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China Tangshan tightens pollution control, hitting coke and steel output

2019-10-17 15:20:45 Policy

Tangshan, China's top steelmaking city, took more drastic pollution control measures after mid-to-heavily polluting days were forecas...

Will China impose coal import curb policy this yr?

2019-10-17 08:55:18 Policy,  Viewpoint

Heated discussions have been aroused among market participants these days over whether China will stick to its original determination...

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

2019-10-16 15:41:46 Policy,  Environmental Protection

Chinese authorities on October 16 released an action plan for air pollution control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surroundi...

Inner Mongolia revises down coal capacity cut goal for 2019

2019-10-16 14:52:34 Policy

Inner Mongolia, a major coal production hub in northern China, announced to revise down its previous goal for coal capacity reduction...

China publishes 7th batch of 1st-tier safety coal mine list

2019-10-16 09:25:13 Policy,  Safety

China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration published the list of 7th batch of first-tier safety standard coal mines, according ...

India readies policy to attract foreign investment in coal mining

2019-10-16 08:42:25 Policy,  International

India expects to have formulated a policy within the next two weeks to attract foreign investment to its coal mining industry, the co...

China to upgrade energy production, consumption for security concerns

2019-10-12 11:21:30 Policy

China will promote the transformation and upgrading of energy production and consumption to safeguard energy security in the nation, ...

China to further open up mining sector, official

2019-10-11 08:39:22 Policy

China will further open up its mining sector and improve its business environment to offer a level playing field for all market entit...

Indonesian coal miners anxious about law enactment impasse

2019-10-10 17:47:33 Policy,  Viewpoint,  International

Seven Indonesian coal mining companies are facing legal uncertainty as deliberations on the amendment of the 2009 Mining Law were pos...

China on track for 2020 emissions target

2019-10-10 11:12:05 Policy,  Environmental Protection

China has slashed levels of pollution from its thermal power plants over the last five years and is on track to meet a key emissions ...

Tangshan again tightens anti-pollution measures amid worse air diffusion

2019-10-09 13:50:18 Policy,  Environmental Protection

China's top steelmaking hub Tangshan again tightens anti-pollution measures on heavily-polluting industries during October 9-12 when ...

N China reduces over 25 Mt of scattered coal use

2019-10-08 17:06:38 Policy,  Environmental Protection

Northern China districts have successively pulled up its winter clean-heating rate to over 50%, and successfully reduced more than 25...

China's air quality significantly improved, official

2019-09-30 11:16:48 Policy,  Environmental Protection

China has made significant improvement to its air quality in the past five years thanks to continuous government efforts, but air pol...

China aims to shut 8.7 GW of coal power by end-2019, regulator

2019-09-30 10:26:54 Policy,  Thermal Power

China will aim to shut a total of 8.66 gigawatts (GW) of obsolete coal-fired power capacity by the end of this year, its energy regul...

China top steel province revises coal de-capacity target upwards

2019-09-29 17:28:47 Policy,  Cost & Profit,  Environmental Protection

Hebei, the top steel-making province in China, made an upward revision for its 2019 coal de-capacity target on September 27, as par...

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1 BHP met. coal output falls 10% in Q1 FY2019-20 2019-10-18

BHP Billiton reported on October 17 that its metallurgical coal production in the first quarter of the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July-June) fell 10% year on year. The company's met. coal bus

2 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 18) 2019-10-18

Thermal coal Production area Slack coal sales remained under pressure at some small-sized coal mines in Shaanxi's Yulin, a few of which cut prices by 5-10 yuan/t. Some consuming regions in Hena

3 China Sep coal output rises amid release of advanced capacity 2019-10-18

Raw coal production in China logged a month-on-month growth of 2.57% last month, as high-quality mining capacity keeps being released. The world's top producer churned out 324.14 million

4 China's Sep crude steel output falls 5.1% on mth amid output cuts 2019-10-18

China's production of crude steel registed a 5.1% month-on-month fall in September, according to official data, dented mainly by frequent output crackdowns for environmental concerns. The

5 Chinese thermal coal buyers inactive on spot purchases, waiting for price floor 2019-10-18

Chinese end users released limited buying interest in spot thermal coal cargoes at northern Bohai Rim ports, as they are waiting for prices to fall to the bottom. Traders said demand for

6 China Sep power output boosted by thermal power, hydropower slips 2019-10-18

China registered a strong year-on-year pickup of 4.7% in power generation in September, which was mainly ascribed to the growth of thermal power output, official data showed. In com

7 Australian thermal coal recovers to 3-mth high in China seaborne market 2019-10-18

Australian thermal coal prices recovered to a three-month high in Chinese seaborne market following quickened upticks after the National Day holiday, as the material regained favor for its high qualit

8 China starts to release liquefied natural gas import price index 2019-10-18

China has launched a new price index for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports to better reflect changes in the market. The LNG comprehensive import price index (the LNG index), jointly dev

9 Research on coal supply-demand relation in Xilingol League, official 2019-10-17

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10 Policies impacting solar power development in China 2019-10-17

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1 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

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 China receives 1st train of Indonesian coal via Sino-Vietnam railway 2019-10-17

The Sino-Vietnam freight train carrying 477 tonnes of Indonesian coal arrived at China's Hekou border crossing on October 14, the first time the railway transported goods from Indonesia to China since

4 China Sep coal exports jump 34.5% YoY on relaxed output cuts 2019-10-14

China's coal exports registered a year-on-year jump of 34.46% in September, showed latest customs data, primarily owing to more domestic supplies available amid loosened production curbs compared with

5 China Caofeidian port expanding coal handling capacity 2019-10-15

Caofeidian, one leading port in northern China's Tangshan city, has been ramping up its coal throughput capacity, with latest progress embodied in the trial operation of Huadian coal terminal.

6 China's natural gas imports rise 7.8% YoY in Sep; zest to grow 2019-10-14

Chinese customs data showed a solid year-on-year growth of 7.8% in its natural gas imports in September, primarily spurred by China's continued efforts in coal-to-gas/electricity switch for heating sy

7 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

8 China Sep coke exports down 25.8% YoY 2019-10-14

China coke exports declined for a second straight month in September, with a year-on-year reduction slowing from 47.86% to 25.8% last month, data showed. Total coke exports in September c

9 China's coal rail transport capacity improves after new train diagram in place 2019-10-14

China updated its train diagram on October 11, said China State Railway Group late last week, injecting new momentum to its coal transport capacity. According to the new diagram, 160 pass

10 China Sep iron ore imports surge to 20-mth high on firm demand 2019-10-15

China's iron ore imports rose for a third straight month in September to a 20-month high, according to customs data released on October 14, fueled by firm demand at steel mills and stable shipments fr

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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 China's 5,500 Kcal coal declines on weak buy, yet hopes remain 2019-10-10

Chinese domestic 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal, a major coal grade traded at Bohai Rim ports, lost ground on second trading day after golden week holiday due to lack of buying demand. On

5 China thermal coal market regaining momentum after holiday 2019-10-08

China's thermal coal market seems on track to recover from weeklong National Day holidays ending October 7, fueling hopes that prices of the fossil fuel may embrace a pickup soon. D

6 China spot thermal coal market flat after holiday 2019-10-09

Participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market were largely sidelined shortly after the National Day holiday ended on October 7, with offers and bids slow to emerge on the first day back to the mark

7 Indonesian thermal coal prices edge up after Chinese tenders 2019-10-10

Indonesian thermal coal prices edged up in Chinese seaborne import market, boosted by tenders from a couple of state-owned power utilities, traders said. One Shanxi-based trader told sxco

8 China coal import curb fears not growing despite high import figures 2019-10-15

Fears of China's possible coal import restrictions, which daunted the import market for months, did not grow further although September import figures remained strong. Data from Chinese c

9 31 Mt coal import quota left for Chinese buyers in Q4? 2019-10-15

There would be some 31 million tonnes of coal import quota left for Chinese buyers in the final three months of the year, based on freshly released September figure from Chinese customs, if the

10 Chinese thermal coal prices continue falling on weak demand, high port stocks 2019-10-17

Weighted down by continuously weak downstream demand and high inventory levels at northern ports, Chinese spot thermal coal prices kept going down, leaving the market with fewer trades. B

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