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China's CPI up 3% in Sep, PPI down 1.2%

2019-10-15 15:07:31 General

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 3% year on year in September, widening 0.2 percentage point compa...

China coal import curb fears not growing despite high import figures

2019-10-15 11:57:36 General,  Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal

Fears of China's possible coal import restrictions, which daunted the import market for months, did not grow further although Septemb...

Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast

2019-10-15 08:59:07 General,  Coking Coal

Coking coal market further softened at main production regions in China during the past week. Coal miners slashed prices of low- and ...

Weekly steel news summary (Oct 8-Oct 12)

2019-10-14 17:28:02 General

Nippon Steel to shut typhoon-damaged Kimitsu plant until end-Dec Japan's biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corp., said on Octobe...

Weekly new energy news summary (Oct 8-Oct 12)

2019-10-14 09:38:25 General

China Qinghai transmits 5.09 TWh of new energy power in Jan-Jul Northwestern China's Qinghai province transmitted 5.09 TWh of ...

Weekly China coal market news summary (Oct 8- Oct 12)

2019-10-12 17:37:01 General

China's curbs on imported thermal coal largely unchanged China's curbs on thermal coal imports generally remained unchanged at ...

Weekly global coal market news summary (Oct 8- Oct 12)

2019-10-12 17:27:48 General

Newcastle Sep coal exports to China down 22.78% MoM Coal exports from Australian Newcastle terminals (Carrington and Kooragang)...

Join 6th Int'l Mining and Resources Conference in Australia over Oct 28-31

2019-10-12 16:37:58 General,  International

The 6th International Mining and Resources Conference – Australia's biggest mining event – will come on October 28-31, 2019 in Melbou...

Mechel reports launch of new longwall at Southern Kuzbass

2019-10-12 11:34:17 General,  International

Mechel PAO, a Russian mining and metals company, has reported the launching of a new longwall at Sibirginskaya Underground Mine, whic...

India cancels auction for 21 coal mines due to lack of interest

2019-10-12 09:10:12 General,  International

The coal ministry has received valid interest for only six coal mines out of the 27 which were offered for the iron & steel, ceme...

Bowen to sell a coking coal asset to Japanese

2019-10-09 16:26:07 General,  International

Queensland-based explorer Bowen Coking Coal (BCB) has secured a farm-in agreement with Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation ove...

China Coking Coal Market Analysis and Forecast (Oct 2019)

2019-10-09 16:00:02 General,  Price,  Coking Coal

Chinese coking coal market extended weakness in September under great inventory pressure and sluggish buying demand from coke produce...

Nippon Steel to shut typhoon-damaged Kimitsu plant until end-Dec

2019-10-08 15:27:12 General,  Company,  International

Japan's biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corp., said on October 3 one of the two steelmaking plants at its Kimitsu Steel Works will b...

S Africa seeks coal price cuts to save Eskom

2019-10-08 10:20:55 General,  International

Bloomberg last week reported South Africa is pushing coal producers to cut prices to help save Eskom, the debt-ridden state-owned pow...

Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast

2019-09-30 18:11:58 General,  Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal market held roughly steady at main production regions in China during the past week. Although coke production curbs and d...

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1 China Coal Sep commercial coal output up 36.9% YoY, sales up 57.2% 2019-10-16

China Coal Energy Co., Ltd. said on October 16 that its September production volume of commercial coal jumped 36.9% year on year, and its sales hiked by 57.2%. Last month, the mining comp

2 China issues anti-smog plan for 2019-20 winter in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region 2019-10-16

Chinese authorities on October 16 released an action plan for air pollution control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surrounding areas, setting specific targets for this winter session.

3 Inner Mongolia revises down coal capacity cut goal for 2019 2019-10-16

Inner Mongolia, a major coal production hub in northern China, announced to revise down its previous goal for coal capacity reduction for this year, said local energy bureau in a notice lately.

4 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 16) 2019-10-16

Thermal coal Production area Under the influence of heavy snow in Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and other places, the minimum temperature in many northern places dropped below zero degree last night.

5 Indonesian thermal coal stays firm, worries linger 2019-10-16

Indonesian thermal coal remained firm in Chinese seaborne import market, backed by revived trading activity as several domestic utilities issued tenders and fewer cargoes were available after India ca

6 Chinese thermal coal traders further lower expectations 2019-10-16

Chinese thermal coal traders further lowered their expectations of spot price trend at northern transfer ports, after some major trading houses offered discounts to boost sales amid poor demand.

7 Another 2 coal mines with 10 Mtpa capacity approved in N China 2019-10-16

Two coal mine projects in northern China, involving combined capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum, have obtained official approval, said the National Development and Reform Commission in a notice o

8 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 15) 2019-10-16

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices appeared mixed in Shaanxi's Yulin, with a 10 yuan/t rise seen at some mines in Yuyang district and a 10 yuan/t fall in Shenmu and Fugu. The overall

9 China's steel industry fragmentation worsening: official 2019-10-16

China's steel sector fragmentation is worsening, an industry official said on October 15, citing unplanned new capacity at small mills undermining government efforts to restructure and merge companies

10 India readies policy to attract foreign investment in coal mining 2019-10-16

India expects to have formulated a policy within the next two weeks to attract foreign investment to its coal mining industry, the country's Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said on October 15.

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1 PetroChina unit strikes high oil, gas flows in deep Tarim well 2019-10-08

An exploration and production unit of China's state energy giant PetroChina has drilled into high flows of natural gas and condensate in an exploration well in northwestern region Xinjiang, in what co

2 Indonesia sets coal reference price at 3-yr low of $64.8/t in Oct 2019-10-08

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its October thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $64.8/t, notching the lowest level since October 20

3 Chile largest coal mine closure may spur imports from Indonesia 2019-10-10

Chile is likely to resume imports of sub-bituminous coal from Indonesia, as its largest domestic coal mine is facing risk of closure in the near term, sources reported. Mina Inviern

4 Indonesian coal miners anxious about law enactment impasse 2019-10-10

Seven Indonesian coal mining companies are facing legal uncertainty as deliberations on the amendment of the 2009 Mining Law were postponed, deterring them from adding investment on their assets.

5 Glencore, Tohoku in deadlock over coal contract negotiation 2019-10-11

Global miner Glencore and Japan's Tohoku Electric Power are divided over price for their annual thermal coal supply contracts starting from October, sources said. Glencore intended to rea

6 China Sep coal imports rise 20.49% YoY despite policy concerns 2019-10-14

China's coal imports registered a 20.49% year-on-year increase from the preceding year, which was 5.59 percentage points faster than the growth last month, official data showed. In

7 Australia's Gladstone port Sep coal exports to China sink to 3-1/2-yr low 2019-10-09

Coal exports of Australia's Gladstone port to China plunged 80.12% from a year earlier to the lowest level since March 2016, amid ongoing uncertainty of Chinese import restriction on Australian coal.

8 Flood dampens India's thermal coal output, pushes up overseas demand 2019-10-09

Flooding at one of Coal India's largest open-pit mines will halt operation there for at least a month, a senior company official said last week, which is likely to push domestic utilities to seek for

9 NW China coal city still has multiple mines in suspension after holiday 2019-10-10

Yulin city, a leading coal production hub in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, still has a large number of coal mines in suspension after the National Day holiday ended on October 7.

10 S Africa seeks coal price cuts to save Eskom 2019-10-08

Bloomberg last week reported South Africa is pushing coal producers to cut prices to help save Eskom, the debt-ridden state-owned power utility that threatens to unravel the country's finances.

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices gain strength from India's supply crunch 2019-10-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices continued moving upward in China's seaborne import market, boosted by fuel hunger in another major destination India, where a large coal mine was flooded and expected to

2 China met coke demand dented by weak steel outlook 2019-10-12

Sentiment started to weaken in China's met coke market, along with a dismal steel outlook stemming from overloading ban in eastern China and lower-than-expected buying appetite from mills nationwide.

3 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 12) 2019-10-12

Thermal coal Production area Some miners in Ordos of Inner Mongolia lowered coal prices amid increasing supply and slack demand from portside traders, yet price cuts failed to improve sales. L

4 Mongolia to surpass Australia as China's top coking coal supplier 2019-09-30

Resource-rich Mongolia is expected to surpass Australia to become the biggest coking coal supplier to China in the mid-to-long term, as price-competitive Mongolian coal keeps flowing into its close

5 Excess supply, waning demand to pressure coking coal prices in China 2019-09-30

China's coking coal price will probably edge lower next year on concerns of surplus supply and falling demand from steel and coke sectors, Chinese coal consultant Fenwei Energy Information Services

6 Pre-holiday transactions lull in China import thermal coal market 2019-09-30

Trading activity lulled for seaborne thermal coal cargoes in Chinese import market ahead of the National Day holiday, given growing wait-and-see sentiment in anticipation of possible changes after the

7 Will Chinese thermal coal market revive after holiday? 2019-09-30

Some traders have withdrawn from spot thermal coal market for the National Day holidays in advance. At Qinhuangdao port, there are fewer vessels and most of them are waiting for loading of long-term c

8 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-09-30

Thermal coal market continued to be steady at northern China ports last week, with traders' firm offers unaccepted by high-stocked utilities. Stronger market was seen in main production areas where co

9 Haoji railway will help boost China's demand for Mongolian coal 2019-09-30

The commercial operation of Haoji railway provides a channel for Mongolian coking coal to seize larger market share in China, as it will boost domestic demand for Mongolian coal, said Chang Yijun, pre

10 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 30) 2019-09-30

Thermal coal Production area Most coal mines in Shaanxi's Yulin kept normal operation ahead of the National Day holidays, while downstream purchases slowed down compared with early days thi

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