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China natural gas output rises fast; imports slow

2017-10-20 08:53:00 Import & Export,  Production & Sales,  Others

China's natural gas production has been rising swiftly this year, boosted mainly by robust demand for clean energies. Th...

China's first commercial shale gas well produces 100 mln cu m

2017-10-11 14:43:00 Production & Sales,  Others

The 1HF well in Fuling of Chongqing, China's first commercial exploited shale gas well, saw its output exceed 100 million cubic met...

Jiangxi Jan-Aug steel industry profit at 10.5 bln yuan

2017-10-11 10:05:00 Price,  Steel Products,  Others

Eastern China's Jiangxi province saw the profit in steel industry soar 90% year on year to 10.5 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) from J...

China's geothermal energy use to reach 70 mln T coal equivalent by 2020

2017-10-10 14:30:00 Others

China is expected to see geothermal energy consumption grow to 70 million tonnes of coal equivalent by 2020 and geothermal energy u...

Shenyang aims to ban "San Mei" by end-2017

2017-10-10 11:06:00 Others

Shenyang city of China's northeastern Liaoning province will ban use of "San Mei" within its third ring road by the end of this yea...

China Aug methanol imports down 11.12% on yr

2017-09-29 11:51:00 Production & Sales,  Others

China imported 696,000 tonnes of methanol in August, down 11.12% from a year ago and 20.03% from the month prior, showed the latest d...

China coal industry Jan-Aug profit surges 10.5 times on yr

2017-09-27 14:56:00 Others

China's above-sized enterprises in mining and washing industry witnessed their profits soar 955.4% from a year ago to 200.11 billio...

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...

China Aug natural gas output up 11.7% on yr

2017-09-15 15:04:00 Cost & Profit,  Others

China extracted 11.95 billion cubic meters of natural gas in August, up 11.7% from a year ago, showed data from the National Bureau o...

China's non-fossil fuels account for 13.3% of primary energy mix

2017-09-08 15:27:00 Nuclear,  Others

The share of China's non-fossil fuels had reached 13.3% of the primary energy mix in 2016, said Zhang Yong, vice director of the Nati...

China Aug steel PMI rises to 16-mth high

2017-09-01 08:36:00 Others

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the steel sector rose to a 16-month high of 57.2 in August, reflecting high levels of pr...

China Aug official manufacturing PMI rises to 51.7

2017-08-31 16:19:00 Others

China's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 51.7 in August, up from 51.4 in July, the National Bureau ...

China becomes world's top three shale gas producer

2017-08-31 08:33:00 Others

China has become the world's third largest shale gas producer after the US and Canada, delivering an output of 7.88 billion cubic met...

China Jul PPI up 5.5pct on yr

2017-08-09 10:31:00 Others

China's producer price index rose 5.5% from a year earlier and up 0.2% from a month ago in July, showed data released by the statisti...

Hebei Jul PMI for steel sector down to 54.4

2017-08-01 11:47:00 Others

Hebei, China's top steel producing province, saw its Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for steel sector fell from June's 56.7 to 54.4 ...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Oct 16-Oct 20) 2017-10-20

U.S. H1 coal production fell after increasing in late 2016 U.S. coal production averaged 192 million short tonnes per quarter in the first half of 2017, a slight decrease from the second half

2 Huadian Power Int. 3Qs power generation up 2.43% on yr 2017-10-20

Hong Kong-listed Huadian Power International Corporation, one of largest power generators in China, produced 142.65 TWh of power in the first three quarters of this year, up about 2.43% year on year,

3 NDRC urges to expand production of CBM, shale gas and coal-based gas 2017-10-20

The National Development and Reform Commission urged provinces and large state-owned energy enterprises to produce clean gases as much as possible to ensure energy supply in the coming winter heating

4 China power companies going green for blue skies, energy sector delegates say 2017-10-20

Major companies in the power-generation sector, including coal, have taken measures to lower pollution from consumption and mining, party delegates to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party

5 NDRC gives nod to China Coal's two coal mine projects 2017-10-20

China Coal Energy Co., Ltd., the listed arm of China National Coal Group, has recently received approval to build two coal mines and associated washing plants in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, with annual cap

6 Indonesian miners keep thermal coal prices steady 2017-10-19

Indonesian miners continued to keep their offer prices steady for thermal coal, despite a lack of buying interest from Chinese buyers. A wait-and-see sentiment has dominated the market re

7 PetroChina shale gas output over 200 mln cu m 2017-10-19

PetroChina Southwest Oil & Gasfield Company has produced over 200 million cubic meters of shale gas by October 18 this year, increasing 160 million cu m from a year ago, the company said on the sa

8 China Sep raw coal output up 7.6% on yr 2017-10-19

China produced 298.12 million tonnes of raw coal in September, up 7.6% year on year and 2.53% month on month, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on October 19. During the

9 More Shanxi coal mines halt production amid national congress 2017-10-19

More coal mines, mostly producing coking coal, halted production in Shanxi in the wake of ongoing 19th CPC National Congress, local sources said. Following those suspended in Linfen

10 Higher seaborne freight dampens Chinese interest in overseas coal 2017-10-18

Chinese buying interest of overseas thermal coal was further hit by the recent surge in freight rates from Australia to southern China ports. Shipping sources said freight rate of Capesiz

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1 China makes great progress in switch from coal to power heating 2017-10-16

China has made great progress in switching to electricity from coal for winter heating in northern part of the country, part of the government's efforts to tackle the long-standing air pollution issue

2 Mongolia coal exports cool as China border issue creates a bottleneck 2017-10-17

Mongolia's coal exports, which have helped lift its slow-growing economy this year, are losing steam, according to trade data. In the first nine months of the year, exports earned $1.73 b

3 Weekly global coal market news summary (Oct 9-Oct 13) 2017-10-16

Glencore, Japan's Tohoku Electric set annual coal price at $94.75/t Glencore Plc and Tohoku Electric Power Co have settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for October 2017-September 2

4 China steel and raw materials futures retreat after smog-driven rally 2017-10-19

Prices of steel and its raw materials futures pulled back on October 17, after recent gains that were fuelled by steel production cuts in top producer China that are part of Beijing's anti-pollution c

5 State power companies in India seek coal imports to tide over supply crisis 2017-10-16

Some state-owned power producers, who had stopped imports, are now looking at importing coal at a time when the Centre's focus is on reducing imports and eventually bringing it down to zero, Economic

6 Rio Tinto reports thermal coal production drop in Q3 2017-10-18

Rio Tinto has seen thermal coal production decline in the third quarter after the sale of its Coal & Allied business, the miner said on October 17, while lowering its output guidance for 2017.

7 CIL's production growth at 13% in Oct so far 2017-10-17

Coal India (CIL) has achieved production growth of 13% in the current month so far, PTI reported on October 13, citing India government as said. "The Minister (Coal Minister Piyush Goyal)

8 Weekly China coal market news summary (Oct 16-Oct 20) 2017-10-20

China Sep raw coal output up 7.6% on yr China produced 298.12 million tonnes of raw coal in September, up 7.6% year on year and 2.53% month on month, showed data from the National Bureau of Stat

9 U.S. H1 coal production fell after increasing in late 2016 2017-10-18

U.S. coal production averaged 192 million short tonnes per quarter in the first half of 2017, a slight decrease from the second half of 2016 but still above levels reached in the first half of 2016, a

10 South32 restarts Appin following broader Illawarra review 2017-10-16

Diversified miner South32 will restart production at its Appin mine, in New South Wales, following a review into its Illawarra metallurgical coal operating systems and processes. The comp

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1 China's red-hot coal market may fall to reasonable level 2017-10-11

China's red-hot coal market is expected to fall to a more reasonable level with the improving supply-demand structure in the future, analysts said. Many large producers including Sh

2 Chinese thermal coal market stabilizes on multiple factors 2017-10-18

China's domestic thermal coal market is evolving toward a more reasonable outlook that is acceptable to regulators without hurting interests of both miners and utilities, thanks to series of measures

3 Shanxi coal mines halt production on eve of national congress 2017-10-17

Some metallurgical coal mines have suspended production in northern China's Shanxi province from October 17 in the wake of China's quinquennial political gatherings this week, local sources confirmed.

4 China Thermal Coal Market Analysis and Forecast (Oct 2017) 2017-10-11

China's thermal coal prices beat market expectations to hit new highs in production areas and ports in the typically dull September, as utilities rushed into pre-winter restocking in advance, and outp

5 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 17) 2017-10-17

Thermal coal Domestic market Coal mines at main production bases reported curbed output amid safety inspections prior to the 19th CPC National Congress. More mines halted production in nor

6 China's seaborne import thermal trades remain thin on firm offers 2017-10-17

Seaborne thermal coal trades were seen sparse in Chinese import market these days. Traders were generally reluctant to take positions as foreign offers remained high at pre-holiday levels.

7 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 16) 2017-10-16

Thermal coal Domestic market Thermal coal prices were on the decline in Yuyang district of Shaanxi, with some mines cutting prices for three times amid tepid sales. Shenmu and Fugu in Shaa

8 China Coke Market Analysis and Forecast (Oct 2017) 2017-10-09

Coke prices surged across China in the first half of September, supported by lower operation rate of coking plants under environmental clear-up. Prices started moving downward late the month after a b

9 Seaborne thermal coal prices solid after Chinese holidays 2017-10-10

Transactions at China's seaborne thermal coal market remained lackluster after the eight-day Chinese National and Mid-autumn holidays. A wait-and-see sentiment dominated the market, though more inquir

10 China Coal Daily Track (Oct 12) 2017-10-12

Thermal coal Domestic market China's thermal coal market was relatively stable at main production bases with small fluctuation. In Ordos, Inner Mongolia, prices of slack coal