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U.S. coal giant is 'unglued' as $800 million takeover sours

2019-11-18 10:16:22 General,  International

U.S. miner Contura Energy Inc.'s $800 million bet on international coal markets is souring. In November 2018, when Contu...

China to invest in Zimbabwe solar panel plant

2019-11-18 08:28:15 General

China will invest $15 million to build a solar panel plant in Zimbabwe to produce 500 solar panels per day. The Chinese ...

Weekly global coal market news summary (Nov 11-Nov 15)

2019-11-15 14:39:01 General

Import thermal coal loses ground amid China's harsher policy Main import thermal coal grades started losing ground in China late ...

Weekly China coal market news summary (Nov 11-Nov 15)

2019-11-15 14:29:22 General

Chinese low-CV thermal coal prices tick higher; high-CV prices flat Chinese spot prices of low-calorific value (CV) thermal coa...

Chinese cos sign 82.2 Mt of coal contracts in Shanghai expo

2019-11-13 15:07:52 General

Chinese companies signed coal purchasing contracts of over 80 million tonnes with miners from Australia, Indonesia and some other cou...

World clings to coal for power despite mounting climate protests

2019-11-13 09:53:55 General,  International

The world's attempts to quit coal are failing. Whatever rich nations do to move away from the dirtiest fossil fuel, those efforts are...

Anglo American pins hopes on strong metallurgical coal market

2019-11-12 08:53:07 General,  International

Anglo American is backing metallurgical coal to be a hot commodity for the company from 2020 and beyond. The company is ...

Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast

2019-11-12 08:47:46 General,  Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal market continued softening at China's main production areas during the past week, due to curtailed buying from coke produ...

Coal communities and the demonisation of Thatcher and Obama: Kemp

2019-11-11 13:53:59 General

Mine closures and employment losses have left deep economic, social and political scars on the main coal-producing regions of the Uni...

Weekly new energy news summary (Nov 4-Nov 8)

2019-11-11 11:44:40 General

China solar power dims under reduced state support The addition of solar power to China's grid plunged 54% in the first nine mo...

A solution to keep coal going in Wyoming

2019-11-11 09:29:14 General,  International

As seven US-based coal companies went broke between 2018 and 2019 and the short-term outlook for the black mineral in terms of demand...

Weekly global coal market news summary (Nov 4-Nov 8)

2019-11-08 17:06:13 General

N Queensland Oct coal exports rebound after 3-mth decline North Queensland in Australia witnessed its coal exports rebound in O...

Weekly China coal market news summary (Nov 4-Nov 8)

2019-11-08 16:55:46 General

China Oct coal imports fall 15.2% on mth China registered a 15.2% month-on-month drop in coal imports in October, as price edg...

Preparing for a post-coal world

2019-11-08 16:15:54 General,  International

On November 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the latest step in the undoing of pollution controls many industries fin...

China Coking Coal Market Analysis and Forecast (Nov 2019)

2019-11-07 11:10:02 General,  Price,  Coking Coal

China's coking coal market kept softening in October, with prices of many coal grades adjusted down continuously amid sluggish sales....

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1 China Oct CBM output up 16.4% YoY, NBS 2019-11-18

China kept a steady growth of 16.4% in coal-bed methane (CBM) output in October compared with the same month a year ago, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). In Octob

2 China Coal Oct commercial coal output up 47.1% YoY, sales up 60% 2019-11-18

China Coal Energy Co., Ltd. said on November 15 that its October production volume of commercial coal continued jumping by 47.1% year on year, and its sales hiked by 60.0%. Last month, th

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 Coal Daily Track (Nov 18) 2019-11-18

Thermal coal Production area Low-CV coal prices remained stable in Ordos of Inner Mongolia, as traders were actively buying the fuel amid price pickups at northern ports. Downside continued i

5 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

6 Over half of India's coal-fired power plants set to miss emission norm deadline 2019-11-18

More than half of India's coal-fired power plants ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are set to miss the deadline, private industry estimates and a Reuters analysis show, as millions

7 Guangdong to build up a whole industry chain for offshore wind in 2020 2019-11-15

China's southern coastal province of Guangdong will complete a whole industry chain for offshore wind in 2020, from parts manufacturing, inspection, transport to installation, which will reach up to a

8 China's Shenhua Guoneng builds large coal mine in northeast China 2019-11-15

China's state-run utility and coal mining firm Shenhua Guoneng Group has built a large new coal mine in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, China News Service reported. It was not im

9 NDRC: steady energy supply can help meet needs in winter heating season 2019-11-15

Recently, China's top economic planner said energy supply can mostly satisfy heating needs this winter, although there might be supply tightness in some regions and period with the impact of extreme c

10 China Coal Daily Track (Nov 15) 2019-11-15

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices were still under pressures in Shaanxi's Yulin amid lower bids from downstream buyers. Sales didn't improve after previous declines. In Ordo

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1 Mongolia earns $2.75 bln from coal exports to China in 10 months 2019-11-13

Mongolia earned $2.75 billion from coal exports to China in the first 10 months, showed data from the Mongolian Customs General Administration (MCGA) on November 12. The inland country ex

2 China Oct coal production grows 4.4% on yr 2019-11-14

China's raw coal production rose 4.4% from a year earlier to 324.87 million tonnes in October, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. Compared with 324.1 millio

3 Inner Mongolia hikes coal resource tax rate to 10% from 9% 2019-11-13

Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the biggest coal production center in China, has gained nod from the central government to raise coal resource tax rate to 10% from previous 9%, effective from Octobe

4 China CO2 emissions from energy sector still on rise -researchers 2019-11-15

China's emissions of the climate-warming greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from its energy sector are expected to increase this year and next, driven by rising oil and gas consumption instead of by coal,

5 China Oct PPI dives most in 3 over yrs 2019-11-11

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, dropped 1.6% year on year in October, posting the steepest decline in more than three years, data from the Natio

6 Glencore takes steps to avoid S Africa coal miner strike 2019-11-12

Glencore management will meet with union representatives on November 12 in a last-ditch attempt to avoid widespread strike action at its South African coal mines, a union spokesman said on November 11

7 Vietnam Oct coal imports rebound nearly 40% from a half-yr low 2019-11-14

Vietnam's coal imports rose significantly by 39.29% in October from a nearly half-year low in September, showed data from Vietnam customs. The country imported 4.22 million tonnes in Octo

8 Indonesian RAIN plans to increase coal production to 4.5 Mt in 2020 2019-11-12

Indonesian mining company – PT Resource Alam Indonesia Tbk (RAIN) showed that it aimed to expand its coal output by about 1 million tonnes in 2020 from the estimated volumes of 3.51 million tonnes in

9 NDRC: steady energy supply can help meet needs in winter heating season 2019-11-15

Recently, China's top economic planner said energy supply can mostly satisfy heating needs this winter, although there might be supply tightness in some regions and period with the impact of extreme c

10 S Korea Oct coal imports up 16.2% MoM 2019-11-15

South Korea's coal imports (including thermal coal, metallurgical coal and anthracite) increased 16.2% in October from a two-month low in September, showed the latest customs data. The co

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1 Overseas thermal coal shows signs of weakness in China 2019-11-04

Overseas thermal coal prices appeared to stabilize last week in China's seaborne import market following slow but firm upward increase, leading to a broad perception of price fall soon in the market.

2 Supply-demand mismatch accelerates thermal coal downturn in China 2019-11-04

A mismatch between supply and demand in China's domestic thermal coal market triggered a quicker price downtrend at Bohai-rim ports that has had lasted since early last month. On November

3 Tightening China import grips dampen overseas thermal coal prices 2019-11-07

A number of customs offices have halted clearance services for coal imports this week since the General Administration of Customs allegedly required to tighten grips on the overseas fuel, hurting pric

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices start falling in China seaborne market 2019-11-05

Indonesian thermal coal began losing strength in Chinese seaborne import market, with demand cooling down as its price edge fading away against Chinese domestic coal, which has been falling for more t

5 Wait-and-watch sentiment thick in China thermal coal market 2019-11-06

Wait-and-watch sentiment remained thick among participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market, although a sign emerged for slightly revived inquiry activity early this week. The spot coa

6 Traders expect China thermal coal to stabilize on improved buy 2019-11-05

The majority of traders are anticipating Chinese thermal coal market to stabilize following nearly one month of declines, as some signs showed for the improving buying demand due to multiple favorable

7 China's tightening import curbs may further hit seaborne coal prices 2019-11-11

China's coal imports declined for the second consecutive month in October, the latest customs data showed. Considering tightened import control will continue until the end of 2019, China's falling imp

8 Indonesian low-CV prices further slide with sluggish demand in China 2019-11-08

Indonesian low-calorific value (CV) thermal coal prices continued falling as most Chinese buyers were cautious to take positions amid intensified import restrictions. Supramax cargo of 3,

9 Chinese sellers reluctant to sell as thermal coal prices bottom out 2019-11-11

Thermal coal traders, in anticipation of higher selling prices, became reluctant to sell at northern China ports after domestic prices picked up late last week. On November 8, Fenwei CCI

10 China tightens coal import grips; Australian thermal coal drifts lower 2019-11-14

China's restriction on coal imports seemed to have escalated as many participants confirmed eastern China's Jiangsu province started to suspend customs declaration of overseas coal lately following si

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