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Oil rises on supply cut pledges and slow return of Gulf field

2019-12-26 09:20:05 General,  International,  Others

Oil prices rose on December 24 in thin pre-Christmas trading after Russia said cooperation with OPEC on supply cuts would continue an...

China Nov nickel ore imports from Indonesia surge ahead of export ban

2019-12-25 14:01:33 Others

China's monthly nickel ore imports from top miner Indonesia rose to a near six-year high in November although its overall intake fell...

Holiday Notice - National Day

2019-09-30 19:35:29 Others

Please kindly note that we will be on holidays from Tuesday October 1 to Monday October 7 for the National Day celebration. ...

China Aug cement production rises 5.1% YoY

2019-09-16 17:33:02 Production & Sales,  Others

China produced a total 210.18 million tonnes of cement in August, rising 5.1% year on year while keeping generally on par with July, ...

One LNG project comes online in China's Fuling shale gas field

2019-09-06 17:02:09 Others

The first phase of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project has been put into operation in the shale gas field of Fuling, southwestern p...

Shanxi's Luliang Jan-Jul power consumption up 11.4% on yr

2019-08-30 08:43:20 Others

Shanxi's Luliang consumed 12.27 TWh of electricity in the first seven years, up 11.4% year on year, showed data from Shanxi Bureau of...

China Jul CBM output up 21.9% YoY, NBS

2019-08-19 18:03:06 Production & Sales,  Others

China's coalbed methane (CBM) output surged 21.9% year on year in July, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). ...

China Jul power consumption up 2.7% YoY amid hot weather

2019-08-16 15:52:34 Others

China's power consumption increased 2.7% year on year in July as the mercury rose in hot summer, showed data from the National Energy...

5 killed, 2 trapped in SW China coal mine accident

2019-08-01 13:56:52 Others

Five people were killed in a coal mine accident in southwestern China's Guizhou province, local authorities said on August 1. ...

Coal consumption dips in China amid increasing use of non-fossil fuel

2019-08-01 10:40:48 Wind,  Nuclear,  Solar,  Others China

China's energy mix has continued to evolve, leading to the decreasing coal consumption in recent years. The share of tot...

Yanzhou Coal commercial coal production drops 3.11% in H1

2019-07-30 17:38:43 Production & Sales,  Methanol,  Others

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co., Ltd, the listed arm of Yankuang Group, produced 46.99 million tonnes of commercial coal in the first half of...

Japan's Kawasaki set to trial Australian hydrogen exports in 2020

2019-07-19 17:45:57 Company,  Environmental Protection,  Others

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries on July 19 began building facilities in Australia to liquefy and ship hydrogen, aiming to start exp...

Shanghai Jun power consumption down 3.6% YoY

2019-07-09 15:14:42 Others

Shanghai registered a 3.6% year-on-year decrease of power use in June, data showed. The hub consumed 12.22 TWh of electr...

Holiday Notice – May Day

2019-04-30 17:37:36 Others

Please kindly note that we will be on holiday from Wednesday May 1 to Saturday May 4 for the May Day, one of the major holidays in Ch...

China Feb factory activity shrinks for 3rd straight month, misses forecast

2019-02-28 10:23:49 Others

Factory activity in China shrank for the third straight month in February, with its official manufacturing gauge falling to a three-y...

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2 NW China city restores 75% of coal capacity, yet worries linger 2020-02-21

Yulin city, a major coal production city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, had restored 75% of its total coal production capacity as of February 18, according to a news briefing on the same da

3 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 21) 2020-02-21

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4 Expectations diverge on Chinese thermal coal market 2020-02-21

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5 Chinese seaborne import thermal coal suffers poor liquidity, prospect unclear 2020-02-21

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6 Active buying pushes up thermal coal prices in Shaanxi 2020-02-21

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7 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 20) 2020-02-20

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8 S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019 2020-02-20

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10 China Shenhua Jan commercial coal output up 14.2% on yr 2020-02-20

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1 Chinese coal traders hunt for short-term buys amid virus disruption 2020-02-12

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3 Over half of China's coal mines resume production, top planner 2020-02-12

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4 CHN Energy adjusts up Feb term contract coal prices, sources 2020-02-11

China's top coal producer CHN Energy, usually called Shenhua by Chinese coal industry insiders, increased its monthly contract thermal coal prices for February shipments, sources said. Th

5 MEC halts coal exports to China after border shut 2020-02-14

Mongolia Energy Corporation (MEC) said it had to suspend coal exports to China until early next month, as the government had decided to close all border crossings with China to prevent the novel coron

6 Mongolia shuts freight through border crossings on coronavirus fears 2020-02-11

Mongolia on February 9 announced to temporarily shut down road freight via border crossings with China on fears of the novel coronavirus epidemic, Mongolian media reported. The movement c

7 China thermal coal prices firm up in early-Feb, NBS 2020-02-14

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8 Weekly global coal market news summary (Feb 10-Feb 14) 2020-02-14

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Coal stock of China's largest north-to-south transfer port Qinhuangdao plummeted to a multi-year low, as inbound shipments were constrained over the Spring Festival holidays that were extended by the

4 Indonesian miners accelerate coal shipments despite virus fears 2020-02-10

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5 Australian thermal coal miners raise offers to Chinese buyers 2020-02-05

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6 Indonesian thermal coal hovers higher in Chinese import market 2020-02-06

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7 Coal burns of China's coastal utilities fall to record low amid weak industrial activity 2020-02-07

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China's coal imports in December slumped to the lowest level since 2014 at least, mainly as the country tightened control of customs clearance to rein in the whole-year import of foreign cargoes.

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10 Qinhuangdao coal prices continue to rise on supply woe 2020-02-05

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