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CNPC's natural gas supply rises 15pct on yr by Apr

2018-05-22 09:51:00 Company,  Gas

China National Petroleum Corp's natural gas supply has risen over 15% from a year ago by April amid robust growth in demand, said the...

China to import more gas from US

2018-05-22 08:43:00 Gas

China's natural gas imports, which currently account for more than 30% of domestic consumption, will continue to rise and boost Sino-...

ENN seeks commissioning cargo for China's first private LNG import terminal

2018-05-18 08:42:00 Gas

Chinese gas distributor ENN is seeking a commissioning cargo for the country's first privately owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) impo...

Chongqing Oil and Gas Exchange sold pipeline gas in debut trading

2018-05-17 08:38:00 Gas

About 28 million cubic metres of pipeline gas for delivery at the end of May was sold to 56 city gas distributors of city gas during ...

China Apr natural gas output up 6.3% YoY

2018-05-15 13:44:00 General,  Import & Export,  Production & Sales,  Gas

China's natural gas production kept high at 12.89 billion cubic meters in April, growing 6.3% year on year, 5.9 percentage points m...

LNG imports become hot business

2018-05-15 09:16:00 General,  Gas

China's growing appetite for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, is set to change the market pattern as the country's energy majors rush t...

PetroChina targets 4.3 bcm gas output in 2018 at China's largest oil field

2018-05-10 15:36:00 Company,  Production & Sales,  Gas

PetroChina said on May 10 it aims to produce 4.3 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas in 2018 from its Daqing oil field, China's...

China Apr natural gas imports up 34.21pct on yr, GAC

2018-05-10 15:22:00 Import & Export,  Gas

China's imports of natural gas reached 6.818 million tonnes in April, up 34.21% on the year and 14.38% on the month, showed data rele...

China's natural gas usage may reach 260 b cm in 2018

2018-05-08 08:25:00 Gas

China's natural gas consumption is forecast to grow 10.5% from the year prior to 260 billion cubic meters (b cm) in 2018, said Duan Z...

China stockpiles natural gas on painful memory of shortage

2018-05-02 08:45:00 Gas

China will expand its natural gas reserves to prevent a repeat of last winter's crippling shortage that froze the nation's economy. ...

China state gas producers must sign supply contracts by end-April, NDRC

2018-04-28 08:25:00 Gas

China's state-run natural gas producers are required to sign supply contracts with major users by the end of this month, an official ...

Strong LNG demand, led by Asia, may be able to absorb new supply: executives

2018-04-26 08:30:00 International,  Gas

Last year's strong demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), led by Asia's major economies, is expected to continue this year and shoul...

Chinese gas consumption up 10% in Q1

2018-04-25 08:45:00 Gas

China's gas consumption increased by 9.8% year on year to 71.2 billion cubic metres in the first three months of 2018, Li Fulong, dir...

China unlikely to repeat LNG import surge this winter: Unipec

2018-04-25 08:32:00 Import & Export,  Gas

China is unlikely to see a repeat surge in liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports this coming winter as the world's largest energy consu...

China Q1 natural gas imports climb 37.3pct on yr

2018-04-23 17:04:00 Import & Export,  Gas

China imported 20.61 million tonnes of natural gas in the first quarter this year, surging 37.3% from the year-ago level, showed data...

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1 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-05-22

Two price increases were seen in China's coke market last week, with a 50 yuan/t hike at the beginning and another 100 yuan/t late the week. By far this month, coke prices have risen by a total of

2 China to import more gas from US 2018-05-22

China's natural gas imports, which currently account for more than 30% of domestic consumption, will continue to rise and boost Sino-US energy trade while changing the global market pattern, experts s

3 Chinese traders concerned about policy risks on domestic thermal coal price 2018-05-21

Chinese traders are worried that the red-hot domestic thermal coal market may cool down abruptly as signs have shown, according to market sources based at northern ports. A trader in Hebe

4 Weekly China coal market news summary (May 14 – May 18) 2018-05-18

China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less

5 Shanxi coking coal market steady, some grades firm up 2018-05-18

Coking coal market remained stable in China's coal-rich Shanxi province at present, while some coal types seemed to have firmed up in some regions of the province, said market sources. Co

6 Chinese traders wary of thermal coal imports on high prices 2018-05-18

Chinese traders became more wary of thermal coal purchase from overseas market, sources said, as wide spread between offers and bids impeded trades and raised more concerns about the import market.

7 Big adjustments looming in China coal transport layout 2018-05-18

China's coal transport structure is set to undergo great changes, especially for destinations in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in the north, as the country fights a battle against air pollution.

8 China's Hebei province to remove some solar subsidies next year 2018-05-18

China's northern Hebei province will phase out subsidies paid to some newly-built solar power plants from January next year, an official from the local pricing bureau told Reuters on May 17, part of

9 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

10 Chinese authorities may ease coal import limits to curb growing prices, sources 2018-05-17

Chinese authorities are studying over preferential policies for coal imports directly supplying to utilities, Economic Information Daily reported recently, citing sources that familiar with the inform

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1 China to adopt multi-measures to bring coal prices back to rational, NDRC 2018-05-21

China will take a series of measures to bring down coal prices to reasonable levels, because the recent rally is not supported by market fundamentals, state media reported, citing officials from the N

2 China Apr raw coal output up 4.1pct YoY, NBS 2018-05-15

China produced 293.3 million tonnes of raw coal in April, an increase of 4.1% year on year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 15. Over January-April, raw coa

3 N Korea intends to export coal to China after a diplomatic breakthrough with US 2018-05-16

Some North Korean traders were offering low-price coal to Chinese traders and have stored up a number of cargoes at North Korean ports, expecting to deliver them over the border when a diplomatic brea

4 India's thermal coal imports rise over 15% in Q1 2018-05-14

India's thermal coal imports rose by more than 15% in the first three months of 2018, with Indonesia accounting for about three-fifths of total supplies, according to vessel arrival data from Dubai-ba

5 China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr 2018-05-15

China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less strict in banning import coal following continuous price r

6 As temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on May 16 as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand f

7 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

8 China Shenhua Apr commercial coal output down 2% YoY 2018-05-16

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, a listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 24 million tonnes of commercial coal in April, dropping 2% year on year and 4.38% month on m

9 Dalian iron ore, coking coal hit multi-week highs on strong demand 2018-05-16

Prices of steelmaking raw materials iron ore and coking coal climbed in China to their strongest level since March on May 15, spurred by firm steel consumption in the world's top user. St

10 India government plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel 2018-05-14

India's government plans to propose banning burning petroleum coke as a fuel nationwide to comply with a Supreme Court request as part of a long-running case to clean the country's air, two government

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1 Thermal coal prices rise at China's production areas as demand improves 2018-05-08

Thermal coal prices started gaining strength at China's major production areas along with increased demand, according to the latest survey by leading energy consultant Fenwei Energy, operator of ind

2 Major factors behind 200 yuan/t drop in China's spot thermal coal price since Feb 2018-05-10

China's thermal coal prices have dropped by nearly 200 yuan/t in total at northern ports in more than two months starting from early February, mainly impacted by quickly weakened demand after the Luna

3 Fenwei: China thermal coal prices to go upward, yet downward risk remains 2018-05-09

China's thermal coal prices are expected to keep going up in the short term after experiencing a small drop-back in late April, according to the latest Fenwei Coal Weekly Update (Apr 29-May 5) by

4 China thermal coal prices turn stable after recent pickup 2018-05-11

Prices of thermal coal traded at northern China ports tended to stabilize following nearly three weeks of rise, with the market still lacking solid support. Coal stocks remained high at t

5 China thermal coal market faces downward risks in short run 2018-05-16

Despite unexpected price rallies amid current slack season, China's thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports is still facing downward risks in the short term, given little improvement of demand from uti

6 Chinese steel inventories are declining fast 2018-05-10

Chinese steel inventories are now falling quickly after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. The dramatic turnaround can be seen in the chart below from ANZ Bank, showin

7 China's seaborne coal freight rates jump on multiple factors 2018-05-11

China's seaborne coal freight rates were jumping recently, a result of rising fuel prices and bad weather-interrupted shipping at some northern ports. As of May 8, China Coastal Freight C

8 Import thermal coal bid-offer spread remains wide; shipping rate high 2018-05-11

The bid-offer spread for import thermal coal into China remained wide, as optimistic foreign miners were keen on raising offer prices to levels beyond expectations of Chinese utilities that are not in

9 Intensified environmental crackdown may cause new capacity cuts in China coke industry 2018-05-14

A new round of capacity cutback may stage in China's coke-making industry, as increasingly stringent environmental checks force producers to limit output. The move was led by Xuzhou

10 Australian thermal coal offers remain high, weakening its price advantage 2018-05-14

Price advantage of Australian thermal coal weakened against Chinese domestic cargoes, after miners kept raising their offers in anticipation of bullish market in the short run. Chinese do