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Shanxi's de-capacity campaign will have limited effect on coke supply, insiders

2019-08-16 16:40:49 Policy sxcoal.com

Shanxi aims to cut coke production capacity by about 40 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in 2019-20, to control its total coke capac...

Shanxi vows to reduce coke capacity to below 147.68 Mtpa

2019-08-15 11:10:05 Policy,  Production & Sales sxcoal.com

Shanxi province, the No. 1 coke production base in China, pledged to cut coke capacity to below 147.68 million tonnes per annum, in a...

China govt think tank presses for 2025 CO2 cap

2019-08-15 08:41:01 Policy,  Environmental Protection reuters.com

An influential Chinese think tank is calling on the government to set absolute caps on climate-warming greenhouse gas to ensure the c...

U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut

2019-08-14 14:41:33 Policy,  International reuters.com

U.S. power companies expect to retire or convert from coal to gas over 10,600 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired plants in 2019 after shutt...

Australian Pacific Coal mulls options after regulator bars mine extension

2019-08-13 14:43:31 Policy,  International reuters.com

Australian Pacific Coal said on August 13 it was considering its options after a state regulator refused to extend the life of a moth...

China goes big on commodities purchase amid shifting trade war

2019-08-09 13:44:48 Policy,  Import & Export,  Iron Ore bloomberg.com

Commodity purchases by China rebounded strongly in July. Imports of soy to coal and crude oil gained, signaling demand in the world's...

China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges

2019-08-06 14:11:31 Policy,  Production & Sales reuters.com

Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumptio...

China's steel hub Wu'an maintains production curbs in Aug

2019-08-02 18:07:18 Policy sxcoal.com

China's steelmaking city Wu'an of Hebei province continued production curbs on local steel, coking and cement industries in August, a...

China to scrap oil and gas joint-venture restrictions

2019-08-01 16:56:01 Policy globaltimes.cn

China has announced opening up the upstream exploration of its oil and natural gas resources by scrapping joint-venture restrictions,...

China's Tangshan city impose stricter output curbs in coke sector in Aug

2019-07-30 18:05:52 Policy,  Production & Sales sxcoal.com

Tangshan city in northern China's Hebei province is to impose stricter production curbs in coke sector in August, said sources with a...

China's top steel city extends output curbs to Aug

2019-07-30 17:02:48 Policy sxcoal.com

Tangshan city, China's top steelmaking hub, decided to extend production restriction measures to end of August, said market sources, ...

China to roll out guideline on improving steelmaking efficiency

2019-07-30 08:41:29 Policy xinhuanet.com

China will unveil a guideline to improve the efficiency and shorten the process of steelmaking, the Ministry of Industry and Informat...

China's coking coal imports in times of tightening restrictions

2019-07-29 19:27:10 Policy,  Import & Export sxcoal.com

China's imports of coking coal, a major steelmaking raw material, posted a marked growth in the first half this year, defying custom...

Weekly China coal market news summary (Jul 22-Jul 26)

2019-07-26 17:13:59 General,  Policy,  Import & Export,  Production & Sales sxcoal.com

China Jun thermal coal imports up 4.57% on yr China's imports of thermal coal (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) increased 4...

Japan's Tepco to decommission second Fukushima nuclear station

2019-07-25 11:38:35 Policy,  Nuclear reuters.com

Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) said on July 24 it plans to decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 19) 2019-08-19

Thermal coal Production area Some mines in Shaanxi saw full stocks lately amid dull sales given off-peak production measures at cement and chemical plants. Prices fell down in Yuyang and Shenmu

2 Chinese thermal coal traders halt sales; uptick may not last 2019-08-19

Chinese traders generally suspended selling activity of spot thermal coal at northern transfer ports late last week, in a hope to see further price rise in the spot market to raise their profits.

3 China import thermal coal market stays weak despite utility purchases 2019-08-19

China's seaborne import thermal coal market remained weak late last week even after one state-owned utility went on a shopping spree. Guodian bought about 1 million tonnes of thermal coal

4 Coal-loving Australia is world's 3rd biggest emissions exporter 2019-08-19

Australia's booming coal industry has made it the world's third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia

5 Weekly global coal market news summary (Aug 12-Aug 16) 2019-08-18

India's Jun coal import rises 29% to 24 mln T India's coal imports increased by 28.7% to 24.14 million tonnes in June on the back of softening of non-coking coal prices in the international m

6 China's steel output to drop in H2, Fitch 2019-08-18

China's steel production is set to decline significantly in the latter half of 2019 after reaching a record high in the first half, Fitch Ratings says in its latest report. Crude steel an

7 Chinese thermal coal prices expected to stabilize and rebound 2019-08-16

In the past two weeks, Chinese thermal coal prices continued to fall at northern transfer ports. When players are worrying the market will move down further, the prices have finally stabilized.

8 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 16) 2019-08-16

Thermal coal Production area About 15 miners adjusted down their prices this week in Shaanxi's Yulin, mainly by 10-20 yuan/t. One miner even slashed its prices by 60 yuan/t. Demand from do

9 Chinese thermal coal market begins stabilizing; traders hold up sales 2019-08-16

Chinese domestic spot thermal coal market started stabilizing from half-a-month falling. Most traders expected the market to pick up soon and many of them held up sales for better prices.

10 Indonesian, Australian coal remain directionless in China seaborne market 2019-08-16

Trends of Indonesian and Australian thermal coal remained murky in the largest import market of China, and prices of major grades haven't found strong support as tepid buying and high stockpiles from

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1 Allegiance Coal to broaden coal business in Canada and US 2019-08-16

Australia's energy giant Allegiance Coal has been longing to broaden metallurgical coal business in Canada and the US. The company has been going on with a project in Telkwa, Brit

2 Russian Mechel signs annual coking coal supply contracts with Chinese steel majors 2019-08-12

Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, signed annual contracts for coking coal supplies with two Chinese steel giants, the company said on its website. The supply

3 CHN Energy ranks first among top 50 Chinese coal producers 2019-08-13

State-owned China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN Energy) ranked first among top 50 coal producers in China based on output in 2018, and the energy giant saw coal output reach 524.13 million tonnes

4 Shandong: Almost all coal mines halt operation for typhoon Lekima 2019-08-12

Most coal mines suspended mining operations on August 11 in eastern China's Shandong province to ensure safety during the transit of typhoon Lekima to the province, said the provincial coal mine safet

5 China Jul raw coal output down 3.34% MoM, NBS 2019-08-14

China's raw coal production fell in July from an over 3-year high of 333.35 million tonnes a month earlier, data showed from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on August 14. Even tho

6 Ganqimaodou Jul coal imports up 4.62% MoM 2019-08-16

Ganqimaodou, an inland hub for China-Mongolia coal transportation, saw a month-on-month growth of 4.62% in coal imports in July, statistics data showed. It imported 1.73 million tonnes of

7 China to strengthen safety checks at coal mines 2019-08-13

China is about to launch a series of safety checks at coal mines over late-August to the end of September, in a bid to snuff out any production loopholes and prevent calamities, National Coal Mine Saf

8 Australian Pacific Coal mulls options after regulator bars mine extension 2019-08-13

Australian Pacific Coal said on August 13 it was considering its options after a state regulator refused to extend the life of a mothballed coal mine, partly due to a lack of information around the pr

9 Shaanxi registers highest natural gas output among Chinese provinces 2019-08-15

Northwestern China's Shaanxi province churned out 24.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the first half of the year, ranking first among main production bases, showed official data.

10 Weekly China coal market news summary (Aug 12-Aug 16) 2019-08-16

China Jul raw coal output down 3.34% MoM, NBS China's raw coal production fell in July from an over 3-year high of 333.35 million tonnes a month earlier, data showed from the National Bureau of

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1 China Jul coal imports at 2nd highest this yr; tighter curbs expected 2019-08-09

China's coal imports reached a six-month peak of 32.89 million tonnes in July, only second to 33.5 million tonnes in January this year when large volumes of the fuel cleared customs following newly re

2 Chinese ports tighten coal import control for non-local buyers, sources 2019-08-08

Some southern China ports have halt customs clearance for non-local coal importers, sources said, possibly as they don't have enough quotas for the rest months this year. Customs authorit

3 Indonesian thermal coal prices may hit bottom, traders 2019-08-07

Indonesian thermal coal prices may have already touched the lowest level following a spate of decreases since early July, traders suspected, as miners seemed to have no leeway to compromise.

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices further soften amid waning demand 2019-08-09

Indonesian thermal coal prices further weakened in China's seaborne import market, where traders and utilities showed poor buying appetite due to volatile Chinese yuan and customs restrictions.

5 China spot thermal coal outlook dims on worries of waning buying 2019-08-05

The short-term outlook continued to deteriorate for China's spot thermal coal market, as participants generally worried the summer demand peak could come to an end alongside onset of autumn this week.

6 China spot thermal coal extends downside; negative factors to further bite 2019-08-06

Spot thermal coal market has been on a downward trajectory at northern China ports since late last week, with prices of most-active 5,500 Kcal/kg and 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR grades further diving down to er

7 Typhoon and rainstorms affect thermal coal handling at N China ports 2019-08-13

Thermal coal loadings have been affected greatly at northern China ports since last weekend, disrupted by Typhoon Lekima and consequent torrential rains. Both inbound rail deliveries and

8 Indonesian low-CV coal falls below $40 CFR China 2019-08-12

CFR price of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR coal, the most favored grade for Chinese utilities, has dropped below the $40/t threshold late last week following seven sessions of declines. On

9 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-08-06

Spot thermal coal prices were divided at northern China ports last week, with low- and mid-CV coals trending up further amid tight supply while high-CV grades heading lower because of poor demand. The

10 China's import thermal coal market set for a new week of downside 2019-08-13

China's seaborne import thermal coal market is set for a new week of declines, as power producers' buying appetite seemed to be subduing amid high inventory and low consumption, in addition to import

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