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UDC 662.749.31(33) © L.N. Scherbakova, E.K. Evdokimova, A.O. Rada, O.I. Nikitina, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 6, pp. 48-53

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-6-48-53



Competitive factors of the Russian coal-chemical industry in the global transformation of the global energy sector



Scherbakova L.N.1, Evdokimova E.K.1, Rada A.O.1, Nikitina O.I.1

1Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Shcherbakova L.N., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Public Administration, e-mail: ludmilashc@yandex.ru

Evdokimova E.K., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Public Administration, e-mail: elena_evdokimova@inbox.ru

Rada A.O., Director of the Institute of Digitalization, e-mail:radaartem@mail<st1< a="">:personname >.ru

Nikitina O.I., Head of the Analytics Department of the Institute of Digitalization, e-mail: //e.mail.ru/compose?To=senches@mail.ru">senches@mail.ru


The article examines the development of the coal chemical industry in Russia through the lens of various and contradictory trends. The limiting factors of its development are revealed. They include competitive relationships with other energy sources in the face of low natural gas prices or falling oil prices; uneven demand for energy products throughout the year, as the coal-to-natural gas industry can only operate at full capacity in the winter; a market imbalance causes a drop in the prices of the respective products in the markets for coal-to-gas conversion by-products; environmental protection pressure; a lack of funds in the context of the industry’s innovative nature. The factors of competitiveness and industry prospects are described, such as the availability of coal as a basic resource in the national economy; a high level of product diversification in the industry, as well as a large number of related products; prices for processed coal products are higher than coal prices; The industry’s pronounced innovative nature, conjugation with scientific research, including domestic one; the potential to serve as a worthy substitute for other energy resources in the face of the threat of depletion of currently more efficient resources or the emergence of an unfavorable market conjuncture.Several conditions for the promising growth of the industry are identified.



Coal chemical industry, Competitiveness, Limiting factors, Global energy transformation.



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The research was carried out using equipment from the Kemerovo State University Center for the Collective Use of Scientific Equipment under Agreement No. 075-15-2021-694 dated 05.08.2021, between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education Kemerovo State University (unique contract identifier RF----2296.61321X0032).


For citation

Scherbakova L.N., Evdokimova E.K., Rada A.O. & Nikitina O.I. Competitive factors of the Russian coal-chemical industry in the global transformation of the global energy sector. Ugol’, 2022, (6), pp. 48-53. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-6-48-53.

Paper info

Received April 24, 2022

Reviewed May 11, 2022

Accepted May 23, 2022


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