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Original Paper

UDC 622.278:661.582 © I.V. Petrov, I.I. Utkin, V.B. Jayant, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 9, pp. 41-46

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-9-41-46




Petrov I.V.1 Utkin I.I.2, 3, Jayant V.B.4

1Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation

2 Skochinskiy’s Institute of Mining (SIM), JSC, Lyubertsy, Moscow region, 140004, Russian Federation

3 Special Instruments of Mining –UCG LLC (SIM-UCG LLC), Lyubertsy, Moscow region, 140004, Russian Federation

4Kaveri Naptol LLC, Mumbai, 400 018, India

Authors Information

Petrov I.V., Mining engineer-economist, Doctor of Economics Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Industry Markets, First Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, e-mail: IvVPetrov@fa.ru

Utkin I.I., Deputy General Director, General Director. Russia, e-mail: utkin-ivani@yandex.ru

Jayant V.B., engineer, entrepreneur, President, email: //e.mail.ru/compose/?mailto=mailto%3Adirector@kaverinapthol.com" title="https://e.mail.ru/compose/?mailto=mailto%3Adirector@kaverinapthol.com">director@kaverinapthol.com


Currently, the problems of the development of the coal industry in Russia are becoming more acute. At the peak of the growth of production capacity and labor productivity, the volume of coal production, processing and export, priority provision of technical equipment and safety of mining operations, coal mining enterprises face new challenges, ranging from decarbonization to sanctions restrictions on investment, technological support, import and transportation of Russian coal. A simple reorientation of coal exports to the east in the claimed volumes does not seem optimal, since other products with high margin income are exported in this direction, which significantly limits the transportation of coal. This requires a reorientation of the coal industry to domestic consumption and export of goods with high added value based on deep processing of coal. The article discusses approaches to ensuring the development of coal chemistry with an emphasis on underground gasification technology, taking into account the low-carbon development of regions and the implementation of ESG criteria.


Coal industry, Underground coal gasification, Decarbonization, Sustainable development, Geoecology, ESG principles, Arctic zone, Far East, Social development, Economic justification, Long-term development program.


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The article was prepared based on the results of research carried out at the expense of budgetary funds under the state assignment of the Financial University

For citation

Petrov I.V., Utkin I.I. &Jayant V.B. Proposals for decarbonization of the coal industry and sustainable development of isolated regions based on underground coal gasification.Ugol’, 2022, (9), pp. 41-46. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-9-41-46.

Paper info

Received July 11, 2022

Reviewed July 25, 2022

Accepted August 25, 2022


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