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Shaanxi shuts down 57 coal mines in 2020

2021-01-20 15:39:05 Production & Sales,  Safety

China's coal-producing Shaanxi province decommissioned 57 mines in 2020 with production capacity totaling 16.93 million tonnes per an...

Coal mine carbon monoxide accident leaves 3 dead in SW China's Guizhou

2021-01-20 08:51:15 Safety

Three coal miners have been confirmed dead and another survived after a carbon monoxide accident happened in a coal mine in southwest...

China's coal mine accidents down 28.2% YoY in 2020

2021-01-13 08:58:28 Safety

There were 122 coal mine accidents reported in 2020 in China, down 28.2% compared with a year ago, according to a meeting held by the...

Sichuan has 364 coal mines by end-Nov

2020-12-25 16:10:11 Safety

Sichuan province in southwestern China had 364 coal mines by the end of November, 76 of which was back to normal operation, according...

Shanxi had four serious coal mine accidents in Jan-Nov, causing 15 deaths

2020-12-14 15:57:54 Safety

Four major accidents happened at coal mines in Shanxi during January-November, causing 15 deaths, said the provincial coal mine safet...

Coal mine intelligent construction gains pace in China

2020-12-11 14:41:01 Policy,  Safety

Coal mine intelligent construction has sped up in China since 2019, with intelligent coal mining faces in Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, ...

Chongqing suspends all coal mines after a serious accident

2020-12-10 09:48:55 Production & Sales,  Safety

Chongqing municipality in southwestern China has ordered coal mines to halt operation from December 5, and further strengthened safet...

Chinese coal provinces step up safety checks after fatal mine accidents

2020-12-09 09:48:09 Production & Sales,  Safety,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Many Chinese coal provinces have significantly stepped up safety checks at coal mines recently following a series of fatal mine accid...

Carbon monoxide leak kills 23 at coal mine in SW China

2020-12-06 12:18:03 Safety

Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead over a coal mine accident caused by carbon monoxide leak in southwestern China's Chongqi...

Over 10 trapped in a mine flooding accident in central China

2020-11-30 09:54:35 Safety

More than 10 people were trapped after a flooding coal mine accident happened in central China's Hunan province on November 29, Xinhu...

China's coal-rich province issues regulation to prevent mine accidents

2020-11-25 11:40:39 Safety

Northern China's Shanxi province rolled out strict regulation to prevent mine accidents from happening. The provincial g...

Huadian's coal mines still halted in Shanxi's Shuozhou after accident, totaling 5.7 Mtpa

2020-11-25 11:06:05 Safety

All the coal mines based in Shuozhou city of Shanxi owned by China Huadian Group have been suspended since November 12 following a mi...

Five workers trapped in a flooded coal mine in Shanxi

2020-11-12 08:59:32 Safety

Flooding happened at a coal mine in China's coal hub Shuozhou city, Shanxi provincein the morning of November 11, trapping five coal ...

Eight lost workers in Tongchuan coal incident found all dead

2020-11-11 13:50:01 Safety

Eight lost coal workers have been confirmed dead after a suspected gas outburst happened at a coal mine in Tongchuan city of Shaanxi ...

Suspected gas outburst in Shaanxi's coal mine causes 4 dead, 4 missing

2020-11-05 09:59:22 Safety

Four coal workers have been confirmed dead and four are still missing after a suspected gas outburst happened at a coal mine in Tongc...

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1 Coal railway construction on China-Mongolia border in full swing 2021-01-25

Coal transport from Mongolia to China is expected to further increase in a couple of years as the two governments are accelerating railway construction on the border. Railway connecting M

2 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 25) 2021-01-25

Thermal coal Production area Thermal coal prices showed signs of decline at main production areas. Impacted by downside at major transfer ports, some coal mines in northern Shanxi and

3 Qinhuangdao inventory remains low despite inflow increase 2021-01-25

Coal stockpiles at China's major trading port Qinhuangdao remained below 5 million tonnes, a level that has been maintained for months, despite increased inflows from northern production areas.

4 Thailand thermal coal imports up 8.48% in 2020 2021-01-25

Thailand's thermal coal imports (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) in 2020 increased 8.48% year on year to 21.71 million tonnes, showed data from the Thailand Customs. Bitumin

5 Spot thermal coal prices slump further at N China ports; vessel shipping rates fall 2021-01-22

China's domestic spot thermal coal prices continued pulling back at northern trading ports, as the worst period for winter heating has come to an end. Coastal power plants took a break of spot purchas

6 Red-hot coke market boosts coking coal price hikes in China 2021-01-22

China's red-hot coke market kept giving a firm boost to premium coking coal prices, as coking plants continued active coal restocking to feed coke ovens and keep lucrative production after 14 rounds o

7 Japan Dec thermal coal down nearly 14% on yr 2021-01-22

Japan's thermal coal imports in December fell 13.8% on the year to 9.26 million tonnes, according to preliminary statistics from its Ministry of Finance. December's thermal coal imports w

8 Mongolia coal output falls 20.3% on yr in 2020, exports down 21.7% 2021-01-22

Mongolia's coal output fell visibly last year as exports towards its largest buyer China got subdued by border cut-offs and other measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The landlock

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 22) 2021-01-22

Thermal coal Production area Thermal coal market at main production areas stayed red-hot, with buys from power, chemical and cement plants resilient and coal delivery to railway stations

10 Indonesian thermal coal prices stop rising as demand eases 2021-01-22

Indonesian spot thermal coal prices saw a tranquil session on January 21 with offer prices somewhat retreating from the last few days' gains, as Chinese demand declined. Offers of Indones

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1 China's power generation further gathers pace in Dec 2021-01-18

China's power generation continued gathering pace in December, delivering a robust growth of 9.1% year on year to 727.7 TWh, expanding by 2.3 percentage points from a month ago, showed data from the N

2 Indonesia to charge higher coal, gold mining royalties trying to enhance revenue 2021-01-18

Indonesia plans to adjust up royalty rate on coal and gold in an attempt to boost state revenues after prices of the commodities have recovered, Reuters reported citing an Indonesian official on Janua

3 China's Dec coal output up 3.2% on yr, but helps little to shortage 2021-01-18

China's coal output in December kept growing for the sixth month in a row and remained above year-ago level, but still insufficient to solve a shortage that has led to sharp rise in spot prices.

4 India intends to source coking coal from Mongolia 2021-01-21

India is considering sourcing coking coal from Mongolia for domestic steel companies, a government official said on January 19, media reported. During an online meeting between India's st

5 China Dec coal imports from Australia plunge to zero as restrictions still bites 2021-01-21

China didn't let any coal cargoes from Australia pass the customs clearance in December, whereas imports from other major sources like Indonesia and Russia increased sharply, according to data from th

6 China's new coal-fired power capacity up 27.4% in 2020, lags behind renewables 2021-01-21

China added about 56.37 GW of coal-fired power generation capacity in 2020, rising 27.4% compared with a year ago, showed data from the National Energy Administration. However, the growth

7 Vietnam 2020 coal imports hit a record high 2021-01-20

Vietnam's coal import surged 25% on the year to 54.81 million tonnes in the year 2020, hitting a record high, showed preliminary data from the Vietnam customs authority. The country impor

8 China 2020 power consumption up 3.1% on yr 2021-01-20

China's power consumption in 2020 increased 3.1% on the year, as the growth driven by strong economy growth and higher-than-usual winter household heating more than offset the decline during the coron

9 China Dec coke production up 1.2% YoY 2021-01-18

China's coke output increased 1.2% from a year ago to 39.72 million tonnes in December, although the year-on-year growth narrowed 3.3 percentage points from the preceding month, according to official

10 Mongolia coal output falls 20.3% on yr in 2020, exports down 21.7% 2021-01-22

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1 China's benchmark thermal coal prices near all-time high 2021-01-12

Growing heating demand and low availability have pushed up thermal coal prices quickly at China's northern transfer ports, with a few transactions sealed above 1,000 yuan/t, a high level only behind t

2 China may consider easing curbs on Australian coal imports, sources 2021-01-13

Market observers speculated China could consider easing restrictions on coal imports from Australia in the near term after domestic thermal coal prices soared further on sustained supply crunch.

3 China's thermal coal prices spike to highest levels in history 2021-01-15

After surging at an unexpected speed for two weeks since the New Year's Day, China's domestic spot thermal coal prices reached new highs, surpassing previous records that have been held since 2008.

4 China boosts Russian coal imports after ban on Australian supply 2021-01-12

China is building a stronger cooperation with neighboring Russia on coal and other fossil fuels after it informally blocked off imports from Australia due to a deteriorating political relation.

5 China's coal seaborne arrivals fall 7.7% in 2020: Kpler 2021-01-13

China's receipts of seaborne coal in 2020 shed 7.7% from a year ago as a strong rebound in the last two months failed to offset the steep decline in earlier months, Kpler's cargo-tracking data showed.

6 Will China ease its ban on Australian coal imports after new COVID-19 cases? 2021-01-12

Truck inbound delivery of thermal coal towards northern China's Hebei province has been suspended as new COVID-19 cases found last week forced the province into lockdown. As domestic supply has been c

7 Chinese purchases driving up Indonesian thermal coal prices 2021-01-14

Indonesian thermal coal prices extended gains in the Chinese seaborne import market as end users continued restocking in a rush amid poor availability and high prices of domestic coal. Pu

8 China's coking coal sales improve on eased road transport curbs 2021-01-11

Coking coal sales have improved in China alongside eased road transport restrictions previously imposed for environmental concerns, which quickly boosted stock liquidity at mines and injected more vit

9 China's coking coal prices further jump; trucking cost higher 2021-01-13

China's coking coal market gained further upward momentum from supply shortage and strong buying appetite from end users, with prices of primary coking coal, gas coal and 1/3 coking coal up by 20-70 y

10 China's thermal coal keeps upward momentum amid further supply tightness 2021-01-14

Spot prices of thermal coal saw another bullish session at China's northern trading hubs, as supply was further crimped at some major production places after new coronavirus cases were found. Strength