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Market hype helps push up Indonesian coal prices, traders

2019-01-18 11:57:20 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesian coal prices have risen visibly in recent days, and some Chinese traders deemed it unreasonable, in spite of multiple posit...

Worries for LNG as prices slip amid record North Asia imports

2019-01-18 08:53:54 Viewpoint reuters.com

The spot price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia has completely missed its usual winter peak, with much of the blame being laid ...

China Coal Daily Track (Jan 17)

2019-01-17 15:55:38 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Thermal coal prices continued rising at major production areas. A large...

Indonesian coal miners bullish about near-term market

2019-01-17 12:11:50 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesian miners were bullish about the thermal coal market in the near future, traders reported, buoyed by Chinese mine accident, r...

Chinese utilities bide their time despite coal supply glitch after accident

2019-01-17 09:04:41 Viewpoint,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese power producers were still sitting tight even though offer prices of thermal coal moved up at northern ports on expectations ...

Dalian iron ore futures rise for 3rd day amid supply concerns

2019-01-16 15:00:55 Viewpoint,  Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

China's iron ore futures edged higher on January 16, extending gains for a third straight day as traders assessed the disruption to s...

Indonesian coal prices ascend quickly after Chinese mine accident

2019-01-16 11:45:45 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesian thermal coal suppliers raised offer prices to Chinese buyers promptly in the wake of a fatal mine accident that killed 21 ...

Shaanxi Shenmu coal mines halted after accident, propping up local prices

2019-01-15 17:38:20 Viewpoint sxcoal.com

Seventy private coal mines in Shenmu of Shaanxi province in northwestern China have been ordered to halt production, after roof colla...

China Coal Daily Track (Jan 15)

2019-01-15 15:35:42 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area All the privately-owned mines in Shenmu city of Shaanxi were ordered ...

Fatal mine accident yet to have clear effect on China's import coal market

2019-01-15 11:22:29 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Buying activity in China's import thermal coal market didn't improve notably at the first working day this week, a day after a calami...

Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast

2019-01-15 08:45:16 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's metallurgical coke market was quiet last week after experiencing six price decreases totaling 550-650 yuan/t since late Nove...

Weekly China anthracite market analysis and forecast

2019-01-15 08:30:43 Viewpoint,  Price,  Anthracite sxcoal.com

China's anthracite market trended downward in the past week. More small producers lowered prices under the pressure of piling stocks ...

Coal expected to be Australia's most valuable export in FY2018-19

2019-01-14 15:36:40 Viewpoint,  Import & Export,  International asia.nikkei.com

Coal is expected to become Australia's most valuable export for the first time in nine years in fiscal 2018 ending June this year, as...

High-CV import coal more popular among Chinese buyers

2019-01-14 11:50:03 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese buyers preferred purchasing import thermal coal with higher caloric values from Indonesia and Australia, according to traders...

China's power market notches a record in 2018

2019-01-11 16:17:59 Viewpoint,  Price chinadaily.com.cn

Industry insiders say 2018 has been a record year for the China's electricity market, with new highs predicted for total electricity ...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jan 14 – Jan 18) 2019-01-18

India's ECL output at 33 mln T during Apr-Dec FY2018-19 Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, said on January 17 it produced 32.9 million tonnes of coal in the first thre

2 China on track to cut steel asset-liability ratio to below 60% 2019-01-18

China is on track to further reduce the asset-liability ratio in its steel industry, which stood at 65.74% as of end-November last year, according to an industry meeting held on January 14.

3 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 18) 2019-01-18

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area More mines in Yulin city of Shaanxi were ordered to halt production for safety checks, and most mines were mainly selling stocks. Miners frequ

4 Thoughts about Chinese Shenmu coal accident 2019-01-18

One deadly coal mine accident in northwestern China's Shaanxi province on January 12, which took away 21 lives, has shocked the entire market. Beyond sorrow and regret, there are many aspects we sh

5 Traders divided on China's pre-holiday thermal coal market 2019-01-18

Participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market were divided in the short-term outlook before the Spring Festival holiday, with some holding back on sales anticipating strong pickups while the others

6 Market hype helps push up Indonesian coal prices, traders 2019-01-18

Indonesian coal prices have risen visibly in recent days, and some Chinese traders deemed it unreasonable, in spite of multiple positive factors including heavy rain that has affected local production

7 China Dec power coal price index overview 2019-01-18

China's monthly-issued price index of power coal staged a year-on-year decline of 2.61% in the last month of 2018, which was still 0.41% higher compared with the November level, showed data from the s

8 China 2018 solar curtailment rate declines to 3%, NEA 2019-01-17

China's solar power electricity could be 97% utilized in 2018, and only 3% of the total generation was idled, showed data from the National Energy Administration, down 2.8 percentage points from a yea

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 17) 2019-01-17

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Thermal coal prices continued rising at major production areas. A large numbers of coal mines in Shenmu and Fugu of Shaanxi halted produc

10 CHN Energy lowers spot coal prices by 1-11 yuan/t, sources 2019-01-17

China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN Energy), the nation's top coal miner, reduced its spot prices of thermal coal for the week ending January 21 by 1-11 yuan/t, a pullback from price hikes in the

Most Read News Stories

1 More coal mines ordered to stop production in Shaanxi 2019-01-16

More coal mines are ordered to halt operation for rectification in Yulin city, northwestern China's Shaanxi province after a fatal accident in Shenmu on January 12. Coal mines with blasti

2 China 2018 coal imports up 3.9%, above expectations 2019-01-14

China imported a total 281.23 million tonnes of coal, lignite included, in 2018, customs data showed, failing to meet the government's earlier expectations of controlling at lose to the 2017 level.

3 China's coal remaining reserves & resources exceed 1.6 tln T 2019-01-17

China's remaining reserves & resources of coal reached 1.67 trillion tonnes by the end of 2017, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources, up 4.3% from a year ago.

4 Ganqimaodu coal imports up 5.3% YoY in 2018 2019-01-16

Ganqimaodu border crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region imported 18.07 million tonnes of Mongolian coal in 2018, up 5.3% from the year-ago level, showed data from the municipal

5 China's NDRC to further standardize rail freight charges 2019-01-15

China is to further standardize charges for railway freight transport, said the top economic planner in a notice on January 14, in order to lower physical logistics cost and streamline transport struc

6 China 2018 solar curtailment rate declines to 3%, NEA 2019-01-17

China's solar power electricity could be 97% utilized in 2018, and only 3% of the total generation was idled, showed data from the National Energy Administration, down 2.8 percentage points from a yea

7 China's "100-Mt coal producer club" expands to 7 in 2018 2019-01-17

Seven Chinese coal mining groups saw their production exceed 100 million tonnes last year, showed data from China National Coal Association, one more than 2017. The seven's combined produ

8 Weekly China coal market news summary (Jan 14 – Jan 18) 2019-01-18

China 2018 coal exports slump 39% China exported a total of 4.93 million tonnes of coal in 2018, down 39% from the previous year, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on

9 China's natural gas imports hit record high in 2018 2019-01-15

China's imports of natural gas climbed to a new high last year in part due to government support for clean energy. Some 90.39 million tonnes of natural gas were transporte

10 China's coal prices drop in early-Jan, NBS 2019-01-15

Price of most thermal coal grades in China dropped in early January compared with late December, while only two coal types remained unchanged, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

Most Read Analysis & Comments

1 China's spot thermal coal prices may head down as port demand drops 2019-01-09

China's spot thermal coal prices might head down in a short term as the downward spiral of port transaction and sagging demand from end users unleashed bearish sentiments among traders for future mark

2 China coastal thermal coal market struggles again after brief bounce 2019-01-11

China's coastal thermal coal market lost strength after over one-week rebound, and the rate of decline seemed speeding up along with dwindling demand. On January 10, the Fenwei CCI index

3 Chinese thermal coal lacks strength to keep rising, traders 2019-01-08

Chinese thermal coal prices may lack sustained momentum to go up further, traders said, although cargoes settled and offered at northern ports continued edging up on January 7. This was m

4 Will China coal market strengthen after fatal mine accident? 2019-01-15

A severe coal mine accident happened on January 12 has brought Chinese coal industry into spotlight. Strengthened safety inspection will inevitably lead to a reduction of coal output in the short run.

5 Newcastle coal price to decline 30% by 2020 2019-01-08

Asia-Pacific benchmark Newcastle coal prices could decline by around 30% by 2020, from 2018 average levels, as Chinese import demand cools, an Australian government report said. The Newca

6 China spot thermal coal market ends 10-day price rebound 2019-01-10

There are some odds that recent price rebound of thermal coal starting late December may come to end at northern China's Bohai-rim ports, as traders scrambled to sell amid weakening demand before the

7 China's import thermal coal market may cool down, traders 2019-01-10

China's import thermal coal market is likely to cool down after utilities finish their buyings, yet prices may not fluctuate sharply, trade sources said. Some Chinese utilities have issue

8 Wide price drops hit China's coking coal market 2019-01-07

China's coking coal market was hit by widespread price drops in the past week, as prices of raw coking coal declined with the decrease of washed products in main-producing bases, under the bleak outlo

9 Chinese thermal coal extends weakness as traders rush to dump cargoes 2019-01-11

Chinese thermal coal prices continued losing ground at northern transfer ports, partly due to some traders' de-stocking activities aimed to shun costly storage fees and financial expenses.

10 Foreign miners look to strong Chinese coal import in early Spring 2019-01-11

Some foreign miners look to an upturn in China's thermal coal import in early Spring of February and March, when utilities and industrial firms may start restocking to meet demand that just revives fr

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