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Indonesian thermal coal prices hold steady in thin trading

2020-06-05 17:36:37 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesian thermal coal prices were generally stable in the Chinese seaborne import market with no new trades heard in the last tradi...

Indonesia's June HBA price falls to 4-yrs' low at $52.98/t

2020-06-05 17:03:37 Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its June thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acua...

May global thermal coal market: price bottoms out, seaborne coal price-competitive

2020-06-05 11:12:11 International,  Seaborne Shipment,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

International thermal coal market revived slightly in May despite escalating import restriction and tight import quotas in China. ...

Russian Railways to resume Murmansk rail traffic by Jun 23

2020-06-05 09:16:15 International,  Inland Shipment reuters.com

Passenger and cargo rail transportation between the northern port city of Murmansk and the rest of Russia will resume by June 23 afte...

Global steel demand seen recovering next year after 6% fall in 2020

2020-06-05 09:10:05 International reuters.com

Global steel demand is expected to fall 6.4% this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on industrial and construction activity,...

Indian steel players' operating profit to decline 20-30% in FY21: India Ratings

2020-06-05 08:58:13 Cost & Profit,  International deccanherald.com

As Indian construction activities were impacted due to the extended lockdown, onset of monsoon and mass migration of labourers, opera...

Indonesian thermal coal prices keep falling on concerns of quota shortage

2020-06-04 17:44:34 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Lower offers of Indonesian low-colorific value thermal coal were seen in the Chinese seaborne import market, as buying interest was c...

JSW Steel's crude steel output falls over 14% in May

2020-06-04 15:38:29 Production & Sales,  International newindianexpress.com

JSW Steel has registered a fall of over 14% in its crude steel production at 12.48 lakh tonne (LT) during May 2020. The ...

Saudi, Russia agree oil cuts extension, raise pressure for compliance

2020-06-04 14:00:13 General,  International reuters.com

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil output cuts by one month wh...

Poland's coal stockpiles rise to 7.75 mln T in Apr

2020-06-04 08:41:35 International reuters.com

Poland's April coal stockpiles more than tripled year on year to 7.75 million tonnes as demand for electricity fell by almost 10% due...

China's seaborne thermal coal market quiet amid low demand; downturn looming

2020-06-03 17:43:40 Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market remained flat similar to the past few days, as no power plants renewed tenders and trader...

SCCL coal production in Apr-May falls 45% on yr

2020-06-03 16:15:47 Company,  Production & Sales,  International sxcoal.com

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), India's second biggest coal producer, produced 6.23 million tonnes of coal in April-May ...

Coal India to outsource underground operations, will invite tenders soon

2020-06-03 15:23:48 Policy,  Company,  International energyworld.com

Coal India has decided to outsource underground mine development and operations, company executives said. A company spok...

Vale expects to ship more iron ore to China in 2020

2020-06-03 11:46:11 Company,  International,  Iron Ore reuters.com

Brazil's Vale SA expects iron ore shipments to China to rise in 2020 versus 2019 due to falling demand in other countries hurt by the...

Russia's rail link to port of Murmansk severed by bridge collapse

2020-06-03 10:50:44 International,  Inland Shipment reuters.com

Russian Railways has halted passenger and cargo rail transport between the northern port of Murmansk and the rest of Russia after the...

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices hold steady in thin trading 2020-06-05

Indonesian thermal coal prices were generally stable in the Chinese seaborne import market with no new trades heard in the last trading day of the week. Prevailing offer prices of Indones

2 China coking coal still lacks momentum 2020-06-05

China's coking coal market is still lacking enough impetus to have an across-the-board rise, with price hikes seen in some places while declines in somewhere else. Prices of 0.8%-sulfur p

3 Thermal coal trades set to increase at N China ports, traders 2020-06-05

Some traders expected spot thermal coal transactions to increase next week at northern Chinese ports after staying in the doldrums for one week, owing to the rise of futures market and potential relea

4 Shaanxi and Qinghai sign 3-yr power cooperation agreement 2020-06-05

Shaanxi will increase 10.2 TWh of power supply to Qinghai, an inland province in western China, from 2020 to 2022, according to the "Three-year Framework Agreement on Medium- and Long-term Electricity

5 Five S China provinces' power demand rises on hot temperature, economic recovery 2020-06-05

Power demand of China's five southern provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hainan saw a 9.46% rise year on year in May, said China Southern Power Grid (CSG) that takes charges of grids

6 China Coal Daily Track (Jun 5) 2020-06-05

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices were steady in Yulin of Shaanxi amid good sales, while prices were up 10-20 yuan/t in Shenmu amid improved sales of slack coal. Supply slightly increa

7 May global coking coal market: Aussie price weakens amid Chinese import curbs 2020-06-05

International coking coal prices rebounded slightly in early and mid-May despite persisting impact from COVID-19 pandemic. Yet entering late May, prices of Australian coal declined as some Chinese tra

8 May global thermal coal market: price bottoms out, seaborne coal price-competitive 2020-06-05

International thermal coal market revived slightly in May despite escalating import restriction and tight import quotas in China. As the growth of China's domestic coal prices was larger

9 Yulin plans to rectify 19 private coal mines, impact on market limited 2020-06-05

Yuyang district, Yulin city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province has planned to carry out concentrated rectification on safe production at 19 private coal mines in the district to further strength

10 Russia Jan-May coal exports slide 9.25% YoY 2020-06-05

Russia exported 71.30 million tonnes of coal in total over January-May, down 9.25% from 78.57 million tonnes in the same period last year, according to preliminary statistics from the Energy Ministry

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1 China Apr thermal coal imports surge 88.95% on yr 2020-05-28

China's thermal coal (incl. bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, but excl. lignite) imports in April surged 88.95% compared with the corresponding month last year, official data said, reaching a record

2 China's coal imports from Mongolia continue to rise, adding pressure to price 2020-05-26

On May 23, Mongolia exported a total 955 trucks of coal to China through two major hubs Gashunnsukhait (Ganqimaodu) and Shivee Khuren (Ceke), Mongolian media GoGo Mongolia reported. The f

3 Two Sessions: Chinese delegates call for more imports of premium coking coal 2020-05-29

Chinese delegates of NPC called for more imports of premium coking coal, in order to boost green development of steel industry. Domestic steel production has been plagued by supply shorta

4 Daqin railway maintenance exerts limited impact on China coal market 2020-05-28

Month-long maintenance to China's coal-dedicated Daqin railway, which ended on May 28, two days ahead of schedule, has exerted limited impact on China's coastal thermal coal market, due to still weak

5 China to bolster energy reserve capacity, support unconventional gas exploration 2020-05-25

China said on May 22 it will bolster the capacity of the country's energy reserves and offer lower gas and electricity charges to key industries, as it looks to ensure energy supply and offset the imp

6 China coal hub Shanxi to halve coal-washing capacity by Sep 2020 2020-05-28

China's coal mining hub of Shanxi province aims to halve its coal-washing capacity to 1.8 billion tonnes a year and reduce the number of plants involved in the process to 1,200 by end-September, the a

7 China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr 2020-05-29

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administration issued an announcement saying that the combined "newly-added dig

8 China urges top utilities to speed up transfer of 40 coal-fired power plants 2020-05-27

China has urged the country's five biggest utilities to speed up the transfer of 40 coal-fired power plants in the northwest of the country, according to a document seen by Reuters and confirmed by a

9 China's commodity exchange launches thermal coal options simulation trading 2020-05-25

China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) said on its website that it will roll out thermal coal options simulation trading on May 26 to prepare for real transaction. Thermal coal contra

10 China Apr coking coal imports up 11.35pct on mth, customs data 2020-05-28

China's coking coal imports posted a month-on-month rise of 11.35% in April, due mainly to restart of Mongolian exports and recovered demand from downstream sectors as economic activities gain strengt

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1 Australian thermal coal may face further curbs; Indonesian imports little affected 2020-05-18

There were market talks about tightening thermal coal import restrictions in China after the state planner held a meeting late last week, though no further information available from official sources.

2 Chinese domestic thermal coal gains strength from import curb 2020-05-20

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices jumped following market talks that the state planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission, asked key power utilities to suspend coal imports from

3 Thermal coal imports for blending in India to be eliminated in FY2020-21 2020-05-26

Indian government has decided to bring to zero import of coal for blending purpose by domestic coal-based power plants in the current fiscal, and has asked state-owned CIL to enter into a pact with po

4 China's spot thermal coal uptick stronger than expected 2020-05-26

Chinese spot thermal coal market witnessed stronger-than-expected upticks during last week, with Fenwei CCI 5500 index rising by a total 52 yuan/t to 543 yuan/t FOB and registering daily increase of o

5 Australian thermal coal still active in China despite restrictions 2020-05-22

Although Chinese state-owned power groups were reportedly told to turn their back on Australian thermal coal, there are still some trades concluded in recent days, and inquiries seem growing from down

6 Indonesian low-CV thermal coal price up close to $30/t after utility tenders 2020-05-21

Spot prices of Indonesian thermal coal edged higher in the Chinese seaborne import market, on the back of tender results from a state-owned power group, giving some clarity to the market.

7 Indonesian thermal coal prices keep going up; Australian coal flat 2020-05-20

It was a mixed picture in Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market on May 20; Indonesian coal prices extended the increase while Australian coal prices little changed amid uncertainty of import pol

8 Supply woes will create a short-term jolt for China's thermal coal market 2020-05-20

Supply interruptions are expected to jolt domestic spot thermal coal market, with prices of benchmark 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal anticipated to jump further. Only a limited number of coal min

9 China coking coal remains stagnant despite coke price hikes 2020-05-18

China's coking coal market ended last week in a weak note, as miners still found no ways to bolster up their prices, even as the downstream coke prices have almost completed two rounds of increase in

10 China coking coal market shows little sign of recovery 2020-05-20

Little sign of improvement emerged in China's coking coal market, as many mines were still riddled with high stocks and lackluster buying interest from coking plants. Only a few mines hav

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