Authorities in Shenmu city, Shaanxi province required all the coal mines with coal capacity below 0.6 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to sell coal only within scheduled time, effective August 10, said the municipal Energy Bureau in a notice.
These less productive mines will be allowed to sell coal only from 8:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. in summer and autumn and from 9:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m. in winter and spring, said the notice.
Meanwhile, local authorities also encouraged coal mines with coal capacity at and above 0.9 Mtpa to implement the same limited-time sales, according to the notice.
Mines that need to prolong sales time to fulfill contract supplies should submit applications to the municipal Coal Transport and Distribution Station.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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