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China's power plants see higher coal burns amid hot weather

2018-05-18 14:04:00 Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China's power plants reported higher coal burns recently as they needed to run high power load to meet the surged demand from househo...

Jiangxi major power plants Jan-Apr thermal coal purchase up 5.6% YoY

2018-05-18 09:56:00 Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Major coal-fired power plants in Jiangxi province purchased 10.61 million tonnes of thermal coal in the first four months this year, ...

Henan April power output up 12.3% on yr

2018-05-18 08:32:00 Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Nuclear,  Solar sxcoal.com

China's Henan province generated 22.59 TWh of electricity in April, a 12.3% increase from a year ago, showed data from the local su...

Jiangxi Jan-April power consumption up 9.2pct on yr

2018-05-18 08:31:00 Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Nuclear,  Solar sxcoal.com

Eastern China's Jiangxi province consumed 42.69 TWh of electricity in the first four months of 2018, jumping 9.2% from a year ago, ...

China's power generation and consumption keep rapid growth in Jan-Apr, NDRC

2018-05-17 08:25:00 Policy,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China's power generation and consumption has kept upbeat strength so far this year, said spokeswoman from China's top economic plan...

China Apr electricity output edges up 6.9pct on yr

2018-05-15 11:28:00 Production & Sales,  Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Nuclear,  Solar sxcoal.com

China's electricity output stood at 510.8 TWh in April of 2018, edging up 6.9% from the year-ago level, showed data from the Nation...

Hubei Apr thermal coal purchase up 1.91% on yr

2018-05-10 08:23:00 Thermal Power sxcoal.com

Major power plants in central China's Hubei province purchased 3.1 million tonnes of thermal coal in April, increasing 58,000 tonnes ...

Bangladesh signs deal with China to set up coal-based power plant

2018-05-08 08:27:00 International,  Thermal Power reuters.com

The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and China Huadian Hongkong Company Limited (CHDHK) have signed an agreement t...

China makes great strides in energy use cut in Q1

2018-04-28 16:42:00 Environmental Protection,  Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Nuclear,  Solar sxcoal.com

China has made great strides in energy consumption cuts in the first quarter of 2018, with energy usage for per unit of GDP sliding a...

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor starts to deliver benefits to Pakistani people

2018-04-24 11:53:00 General,  Policy,  Thermal Power,  Others sxcoal.com

The completion of some of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects has brought great benefits to local people, but "it ...

China to phase out 4 GW backward coal-fired power capacity in 2018

2018-04-24 08:50:00 Policy,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China plans to phase out 4 GW of backward coal-fired power capacity in 2018, according to a notice released jointly by several minist...

Huadian Group to shut 14 small coal-fired power units this yr

2018-04-19 08:39:00 Company,  Thermal Power sxcoal.com

China Huadian Group, one of China's top five state-owned power generators, pledged to shut 14 old and small-scale power generation un...

China's Hubei Q1 power generation increases 9.94% on yr

2018-04-18 13:44:00 Production & Sales,  Thermal Power,  Hydropower sxcoal.com

Central China's Hubei province generated 58.11 TWh of electricity in the first quarter this year, up 9.94% from the year-ago level,...

Hunan Mar power consumption down 1.67pct YoY

2018-04-12 15:26:00 Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Nuclear,  Solar,  Others sxcoal.com

Hunan in central China consumed 12.9 TWh of electricity in March, down by 1.67% from a year earlier, showed data from Hunan Supervi...

New gas-fired thermal plant to be built in Shanxi's capital city

2018-04-11 08:50:00 Thermal Power,  Others chinadaily.com.cn

In order to accelerate construction work on a heat source project, a new gas-fired thermal power plant will be built this year in t...

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1 Chinese traders concerned about policy risks on domestic thermal coal price 2018-05-21

Chinese traders are worried that the red-hot domestic thermal coal market may cool down abruptly as signs have shown, according to market sources based at northern ports. A trader in Hebe

2 Weekly China coal market news summary (May 14 – May 18) 2018-05-18

China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less

3 Shanxi coking coal market steady, some grades firm up 2018-05-18

Coking coal market remained stable in China's coal-rich Shanxi province at present, while some coal types seemed to have firmed up in some regions of the province, said market sources. Co

4 Chinese traders wary of thermal coal imports on high prices 2018-05-18

Chinese traders became more wary of thermal coal purchase from overseas market, sources said, as wide spread between offers and bids impeded trades and raised more concerns about the import market.

5 Big adjustments looming in China coal transport layout 2018-05-18

China's coal transport structure is set to undergo great changes, especially for destinations in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in the north, as the country fights a battle against air pollution.

6 China's Hebei province to remove some solar subsidies next year 2018-05-18

China's northern Hebei province will phase out subsidies paid to some newly-built solar power plants from January next year, an official from the local pricing bureau told Reuters on May 17, part of

7 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

8 Chinese authorities may ease coal import limits to curb growing prices, sources 2018-05-17

Chinese authorities are studying over preferential policies for coal imports directly supplying to utilities, Economic Information Daily reported recently, citing sources that familiar with the inform

9 China's seaborne coal freight creeps up for two weeks on good demand 2018-05-17

Spurred by bullish sentiment over China's domestic thermal coal market, freight rates for coal shipment from northern ports to the southern and eastern China continued going up for two weeks.

10 China spot thermal coal market further ascends; worries linger on 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal market continued ascending at Bohai-rim ports following latest quick pick-ups, with offer prices jumping even higher on a lack of supply. Yet participants' worries over downside r

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1 China Apr raw coal output up 4.1pct YoY, NBS 2018-05-15

China produced 293.3 million tonnes of raw coal in April, an increase of 4.1% year on year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 15. Over January-April, raw coa

2 N Korea intends to export coal to China after a diplomatic breakthrough with US 2018-05-16

Some North Korean traders were offering low-price coal to Chinese traders and have stored up a number of cargoes at North Korean ports, expecting to deliver them over the border when a diplomatic brea

3 India's thermal coal imports rise over 15% in Q1 2018-05-14

India's thermal coal imports rose by more than 15% in the first three months of 2018, with Indonesia accounting for about three-fifths of total supplies, according to vessel arrival data from Dubai-ba

4 China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr 2018-05-15

China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less strict in banning import coal following continuous price r

5 As temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on May 16 as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand f

6 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

7 China to adopt multi-measures to bring coal prices back to rational, NDRC 2018-05-21

China will take a series of measures to bring down coal prices to reasonable levels, because the recent rally is not supported by market fundamentals, state media reported, citing officials from the N

8 China Shenhua Apr commercial coal output down 2% YoY 2018-05-16

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, a listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 24 million tonnes of commercial coal in April, dropping 2% year on year and 4.38% month on m

9 Dalian iron ore, coking coal hit multi-week highs on strong demand 2018-05-16

Prices of steelmaking raw materials iron ore and coking coal climbed in China to their strongest level since March on May 15, spurred by firm steel consumption in the world's top user. St

10 India government plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel 2018-05-14

India's government plans to propose banning burning petroleum coke as a fuel nationwide to comply with a Supreme Court request as part of a long-running case to clean the country's air, two government

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1 Thermal coal prices rise at China's production areas as demand improves 2018-05-08

Thermal coal prices started gaining strength at China's major production areas along with increased demand, according to the latest survey by leading energy consultant Fenwei Energy, operator of ind

2 Major factors behind 200 yuan/t drop in China's spot thermal coal price since Feb 2018-05-10

China's thermal coal prices have dropped by nearly 200 yuan/t in total at northern ports in more than two months starting from early February, mainly impacted by quickly weakened demand after the Luna

3 Fenwei: China thermal coal prices to go upward, yet downward risk remains 2018-05-09

China's thermal coal prices are expected to keep going up in the short term after experiencing a small drop-back in late April, according to the latest Fenwei Coal Weekly Update (Apr 29-May 5) by

4 China thermal coal prices turn stable after recent pickup 2018-05-11

Prices of thermal coal traded at northern China ports tended to stabilize following nearly three weeks of rise, with the market still lacking solid support. Coal stocks remained high at t

5 China thermal coal market faces downward risks in short run 2018-05-16

Despite unexpected price rallies amid current slack season, China's thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports is still facing downward risks in the short term, given little improvement of demand from uti

6 Chinese steel inventories are declining fast 2018-05-10

Chinese steel inventories are now falling quickly after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. The dramatic turnaround can be seen in the chart below from ANZ Bank, showin

7 China's seaborne coal freight rates jump on multiple factors 2018-05-11

China's seaborne coal freight rates were jumping recently, a result of rising fuel prices and bad weather-interrupted shipping at some northern ports. As of May 8, China Coastal Freight C

8 Import thermal coal bid-offer spread remains wide; shipping rate high 2018-05-11

The bid-offer spread for import thermal coal into China remained wide, as optimistic foreign miners were keen on raising offer prices to levels beyond expectations of Chinese utilities that are not in

9 Intensified environmental crackdown may cause new capacity cuts in China coke industry 2018-05-14

A new round of capacity cutback may stage in China's coke-making industry, as increasingly stringent environmental checks force producers to limit output. The move was led by Xuzhou

10 Australian thermal coal offers remain high, weakening its price advantage 2018-05-14

Price advantage of Australian thermal coal weakened against Chinese domestic cargoes, after miners kept raising their offers in anticipation of bullish market in the short run. Chinese do