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Shanxi Jincheng orders coal mines to halt production

2020-01-17 13:52:51 Safety

Jincheng city in northern China's Shanxi province required local coal mines to suspend production and construction in principle over ...

China Guizhou's mechanization rate of coal mine production at 85%

2020-01-10 14:57:00 Production & Sales,  Safety

The mechanization rate of coal mine production in Guizhou, the top coal production province in southwestern China, has reached 85%, l...

Landslide kills five people at coal mine in N China

2019-12-30 14:01:59 Safety

A suspected landslide trapped six workers underground at a coal mine in northern China's Shanxi province on December 29. Five of them...

China's coal mines report steady safety improvement

2019-12-30 08:49:11 Safety

Production safety of China's coal mines has continuously improved over the past 20 years, with thorough safety supervision and better...

Officials summoned over frequent coal mine accidents in SW China

2019-12-26 13:49:13 Safety

The Work Safety Committee of the State Council has summoned the officials of southwestern China's Guizhou province over frequent occu...

NW China coal miners to halt around mid-Jan for Lunar New Year

2019-12-25 09:50:20 Safety

Coal miners in Shenmu, one key production hub in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, are expected to gradually suspend operation f...

Shanxi asks coal mines to halt for safety and others; capacity over 20 Mtpa

2019-12-19 17:02:01 Safety

Northern China's Shanxi province, the country's second largest coal production base, has ordered 16 coal mines failing to meet safety...

Guizhou's shutdown of small coal mines may have limited impact on coal supply

2019-12-19 16:20:04 Safety

Southwestern China's Guizhou province ordered all coal mines with an annual production capacity of less than 300,000 tonnes to halt p...

Guizhou orders smaller coal mines to halt after accident

2019-12-19 08:38:48 Safety

Authorities in southwestern China's Guizhou province on December 18 ordered coal mines with a capacity of less than 300,000 tonnes pe...

13 trapped miners rescued after coal mine flooding in SW China

2019-12-18 14:00:45 Safety

Thirteen trapped Chinese miners were rescued on December 18 through over three days of rescue efforts, after a coal mine flooding acc...

Trial run of 1st intelligent coal mining system succeeds in central China

2019-12-17 16:00:51 Safety

Central China's Henan province has witnessed a great trial-run success of its first intelligent excavation and comprehensive control ...

Coal mine gas outburst kills 14, leave 2 trapped in SW China

2019-12-17 10:59:16 Safety

Gas outburst at a coal mine in Southwestern China's Guizhou province killed 14 miners and left anther two trapped underground, said X...

Flooded coal mine identified with safety hazards for times this year

2019-12-16 10:05:24 Safety

The flooded coal mine in southwest China, at which four workers were killed and 14 remained trapped during the accident on the aftern...

N China city to launch safety checks on clean heating

2019-12-05 15:06:33 Safety,  Environmental Protection

Tangshan, known as China's top steel-making city, is expected to launch safety scrutiny over clean heating immediately after an eme...

At 50, Europe's oldest nuclear plant not ready to retire

2019-12-05 13:27:34 Safety,  Nuclear

Europe's oldest functioning nuclear reactor, at Switzerland's Beznau plant, will turn 50 next week -- a lifespan deemed dangerously l...

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2 China's LNG market not hot in hot season 2020-01-23

Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is not as strong as expected over the traditional winter peak demand season. For more than a month, LNG prices across the country have continued to fall.

3 China's spot thermal coal trades halt amid thick festive atmosphere 2020-01-23

Trading of spot thermal coal has generally been suspended in northern China ports amid thicker festive atmosphere, with the market in quietness one day away from the Lunar New Year's Eve.

4 China's power capacity exceeds 2 TW last yr, new installations fall 2020-01-22

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5 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 22) 2020-01-22

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6 China coking coal production grinds to halt; prices stable 2020-01-22

China's coking coal production further reduced as miners in larger areas suspended production for Spring Festival holidays. Prices of the coke-making ingredient saw little fluctuation on January 21, w

7 Indonesian thermal coal trading softens despite aggressive offers 2020-01-22

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market saw faint trading activity about Indonesian shipments, although Indonesian miners maintained their offers steady at high levels. Indonesian 3,8

8 Chinese thermal coal participants show bullishness for post-holiday market 2020-01-22

Many participants in China's spot thermal coal market showed bullishness towards the trend after the Lunar New Year holidays, considering the expected slow recovery in coal supply and resumption of in

9 China steel futures slip on demand, virus outbreak worries 2020-01-22

Steel futures in China slipped on January 21, after four straight sessions of gains, as cloudy demand prospects and concerns over the potential economic fallout from an outbreak of a new flu-like viru

10 Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Dec 2020-01-22

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