Fall Blau, and a lot of the eastern campaign was centred around capturing Soviet oil reserves, particularly around Maikop, Grozny, and Baku in the Caucasus. But the Germans captured the majority of what were then Soviet coal reserves in the Ukraine, and immediately across the Don River in the Donetsk basin.
It was the Germans who had invented processes for creating synthetic oil from coal. Yet there was almost no celebration of the Germans capturing Soviet coal reserves and denying them to the Soviets. While this created angst of the Soviet side, Stalin, at least, seemed a lot more worried about losing the oil.
Why was that? Was it because these coal reserves were seen as an inadequate substitute for oil? Or if the argument was, yes, the Germans "possess" these coal reserves in the ground, but there's no good way of getting the coal back to Germany for processing, couldn't the same be said about the Maikop oil that Germany actually captured, or the Grozny oil they might have captured?