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Sichuan has closed 50 coal mines with 5.1 Mtpa capacity this year

2020-07-10 11:24:53 General,  Policy,  Resource sxcoal.com

Sichuan has withdrawn a total of 50 coal mines with production capacity of 5.1 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) this year, official da...

China launches power trading guideline to protect marketization

2020-07-03 11:30:58 Policy sxcoal.com

China officially established the guideline on medium- and long-term electricity trading based a 2016 temporary version, to ensure the...

Central China city to reduce at least 7% of coal consumption in 2020

2020-07-02 11:52:27 Policy,  Environmental Protection sxcoal.com

Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province plans to cut its total coal consumption to no more than 20.85 million tonnes in 2020, dow...

Gansu aims to improve coal transportation capacity in and out of the province

2020-07-02 10:34:32 Policy,  Inland Shipment sxcoal.com

Northwestern China's Gansu province proposed to comprehensively improve its energy production, storage and transportation capacity, a...

China to cut or suspend subsidy for substandard waste-to-energy power plants

2020-07-02 09:35:28 Policy reuters.com

China will cut or suspend subsidy for waste-to-energy (WTE) power plants that violate emission standards, as part of its anti-polluti...

Liaoning to shed 1.14 Mt coal capacity in 2020

2020-06-24 17:01:07 General,  Policy sxcoal.com

Liaoning province in northeast China plans to close Dayaogou mine and Xiaolinghe mine of Liaoning Nanpiao Coal and Electricity Co., L...

China's energy law could help address the Belt and Road's climate impact

2020-06-23 16:51:38 Policy chinadialogue.net

The draft bill is a step in the right direction, but falls short on screening the export of fossil fuel technologies In ...

China's coal resource tax advised to be optimized

2020-06-23 13:23:52 Policy,  Viewpoint sxcoal.com

Although the coal mining industry has also enjoyed benefits from tax and fee reduction efforts in China, the tax burden remains outst...

Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in May

2020-06-23 11:09:48 Policy,  Cost & Profit,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Profitability of Chinese coal mines in May picked up from a month ago, showed monitoring data from industry portal sxcoal.com on ma...

5.74 GW household photovoltaic subsidies still available in China

2020-06-19 11:51:47 Policy,  Solar sxcoal.com

There were still 5.74 GW of household photovoltaic projects that can receive Chinese government subsidies as of the end of May, based...

Indian PM Modi opens coal mining to private sector

2020-06-19 09:38:02 Policy,  International reuters.com

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 18 officially launched the auction of 41 coal mines with an annual production capacity th...

China 2020 renewable subsidy budget up 7.5% on yr

2020-06-18 18:34:17 Policy sxcoal.com

China boosted its budget for renewable power subsidies to 92.36 billion yuan ($13 billion), 7.5% more than it spent last year, showed...

China's state planner requires tighter grips of new coal-fired power capacity

2020-06-18 17:25:00 Policy sxcoal.com

China's state economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued a document on June 18 requiring local gov...

China to cap 2020 coal-fired power capacity at 1,100 GW

2020-06-18 15:28:01 Policy,  Production & Sales reuters.com

China aims to cap coal-fired power capacity at 1,100 gigawatts (GW) and the number of coal mines at 5,000 by the end of 2020, the sta...

Guizhou to close fourth batch of backward coal mines

2020-06-18 08:41:22 Policy sxcoal.com

Guizhou province in southwestern China planned to close the fourth batch of backward coal mines, according to the provincial energy b...

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1 Chinese traders see thermal coal prices remain stable in near term 2020-07-10

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices continued to be stable northern ports on July 10, unchanged for the third consecutive day after a week-long rally, convincing traders that the market will remain u

2 NDRC doesn't rule out possibility to ease thermal coal import restriction, sources 2020-07-10

China's state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), didn't rule out a possibility to ease restrictions on thermal coal imports, sources said, if domestic supply is unable to

3 China coking coal market mixed, outlook uncertain 2020-07-10

China's coking coal prices showed varied trends late this week, adding to uncertainty of the outlook for the near-term market. The majority of miners maintained offer prices stable for th

4 Mongolia H1 coal exports plunge by over 50% YoY 2020-07-10

Mongolia exported 8.65 million tonnes of coal in the first six months of 2020, plummeting by 52.01% from 18.03 million tonnes in the corresponding period of last year, according to data from the Mongo

5 Weekly China coal market news summary (Jul 6-Jul 10) 2020-07-10

Huaneng says to strictly control spot purchases of domestic thermal coal China's state-owned power giant Huaneng Group said in a notice issued on July 7 that it will tighten the screw on spot

6 German coal plants set to struggle further in 2020 2020-07-10

Renewables surged to 55.8% of German power generation in first half of 2020 In Germany, renewable’s share in power production climbed further in the first six months of 2020. Data from Fraunhof

7 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 10) 2020-07-10

Thermal coal Production area Continuing the upward trend seen recently, coal prices increased 5-10 yuan/t at some mines in Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. Despite running at almost full capacity

8 Guizhou Jun electricity consumption rises 5.7% YoY 2020-07-10

The electricity consumption of Guizhou province in southwestern China increased 5.7% year on year to 9.32 TWh in June, posting the fastest year-on-year growth since this year, showed data from China S

9 China has 52 10-Mtpa-level coal mines in operation 2020-07-10

China has 52 10-Mtpa-level coal mines with the total approved production capacity of 821 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) as of now, accounting for 1/5 of the total capacity of operating coal mines in

10 Gansu H1 electricity consumption up 5.52% YoY 2020-07-10

Gansu in northwestern China consumed 11.3 TWh of electricity in June, rising by 9.34% year on year and 3.15% from May. Its electricity consumption from January to June totaled 65.31 TWh, up 5.52% on t

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1 China May coking coal imports down 19.1% on yr 2020-06-29

China's coking coal imports totaled 4.79 million tonnes in May, down 19.1% year on year and 23.8% month on month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed. Value of the impo

2 CHN Energy Jul term contract prices reach new high so far this yr 2020-07-02

China's top coal mining group China Energy Investment Corporation, or CHN Energy, raised its monthly term contract prices of thermal coal for July delivery to a new high so far this year, market sourc

3 Japan's thermal coal imports hit 5-yr low in May 2020-06-29

Japan's thermal coal imports (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) fell 10.11% from a year ago and 21.91% from a month ago to 7.13 million tonnes in May, hitting the lowest level since June 2015, data

4 Mongolia's exports drop by 40.6% in H1 2020-07-01

In the first six months, Mongolia's total exports amounted $2.2 billion, according to the Customs General Administration. Mongolia's exports decreased by 40.6% or $1.5 billion in the firs

5 Indonesia sets Jul coal HBA price at lowest in 4 yrs 2020-07-03

The Indonesian government set its coal benchmark price (HBA) for July at $52.16/t, down from $52.98/t last month, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said in a statement on July 3.

6 China coal mine safety watchdog warns of possible floods at mines 2020-07-03

China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration warned of possible floods at coal mines alongside persistently strong rainfalls in South China and Southwest China. Entering the rainy sea

7 Japan May coking coal imports drop to a new low 2020-06-30

Japan's coking coal imports in May dropped to a record low since January 2015 when sxcoal.com started recording, according to official data. The country imported 4.65 million tonnes of co

8 China May coke imports surge 54.13% MoM 2020-07-01

China imported 189,200 tonnes of coke in May, surging 54.13% from a month ago, customs data showed. The figure was also a sharp increase compared with only 2,147 tonnes in the same month

9 China's top 10 coal miners post 1.22% growth in Jan-May output 2020-07-01

Coal production of the 10 largest coal producers increased by 1.22% year on year in the first five months, according to data released by China National Coal Association. Combined producti

10 Australia's resources export earnings to fall 10% in 2021 as pandemic hits 2020-06-30

Australia's mining and energy export earnings are expected to hit a record high this financial year then drop 10% in the year to June 2021 as commodity prices tumble due to coronavirus pandemic lockdo

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1 Chinese utilities' shipment cancellation clouds Indonesia thermal coal outlook 2020-06-23

Several Chinese utilities reportedly cancelled shipments for up to 12 vessels of imported thermal coal, mostly Indonesia coal, further clouding outlook of the fossil fuel in the near term.

2 China May coal imports fall for 1st time this yr 2020-06-29

China's coalimports (lignite included) logged the first decline this year in May, falling 19.7% year on year, showed customs data, mainly dragged by tightened import quotas. Coal im

3 Quota crunch deters Chinese appetites on seaborne coking coal 2020-06-24

After three power plants in Jiangsu's Nantong withdrew a total of 12 vessels seaborne thermal coal, concerns about a lack of quotas for coking coal imports are deterring Chinese steel mills from furth

4 Chinese demand muted for Indonesian thermal coal amid festival 2020-06-28

Chinese buying demand for Indonesian thermal coal stayed muted during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, with a lack of clarity on market direction in the days ahead. The festiva

5 Uncertainty looms large for Indonesian thermal coal export to China 2020-06-24

Uncertainties loomed large for Indonesian thermal coal exports to China, after several utilities in Jiangsu province canceled shipment due to a lack of import quotas. Market confidence wa

6 China's spot thermal coal sentiment reverses on expected buys in Jul 2020-06-30

Sentiment reversed in Chinese spot thermal coal market, as many participants expected coastal power plants to move to restock spot cargoes in July amid rising power demand and insufficient monthly ter

7 Chinese thermal coal prices kept stable; sentiment swings 2020-06-24

Chinese domestic thermal coal market continued to move sideways on June 24, the last trading day before a three-day holiday of the Dragon Boat Festival. But some traders were concerned of downward ris

8 Indonesian thermal coal likely to further head south amid faltering demand 2020-06-30

Indonesian seaborne thermal coal market witnessed another silent session on June 30, with few deals concluded and offers/bids largely unchanged. The most-traded 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR thermal

9 China's mega hydropower station comes online, estimated to save 12.2 Mt of coal 2020-06-30

After a 72-hour trial run, the first two units of Wudongde Hydropower Station began power generation on June 29, marking the China's fourth-largest and world's seventh-largest hydropower project was o

10 Coal stocks update suspended for China's six coastal power groups 2020-07-06

Updates on coal stocks and consumption of China's six major coastal power groups are temporarily suspended, after China Huaneng Group, China Huadian Group and China Datang Corporation were said not to

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