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Chinese thermal power industry in large loss despite falling coal prices

2017-11-24 18:28:00 Viewpoint,  Thermal Power

Many Chinese coal-fired power plants are suffering from large losses now, even though domestic coal prices are virtually heading down...

China's coal demand jump in winter may result in a shortfall

2017-11-16 09:54:00 Thermal Power

North China's coal consumption peak is to come following frigid regions' cranking up heat supply to households, though massive coal-t...

China facing over $90 bln in stranded coal power assets by 2030, report

2017-11-16 08:37:00 Thermal Power

China could face $90.4 billion in stranded coal-fired power assets by 2030 if current investments are allowed to go ahead, a new repo...

Liaoning railway authorities working to guarantee power coal supply

2017-11-06 10:09:00 Land-carriage,  Thermal Power

Rail authorities in Northeast China's Liaoning province is making efforts to ensure power coal supply as heating period has begun s...

China shuts 2.4 GW coal-fired power capacity in 3Qs

2017-11-01 09:24:00 Thermal Power

China shut 2.4 GW of backward coal-fired power generating units in the first three quarters this year, and halted or postponed constr...

Inner Mongolia thermal plants with capacity over 6 MW hits 81 GW

2017-10-26 11:52:00 Production & Sales,  Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Solar

Power plants with installed capacity above 6 MW in Inner Mongolia autonomous region saw its total capacity stood at 116.99 TW, show...

China Sep power coal price index up 1.95pct on mth

2017-10-18 11:53:00 Price,  Thermal Power

China's monthly power coal price index rose to 519.68 yuan/t in September, up 1.95% from a month ago, shrinking from a 3.3% rise in ...

Jiangsu Aug power consumption up 7.03pct on yr

2017-09-27 09:41:00 Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Solar,  Others

The power consumption of eastern China's Jiangsu is 58.82 TWh in August, climbing 7.03% from the preceding year. dada showed from Jia...

Hebei to shut 684 MW coal-fired power capacity by end-Oct

2017-09-26 09:21:00 Thermal Power

China's high-polluted Hebei province planned to slash 684 MW of coal-fired power capacity by closing 34 power units before end-Octobe...

Shanxi to shut first batch of coal-fired power capacity of 840 MW this yr

2017-09-11 10:55:00 Policy,  Thermal Power

Coal-rich Shanxi province publicized the first batch of coal-fired power plants to be shut in 2017, totaling 840 MW, said an official...

Coal India sets up monitoring cell for supply to thermal power plants

2017-09-06 18:01:00 Policy,  Company,  International,  Thermal Power

State-owned Coal India Ltd has set up a round-the-clock monitoring cell to make it easier for thermal power plants facing coal shorta...

China halts building of coal power plants

2017-08-15 09:24:00 Policy,  Thermal Power

China is holding back from building new coal-fired power plants to avoid risks of overcapacity and promote a clean energy mix. ...

China coal-fired power plant issues green bonds

2017-08-07 08:33:00 Thermal Power

A power producer in the city of Tianjin has issued "green bonds" worth 1 billion yuan ($150 million) to finance a 2,000-MW coal-fired...

Shaanxi Coal Sales &Transportation secures coal supply for local utilities

2017-08-03 08:30:00 Thermal Power

Shaanxi Coal Sales and Transportation Group, subsidiary of Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group, boosted coal supplies to power p...

Some India coal utilities may miss emission goals, risk shutdowns

2017-08-02 17:10:00 Policy,  International,  Thermal Power

About 7% of India's coal-fired power plants may never be able to comply with new environmental norms because they lack the space to i...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (Nov 20- Nov 24) 2017-11-24

China Oct thermal coal imports decline 6.28% on yr China imported 6.86 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal but lignite) in October, down 6.28% from th

2 China's LNG imports rise to second highest on record ahead of heating season 2017-11-24

China's imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in October nearly doubled from the same month a year ago to the second highest on record, according to customs data, as companies boosted imports of the

3 China coastal thermal coal market further strengthens as demand picks up 2017-11-24

Market sentiment has shifted from downbeat to upbeat in China's coastal thermal coal market, as demand continues to pick up while spot supply further tightens. Some cement plants in south

4 Chinese thermal power industry in large loss despite falling coal prices 2017-11-24

Many Chinese coal-fired power plants are suffering from large losses now, even though domestic coal prices are virtually heading downward. "We are losing money in both heating and power g

5 China Oct thermal coal imports decline 6.28% on yr 2017-11-24

China imported 6.86 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal but lignite) in October, down 6.28% from the preceding year and 32.88% month on month, showed the lates

6 Inner Mongolia thermal coal prices rising for 4 straight mths 2017-11-24

Thermal coal prices rose in northern China's Inner Mongolia for the fourth consecutive month in October, data showed from the regional price monitoring center. In October, thermal coal pr

7 Coke futures ascends in China amid upbeat sentiment 2017-11-24

China saw coke futures extend rally on the back of bullish outlook among producers, with those in Handan, Hebei having increased spot prices by 50 yuan/t. The most actively traded coke fu

8 China thermal coal futures dips 0.25pct; coking coal up 6.74pct 2017-11-24

The most-traded thermal coal for January delivery on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange was at 638.2 yuan/t on November 22, nudging down 0.25% on the day. The downturn in futures was

9 Shuozhou Oct raw coal production up 2.27% YoY 2017-11-23

Northern Shanxi province's Shouzhou city produced 12.91 million tonnes of raw coal in October, up 2.27% from a year ago but down 2.33% from a month ago, according to data of the local coal industry bu

10 Chinese major coal enterprises term contract supply will exceed 80% in 2018 2017-11-23

Chinese major coal enterprises will supply 80% of production to end users in form of mid- and long- contracts, said sources from 2018's China Coal Trade Conference. On November 2

Most Read News Stories

1 Beijing to replace coal with natural gas in heating this winter 2017-11-15

China's capital city of Beijing will replace coal with natural gas in heating in six urban districts this winter, with the last of four heating and power centers expected soon to go into operation, me

2 China NDRC to deepen pricing reforms in monopoly sectors 2017-11-13

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, will further deepen the pricing reform in monopoly industries, such as electric power, natural gas and railroads, as part

3 China coal glut threatens to create $90bn in 'stranded assets' 2017-11-14

China's rapid transition to renewable energy will lead to a surfeit of coal-fired power plants, leaving authorities struggling to dispose of coal infrastructure worth billions of dollars.

4 China renewable power generation will match coal by 2040, IEA 2017-11-15

By 2040, renewables will account for 40% of total power generation in China by 2020, while coal, which contributes about 67% of generation now, will fall to 40% over that period, predicted the Interna

5 China Oct power consumption up 5.0pct on yr, NEA 2017-11-15

China consumed 531.0 TWh of electricity in October, increasing 5.0% from the previous year but sliding 0.13% from September, showed data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on November 14.

6 Hebei to cut 26 Mtpa coal and 20 Mtpa steel capacity in 2018-2020 2017-11-13

China's major energy base Hebei plans to slash its coal production capacity by about 26 million tonnes to 70 million tonnes between 2018 and 2020, the provincial government said on its Twitter-like We

7 One killed, nine trapped over 48 hours in coal mine collapse in Liaoning 2017-11-14

One miner killed and another nine were trapped underground over 48 hours after part of a coal mine in northeastern China's Liaoning province collapsed on 2: 30 a.m. November 11, National Business Dail

8 Indonesia's Nov HBA thermal coal price up 12% YoY to $94.80/t 2017-11-17

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its November thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $94.80/t, up 11.67% year on year and 0.9% from October

9 China vows to stop renewable energy curtailment by 2020 2017-11-14

China will strive to reduce renewable power idling to a minimum by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on November 13. Power from wind, solar and hydro plants is

10 China natural gas demand to see huge growth this year 2017-11-15

China's natural gas consumption will increase this year on the back of continued policy backing from Beijing, as part of a broader clean-energy drive to replace coal with natural gas and other efforts

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1 China coal market supply loosen and prices stabilize, NDRC official 2017-11-17

Prices of thermal coal are stabilizing toward a more reasonable level, as supply has loosened up since October, thanks to various measures taken by the government and efforts made by relevant parties,

2 Is China's spot coal market rising up again? 2017-11-09

Coal prices rose silently last weekend in Yulin, Shaanxi province. On November 4, premium mixed coal prices were adjusted up by 10 yuan/t at Hanglaiwan mine; Shenshupan mine's slack coal prices also r

3 China coking coal market remains tepid on waning demand 2017-11-07

China's coking coal market remained tepid recently amid weakened demand from coking and steel industries, which were both ordered to cut production in a bid to improve air quality in the typical high-

4 Washed coking coal prices fall further across China 2017-11-08

Chinese domestic offer prices of washed coking coal have fallen in all production regions of the country after Shandong and Hebei reduced their prices this week. The price adjustment is d

5 China's NDRC maps out pricings for 2018 coal term contracts 2017-11-17

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently made clear of three pricing mechanisms for mid- and long-term contracts of power coal, in a bid to ensure supply and stabilize prices

6 Chinese coke producers bearish on near-term market amid worsened demand 2017-11-08

Chinese coke producers were depressed about the near-term market as steel mills were expected to buy less material when large-scale production restriction policy is to cover most northern steelmaking

7 Weekly China PCI coal market analysis and forecast 2017-11-13

The Chinese PCI coal market showed downward trend during the past week following similiar situation over one week ago. Key mines at Changzhi, Shanxi province lowered PCI prices by 70-100 yuan/t, af

8 China's supply-side structural reform, macroeconomic situation and forecast 2017-11-17

Macroeconomic situation under the context of supply side structural reform went rather well in China, Niu Li, director of Research Office at State Information Center, said during the 5th Global Ther

9 China six coastal power cos' coal stocks remain high 2017-11-17

Combined coal stocks held by China's six leading power generators in southern and eastern coastal areas have been above 12 million tonnes for over two weeks, indicating measures taken by the govern

10 Price cuts extend in China's key coal production regions 2017-11-17

Under massive pressure Chinese miners reduced thermal coal prices in "the Three West Regions" including Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, as utility buying interest saw little improvement.