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NEA plans to quit over 7 GW "zombie" coal-fired power units this yr

2020-07-30 16:30:23 Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China's National Energy Administration plans to cut down a total 7.33 GW of "zombie" coal-based power capacity in 2020, to further st...

US May coal-fired power generation rises 14.6% on mth

2020-07-27 13:36:00 International,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

The US generated 46.5 TWh of coal-fired power in May, showed data from the EIA on July 24, rising 14.6% from April but falling 35.4% ...

Zhejiang Jul electricity load hits record high

2020-07-24 13:06:13 General,  Viewpoint,  Environmental Protection,  Thermal Power,  Hydropower sxcoal.com

China's eastern Zhejiang province saw the highest electricity load reach 85.34 GW on July 22, hitting a record high, according to off...

Taiwan May coal consumption by electricity companies down 4.73% YoY

2020-07-17 11:17:45 General,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Taiwan's electricity generators burned 3.22 million tonnes of coal in May, falling by 4.73% from 3.38 million tonnes in the same peri...

German coal plants set to struggle further in 2020

2020-07-10 17:12:41 International,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Renewables surged to 55.8% of German power generation in first half of 2020 In Germany, renewable’s share in power production ...

Hubei H1 newly-commissioned and constructing power projects exceed plans by 150%

2020-07-10 11:15:57 General,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Central China Hubei's cumulative newly-commissioned and constructing power transmission and transformation projects have both exceede...

Japan seeks to suspend or retire 90% of dirty coal-fired plants

2020-07-02 11:07:02 International,  Thermal Power reuters.com

The Japanese government is looking to suspend or shutter nearly 90% of its older, inefficient coal-fired power plants by fiscal year ...

Spain closes half its coal-fired power stations

2020-07-02 10:06:44 General,  International,  Thermal Power AFP

Spain on June 30 shut down eight of its 15 coal-fired power stations on grounds they were unprofitable and in order to comply with Eu...

Hydropower province logs largest increase in thermal power output

2020-06-24 10:56:29 Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Yunnan, China's second largest hydropower province, saw the sharpest increase in thermal coal power generation in May. T...

China Resources "ultra-clean" and "ultra-low coal burn" power units start operation

2020-06-16 17:25:16 Company,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China Resources Caofeidian 2×1000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired #4 power generation unit was commissioned on June 9 after complet...

China's thermal power output rises 9%, hydropower down 16.5% in May

2020-06-15 14:03:40 Production & Sales,  Thermal Power,  Hydropower sxcoal.com

China's power generation totaled 593.2 TWh in May, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on June 15, increasing by 4.35 ...

The UK has gone 2 months without burning coal

2020-06-15 08:56:45 Viewpoint,  International,  Thermal Power businessinsider.com

For the first time in 230 years, Britain has completed two months without burning coal to generate electricity. The last...

China eases restrictions on building new coal plants: study

2020-06-10 11:19:26 Viewpoint,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China is relaxing the control of coal-fired power projects, and the construction has begun to show a trend of recovery. ...

China's thermal power generators may see improved performance in Q2

2020-06-10 10:55:39 Cost & Profit,  Thermal Coal,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Chinese thermal power groups are expected to embrace improved performance in the second quarter this year, in the light of low fuel p...

Shaanxi and Qinghai sign 3-yr power cooperation agreement

2020-06-05 17:13:32 Production & Sales,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Shaanxi will increase 10.2 TWh of power supply to Qinghai, an inland province in western China, from 2020 to 2022, according to the "...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 3) 2020-08-03

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices were largely stable in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. As sales quotas were tight at the month's end, supply tightness can barely offset the impact of demand

2 More Chinese coking coal miners drop prices amid weak sentiment 2020-07-31

The coking coal market endured another downward session on July 31 with more miners cutting prices under sales pressure. Sentiment is bleak for the market outlook as stocks are still at high levels at

3 China's thermal coal market weakness looms large on sparse demand 2020-07-31

Chinese spot thermal coal market started softening ahead of top miner's term contract price adjustments in early August, as a week of demand shrink further dimmed near-term prospect and spurred more s

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices slide amid poor demand 2020-07-31

Indonesian thermal coal prices began to fall again in the Chinese seaborne import market, driven down by lackluster buying interest from end buyers. The drop was mainly seen among offer p

5 China Shenhua foresees a 15% drop in H1 earnings amid COVID-19 2020-07-31

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp (CHN Energy), foresaw a 15% yearly drop in net profit to 20.7 billion yuan in the first half of this year, the company said

6 Weekly China coal market news summary (Jul 27-Jul 31) 2020-07-31

15 coal cos on Fortune China Top 500 list A total of 15 listed coal enterprises have taken positions on Fortune's Top 500 Chinese Enterprises list this year, according to the ...

7 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jul 27-Jul 31) 2020-07-31

Japan Jun coking coal imports near record low Japan's coking coal imports remained less than 5 million tonnes in June, despite a mild rise of 0.59% compared with last month, accor...

8 China's Jul steel PMI slides to 49.2 2020-07-31

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for steel sector slid to 49.2 in July from 49.3 a month earlier, data from the CFLP Steel Logistics Professional Committee (CSLPC) showed on Jul 31, indicating

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 31) 2020-07-31

Thermal coal Production area Major miners mainly supplied cargoes to long-term contract clients, while falling spot coal prices kept denting demand from utilities and increasing sales pressure f

10 Japan Jun coking coal imports near record low 2020-07-31

Japan's coking coal imports remained less than 5 million tonnes in June, despite a mild rise of 0.59% compared with last month, according to official data. June's imports totaled 4.68 mil

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1 China's Jun thermal coal imports climb up 28.3% on mth 2020-07-27

China witnessed a monthly increase of 28.3% in thermal coal imports in June despite continued strict import curbs, following a 38.4% slump a month earlier, showed data from the General Administration

2 S Africa's May thermal coal exports rebound from record low 2020-07-29

South Africa's thermal coal (bituminous coal) exports increased by 65.12% from an over 6-year low in April to 6.57 million tonnes in May, customs data showed, due to increase of domestic coal producti

3 15 coal cos on Fortune China Top 500 list 2020-07-28

A total of 15 listed coal enterprises have taken positions on Fortune's Top 500 Chinese Enterprises list this year, according to the business magazine on its Chinese website. Shenhua Ener

4 Daqin Railway denies possible impact of coal resource exhaustion in short run 2020-07-28

Daqin Railway Co., Ltd, operator of coal-dedicated Daqin rail line, denied possible impact of coal resource exhaustion on its business in the short run when being asked by an investor. Th

5 India plans to produce 1 bln T of coal by 2023-24 FY 2020-07-27

India plans to realize one billion tonnes of coal production in 2023-24 fiscal year, while aiming to lower coal imports to zero, said Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, said on July 24.

6 Canadian Teck Resources cuts coking coal output goal for 2020 2020-07-27

Teck Resources, Canada's largest mining company, said its coking coal production guidance for this year would be cut down, due to the severe blow dealt on price and demand by COVID-19 pandemic.

7 China Jun coking coal imports slide 4.5% on yr, customs 2020-07-27

China registered a 4.5% year-on-year drop in coking coal imports in June, showed the latest customs data. Coking coal imports were 6.26 million tonnes last month, which however rose 30.69

8 NEA plans to quit over 7 GW "zombie" coal-fired power units this yr 2020-07-30

China's National Energy Administration plans to cut down a total 7.33 GW of "zombie" coal-based power capacity in 2020, to further streamline the industry structure and improve air quality, according

9 China H1 coal mining & washing industry profit slumps 31.2% 2020-07-27

China's coal mining and washing industry saw total profit tumbled 31.2% from a year ago to 98.47 billion yuan ($14.06 billion) in the first six months this year, showed data from the National Bureau o

10 China's state planner reiterates extension of power price cut to lower cos' cost 2020-07-29

China's state planner will maintain a policy to cut electricity prices by 5% for commercial and industrial companies until the year-end to further help companies lower cost, according to a notice issu

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1 Indonesian coal traders look to alternative markets besides China 2020-07-22

Some traders engaged in Indonesian thermal coal business are actively seeking alternative outlets besides China, where trades have been heavily slammed by strict import policy. A couple o

2 Strong rains boost hydropower generation in most regions of China 2020-07-22

Abundant rainfalls in South and East China since June have quickly boosted hydropower generation in many regions of the country, which, however, added more pressure for coal-fired power generation.

3 Chinese portside thermal coal showing signs of stabilization 2020-07-23

The sentiment turned around suddenly in the Chinese domestic thermal coal market on July 23, as expectations arose among participants that the market may begin to stabilize or even pick up after some

4 Chinese domestic thermal coal begins to stabilize amid supply tightness 2020-07-24

Supply of spot thermal coal became tight again at northern China's transfer ports, especially for low-sulfur cargoes, buttressing the market to stabilize from a flurry of declines. Some t

5 Hope slim for a revival of Chinese buying interest in overseas coal 2020-07-27

While there's a notable increase in coal imports in June according to the latest customs data, there's a remote possibility for Chinese buyers to resume their buying interest to previous levels, as th

6 Chinese domestic thermal coal further drops; may bottom out at 560-570 yuan/t 2020-07-21

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices continued to fall at northern ports on July 21, as buying interest was still lackluster, but many traders expected the market may bottom out at 560-570 yuan/t for

7 China's coal prices fall further, likely beating expectations 2020-07-22

China's domestic thermal coal prices declined further at northern ports on July 22, making it more unconvincing for the previous expectation that the market would bottom out at 560-570 yuan/t for 5,50

8 Mongolian coal clearance at Ganqimaodu accelerates amid robust demand 2020-07-22

Customs clearance of imported Mongolian coking coal has been recovering at Ganqimaodu border crossing in North China since the five-day Nadam festival ended on July 15, as buying appetite was strong f

9 China's import thermal coal market stays quiet on lingering curbs 2020-07-21

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market stayed quiet as the lingering import curbs still choked off demand from domestic buyers, and recent heavy rainfalls in many areas also reduced consumption o

10 Indonesian coal price rise "unsustainable" for lack of buy, traders 2020-07-20

Although Indonesian thermal coal price ticked up recently on the back of contracted supply, some traders anticipated it may not be sustained as output reduction could be temporary and tepid demand fro

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