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Chinese coal-fired power plants may face eased lossmaking pressure next yr

2019-12-05 15:10:18 Cost & Profit,  Thermal Power

The operating pressure that Chinese coal-fired power producers have been bearing is expected to decrease in the next year, as domesti...

Japan will keep coal-fired power plants

2019-12-04 08:50:09 International,  Thermal Power

Japan's industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama says the country will continue to use coal-fired power plants, but will work to cut emissi...

China's state-run utilities start integrating coal-fired assets in 5 NW provinces

2019-12-03 17:20:23 Policy,  Company,  Thermal Power

Five China's state-owned power groups have recently launched a pilot project for regional coal-fired asset integration in five northw...

China to merge coal-fired power assets at top utilities, slash capacity

2019-12-02 17:01:38 Policy,  Thermal Power

China plans to merge the coal-fired power assets of its top five utility firms, cutting their combined coal-fired power capacity by u...

Coal power generation continues to drop in the US

2019-12-02 15:41:01 International,  Thermal Power

Coal power generation in the US continues to decline, according to a study by engineers from Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Insti...

China mega hydropower station to commence first unit next yr

2019-11-29 17:33:07 Thermal Power

Jinsha hydropower station, a large-scale plant located in Panzhihua city of Sichuan province in southwestern China, is expected to p...

China Oct power coal price index down 6.01% YoY

2019-11-26 15:58:37 Price,  Thermal Power

China's monthly-issued price index of power coal registered a year-on-year decline of 6.01% in October, which was 0.43% higher compar...

Last coal plant operating in New York seeks to shut in February

2019-11-21 08:44:16 International,  Thermal Power

The operator of New York state's last active coal-fired power plant, located north of Buffalo in Somerset, filed with state utility r...

China coal-fired power capacity still rising, bucking global trend, study

2019-11-20 14:37:40 Thermal Power

China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts (GW), or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects t...

India's Finance Commission likely to reject $12 bln package to help utilities cut pollution

2019-11-20 08:49:37 International,  Thermal Power

India's Finance Commission has told the power ministry that its proposal to award utilities 835 billion rupees ($11.6 billion) in inc...

Germany will not force hard coal plant closures before 2026: draft law

2019-11-13 10:51:16 International,  Thermal Power

The German government will not force hard coal power plants to close over the next seven years, a draft law expected to be approved b...

China to continue relying on coal-power as main power source, experts

2019-11-12 16:20:59 Viewpoint,  Thermal Power

China, the world's largest energy-consumer, will continue relying on coal-fired power as the absolutely main power source during the ...

S.Korea to close 6 older coal-fired power plants by 2021, from planned 2022

2019-11-04 08:38:46 International,  Thermal Power

South Korea's six older coal-fired power plants will be retired by 2021, a year earlier than previously planned, as part of the count...

South African union threatens more power cuts over Eskom split

2019-10-31 11:31:01 Thermal Power

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on October 31 to cause more power cuts over the government's decision t...

Coal-fired power plant construction stalls in SE Asia, report says

2019-10-23 10:18:11 International,  Thermal Power

Construction of coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia has slowed significantly since 2016, with only Indonesia starting any new s...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Dec 5) 2019-12-05

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2 Chinese coal-fired power plants may face eased lossmaking pressure next yr 2019-12-05

The operating pressure that Chinese coal-fired power producers have been bearing is expected to decrease in the next year, as domestic thermal coal prices may move downward impacted by term contract p

3 Shanxi approves 37 Mtpa coke capacity cut plans at five major cities 2019-12-05

Shanxi has approved plans of shedding around 37 million tonnes per annum coke capacity in five major cities by 2020, a further step to push forward de-capacity in the industry. Coke

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices marching higher in China amid active purchases 2019-12-05

Indonesian thermal coal prices have been climbing by $2/t since late November in Chinese seaborne import market, spurred by buying demand from Chinese buyers, which could possibly be the last time of

5 China's 5,000 Kcal thermal coal stands still as strength subdues 2019-12-05

Prices of 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal stood still for a week at northern Chinese ports, as upward strength previously boosted by robust demand is subduing amid a lack of clear market direction.

6 China Coal to build special rail line in S Shanxi 2019-12-05

China National Coal Group, the second largest coal producer in China, will construct a special rail line to transport coal produced at subsidiary Wangjialing mine in southern Shanxi outside directly,

7 NW China coal city to see 12.4 Mtpa of capacity back into operation 2019-12-04

Yulin city, a major coal production city in northwestern China's Shaanxi, is expected see the 13th batch of coal mines, including four, resume operation after relevant documents have been submitted to

8 China Thermal Coal Market Analysis and Forecast (Dec 2019) 2019-12-04

China's thermal coal market further weakened in November amid continued lack of strength in demand, with prices hovering far below the average level so far this year. High inventories still kept utili

9 China Coal Daily Track (Dec 4) 2019-12-04

Thermal coal Production area Several coal mines in Yulin of Shaanxi raised coal prices by 5-10 yuan/t amid supply shrink; most mines held low stocks, while some had some stock backlogs due to sn

10 China Coking Coal Market Analysis and Forecast (Dec 2019) 2019-12-04

China's coking coal market presented a V-shaped trajectory in November, with prices of some undersupplied coal grades bouncing back in late November following declines in earlier days of the month.

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1 Mongolian coal trucks stranded at transit area amid China's import curbs 2019-11-27

Around 4,000 coal trucks were stranded at Tsagaan Khad, a key transit station in Mongolia for coal delivery to China, mainly due to slowed clearance at Ganqimaodu border crossing in China connecting M

2 China's Oct coking coal imports hit 8-mth low 2019-11-25

China's coking coal imports toughed an eight-month low in October, showed the latest customs data. The country took 5.7 million tonnes of coking coal from its main supplying countries las

3 China Oct thermal coal imports decline for 2nd mth, customs 2019-11-25

China's thermal coal imports dropped for the second consecutive month in October, dragged by tighter import curbs as the world's top consumer looks to rein in this year's total import amount.

4 BNP Paribas to end all coal investments worldwide by 2040 2019-11-26

BNP Paribas has pledged to cease all financing related to the European thermal coal sector by 2030, before then halting coal investment globally by 2040, as the French banking giant seeks to limit its

5 Inner Mongolia launches first-of-its-kind coal chemical index 2019-11-27

Inner Mongolia autonomous region has launched an index on coal chemical products, the first of its kind in China, to better facilitate regional industry development and provide data support for policy

6 China Oct LNG imports plummet to 15-mth low, GAC 2019-11-27

China's liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports plummeted to a 15-month low of 4.04 million tonnes in October, showed customs data, due mainly to the country's slower steps in coal-to-gas switch for winte

7 China Oct anthracite coal imports drop 39.3% YoY 2019-11-25

China's imports of anthracite coal registered a 39.3% year-on-year drop in October, showed data from the General Administration of Customs. Total anthracite coal imports came in at 340,00

8 Anglo American to sell 12% of Australian coal mine to Japanese partners 2019-11-27

Mining group Anglo American is selling a 12% stake in its coking coal operations at Grosvenor in Queensland, Australia, to a group of Japanese partners for around $141 million in cash, it said on Nove

9 Japan Oct coking coal imports rebound from 2-mth fall 2019-11-28

Japan's coking coal imports rebounded from a 2-month fall in October with a gain of 11.07% from the preceding month, customs data showed. For more details, please visit: htt

10 China's daily crude steel output grows 1.07% in early Nov 2019-11-25

Daily crude steel production at China's key steel mills grew by 1.07% from ten days ago to 1.99 million tonnes in early November (November 1-10), data from the China Iron and Steel Association showed.

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1 Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market still muted amid lack of buying 2019-11-20

Chinese seaborne import market of thermal coal was relatively quiet as buyers showed little buying interest amid ongoing import curbs. Since many ports were no longer receiving import coa

2 Indonesian thermal coal trades in impasse in Chinese seaborne market 2019-11-21

Indonesian thermal coal has seen little liquidity in Chinese seaborne import market since customs authorities tightened curbs on the overseas fuel, and traders anticipated the standoff would continue

3 Chinese 5,000 Kcal coal further edges up, yet worries arise 2019-11-18

Prices of 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR coal continued edging up in China late last week, thanks to relatively brisk trades on the fuel. Yet worries arose that the upward strength, which only supported mild rise

4 China's mid-CV thermal coal recovers slowly; Dec outlook bearish 2019-11-20

Prices of mid-calorific value (CV) thermal coal continued recovering slowly, backed by active buying from power plants, while high-CV fuel has further slid yet slowly since November amid tepid demand.

5 Chinese traders hold off thermal coal purchases as long-term contract talk nears 2019-11-26

Many Chinese traders were holding off purchases in the domestic thermal coal market as the 2020 long-term contract negotiations draw nearer. The contract talk between leading coal miners

6 An overview of Chinese coal imports in Oct 2019-11-27

China's coal imports further lost strength in October, as utilities were not keen to buy amid high stocks and mounting concerns over tighter government restrictions. The world's top consu

7 Indonesian coal offer prices continue sliding on weak demand 2019-11-19

Weakening demand from Chinese buyers further weighed down prices of Indonesian low calorific value coal, as customs restrictions largely limited their appetite. One Fujian-based trader re

8 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-11-19

China's thermal coal market started to show signs of reviving last week, thanks to increased inquiries and fresh bullishness from intensifying import curbs. Spreading import restrictions in wider area

9 Overseas thermal coal prices temporarily stable in China import market 2019-11-18

China's seaborne import thermal coal market ended the last week without much fluctuation, although downward pressure still lingered on due to strict customs curbs. Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/k

10 China Bohai-rim thermal coal market to move lower in 2020 2019-11-21

Prices of thermal coal, used primarily for power generation, are forecast to go further down at northern China's Bohai-rim ports next year, albeit at a slower pace, said Sarah Liu, vice president of F

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