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China coal-fired power investment down 25.4% YoY in Jan-Oct

2020-11-25 11:32:20 Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Nuclear

China's investment in coal-fired power stood at 37.7 billion yuan ($5.73 bln) over January-October, falling 25.4% compared with the y...

Ningxia Oct raw coal output rises 21.3% on yr

2020-11-24 10:29:38 Production & Sales,  Thermal Coal,  Thermal Power

Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China produced 7.43 million tonnes of raw coal in October, rising 21.3% from the year p...

India's solar and wind power costs will be comparable to coal power by 2025

2020-11-20 16:19:10 General,  International,  Thermal Power

The cost of solar and wind power generation in India may become more competitive than coal-fired power in 2025-2030, Moody's Investor...

China Oct power output increases 4.6% YoY

2020-11-16 11:58:08 Thermal Power,  Hydropower,  Wind,  Solar

China's power generation in October hit 609.4 TWh, an increase of 4.6% year on year, compared with a growth of 5.3% in the month prio...

Zhejiang Sep power consumption up 6.6% YoY

2020-11-02 14:25:16 Resource,  Thermal Power

Zhejiang province in eastern China consumed 44.1 TWh of electricity in September, rising 6.6% from the preceding year, local authorit...

China's Sep thermal power output sees marked MoM decline

2020-10-29 13:40:40 Production & Sales,  Thermal Power

China's thermal power generation logged a 0.2% rise year on year but 17.03% reduction from a month ago to 422.3 TWh in September, sho...

CHN Energy becomes largest Chinese power investor in Indonesia

2020-10-28 13:46:45 Company,  Thermal Power

China National Energy Investment Group (CHN Energy), the leading coal and power producer in the country, has invested more than $3 bi...

Jilin Electric Power says no impact from Australian coal import curbs

2020-10-21 15:21:57 Company,  Import & Export,  Thermal Power

Jilin Electric Power Co., Ltd., one major supplier of electricity and heating in Jilin province, said recently that restrictions on A...

Chongqing uses 10.68 Mt thermal coal over Jan-Sep, down 17.9% YoY

2020-10-20 17:17:31 Production & Sales,  Thermal Coal,  Thermal Power

Chongqing's thermal coal consumption totaled 10.68 million tonnes in the first nine months this year, dropping 17.9% year on year, sh...

Japan's power giant to close all inefficient coal power plants by 2030

2020-10-15 08:53:59 International,  Thermal Power

JERA, Japan's largest power producer, will close all of its inefficient coal-fired power plants in Japan by 2030, said the company la...

GE plans to exit coal power market

2020-09-23 08:57:31 Company,  Thermal Power

General Electric announced its farewell to the coal-fired power market. The company, one world's largest coal power plan...

Poland Aug power output down 5%, coal production down 9% YoY

2020-09-21 09:39:05 Policy,  International,  Thermal Power

Poland's net power generation fell by 4.9% year on year to 12.12 TWh in August, primarily due to a 9.2% year-on-year drop in hard coa...

India's coal-fired power generation up 9.4% on recovering industrial activity

2020-09-17 10:55:50 Production & Sales,  International,  Thermal Power

India's coal-fired power generation grew by 9.4% year on year in the first half of September, thanks to recovering industrial activit...

China to build 1st GW-level lignite power plant in Inner Mongolia

2020-09-11 14:44:58 Policy,  Production & Sales,  Thermal Power

Xuzhou Coal Mining Group is set to build a lignite-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia, after the Wulagai 2X1 GW project was official...

Zhejiang to cap Sep-Nov coal usage at utilities to meet 2020 target

2020-09-10 13:31:46 Thermal Power

Zhejiang province in eastern China plans to cap thermal coal consumption at major coal-fired power plants over September-November in ...

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1 China's domestic thermal coal prices edge higher 2020-11-26

Offer prices of spot thermal coal continued to increase at China's northern ports, backed by new deals sealed with higher prices a day earlier, sources said. A Jiangsu-based power plant o

2 Chinese coking coal prices sustain rally amid supply tightness 2020-11-26

Chinese domestic coking coal market continued to move higher amid ongoing supply shortage. On November 26, Fenwei CCI assessed Shanxi premium hard coking coal at 1,463 yuan/t, up 12 yuan/

3 Russia thermal coal squeezing Indonesia's market share in Asia 2020-11-26

Russia is likely to further squeeze market share of Indonesia, a traditional thermal coal supplier, in main Asian countries like China in the future. China's import of thermal coal (excl.

4 China inks a $1.5bn thermal coal import deal with Indonesia 2020-11-26

China will buy $1.457 billion worth of thermal coal from Indonesia in 2021, according to a trade deal signed between the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) and China Coal Transport and Distribu

5 China's Oct coal imports hit a new low this yr 2020-11-26

China's coal imports in October hit a new low of 13.73 million tonnes within this year, which plunged by 46.56% year on year and declined 26.5% from September, according to data from the General Admin

6 China's thermal coal prices continue uptrend on trades 2020-11-25

Spot thermal coal prices continued to rise on November 24 at China's northern ports due to fresh trades clinched at higher prices. A cargo of 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal changed hands

7 Mongolian coking coal arrivals to China tumble as more cases confirmed 2020-11-25

Mongolian coking coal imports have plummeted sharply this week, as anti-pandemic measures further tightened with more COVID-19 cases were confirmed. Sources said the number of trucks ente

8 China's seaborne import thermal coal market brisk 2020-11-25

Trading activity stayed brisk in China's seaborne import thermal coal market, with strong appetite for late November/December-laycan cargoes to use fresh import quotas within the year. Th

9 China Oct thermal coal imports slump 58.02% YoY 2020-11-25

China imported 4.84 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coals but excluding lignite) in October, slumping 58.02% year on year and 41.19% month on month, showed the

10 China approves 4 new coal projects in Xinjiang 2020-11-25

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) greenlit four new coal mine projects in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, according to a document issued on November 24. The four coal mines,

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1 Indonesia Oct coal exports hit 6-mth high 2020-11-19

Indonesia exported a total 28.02 million tonnes of coal in October, slumping 30.47% from the same month a year ago, but rising 14.67% month on month, which hit a new high since May, 2020, according to

2 NDRC official rules out sustained rally in coal prices over winter 2020-11-17

Domestic prices of coal as well as natural gas don't have the basis for sustained sharp rises in the winter heating period, Economic Daily reported, citing a senior official of China's state economic

3 China's Oct raw coal production up 1.4% on yr, NBS 2020-11-16

China's raw coal production ticked up 1.4% year on year to 336.63 million tonnes in October, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on November 16. The output increased

4 Vietnam Oct coal import down 4.07% on mth 2020-11-16

Vietnam's coal import hit an eight-month low in October with 3.72 million tonnes, falling 11.87% from a year ago and 4.07% from September, showed preliminary data from the Vietnam customs authority.

5 China Oct power output increases 4.6% YoY 2020-11-16

China's power generation in October hit 609.4 TWh, an increase of 4.6% year on year, compared with a growth of 5.3% in the month prior, according to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statist

6 Newcastle coal terminal recovering after 'abnormal' storm 2020-11-18

Workers are still dealing with the trail of destruction at Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) terminal, after a severe thunderstorm slashed Newcastle. The NCIG terminal, one of th

7 China faces Mongolian coal import shortage as coronavirus spreads 2020-11-24

Shipments of Mongolian coking coal to China have been challenged as a second wave of COVID-19 virus appeared in the landlocked country that has triggered strict measures on China's border administrati

8 China railway in all-out effort to ensure coal supply for winter heating 2020-11-16

China State Railway Group has embarked on a 60-day campaign to ensure coal supply in the winter heating season starting from November in the northern region, state media reported. H

9 Taiwan power generators' coal consumption down 6.62% MoM in Sep 2020-11-16

Coal consumption of power generators in Taiwan fell 6.62% month on month but rose 12.77% year on year to 3.48 million tonnes in September, showed data from the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic A

10 Russia plans to reduce Dec coal export quotas to Far East region 2020-11-20

Russia's Industry and Energy Ministry plans to reduce December coal export quotas from Kuzbass to Far Eastern ports and China-Russia railway border crossings, and quotas from Kemerovo to Far Eastern r

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices climb after new quotas grant to coastal provinces 2020-11-19

Indonesian thermal coal prices edged up in the Chinese seaborne import market on news that some coastal provinces had received new import quotas for this year. Southeast China's Guangdong

2 China's Q4 coking coal import from Mongolia will be flat from Q3 2020-11-13

China's imports of Mongolian coking coal in fourth quarter will be stable from the third quarter, and imported coal prices are expected to rise further, said Li Xinyu, analyst with China Aluminum Inte

3 Thermal coal outlook improves as state planner's price cap effect may be limited 2020-11-13

Outlook for China's spot thermal coal market improved slightly late this week, as the top state planner's price-capping measures are expected to have limited impact on coal prices. The Na

4 Chinese thermal coal liquidity slows down; seaborne trades taper off 2020-11-09

Chinese spot thermal coal liquidity slowed down at northern transfer ports at the beginning of this week, owing to downstream buyers' thick wait-and-see sentiment in the wake of uncertain future trend

5 China's met coke prices continue to rise, supporting coking coal prices 2020-11-10

Some metallurgical coke producers in Shanxi, Hebei and Shandong proposed to raise coke prices by another 50 yuan/t on November 10, marking the start of the seventh price hike. This was st

6 Chinese buyers seeking alternatives to Australian thermal coal 2020-11-16

Chinese buyers are looking to diversify import sources of seaborne thermal coal after Australian thermal coal was restricted. Shipments from South Africa and Colombia have been heard in the market.

7 China's thermal coal prices start to fall as supply policy shows effect 2020-11-10

China's domestic thermal coal prices have showed downward sign on the back of government policy to ensure sufficient supply over this winter. Coal stocks have begun to pick up at northern

8 China to see thermal coal prices move downward, met coal still strong in 2021 2020-11-13

China's thermal coal market is likely to further head down in 2021 following a greatly fluctuating curve this year, while coking coal prices may remain strong, predicted Feng Dongbin, senior analyst w

9 Guangdong gains new seaborne coal import quotas, sources 2020-11-18

Southeastern China's Guangdong province received additional import quotas of seaborne thermal coal for the rest of this year, sources familiar with the matter said on November 18. A sourc

10 Chinese utilities expected to buy spot thermal coal, fueling optimism 2020-11-16

Chinese coal-fired power plants are expected to replenish stocks of thermal coal from the spot market, alongside the fading role of hydropower amid cooler weather and increasing demand for thermal pow