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Indonesia to charge higher coal, gold mining royalties trying to enhance revenue

2021-01-18 11:45:24 Policy,  International

Indonesia plans to adjust up royalty rate on coal and gold in an attempt to boost state revenues after prices of the commodities have...

Truck dispatch issue boosts coal prices after 4 drivers tested positive

2021-01-15 15:38:02 Policy,  Inland Shipment

China's coal prices in Yulin city, a major coal hub in Shaanxi province, continued to gain upward strength from short supply caused b...

Annual report series: 2020 China Coal/Coke Market Study and 2021 Forecast

2021-01-14 14:30:37 General,  Policy,  Price,  Production & Sales,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Looking back at 2020, the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic at the beginning of the year caused a severe blow to the global economy. ...

CHN Energy increases investment in new energy

2021-01-13 11:59:21 Policy,  Company,  Environmental Protection

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of the country's top coal producer China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN E...

2020 in review: Top 10 most-focused policies for coal in China

2021-01-06 14:53:25 Policy

I Three-year action plan for special rectification of coal mine safety The Safety Committee of the State Council issued the "T...

China allows for import of high-quality ferrous scrap from 2021

2021-01-05 16:34:08 Policy,  Import & Export,  Environmental Protection,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China has allowed the imports of high-quality recycled iron and steel raw materials starting this year, according to a national stand...

Seven major Chinese coal miners issue New Year appeal to stabilize spot prices

2021-01-04 11:59:10 Policy,  Viewpoint,  Company,  Thermal Coal

Seven large coal mining groups in China issued a fresh appeal on January 1 in a bid to stabilize spot prices that are still on the up...

China to cut crude steel production in 2021 to curb carbon emission

2020-12-31 13:55:59 Policy,  Environmental Protection,  Steel Products

China's crude steel production is likely to fall in 2021, after the industry minister called for greater effort to resolutely cut cru...

Shaanxi has 137 idled coal mines, accounting for 29%

2020-12-23 14:10:00 General,  Policy

Shaanxi has a total of 137 coal mines that have stopped production currently, according to the Shaanxi Emergency Management Departmen...

China's NDRC reaffirms sufficient coal stocks at power plants

2020-12-22 09:51:27 Policy

Coal stockpiles at power plants, no matter for the volume or the days of use they can cover, can be guaranteed, said an official of t...

Shanxi's Xiaoyi will close all 4.3m coke ovens by end-Dec

2020-12-21 13:58:39 General,  Policy

All coke ovens with coking chamber height at 4.3 meters in Xiaoyi, a city in central Shanxi, will stop coal feeding from December 19 ...

Jinneng Holding Coal Industry Group formally established on Dec 17

2020-12-18 17:50:29 Policy,  Resource

Jinneng Holding Coal Industry Group completed resource consolidation and was formally established on December 17 as a subsidiary of J...

Steel capacity replacement to be stricter at key pollution areas in China

2020-12-16 14:00:48 Policy,  Environmental Protection

Steel mills in key environmentally sensitive areas in China should eliminate at least 1.5 tonnes of outdated steel production capacit...

China pledges to raise wind, solar power capacity to over 1,200 GW by 2030

2020-12-14 09:54:04 Policy,  Wind,  Solar

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the Climate Ambition Summit on December 12 that China would increase the total installed capacity o...

Coal mine intelligent construction gains pace in China

2020-12-11 14:41:01 Policy,  Safety

Coal mine intelligent construction has sped up in China since 2019, with intelligent coal mining faces in Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, ...

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1 Coal railway construction on China-Mongolia border in full swing 2021-01-25

Coal transport from Mongolia to China is expected to further increase in a couple of years as the two governments are accelerating railway construction on the border. Railway connecting M

2 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 25) 2021-01-25

Thermal coal Production area Thermal coal prices showed signs of decline at main production areas. Impacted by downside at major transfer ports, some coal mines in northern Shanxi and

3 Qinhuangdao inventory remains low despite inflow increase 2021-01-25

Coal stockpiles at China's major trading port Qinhuangdao remained below 5 million tonnes, a level that has been maintained for months, despite increased inflows from northern production areas.

4 Thailand thermal coal imports up 8.48% in 2020 2021-01-25

Thailand's thermal coal imports (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) in 2020 increased 8.48% year on year to 21.71 million tonnes, showed data from the Thailand Customs. Bitumin

5 Spot thermal coal prices slump further at N China ports; vessel shipping rates fall 2021-01-22

China's domestic spot thermal coal prices continued pulling back at northern trading ports, as the worst period for winter heating has come to an end. Coastal power plants took a break of spot purchas

6 Red-hot coke market boosts coking coal price hikes in China 2021-01-22

China's red-hot coke market kept giving a firm boost to premium coking coal prices, as coking plants continued active coal restocking to feed coke ovens and keep lucrative production after 14 rounds o

7 Japan Dec thermal coal down nearly 14% on yr 2021-01-22

Japan's thermal coal imports in December fell 13.8% on the year to 9.26 million tonnes, according to preliminary statistics from its Ministry of Finance. December's thermal coal imports w

8 Mongolia coal output falls 20.3% on yr in 2020, exports down 21.7% 2021-01-22

Mongolia's coal output fell visibly last year as exports towards its largest buyer China got subdued by border cut-offs and other measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The landlock

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 22) 2021-01-22

Thermal coal Production area Thermal coal market at main production areas stayed red-hot, with buys from power, chemical and cement plants resilient and coal delivery to railway stations

10 Indonesian thermal coal prices stop rising as demand eases 2021-01-22

Indonesian spot thermal coal prices saw a tranquil session on January 21 with offer prices somewhat retreating from the last few days' gains, as Chinese demand declined. Offers of Indones

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1 China's power generation further gathers pace in Dec 2021-01-18

China's power generation continued gathering pace in December, delivering a robust growth of 9.1% year on year to 727.7 TWh, expanding by 2.3 percentage points from a month ago, showed data from the N

2 Indonesia to charge higher coal, gold mining royalties trying to enhance revenue 2021-01-18

Indonesia plans to adjust up royalty rate on coal and gold in an attempt to boost state revenues after prices of the commodities have recovered, Reuters reported citing an Indonesian official on Janua

3 China's Dec coal output up 3.2% on yr, but helps little to shortage 2021-01-18

China's coal output in December kept growing for the sixth month in a row and remained above year-ago level, but still insufficient to solve a shortage that has led to sharp rise in spot prices.

4 India intends to source coking coal from Mongolia 2021-01-21

India is considering sourcing coking coal from Mongolia for domestic steel companies, a government official said on January 19, media reported. During an online meeting between India's st

5 China's new coal-fired power capacity up 27.4% in 2020, lags behind renewables 2021-01-21

China added about 56.37 GW of coal-fired power generation capacity in 2020, rising 27.4% compared with a year ago, showed data from the National Energy Administration. However, the growth

6 Vietnam 2020 coal imports hit a record high 2021-01-20

Vietnam's coal import surged 25% on the year to 54.81 million tonnes in the year 2020, hitting a record high, showed preliminary data from the Vietnam customs authority. The country impor

7 China Dec coal imports from Australia plunge to zero as restrictions still bites 2021-01-21

China didn't let any coal cargoes from Australia pass the customs clearance in December, whereas imports from other major sources like Indonesia and Russia increased sharply, according to data from th

8 China 2020 power consumption up 3.1% on yr 2021-01-20

China's power consumption in 2020 increased 3.1% on the year, as the growth driven by strong economy growth and higher-than-usual winter household heating more than offset the decline during the coron

9 China Dec coke production up 1.2% YoY 2021-01-18

China's coke output increased 1.2% from a year ago to 39.72 million tonnes in December, although the year-on-year growth narrowed 3.3 percentage points from the preceding month, according to official

10 Mongolia coal output falls 20.3% on yr in 2020, exports down 21.7% 2021-01-22

Mongolia's coal output fell visibly last year as exports towards its largest buyer China got subdued by border cut-offs and other measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The landlock

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1 China's benchmark thermal coal prices near all-time high 2021-01-12

Growing heating demand and low availability have pushed up thermal coal prices quickly at China's northern transfer ports, with a few transactions sealed above 1,000 yuan/t, a high level only behind t

2 China may consider easing curbs on Australian coal imports, sources 2021-01-13

Market observers speculated China could consider easing restrictions on coal imports from Australia in the near term after domestic thermal coal prices soared further on sustained supply crunch.

3 China's thermal coal prices spike to highest levels in history 2021-01-15

After surging at an unexpected speed for two weeks since the New Year's Day, China's domestic spot thermal coal prices reached new highs, surpassing previous records that have been held since 2008.

4 China boosts Russian coal imports after ban on Australian supply 2021-01-12

China is building a stronger cooperation with neighboring Russia on coal and other fossil fuels after it informally blocked off imports from Australia due to a deteriorating political relation.

5 China's coal seaborne arrivals fall 7.7% in 2020: Kpler 2021-01-13

China's receipts of seaborne coal in 2020 shed 7.7% from a year ago as a strong rebound in the last two months failed to offset the steep decline in earlier months, Kpler's cargo-tracking data showed.

6 Will China ease its ban on Australian coal imports after new COVID-19 cases? 2021-01-12

Truck inbound delivery of thermal coal towards northern China's Hebei province has been suspended as new COVID-19 cases found last week forced the province into lockdown. As domestic supply has been c

7 Chinese purchases driving up Indonesian thermal coal prices 2021-01-14

Indonesian thermal coal prices extended gains in the Chinese seaborne import market as end users continued restocking in a rush amid poor availability and high prices of domestic coal. Pu

8 China's coking coal sales improve on eased road transport curbs 2021-01-11

Coking coal sales have improved in China alongside eased road transport restrictions previously imposed for environmental concerns, which quickly boosted stock liquidity at mines and injected more vit

9 China's coking coal prices further jump; trucking cost higher 2021-01-13

China's coking coal market gained further upward momentum from supply shortage and strong buying appetite from end users, with prices of primary coking coal, gas coal and 1/3 coking coal up by 20-70 y

10 China's thermal coal keeps upward momentum amid further supply tightness 2021-01-14

Spot prices of thermal coal saw another bullish session at China's northern trading hubs, as supply was further crimped at some major production places after new coronavirus cases were found. Strength