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Inner Mongolia hikes coal resource tax rate to 10% from 9%

2019-11-13 17:31:36 Policy

Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the biggest coal production center in China, has gained nod from the central government to raise co...

China set to meet hot demand for winter heating energy

2019-11-13 08:35:57 Policy

China has enriched energy supply and reserves to meet the high demand for natural gas and coal during the winter heating season in no...

China's import coal curbs may offer little help to domestic thermal coal

2019-11-06 16:51:51 Policy,  Viewpoint,  Import & Export

Tightened import coal restrictions by many Chinese customs recently have stirred up worries for near-term import trades, but meanwhil...

Indonesian thermal coal prices start falling in China seaborne market

2019-11-05 11:33:06 Policy,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal

Indonesian thermal coal began losing strength in Chinese seaborne import market, with demand cooling down as its price edge fading aw...

China's energy and coal policy changes impact global market greatly

2019-10-31 16:50:00 Policy

Evolving energy and coal policies in China, the world's top energy user and the largest producer and consumer of coal, are impacting ...

Mongolia not to reverse ban on low-grade coal for domestic use in capital

2019-10-30 11:43:18 Policy

The Mongolian government will not reverse its decision on an imposed ban on the burning of low-grade coal for domestic use in the cap...

Will China's spot thermal coal market bottom out amid import curbs?

2019-10-29 16:27:22 Policy,  Thermal Coal

It has been highly-concerned whether China's spot thermal coal market could regain some strength after two Chinese ports were said to...

Germany to unveil draft coal exit law in Nov

2019-10-29 13:20:42 Policy,  Environmental Protection,  International

The German government will present its draft law next month on the country's planned exit from hard coal and lignite-fired power gene...

South Africa approves $4 billion bailout for debt-laden Eskom

2019-10-23 09:15:51 Policy,  Import & Export,  International

Crisis-hit South African power company Eskom was handed an additional 59 billion rand ($4 billion) lifeline by parliament on October ...

China to advance energy revolution, enhance global cooperation, vice premier

2019-10-23 08:48:15 Policy,  Environmental Protection

China will continue to push forward the revolution of the energy sector and jointly promote global energy sustainable development wit...

China to be flexible in winter heating

2019-10-22 17:03:14 Policy

China moves to adopt a more flexible approach for winter heating mainly in northern areas this year, allowing users to choose betwe...

China will keep door open to foreign investment, global industry despite trade war

2019-10-22 16:56:19 Policy

China will take steps to safeguard its interests, but won't close its door to foreign investment and the global industry despite trad...

Australian mining magnate applies for big new coal mine

2019-10-22 14:22:07 Policy,  International

Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has renewed a push to develop a new coal mine in Queensland state, close to a controversial mi...

Shanxi launches 1-mth coal mine safety checks

2019-10-21 16:34:03 Policy,  Safety

Coal-rich Shanxi province has embarked on a series of intensified safety checks at coal mines to snuff out any possible hazards in da...

China Tangshan tightens pollution control, hitting coke and steel output

2019-10-17 15:20:45 Policy

Tangshan, China's top steelmaking city, took more drastic pollution control measures after mid-to-heavily polluting days were forecas...

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1 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

2 Chinese cos sign 82.2 Mt of coal contracts in Shanghai expo 2019-11-13

Chinese companies signed coal purchasing contracts of over 80 million tonnes with miners from Australia, Indonesia and some other countries during the 2nd China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

3 China Coal Daily Track (Nov 13) 2019-11-13

Thermal coal Production area Coal sales weakened in Shaanxi's Yulin as demand from household heating and chemical and cement plants fell short of previous expectations. Some auctions launched r

4 Chinese utilities invite tenders for domestic low-CV fuel 2019-11-13

Some Chinese power plants issued tenders for domestic thermal coal recently, mostly low-calorific value grades, further propping up the Bohai-rim market. One Shanxi-based trader reported

5 Chinese utilities seeking import coal despite declaration woes 2019-11-13

Several Chinese power producers were heard seeking import thermal coal lately, although some domestic customs have stopped or restricted declaration services since late October. Some part

6 Daqin railway Oct coal delivery 5.8% on yr 2019-11-13

China's leading coal-dedicated Daqin railway transported 36.64 million tonnes of coal in October, up 5.8% from a year earlier, its operator Daqin Railway Co., Ltd. said. This means the ra

7 China daily crude steel output down 0.44% in late Oct 2019-11-13

Daily crude steel output slipped 0.44% from ten days ago to 1.97 million tonnes at member steel firms over October 21-31, showed data from China Iron and Steel Association (CISA). Steel p

8 Huanghua coal shipment ranks 1st at N China ports over Jan-Oct 2019-11-13

A total 166.48 million tonnes of coal was shipped out of Huanghua port in Hebei province over January-October this year, accounting for as much as 28% of the combined volume via major northern ports a

9 Russia's landmark pipeline could transform global gas markets 2019-11-13

The Power of Siberia gas pipeline that will bring Russian natural gas to the world's biggest gas importer, China, will start operations in December, Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China's Foreign Minis

10 Vietnam's coal, crude oil imports surge on rising energy demand 2019-11-13

Vietnam's coal and crude oil imports surged in the first ten months of this year, government data released on November 12 showed, highlighting the Southeast Asian country's increasing reliance on impo

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1 Central China firm signs 2-bln-yuan thermal coal contract with Indonesian miner 2019-11-07

Xingrui Industry Co., Ltd, a state-controlled enterprise based in Zhengzhou city of Henan province, signed thermal coal term contract worth 2 billion yuan ($285.6 million) with Indonesian miner PT Ind

2 China Oct coal imports fall 15.2% on mth 2019-11-08

China registered a 15.2% month-on-month drop in coal imports in October, as price edge of overseas cargoes weakened over domestic coal and market talks spread about possible tighter curbs.

3 Newcastle Oct coal exports to China surge 19.47% YoY 2019-11-05

Coal exports from Carrington and Kooragang, two key terminals at Newcastle port, Australia to China expanded by 19.47% year on year in October, showed data from the Port Waratah Coal Services, operato

4 Shanxi Coking Coal signs import contracts with two foreign firms at China import expo 2019-11-08

Shanxi Coking Coal Group, China's largest producer of the steelmaking material, signed strategic cooperation framework agreement and memorandum of understanding for import purchase with two foreign fi

5 Australia's Gladstone port Oct coal exports to China rebound from 3-1/2-yr low 2019-11-06

Coal exports from Australia's Gladstone port to China rebounded with a month-on-month jump of 2.95 times from September's 3-1/2 year low in October, according to data from Gladstone Ports Corporation.

6 LNG price surges may pry up thermal coal market 2019-11-04

Chinese domestic prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have surged recently from LNG plants to storage ports, leading to a 53.33% surge from the beginning of October. On October 30, Petro

7 Hengyi Petrochemical launches Brunei refinery plant 2019-11-04

China's Hengyi Petrochemical Co Ltd has launched an oil refinery and petrochemical facility in Brunei, the company said in a filling to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on November 3. The Brun

8 Aspire signs long-term coal supply contract with Russian trading firm 2019-11-04

Aspire Mining Limited from Australian has signed a five-year Ovoot metallurgical coal supply contract with some Russian trading firm, according to reports. The contract was based on Aspir

9 Shijiazhuang to hit new record in coal-to-electricity conversion this yr 2019-11-04

Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei province, is set to make new record in coal-to-electricity conversion projects this year, in a bid to rein in severe air pollution during the winter-heating sea

10 Russia Jan-Oct coal exports nudge up 0.33% 2019-11-07

Russia's coal exports posted a mild 0.33% year-to-year growth from January to October this year, while keeping flat over January-September, official data showed. A total 160 million tonne

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1 China's energy and coal policy changes impact global market greatly 2019-10-31

Evolving energy and coal policies in China, the world's top energy user and the largest producer and consumer of coal, are impacting both domestic and global coal markets significantly, said Sarah Liu

2 Chinese ports said tighten coal import curbs; impacts limited 2019-10-29

Two Chinese customs – Fuzhou and Guangzhou – imposed some restrictive measures on coal imports late last week, according to market sources, yet the moves are expected to bring little impact on the who

3 Chinese domestic thermal coal market likely to bottom out 2019-10-28

Chinese spot thermal coal market is expected to stabilize this week after a two-week losing streak, with some supports from policy and the market itself. In the evening trade, the most-tr

4 Most-favored thermal coal sees faster downside in China import market 2019-10-31

Most-favored thermal coal grades – Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg and Australian 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal – have seen declines that started early this week gather pace in Chinese seaborne import market.

5 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.

6 An overview of Chinese coal imports in Sep 2019-10-29

China's coal imports maintained robust growth in September, mainly due to considerable price advantage of overseas coal over domestic supply and as end users tried to diversify purchases to ensure sup

7 Seaborne thermal coal arbitrage narrows in China 2019-10-28

Price difference between overseas and domestic thermal coal cargoes is narrowing in China, as domestic prices kept falling while seaborne coal on the rise, pointing to weakening of buying interest for

8 CISA expects China's crude steel output at 994 Mt this yr, up 7% YoY 2019-10-30

China's crude steel output may reach 994 million tonnes this year, said He Wenbo, vice president of China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) on October 29. This is an increase of abo

9 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2019-10-29

Coking coal market faced stronger headwinds at China's main production regions during the past week, along with a 50 yuan/t decline in met coke prices and weak buying interest dented by restricted pro

10 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

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