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One killed, nine trapped over 48 hours in coal mine collapse in Liaoning

2017-11-14 13:59:00 Safety

One miner killed and another nine were trapped underground over 48 hours after part of a coal mine in northeastern China's Liaoning p...

India power plant explosion toll rises to 26

2017-11-02 17:44:00 Safety,  International AFP

The death toll from an explosion at a coal-fired power plant in northern India has risen to 26, the government said on October 2, as ...

Hunan vows to cut unsafe and outdated coal capacity by end-2018

2017-10-23 08:20:00 Policy,  Safety,  Environmental Protection

China's Hunan province is set to close all coal-and-gas outburst mines with production capacity at and below 9 million tonnes per an...

Six killed in Turkey coal mine collapse

2017-10-18 15:24:00 Safety,  International

A coal mine collapsed in southeast Turkey on October 17, killing at least six miners. Rescuers were trying to reach one other mine wo...

South32 restarts Appin following broader Illawarra review

2017-10-16 17:29:00 Company,  Safety,  International

Diversified miner South32 will restart production at its Appin mine, in New South Wales, following a review into its Illawarra metall...

Fire at China's coal washing plant under control

2017-09-25 08:54:00 Safety

A fire at Chinese miner Lu'an Group's coal washing plant has been brought under control, China Youth Daily reported on its microblog,...

China's legislature passes nuclear safety law

2017-09-06 08:32:00 Safety,  Nuclear

China's parliament passed a new nuclear safety law on September 1 aimed at improving regulation in the nuclear power sector as new pr...

China plans safety inspections at coal mines, chemical plants

2017-08-31 17:00:00 Safety

China's cabinet said the government will launch nationwide safety inspections of coal mines, chemical plants, gas operators and logis...

Accident-plagued Shanxi orders production halts at coal mines

2017-08-31 08:40:00 Policy,  Safety

Northern China's coal-rich Shanxi province, plagued by recent mine accidents, have ordered ten kinds of coal mines to halt production...

Shanxi may slow release of coal capacity amid frequent accidents

2017-08-30 08:56:00 Policy,  Safety

Coal-rich Shanxi province launched safety inspections at coal mines after several accidents happened in August, and the move may slow...

China to shut 6,000 non-coal mines by 2020 to improve safety

2017-08-28 08:40:00 Policy,  Safety

China will shut 6,000 non-coal mines in an effort to reduce mining accidents and deaths by 2020, the State Administration of Work Saf...

Shanxi Jinzhong coal mines suspend production on safety

2017-08-25 10:31:00 Viewpoint,  Safety

The recent two coal mine accidents in northern China's Shanxi province draw local watchdogs' high attentions to work safety in Jinzho...

China sacks executives, officials after Shanxi coal mine accident

2017-08-22 14:12:00 Safety

Senior company executives and local officials have been removed from their jobs following a deadly accident in a northern China coal ...

Henan carries on safety inspection at coal mines

2017-08-22 08:38:00 Safety

Central China's Henan province has identified and rectified huge numbers of problems during a safety inspection at coal mines across ...

Australian state lets South32 resume limited digging at Appin coal mine

2017-08-17 16:11:00 Company,  Safety,  International

Government regulators in an Australian state on August 16 cleared South32 to partially restart its Appin coal mine after workers were...

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1 Sichuan clean power outbound transmission breaks 100 TWh via 3 UHV DC lines 2017-11-22

Southwestern China's Sichuan province has transmitted 100.06 TWh of clean power to East China's grid by November 16 through three ultra-high voltage DC lines, said State Grid Sichuan Electric Power Co

2 Henan raw coal output up 0.59% on yr in Jan-Oct 2017-11-22

China's Henan province extracted 88.31 million tonnes of raw coal in the first ten months, up 0.59% from a year ago, showed data from Henan Administration of Coal Mine Safety. Large state

3 Sparse supply props up mid-CV coals in China 2017-11-21

Prices of 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR coal edged higher at northern China ports backed by a lack of supply, enhancing market sentiment to some extent. With per Kcal/kg price lower than 5,500 Kcal/k

4 China Bohai-rim ports Jan-Oct coal handlings up 17% YoY 2017-11-21

China's Bohai-rim ports shipped out a total 552 million tonnes of coal during the first ten months, rising about 17% from a year ago, data showed, indicating a pickup of demand for the fossil fuel fro

5 China QHD port coal stock rebounds to 7 Mt after Daqin maintenance 2017-11-21

A surge of inflows has pushed coal stocks up to above 7 million tonnes at Qinhuangdao port, the barometer for China's domestic coal market, following the end of a 23-day maintenance to coal-dedicated

6 Chinese SOEs total earnings up 24.6% YoY in Jan-Oct 2017-11-21

Profit of China's state-owned enterprises totaled 2.39 trillion yuan ($360.2 billion) in the first ten months, up 24.6% from a year ago, showed data from the Ministry of Finance. Enterpri

7 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2017-11-21

The downside has been cushioned in China's met. coke market during the past week, with some producers in Shanxi and Henan increased their offers by 50-100 yuan/t. The near-term market however remain

8 China's coal miners to keep contract prices for next year stable, sources 2017-11-21

China's biggest coal producers China Energy Investment Group and China National Coal Group (China Coal) will keep their 2018 coal contract prices at the same level as 2017, Reuters reported, citing tw

9 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2017-11-21

Thermal coal prices further dropped in China's production regions amid high stocks, but tended to stabilize at northern ports in the wake of recovering utility demand amid winter chills.

10 Downward trend slows in China's coking coal market 2017-11-20

China's coking coal market saw slowed downward trend last week as coke producers eased their price-beating activities of coking coal prices amid restocking demand. Coking coal output decr

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1 Beijing to replace coal with natural gas in heating this winter 2017-11-15

China's capital city of Beijing will replace coal with natural gas in heating in six urban districts this winter, with the last of four heating and power centers expected soon to go into operation, me

2 China NDRC to deepen pricing reforms in monopoly sectors 2017-11-13

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, will further deepen the pricing reform in monopoly industries, such as electric power, natural gas and railroads, as part

3 China coal glut threatens to create $90bn in 'stranded assets' 2017-11-14

China's rapid transition to renewable energy will lead to a surfeit of coal-fired power plants, leaving authorities struggling to dispose of coal infrastructure worth billions of dollars.

4 China renewable power generation will match coal by 2040, IEA 2017-11-15

By 2040, renewables will account for 40% of total power generation in China by 2020, while coal, which contributes about 67% of generation now, will fall to 40% over that period, predicted the Interna

5 China Oct power consumption up 5.0pct on yr, NEA 2017-11-15

China consumed 531.0 TWh of electricity in October, increasing 5.0% from the previous year but sliding 0.13% from September, showed data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on November 14.

6 Hebei to cut 26 Mtpa coal and 20 Mtpa steel capacity in 2018-2020 2017-11-13

China's major energy base Hebei plans to slash its coal production capacity by about 26 million tonnes to 70 million tonnes between 2018 and 2020, the provincial government said on its Twitter-like We

7 One killed, nine trapped over 48 hours in coal mine collapse in Liaoning 2017-11-14

One miner killed and another nine were trapped underground over 48 hours after part of a coal mine in northeastern China's Liaoning province collapsed on 2: 30 a.m. November 11, National Business Dail

8 Indonesia's Nov HBA thermal coal price up 12% YoY to $94.80/t 2017-11-17

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its November thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $94.80/t, up 11.67% year on year and 0.9% from October

9 China vows to stop renewable energy curtailment by 2020 2017-11-14

China will strive to reduce renewable power idling to a minimum by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on November 13. Power from wind, solar and hydro plants is

10 China natural gas demand to see huge growth this year 2017-11-15

China's natural gas consumption will increase this year on the back of continued policy backing from Beijing, as part of a broader clean-energy drive to replace coal with natural gas and other efforts

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1 Is China's spot coal market rising up again? 2017-11-09

Coal prices rose silently last weekend in Yulin, Shaanxi province. On November 4, premium mixed coal prices were adjusted up by 10 yuan/t at Hanglaiwan mine; Shenshupan mine's slack coal prices also r

2 China coking coal market remains tepid on waning demand 2017-11-07

China's coking coal market remained tepid recently amid weakened demand from coking and steel industries, which were both ordered to cut production in a bid to improve air quality in the typical high-

3 China coal market supply loosen and prices stabilize, NDRC official 2017-11-17

Prices of thermal coal are stabilizing toward a more reasonable level, as supply has loosened up since October, thanks to various measures taken by the government and efforts made by relevant parties,

4 Washed coking coal prices fall further across China 2017-11-08

Chinese domestic offer prices of washed coking coal have fallen in all production regions of the country after Shandong and Hebei reduced their prices this week. The price adjustment is d

5 Chinese coke producers bearish on near-term market amid worsened demand 2017-11-08

Chinese coke producers were depressed about the near-term market as steel mills were expected to buy less material when large-scale production restriction policy is to cover most northern steelmaking

6 Weekly China PCI coal market analysis and forecast 2017-11-13

The Chinese PCI coal market showed downward trend during the past week following similiar situation over one week ago. Key mines at Changzhi, Shanxi province lowered PCI prices by 70-100 yuan/t, af

7 China's NDRC maps out pricings for 2018 coal term contracts 2017-11-17

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently made clear of three pricing mechanisms for mid- and long-term contracts of power coal, in a bid to ensure supply and stabilize prices

8 China's supply-side structural reform, macroeconomic situation and forecast 2017-11-17

Macroeconomic situation under the context of supply side structural reform went rather well in China, Niu Li, director of Research Office at State Information Center, said during the 5th Global Ther

9 Price cuts extend in China's key coal production regions 2017-11-17

Under massive pressure Chinese miners reduced thermal coal prices in "the Three West Regions" including Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, as utility buying interest saw little improvement.

10 China six coastal power cos' coal stocks remain high 2017-11-17

Combined coal stocks held by China's six leading power generators in southern and eastern coastal areas have been above 12 million tonnes for over two weeks, indicating measures taken by the govern