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CNOOC sells access to LNG terminal as China opens up energy market

2018-09-21 09:21:00 Gas

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has sold access to its Yuedong liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to state-owned Zhenhua O...

U.S. LNG boom threatened by new tariffs from China

2018-09-19 14:00:00 Policy,  International,  Gas

China's move to impose tariffs on U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) imperils the ability of a burgeoning industry to export the bounty...

China Jan-Aug gas output up 5.9% on yr

2018-09-14 18:06:00 Import & Export,  Gas

Above-sized natural gas enterprises in China produced 104 billion cubic meters of natural gas over January-August this year, increasi...

China to build Ghana LNG infrastructure

2018-09-13 11:16:00 Resource,  International,  Gas

Two Chinese companies are to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure for Ghana, which will resurrect the $350 million Tema t...

Russian gas megaproject to China close to completion

2018-09-12 10:25:00 Import & Export,  International,  Gas

Gazprom will soon complete its part of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline to China, the Russian company announced on the sidelines of ...

Qatargas agrees on 22-year LNG supply deal with China

2018-09-11 09:09:00 Import & Export,  International,  Gas

Qatargas said on September 10 that it had agreed on a 22-year deal with PetroChina International Co, a unit of PetroChina Co, to supp...

China Aug gas imports up 37.3pct YoY on surging demand

2018-09-10 18:00:00 Import & Export,  Gas

China saw its natural gas imports ramp up 37.3% on the year and 5.3% on the month to 7.77 million tonnes in August, showed customs da...

China eyes increase of gas supplies from Russia, Kazakhstan

2018-09-07 13:45:00 Import & Export,  International,  Gas

China intends to increase natural gas supplies from Russia and Kazakhstan in the near future, China News Service reported citing a re...

China LNG demand expected to climb 25% in 2018

2018-09-07 08:48:00 Gas

China's demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to grow by 20-25% in 2018 despite heightened trade tensions with the Unite...

China becomes 3rd largest consumer of natural gas worldwide

2018-09-06 08:46:00 Gas

China has become the third largest consumer of natural gas worldwide after posting the full-year consumption of 238.6 billion cubic m...

China issues guideline for steady development of natural gas sector

2018-09-06 08:30:00 Policy,  Gas

The State Council, China's cabinet, on September 5 issued a guideline promoting the coordinated and steady development of the natural...

Gas supply crunch will be a small possibility event this winter, NDRC

2018-09-05 17:23:00 Viewpoint,  Import & Export,  Gas

Although China's demand for natural gas hasn't been slowing this year, but it is less likely to repeat the gas crunch in the coming w...

China's CNPC to acquire majority stake in promising South Pars Iranian gas project

2018-09-05 08:31:00 International,  Gas

China will be replacing Total with an enlarged 80.1% stake in Phase II of a multibillion dollar South Pars project as French oil gian...

China LNG price down 2.2% in late-Aug, NBS

2018-09-04 16:03:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Gas

China's LNG price dropped by 2.2% from ten days ago to 4,193.4 yuan/t over August 21-31, showed data from the National Bureau of Stat...

Sinopec to increase LNG spot cargoes purchase, expand terminal capacity

2018-09-04 08:38:00 Company,  Gas

China's Sinopec Group announced a range of measures to shore up winter gas supplies including ramping up spot cargoes purchases, expa...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 21) 2018-09-21

Thermal coal Domestic market Prices of thermal coal were temporarily stable in Yulin city of Shaanxi province amid environmental checks; priced edged up in Shenmu and Fugu areas of t

2 Indonesian coal prices hold steady; trades tepid 2018-09-21

Indonesian thermal coal market held steady temporarily, after a small rise early this week due possibly to shipment restriction at Qinhuangdao port, the largest coal hub in northern China for shipment

3 Thermal coal prices diverge at N China ports 2018-09-21

Spot prices of thermal coal diverged at northern China ports, with a downturn occurring at Qinhuangdao compared to pickups at other transfer centers, sources said. Shipment restrictions a

4 Shipment curb at QHD port causes uproar in Chinese domestic coal market 2018-09-21

Shipment restriction at China's largest coal transferring port Qinhuangdao has made a great uproar in the coal market, and will continue to impact the market trend for quite a long time.

5 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 20) 2018-09-20

Thermal coal Domestic market Thermal coal prices were generally stable in northern China's Shanxi province, except a 10 yuan/t rise at several mines. Most producers basically held no s

6 Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Aug 2018-09-20

Profitability of Chinese coal mines strengthened in August from a month ago, showed monitoring data from industry portal on four major thermal coal fields and six leading coking coal fields

7 Tangshan to impose differentiated production curbs on steel mills in winter heating season 2018-09-20

Tangshan, China's largest steel hub based in Hebei province, will impose differentiated production restrictions on steel mills from October 1 to the end of March next year, the city government announc

8 China may not lift restriction on import coal in short run, traders 2018-09-20

China may not relax its import coal restriction in the near future, traders said, regarding recent market talks that China will add import quotas to southern and eastern ports. Market tal

9 Coal vessels need up to 20 days to get loaded at Qinhuangdao 2018-09-20

It takes as long as 20 days for vessels to load thermal coal at Qinhuangdao, one top transfer port of the fossil fuel in northern China's Hebei province, as authorities strengthened control over outfl

10 China's top 3 provinces contribute 68.4% of raw coal output in Jan-Aug 2018-09-20

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 68.42% of the country's total raw coal in January-August, up from 68.07% in January-June and 68.15% in January-July, showed data from the N

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1 Glencore returns to Japan coal talks scuppered by high prices 2018-09-17

Mining giant Glencore Plc and Japanese utilities have resumed thermal coal supply negotiations, restarting talks that fell apart earlier this year as prices hovered near a six-year high.

2 Germany's RWE says too early to exit coal in 2035 2018-09-17

German utility RWE, its works council and trade unions say they oppose plans to end coal-fired power generation in Germany around 2035, raising questions over a possible compromise between a governmen

3 Coal exports in Indonesia hobbled with miners facing constraints 2018-09-20

Coal exports from Indonesia will be restrained this year, which could frustrate a plan by the government to ease a burgeoning trade deficit while keeping prices elevated, according to an industry grou

4 Tangshan to impose differentiated production curbs on steel mills in winter heating season 2018-09-20

Tangshan, China's largest steel hub based in Hebei province, will impose differentiated production restrictions on steel mills from October 1 to the end of March next year, the city government announc

5 Henan Jan-Aug raw coal output up 2.72% on yr 2018-09-17

Central China's Henan province produced 72.3 million tonnes of raw coal over January-August this year, rising 2.72% year on year, showed data from Henan Administration of Coal Mine Safety released on

6 Global seaborne coal trade grows 4% in Jan-Aug 2018-09-18

Global coal shipments grew by 3.8% – or by 30.6 million tonnes – during the first eight months of the year to 835.5 million tonnes, shipbroker Arrow said on September 14, citing vessel tracking data.

7 Five S China provinces Jan-Aug power consumption up 10.2% on yr 2018-09-18

Power usage of the five provinces in South China – Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hainan – reached 759.5 TWh in the first eight months of 2018, climbing 10.2% from the year-ago level, said Ch

8 China's top 3 provinces contribute 68.4% of raw coal output in Jan-Aug 2018-09-20

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 68.42% of the country's total raw coal in January-August, up from 68.07% in January-June and 68.15% in January-July, showed data from the N

9 Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030 2018-09-18

Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp said on September 18 it would halve its net coal-fired power generating capacity of about 3 gigawatts in the current business year by 2030 to reduce its greenhouse

10 China coastal coal freights ascending as shipping demand up 2018-09-20

China coastal coal freight rates continued to ascend on a combination of increased shipping demand and congestions at Qinhuangdao port after outbound shipment was curbed for better air quality.

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1 High cost props up coal prices at N Chinese ports 2018-09-11

Chinese thermal coal market gained strength at the beginning of this week from stiff prices at production areas, which, plus transport fees, pushed coal prices up at northern ports. The m

2 More Mongolian coking coals flow into China, helping ease supply tightness 2018-09-12

Tightness of coking coal supply in China, caused mainly by strengthened environment-related production restrictions, is expected to get eased moderately with increased arrivals of Mongolian coal follo

3 China import thermal coal prices steadily rise to track domestic upturn 2018-09-10

Prices of import thermal coal offered to Chinese buyers continued to inch up late last week, aligning with recent upturns in China's domestic market. The uptick seen in Indonesian coal wa

4 China import thermal coal market still lacks upbeat momentum 2018-09-11

Not many deals were concluded for import thermal coal at the beginning of this week, said market sources in China, on a lack of support from the demand side. "Recent import market just sh

5 Chinese thermal coal stays range-bound; demand bounces back 2018-09-10

Chinese spot thermal coal market has moved in a narrowed range for nearly two weeks, with both sellers and buyers keeping the price wrestling but failing to tip the balance. By September

6 China's coal imports likely to hit 4-yr high at around 300 Mt in 2018 2018-09-12

China's coal import volume is very likely to reach a four-year high of 300 million tonnes or so this year, market observers have anticipated. The latest customs data that showed China imp

7 Rising demand paints a rosy picture for China's thermal coal market 2018-09-11

Coal miners in main-producing areas of China are optimistic about thermal coal market in the future, as demand continues to increase. Currently, lump coal prices kept climbing up in Ordos

8 QHD coal stocks rise amid restrictions on outbound shipment 2018-09-18

Coal stocks at China's leading transfer port of Qinhuangdao edged higher, as outbound shipment has been limited by local government authorities for environmental purpose, traders said. Da

9 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-09-11

The sixth price hike of 100 yuan/t proposed by leading coke producers in Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong has been accepted by many steel mills in Hebei and Shandong, taking the total increase to 600-650

10 China thermal coal prices tick up; bumpy trend to continue 2018-09-12

China's thermal coal prices picked up from previous falls, but the whole market was still clouded with mixed sentiments, indicating a fluctuating trend in the future. In general, co