China's steel city imposes further production cuts on smog forecast

sxcoal.com Policy,  Environmental Protection 2018-04-17 09:08:00

China's leading steel hub Tangshan city imposed a series of emergency measures from April 15 to fight against air pollution expected to blanket the city and the surrounding Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area.

 

The expected smog, a heavier pollution process than in previous years, was expected from April 16 to 20, warned the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

 

The emergency measures put into place this week will see current sintering capacity cut by 50% in order to curb smog build-up. Early in March, the city is already cutting production by 10-15% in non-heating season (from March 16 to November 15).

 

"The forecast pollution has not reached a level for us to issue a smog alert," said an anonymous Tangshan official. "But we asked the industrial plants to cut emissions in advance to help reduce pollution when it arrives."

 

Local coking plants were ordered to extend coking time to 36 hours, about 40-50% capacity curb. The local government also temporarily halted foundry factories and limekilns during the smog process.

 

Trucks were also forbidden in and out plants in steel, coking, nonferrous metal, power, chemical among other heavy industries.

 

Tangshan steel mills were earlier forced to shut down for as long as a week at the end of March, and executives said production curbs are the new normal.


(Writing by Alex Guo  Editing by Harry Huo)
For any questions, please contact us by inqury@fwenergy.com or +86-351-7219322.

Share this article
Connect with us

Editors Recommendations

1 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 16) 2018-07-16

Domestic market Coal sales remained poor in Yulin city late last week, Shaanxi province, with inventory shoring up and prices down about 10-20 yuan/t. In Ordos, Inner Mongolia, sales also tu

2 China H1 coal output rises 3.9% on yr 2018-07-16

China produced 1.697 billion tonnes of raw coal in the first half year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics on July 16, up 3.9% compared with the same period last year.

3 Coal India expects 322 mln T from ongoing projects in FY2018-19 2018-07-16

Coal India Ltd on July 14 said as many as 119 major ongoing coal projects are expected to contribute about 322 million tonnes to its estimated production in the current fiscal. Among ongoing projects,

4 China Coal Jun polyethylene output jumps 86.7% on yr 2018-07-16

China Coal Energy Co., Ltd, the listed arm of China National Coal Group, produced 56,000 tonnes of polyethylene (PE) in June, jumping 86.7% year on year, said the company in a statement on July 13.

5 Chinese domestic thermal coal prices down further as weak demand bites 2018-07-16

Affected by weakening demand, China's domestic thermal coal prices suffered another 5 yuan/t drop late last week, following a similar decline a day earlier, as utilities buyers were not interested in

6 China ports' import restriction continues to dent thermal coal deals 2018-07-16

Chinese buyers' purchase for import thermal coal remained sluggish on the whole, as import restriction continued to curb inflows at some ports, in addition to reluctance of utilities to buy from overs

7 As China's H2 GDP growth looks set to cool, trade battle looms as biggest risk 2018-07-16

China is expected to report a modest slowdown in second-quarter economic growth on July 16, as the government's efforts to tackle debt risks crimp activity and a trade war with the United States threa

8 China H1 power generation increases 8.3% on yr, NBS 2018-07-16

China generated a total 3,194.5 TWh of electricity in the first half of this year, a year-on-year rise of 8.3%, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on July 16. Output

9 China's top steel city curbs heavy industry output for five days on smog alert 2018-07-16

China's top steelmaking city, Tangshan, has ordered steel mills to shut sintering plants and asked that coke and cement factories curb output for five days due to forecasts of heavy smog over the week

10 China posts marked rise in rail coal shipment this yr 2018-07-16

China logged an accelerated growth of rail coal shipment after the central government ordered major production regions and railway authorities to boost coal delivery to secure supply and stabilize pri

Most Read Articles

1 Indonesian coal ships stranded after regulating policy introduces 2018-07-10

Traders with old Tanda Registrasi and associated Ekspor Terdaftar licences to export coal since July 1, 2018 have been forbidden to do so, according to Wood Mackenzie. "Market rumours sug

2 China June power coal price index up 2.56% MoM 2018-07-12

China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal increased 2.56% month on month to 528.57 yuan/t in June, rebounding from three-month falls, and 7.67% higher from a year ago, showed data

3 China import coal trades below expectations; offer prices mixed 2018-07-09

Few trades were heard clinched on import coal for China, with most cargoes in the hand of traders who gave varied offer prices. Low-CV Indonesian coal of 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR was offered at

4 Rising supply, trade tensions expected to depress iron-ore market 2018-07-09

Iron ore is starting to buckle after a series of warnings that prices are set to drop as global supply rises, and as investors fret about the potential impact of escalating trade tensions between the

5 High offers crimp Chinese thermal coal import trades 2018-07-10

China's import trades of thermal coal remain tepid as foreign offers keep at a high level, even after Chinese yuan started to strengthen. Coal prices have been stable in recent days, said

6 China coastal coal freights rebound as demand from utilities climbs 2018-07-09

China's coastal coal freight rates started to rebound in recent days, as shipping demand showed signs of recovery from utilities which saw rising coal burns amid hot days. Noticing that t

7 Indonesian low-CV thermal coal prices firm amid supply shortage 2018-07-12

Coal supply from Indonesia, the world's top thermal coal exporter encountered a slowdown recently, due to continuously rainy weather, supporting prices of the power generation material to stay firm.

8 CHN Energy slashes Jul-term contract coal prices, sources 2018-07-11

China Energy Investment Group, also known as CHN Energy, has reduced its monthly contract prices of thermal coal for July delivery, market sources said. The coal giant asked its subsidiar

9 Shanghai steel firm as China capacity cuts outweigh tariff woes 2018-07-09

Chinese steel prices recovered from early losses to trade firmer on July 6 as Beijing's efforts to cut production capacity as part of its pollution fight have countered concerns over U.S. tariffs on $

10 N China ports see stable thermal coal prices after declines 2018-07-09

Northern China ports saw thermal coal prices stabilize late last week after a fortnight of weakening, thanks to slightly recovered purchase from power plants. Noting strengthening spot ma