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Mongolia plans to launch $16 billion investment programme

2018-05-21 17:47:00 Policy,  International reuters.com

Mongolia is preparing to invite proposals for public-private partnerships that would make a combined 38.3 trillion tugrik ($15.95 bil...

Netherlands to ban coal-fired power plants in blow to RWE

2018-05-21 17:03:00 Environmental Protection,  International reuters.com

The Netherlands will ban the use of coal in electricity generation in the coming decade and shut down two of its five coal-fired plan...

Chinese utilities increase tenders for import thermal coal

2018-05-21 11:41:00 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese utilities reportedly have increased tenders for import thermal coal recently, thanks to a surge of power load amid climbing t...

Weekly global coal market news summary (May 14 – May 18)

2018-05-18 14:35:00 International sxcoal.com

India's state power plants resume coal imports amid domestic shortages State-run thermal power plants in India's coastal sta...

Chinese traders wary of thermal coal imports on high prices

2018-05-18 10:56:00 Viewpoint,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese traders became more wary of thermal coal purchase from overseas market, sources said, as wide spread between offers and bids ...

India's state power plants resume coal imports amid domestic shortages

2018-05-18 10:43:00 Import & Export,  International reuters.com

State-run thermal power plants in India's coastal states have again begun buying overseas coal due to domestic coal shortages, govern...

India's coal imports grow 8.1% in FY2017-18 after two years of fall

2018-05-17 17:06:00 Import & Export,  International business-standard.com

After two years of falling, India's coal import grew 8.1% in FY2017-18. There was sustained demand for coking coal from the steel sec...

Sumitomo Mitsui signals it may curb coal-fired power financing

2018-05-17 16:15:00 Company,  International bloomberg.com

Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. has signaled it may rethink its financing of coal-fired power projects, a small step for...

Foreign seaborne coal prices gain strength from Chinese domestic demand

2018-05-17 10:31:00 Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Foreign coal miners raised their offer prices in the China's seaborne market in anticipation of rapidly-expanding coal burns at utili...

The EU and China will leverage renewable energy to create a new global order

2018-05-17 09:30:00 Environmental Protection,  International thehill.com

When French President Emmanuel Macron last month urged a joint session of the United States Congress to "make our planet great again,...

Japan backs role of nuclear power in 2030 energy plan

2018-05-16 16:57:00 International reuters.com

Japan released a draft of an updated basic energy policy on May 16, leaving its ideal mix of power sources for 2030 in line with targ...

N Korea intends to export coal to China after a diplomatic breakthrough with US

2018-05-16 16:51:00 Policy,  Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Some North Korean traders were offering low-price coal to Chinese traders and have stored up a number of cargoes at North Korean port...

Large import coal offer-bid spread drive Chinese traders away

2018-05-16 10:38:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Seaborne Shipment sxcoal.com

Spread between offers and bids remained prohibitive in China's seaborne import thermal coal market, making it hard for domestic trade...

Ukraine Apr coal output up 5.8% on yr

2018-05-16 10:16:00 Production & Sales,  International sxcoal.com

Ukraine produced 2.87 million tonnes of coal in April, up 5.8% year on year, showed data from its Energy and Coal Industry Ministry...

UK on course to remove coal power without new gas plants

2018-05-16 09:56:00 Environmental Protection,  International climateactionprogramme.org

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has detailed how the UK can completely phase-out coal power without the need for extr...

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1 Chinese traders concerned about policy risks on domestic thermal coal price 2018-05-21

Chinese traders are worried that the red-hot domestic thermal coal market may cool down abruptly as signs have shown, according to market sources based at northern ports. A trader in Hebe

2 Weekly China coal market news summary (May 14 – May 18) 2018-05-18

China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less

3 Shanxi coking coal market steady, some grades firm up 2018-05-18

Coking coal market remained stable in China's coal-rich Shanxi province at present, while some coal types seemed to have firmed up in some regions of the province, said market sources. Co

4 Chinese traders wary of thermal coal imports on high prices 2018-05-18

Chinese traders became more wary of thermal coal purchase from overseas market, sources said, as wide spread between offers and bids impeded trades and raised more concerns about the import market.

5 Big adjustments looming in China coal transport layout 2018-05-18

China's coal transport structure is set to undergo great changes, especially for destinations in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in the north, as the country fights a battle against air pollution.

6 China's Hebei province to remove some solar subsidies next year 2018-05-18

China's northern Hebei province will phase out subsidies paid to some newly-built solar power plants from January next year, an official from the local pricing bureau told Reuters on May 17, part of

7 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

8 Chinese authorities may ease coal import limits to curb growing prices, sources 2018-05-17

Chinese authorities are studying over preferential policies for coal imports directly supplying to utilities, Economic Information Daily reported recently, citing sources that familiar with the inform

9 China's seaborne coal freight creeps up for two weeks on good demand 2018-05-17

Spurred by bullish sentiment over China's domestic thermal coal market, freight rates for coal shipment from northern ports to the southern and eastern China continued going up for two weeks.

10 China spot thermal coal market further ascends; worries linger on 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal market continued ascending at Bohai-rim ports following latest quick pick-ups, with offer prices jumping even higher on a lack of supply. Yet participants' worries over downside r

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1 China Apr raw coal output up 4.1pct YoY, NBS 2018-05-15

China produced 293.3 million tonnes of raw coal in April, an increase of 4.1% year on year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 15. Over January-April, raw coa

2 N Korea intends to export coal to China after a diplomatic breakthrough with US 2018-05-16

Some North Korean traders were offering low-price coal to Chinese traders and have stored up a number of cargoes at North Korean ports, expecting to deliver them over the border when a diplomatic brea

3 India's thermal coal imports rise over 15% in Q1 2018-05-14

India's thermal coal imports rose by more than 15% in the first three months of 2018, with Indonesia accounting for about three-fifths of total supplies, according to vessel arrival data from Dubai-ba

4 China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr 2018-05-15

China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less strict in banning import coal following continuous price r

5 As temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on May 16 as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand f

6 China to adopt multi-measures to bring coal prices back to rational, NDRC 2018-05-21

China will take a series of measures to bring down coal prices to reasonable levels, because the recent rally is not supported by market fundamentals, state media reported, citing officials from the N

7 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

8 China Shenhua Apr commercial coal output down 2% YoY 2018-05-16

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, a listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 24 million tonnes of commercial coal in April, dropping 2% year on year and 4.38% month on m

9 Dalian iron ore, coking coal hit multi-week highs on strong demand 2018-05-16

Prices of steelmaking raw materials iron ore and coking coal climbed in China to their strongest level since March on May 15, spurred by firm steel consumption in the world's top user. St

10 India government plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel 2018-05-14

India's government plans to propose banning burning petroleum coke as a fuel nationwide to comply with a Supreme Court request as part of a long-running case to clean the country's air, two government

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1 Thermal coal prices rise at China's production areas as demand improves 2018-05-08

Thermal coal prices started gaining strength at China's major production areas along with increased demand, according to the latest survey by leading energy consultant Fenwei Energy, operator of ind

2 Major factors behind 200 yuan/t drop in China's spot thermal coal price since Feb 2018-05-10

China's thermal coal prices have dropped by nearly 200 yuan/t in total at northern ports in more than two months starting from early February, mainly impacted by quickly weakened demand after the Luna

3 Fenwei: China thermal coal prices to go upward, yet downward risk remains 2018-05-09

China's thermal coal prices are expected to keep going up in the short term after experiencing a small drop-back in late April, according to the latest Fenwei Coal Weekly Update (Apr 29-May 5) by

4 China thermal coal prices turn stable after recent pickup 2018-05-11

Prices of thermal coal traded at northern China ports tended to stabilize following nearly three weeks of rise, with the market still lacking solid support. Coal stocks remained high at t

5 China thermal coal market faces downward risks in short run 2018-05-16

Despite unexpected price rallies amid current slack season, China's thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports is still facing downward risks in the short term, given little improvement of demand from uti

6 Chinese steel inventories are declining fast 2018-05-10

Chinese steel inventories are now falling quickly after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. The dramatic turnaround can be seen in the chart below from ANZ Bank, showin

7 China's seaborne coal freight rates jump on multiple factors 2018-05-11

China's seaborne coal freight rates were jumping recently, a result of rising fuel prices and bad weather-interrupted shipping at some northern ports. As of May 8, China Coastal Freight C

8 Import thermal coal bid-offer spread remains wide; shipping rate high 2018-05-11

The bid-offer spread for import thermal coal into China remained wide, as optimistic foreign miners were keen on raising offer prices to levels beyond expectations of Chinese utilities that are not in

9 Intensified environmental crackdown may cause new capacity cuts in China coke industry 2018-05-14

A new round of capacity cutback may stage in China's coke-making industry, as increasingly stringent environmental checks force producers to limit output. The move was led by Xuzhou

10 Australian thermal coal offers remain high, weakening its price advantage 2018-05-14

Price advantage of Australian thermal coal weakened against Chinese domestic cargoes, after miners kept raising their offers in anticipation of bullish market in the short run. Chinese do