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China's NEA calls for orderly advancing "coal-to-gas"

2017-12-15 09:43:00 Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has called on local administrations to push forward "coal-to-gas" plan orderly under t...

Electricity generator takes steps to ensure full supply

2017-12-15 08:43:00 Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

As temperatures continue to fall in Beijing, the capital's maximum power load had reached more than 17.8 GW by December 15 evening, a...

Biggest Australian business lender to stop new coal mine funding

2017-12-14 17:13:00 Policy,  Environmental Protection,  International,  Thermal Coal bloomberg.com

National Australia Bank (NAB) pledged to stop funding new thermal coal mine developments and boost lending to renewable energy projec...

China's industrial sectors struggle in anti-pollution campaign

2017-12-14 16:37:00 Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government ...

China Nov natural gas output up 3pct YoY

2017-12-14 15:04:00 Production & Sales,  Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

China's natural gas production rose swiftly in November, boosted mainly by robust demand for clean energies during heating months, ...

China Shandong ports send back Russian high-mercury coal

2017-12-14 09:23:00 Policy,  Environmental Protection,  Ports sxcoal.com

Recently, a total of 38,500 tonnes of coal were returned by China's Shandong ports to Russia as mercury of the cargoes is in excess...

Hebei admits homes left freezing after overzealous coal ban

2017-12-13 16:45:00 Environmental Protection scmp.com

The northern Chinese province of Hebei has admitted that it massively exceeded its target in an overzealous ban on the use of coal ...

Huaneng Beijing thermal power plant restarts to ease gas shortage

2017-12-13 10:38:00 Production & Sales,  Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

Huaneng Beijing thermal power plant, the last large-scale coal-fired power plant in Beijing, was ordered December 7 to restart operat...

China natural gas share in energy mix to double by 2040, IEA

2017-12-13 08:53:00 Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

The share of natural gas in China's energy mix will double to 12% by 2040, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) report p...

Four Chinese ministries conduct inspection to ensure energy supply

2017-12-13 08:45:00 Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

Four Chinese government ministries have sent inspection teams to major provinces in an effort to ensure energy supply for winter he...

India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser

2017-12-12 14:50:00 Policy,  Environmental Protection,  International reuters.com

India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government affidavit fil...

Methanol market goes up in E and S China on supply shortfall

2017-12-12 11:18:00 Production & Sales,  Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

China's methanol market rebounded in southern and eastern areas, backed by a shortage of supply. Methanol prices hit record high a...

CNPC takes steps to ease winter gas woes

2017-12-12 08:39:00 Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

China National Petroleum Corp. said it will boost natural gas production and restrict sales to industries across the country to incre...

South Korea may only switch one planned coal power plant to gas

2017-12-11 16:42:00 Environmental Protection,  International reuters.com

Only one of South Korea's planned coal power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country's energy minister said on November ...

China's anti-pollution efforts get a reality check

2017-12-11 10:34:00 Environmental Protection bloomberg.com

China's efforts to tackle air pollution are getting a reality check, with some regions told to revert to burning coal after shortages...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Dec 11-Dec 15) 2017-12-15

India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government

2 Seaborne thermal coal prices rally to five-week high 2017-12-15

Prices of seaborne thermal coal selling into China have risen to the highest in about five weeks, boosted by a flurry of enquiries from Chinese buyers. Offer prices for Indonesian 3,800 K

3 China Nov coke output down 10.9% on mth 2017-12-15

China produced 34.47 million tonnes of coke in November, down 10.9% from a month ago, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on December 14. The data also showed daily coke ou

4 China Coal Daily Track (Dec 15) 2017-12-15

Thermal coal Domestic market Sales of thermal coal were favorable following upward revisions of price in Yulin, Shaanxi, and some miners intended to further lift price. Some producers in S

5 China Shenhua Nov PE sales down 8.2pct YoY 2017-12-15

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, the listed arm of coal giant Shenhua Group, sold 24,600 tonnes of polyethylene in November, dropping 8.2% year on year, the company said in a statement on December 14.

6 China's coke prices maintain strength on buoyant demand 2017-12-15

China's coke market is moving full steam ahead fueled by a 100 yuan/t of price rise from major coking plants in northern China's Hebei province as anticipated on December 14. After the ri

7 China's NEA calls for orderly advancing "coal-to-gas" 2017-12-15

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has called on local administrations to push forward "coal-to-gas" plan orderly under the premise of secured gas supply, showed a notice released on Dece

8 China slack coal mine-mouth prices stable; lump coal further fall 2017-12-15

Mine-mouth prices for slack thermal coal kept roughly stable in China's main production bases, while that for lump coal continued sliding on the whole. Raw coal sales stayed flat in

9 China Shenhua partners with Remark Holdings to enhance work efficiency 2017-12-15

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd has selected KanKan, a subsidiary of global technology company Remark Holdings, Inc., as its artificial intelligence technology partner in a project to enhance its worker

10 China urges coal firms to release advanced capacity to offset gas shortages 2017-12-15

China's National Energy Administration pressed coal firms to properly release some advanced coal capacity to ensure winter heating for millions of households in northern areas, said the authority in a

Most Read News Stories

1 China's anti-pollution efforts get a reality check 2017-12-11

China's efforts to tackle air pollution are getting a reality check, with some regions told to revert to burning coal after shortages of natural gas left people without heating amid freezing winter te

2 AIIB loans Beijing $250 mln on "coal-to-gas" 2017-12-11

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a loan of $250 million to Beijing in constructing natural gas transmission pipeline network with coverage of nearly 510 villages with 0.22 million

3 India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser 2017-12-12

India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government affidavit filed with the country's top court, which could be a big blow to U.S.

4 China urges coal firms to release advanced capacity to offset gas shortages 2017-12-15

China's National Energy Administration pressed coal firms to properly release some advanced coal capacity to ensure winter heating for millions of households in northern areas, said the authority in a

5 China Nov raw coal output down 2.7% YoY, NBS 2017-12-14

China's above-sized enterprises (whose annual major business revenue reaches over 20 million yuan) mined 299.98 million tonnes of raw coal in November, a decrease of 2.7% year on year, showed data

6 Inner Mongolia Nov coal prices dip MoM 2017-12-11

Mine-mouth prices of thermal coal dipped in China's coal-rich Inner Mongolia in November, as supply increased with release of more advanced capacity. The average mine-mouth se

7 South Korea may only switch one planned coal power plant to gas 2017-12-11

Only one of South Korea's planned coal power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country's energy minister said on November 8, despite government efforts to switch four out of nine coal plant

8 Clean energy to exceed coal in China's power generation 2017-12-11

Clean energy, including nuclear power and renewable energy, is expected to exceed coal in China's electricity generating capacity in about ten years, a senior official has said. China's i

9 China natural gas share in energy mix to double by 2040, IEA 2017-12-13

The share of natural gas in China's energy mix will double to 12% by 2040, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) report published in Kunming December 12. "China's annual

10 China gas shortages spread after botched coal conversion 2017-12-13

Gas shortages are spreading to industrial sectors in southern and western China after authorities in Beijing diverted the fuel to the north to resolve an LNG shortfall caused by a botched effort to cu

Most Read Analysis & Comments

1 Lack of rail quotas continues to hamper spot coal supply at N China ports 2017-12-04

A lack of rail transport capacity continued to hinder traders from moving thermal coal to northern China ports, supporting spot prices to stay high for the moment. "It has become increasi

2 Is thermal coal supply insufficient at N. China ports? 2017-12-07

Voices that thermal coal supply is insufficient at China's Bohai-rim ports due to tight rail transport have been running high for weeks, it this true? Not exactly. A recent mark

3 Shanxi keeps its eye on energy transition development 2017-12-05

In response to the global and national trend of structural energy transformation, the 2017 Energy Transition Development Forum for Resource-based Regions was held in Shanxi's capital Taiyuan on Dece

4 Chinese coal giants lift monthly contract price for Dec 2017-12-12

Chinese major coal firms adjusted up monthly contract prices for December by 11.4%, sending upside signals to the market, sources said. It came as these conglomerates were upbeat ab

5 Indonesian coal prices run up on increased trades 2017-12-11

Increased buying interest pushed Indonesian thermal coal prices higher in the seaborne market; Indian buyers showed great appetite and southern Chinese utilities maintained purchase for the fuel.

6 China coke market to embrace 5th price hike since late Nov 2017-12-13

Major coking plants in northern China's Hebei province announced to raise prices by another 100 yuan/t effective December 14, the fifth price hike since November 22 when Chinese met. coke market bounc

7 Robust demand drives up Chinese coking coal market 2017-12-13

Coking plants' recent coking coal purchase boom has driven up Chinese coking market, sources said. In Lingshi city, Shanxi province, mid- and high-sulfur fat coal are pegged a

8 S. China Guangzhou port coal stocks slump in Dec 2017-12-13

Sothern China's Guangzhou port posted a new trough of coal stocks entering December since April, showed data from sxcoal.com, indicating restocking demand in southern China remained robust.

9 Dull sales driving down thermal coal prices in China production regions 2017-12-11

Thermal coal prices kept sagging in China's key production regions, pressurized by tepid sales and high stocks at mines, sources said. Compared to the relatively stable market in northern

10 China's coke prices maintain strength on buoyant demand 2017-12-15

China's coke market is moving full steam ahead fueled by a 100 yuan/t of price rise from major coking plants in northern China's Hebei province as anticipated on December 14. After the ri