure the accumulation of necessary volumes of oil-fired power generation for stable passing of winter. Before the technical regulation suggests a ban of burning fuel oil with a sulphur content of over 1% from 1 January 2017.