Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company, one of Russia's largest coal exporters, has started hauling crude to Poland via Lithuania. By the end of this year, up to 250,000 tons of coal should be transported via Lithuania by rail.
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The state-run company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) transported the Kuzbass company's first shipment via the Lithuanian territory in early August. Coal from Meret railway station via Lithuania and the Russian Kaliningrad station travelled to the Chrusciel station in Poland, LG said.

"A schedule for two more trains has been made. The perspective is to have a larger number, with coal travelling on a regular basis and total at 250,000 tons of cargo by the end of the year," LG spokeswoman Rima Terminaitė told BNS.

In her words, the Russian company previously transported coal to Europe via Belarus and considered the possibility of transporting it by sea from St. Petersburg.

During its 16 years of operation, the Kuzbass fuel company has mined more than 94 million tons of coal, including over 16.5 million tons this year.

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