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China's UHVs construction plans may squeeze coal demand

2020-06-05 15:16:32 Policy,  Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

China is eyeing more investment on new infrastructure construction this year as one of its fiscal stimulus packages to minimize econo...

Yulin plans to rectify 19 private coal mines, impact on market limited

2020-06-05 10:51:40 Policy,  Safety sxcoal.com

Yuyang district, Yulin city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province has planned to carry out concentrated rectification on safe prod...

Shanxi province accelerates closure of small coal mines to enhance safety

2020-06-05 09:57:37 Policy sxcoal.com

Coal mining center Shanxi province decided to shut down more small-scale coal mines permanently by the end of this year, as part of i...

Taiyuan city to classify coal mines according to safety conditions

2020-06-04 08:41:18 Policy sxcoal.com

Taiyuan, capital city of coal province Shanxi, plans to classify coal mines into A, B, C and D principally according to their safety ...

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...

China's two major grid operators "dig into their pockets" to cut power prices

2020-06-03 14:30:26 Policy,  Company sxcoal.com

State Grid Corporation of China and China Southern Power Grid (CSG), two major power grid operators, pledged to reduce power prices o...

China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds

2020-05-29 14:21:46 Policy,  Viewpoint,  Thermal Power reuters.com

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines publ...

China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr

2020-05-29 12:55:51 Policy sxcoal.com

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administrati...

Indian govt may launch coal blocks auction process under commercial mining on Jun 11

2020-05-28 09:25:52 Policy,  International ptinews.com

India's central government is likely to launch the process of coal blocks auction under commercial mining on June 11 and around 50 mi...

China's coal-fired power assets integration raises concerns of monopoly

2020-05-27 14:46:03 Policy,  Viewpoint sxcoal.com

The integration of state-owned coal-fired power plants in China's five northwestern provinces is about to start. Accordi...

Indian thermal power plants allowed using coal with high ash content

2020-05-27 09:05:28 Policy,  International energyworld.com

The environment ministry has decided that it will no longer regulate the ash-content of coal used by thermal power plants. On May 21,...

China urges top utilities to speed up transfer of 40 coal-fired power plants

2020-05-27 08:29:15 Policy reuters.com

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 c...

China's Shandong to cap coke output to 30.7 Mt this yr

2020-05-26 13:24:20 Policy sxcoal.com

Eastern China's Shandong province requires local coke production not to exceed 30.7 million tonnes this year in an effort to control ...

China's commodity exchange launches thermal coal options simulation trading

2020-05-25 10:55:37 Policy,  Thermal Coal,  futures sxcoal.com

China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) said on its website that it will roll out thermal coal options simulation trading on May 2...

China to bolster energy reserve capacity, support unconventional gas exploration

2020-05-25 08:29:47 Policy reuters.com

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...

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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 Russia's rail link to port of Murmansk severed by bridge collapse 2020-06-03

Russian Railways has halted passenger and cargo rail transport between the northern port of Murmansk and the rest of Russia after the collapse of the only railway bridge linking the two, the national

2 China manufacturing rebounds as economy shakes off coronavirus, Caixin PMI shows 2020-06-01

Manufacturing activity in China rebounded in May driven by a jump in output as companies resumed production after the coronavirus lockdown in the first quarter, indicating the nation's recovery from t

3 CHN Energy Jun term contract thermal coal prices rebound sharply 2020-06-04

China's top coal mining group China Energy Investment Corporation, or CHN Energy, adjusted up its monthly contract thermal coal prices for June shipments sharply, sources disclosed. CHN E

4 China to approve 30 UHV power transmission lines in next 5 yrs 2020-06-03

China will have more than 30 new ultra high-voltage (UHV) power transmission lines approved by 2025, driving 587 billion yuan of investment into the industry, according to a report issued on June 2.

5 China major coal firms output up 0.7% on yr in Jan-Apr 2020-06-01

Raw coal output from member companies with China National Coal Association amounted to 840 million tonnes in the January-April period, a rise of 0.7% year on year, showed data from the association.

6 Indonesia's June HBA price falls to 4-yrs' low at $52.98/t 2020-06-05

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its June thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $52.98/t, down 13.3% from the price of $61.11/t in May

7 China's May steel sector PMI picks up to 50.9 on quickened recovery 2020-06-03

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for steel sector recovered to 50.9 in May from 45.9 a month earlier, data from the CFLP Steel Logistics Professional Committee (CSLPC) showed, indicating steel

8 China's hydropower output to climb, weighing on coal-fired power 2020-06-02

China's hydropower alongside increasing rainfalls is likely to weigh on coal-fired power generation in the short run. Statistics from weather forecast website showed accumulative rainfall

9 China's May factory activity cools as weak demand curbs output 2020-06-01

China's factory activity grew at a slower pace in May but momentum in the services and construction sectors quickened, pointing to an uneven recovery in the world's second-largest economy as businesse

10 China's largest inland port sees rail coal imports grow 25% in first 5 mths 2020-06-03

Inner Mongolia's Manzhouli, the largest inland port of entry on the China-Russia border, registered a 25% year-on-year growth of coal imports via inbound trains as of May 29 this year, official data s

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1 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

2 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

3 Indonesian thermal coal uptick slows amid uncertain Chinese market 2020-05-27

Trading prices of Indonesian thermal coal were seen at a slower rise in Chinese import market in the middle of this week, as some end users held back on buying amid "wait-and-see" sentiment toward dom

4 Chinese domestic thermal coal market keeps cooling down as sentiment weakens 2020-05-28

Sentiment continued to weaken in China's spot thermal coal market amid concerns of recovering supply and falling demand in the coming month, dampening trading activities at northern ports.

5 Opinions divergent on outlook of China's coking coal market 2020-05-28

Chinese participants cannot reach a consensus on the market direction of domestic coking coal, as supply and demand dynamics are hard to predict. Some participants expected the market to

6 China's import thermal coal market at a crossroad after nearly 1-mth rebound 2020-05-26

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market seems at a crossroad as Indonesian coal prices stabilized after rebounding since early May and Australian coal faced dwindling appetite. Wait-a

7 Indonesian thermal coal stays firm on Chinese demand; Indian buy shrinks 2020-05-25

Indonesian thermal coal prices remained resilient at the beginning of this week, bolstered by restocking demand from Chinese end users and rising Chinese domestic market. Sources said som

8 The spike before the slump? Australian coal exports to China soar in May 2020-05-29

Australia's coal exporters are bracing for a slump in shipments to China, making it somewhat ironic that May is likely to be the strongest month in nearly two years for Chinese imports from Down Under

9 China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand 2020-05-29

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. Data from sxcoal.com showed the daily coal burn at China's

10 Bullish sentiment moderates in Chinese thermal coal market; offer prices slide 2020-05-26

After climbing fast for more than a week, Chinese domestic thermal coal market paused on May 26, as the bullish sentiment was dented by a drop in futures market and people started concerning risks of

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