Henan province in northern China planned to shed 38.66 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of coal production capacity over 2017-2018, said a notice jointly released by eight government departments on October 11.
Specifically, Henan Energy and Chemical Industry Group will slash 19.02 Mtpa of coal capacity between 2017 and 2018, while China Pingmei Shenma Group will shut 6.43 Mtpa of capacity.
Zhengzhou Coal Industry Group, Henan Coalbed Methane Development Co., Ltd and Shenhuo Group are expected to cut 7.99 Mtpa, 1.53 Mtpa and 2.1 Mtpa of coal capacity during the period.
Other local coal mines are about to slash 1.59 Mtpa of coal capacity.
The province will step up efforts to eliminate 13 kinds of outdated small-scale coal mines, including mines with approved capacity below 30,000 tonnes per annum and unsafe mines with capacity below 90,000 tonnes per annum, said the notice.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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