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China's Jun crude imports at six-mth low; gas imports strong

2018-07-13 14:55:00 Import & Export,  Gas reuters.com

China's crude oil imports fell for a second month in a row in June to the lowest since December, as shrinking margins and volatile oi...

China's upstream industry shifts focus to domestic natural gas

2018-07-12 10:15:00 Gas offshore-technology.com

Chinese national oil companies (NOC), CNPC, Sinopec and CNOOC, operate more than 90% of China's producing oil fields. In recent years...

Sinopec halts four gas wells in Shaanxi after water contamination investigation

2018-07-10 08:50:00 Company,  Gas reuters.com

Sinopec has halted drilling four wells in a gasfield near the city of Yulin in Shaanxi province, following a government investigation...

New gas field to help meet domestic demand, CNOOC

2018-07-09 08:30:00 Resource,  Gas chinadaily.com.cn

Construction of China's first self-supporting deepwater gas field has started in order to further tap oil and gas resources in the So...

China keeps LNG off tariff list for now, could be trade weapon later

2018-07-06 08:29:00 Gas reuters.com

China's omission of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its vast list of U.S. products that face hefty import duties from July 6 has pre...

Xinjiang-based Mahe gas field output exceeds 8 bln cu m

2018-07-04 08:33:00 Gas sxcoal.com

The Mahe gas field of Xinjiang Oil Field Company produced 8.37 billion cubic meters of natural gas by June 21, with Manna 001 single-...

China's gas imports surge as heat wave boosts demand

2018-06-29 08:49:00 Import & Export,  Gas reuters.com

China has ramped up purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pulling in rare cargoes from Cameroon, Egypt and Europe, trade data sho...

China to become top gas importer in 2019 boosted by LNG, IEA

2018-06-27 08:35:00 Import & Export,  International,  Gas reuters.com

China will become the world's top importer of natural gas next year, boosted by liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchases, as its superpo...

China plans to create a $78 bln natural gas giant

2018-06-15 17:36:00 Gas rt.com

Together with its massive push to have more and more residential and industrial customers switch from coal to gas, China is aiming to...

Asian coal, gas markets roar into top gear

2018-06-15 08:46:00 Viewpoint,  Gas reuters.com

Thermal coal and gas prices have coursed into a bull run, propelled by particularly strong demand across Asia, where electricity cons...

Global LNG trade rises alongside U.S. production

2018-06-12 08:48:00 International,  Gas chron.com

Global trade of liquefied natural gas saw record growth last year amid a boom in U.S. energy production that allowed Houston's Chenie...

China natural gas imports rise for 3rd month, GAC

2018-06-11 09:23:00 Import & Export,  Gas sxcoal.com

China's imports of natural gas increased for three months in a row and reached 7.411 million tonnes in May, the second highest this y...

Beijing to reduce coal consumption to 4.2 mln T this yr

2018-06-05 17:21:00 Policy,  Resource,  Environmental Protection,  Others,  Gas sxcoal.com

China's capital city Beijing planned to cut coal consumption to within 4.2 million tonnes in 2018, reported Beijing Evening News. ...

Global LNG prices climb to highest since Feb on limited supply

2018-06-04 08:34:00 International,  Gas reuters.com

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices rose this week to their highest since February as buying interest from China remained f...

China introduces reform on residential natural gas pricing

2018-05-28 08:36:00 Policy,  Gas xinhuanet.com

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on May 25 that it will reform the wholesale pricing mechanism of natur...

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1 China's fixed-asset investment up 6pct in H1 2018-07-17

China's fixed-asset investment (FAI) grew 6% year on year in the first half of this year, official data showed July 16. Total FAI stood at about 29.73 trillion yuan ($4.44 trillion), acco

2 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 17) 2018-07-17

Thermal coal Domestic market Coal mines have gradually resumed operation in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, resulting in excess supply and growing stocks. Local prices decreased by 10 yuan/t bot

3 China's 17 listed steel cos H1 net profit expected to exceed 23b Yuan 2018-07-17

There were 17 out of 34 listed Chinese steel companies that announced profit forecasts for the first half of 2018 by July 16, with profits combined totaling more than 23 billion yuan.

4 China's thermal coal market continues downward trend 2018-07-17

China's thermal coal market extends the weakness from last week, with prices keeping a modest decline of 5-10 yuan/t at northern ports. On July 16, the mainstream offer price for 5,500 Kc

5 Australian thermal coal trades slack; Indonesian coal demand resilient 2018-07-17

Australian thermal coal trades into China remained slack on the whole, given high offer prices and long delivery period, while the country's demand was resilient for Indonesian coal, especially 3,800

6 China Jun power consumption up 8% on yr 2018-07-17

China's electricity consumption rose 8.0% year on year to 566.3 TWh in June, showed data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on July 13. The residential segment consumed

7 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-07-17

China's metallurgical coke market wheeled down further in the last week, with the 100 yuan/t price decrease steel mills proposed early this month accepted by most coke producers.

8 China's Bohai-rim ports H1 coal handlings up 3.68% on yr 2018-07-17

China's Bohai-rim transfer ports in northern region handled a total 352 million tonnes of coal in the first half of 2018, increasing by 12.5 million tonnes or 3.68% from the year-ago level, said the M

9 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

10 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.

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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 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

4 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

5 China's Jun coal imports rise 17.9pct on robust buying demand 2018-07-13

China's coal imports climbed by 17.9% from a year earlier to 25.47 million tonnes in June, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on July 13, as coal-fired power plants accelerat

6 China's port restrictions cause berthing disruptions 2018-07-12

A wave of stricter port restrictions in south China has left steel producers searching for alternative ports to allow them to berth vessels carrying their imported metallurgical coal cargoes.

7 Indonesia's coal output rises in H1 amid price hike 2018-07-13

Indonesia carried out vigorous coal production in the first half of this year as global prices rose to a higher level. Indonesian energy and mineral resources ministry said on July 12 tha

8 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 $

9 China Jun coal imports from Gladstone port up 28pct on yr 2018-07-10

China imported 1.52 million tonnes from Australia via Gladstone port in June, up 28% from a year ago and 32% from a month ago, Gladstone Ports Corporation data showed on July 6.

10 Qinhuangdao coal stocks keep growing; SDIC Caofeidian sees new record 2018-07-10

Stocks at Qinhuangdao port in northern China's Hebei province nudged up due to restricted outflow affected by deluge and choppy waves last weekend. Earlier this month, daily outflow

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1 Coal supply gap widens in C & E China; rail-water transport preferred 2018-07-02

Supply gap for thermal coal has been widening in some areas of central and eastern China, with rail and waterway integrated transport coming to be a main solution. By 2016, Hunan, Hubei a

2 Coal-fired power plants scramble to replenish stocks for peak demand season 2018-07-03

Coal-fired power plants in multiple regions of China worked to restock and suppress coal prices for the upcoming summer peak demand, yet coal remained over-priced since May. Acc

3 Chinese provinces warn possible power shortage; Shandong severest 2018-07-05

A number of Chinese provinces have issued early warning for power shortages this summer, as demand for air-conditioning purpose surges amid sizzling weather. Shandong province in the east

4 China's coal prices keep softening, yet most traders bullish for near-term market 2018-07-02

Thermal coal prices kept slipping down at China's northern ports during the past week before standing still at the end of week, but most traders expected the market to regain strength in the short run

5 China's six major coastal power cos see climbing coal burns 2018-07-06

Thermal coal consumption at China's six major coastal power producers kept climbing and above 750,000 tonnes for straight seven days, pushed mainly by soaring power load amid hot summer, and their dem

6 China's coastal thermal coal drop extending to production areas 2018-07-05

Thermal coal price drops at China's northern transfer ports have been extending to major production regions from late June, though at a relatively slow pace now. Some mines in Shenmu and

7 Top 5 Chinese power groups suffer great loss in thermal power business 2018-07-02

The top five power groups in China staged huge loss in their thermal power business over 2017, the first deficit since 2008, due mainly to surging coal price coupled with increasing market-oriented tr

8 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-07-03

China's coke market showed sign of weakness last week. Some well-stocked steelmakers began to press their suppliers to lower prices for the steelmaking material, though faced resistance from coke p

9 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2018-07-03

Coking coal market trend was divided in China's major production regions during the past week, with prices weakening at some regions while staying relatively stable at some other areas. T

10 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2018-07-02

Low and mid-CV thermal coals started to stabilize at northern China ports in the past week, following two-week slide, supported by growing bullish sentiment among traders as temperatures surged higher