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Inner Mongolia has 383 coal mines in operation by end-2019, official data

2020-03-13 14:00:44 Production & Sales,  Resource

Coal-rich Inner Mongolia in northern China has 283 coal mines in operation by the end of last year, with capacity combined at 897 mil...

SW province closes 67 coal mines in 2019

2020-03-11 15:09:58 Resource,  Environmental Protection

Southwestern China's Yunnan province shut down 67 coal mines in 2019, accounting for 14.89% of the country' total closed coal mines, ...

SW China's Guizhou to zero out small coal mines in 2020

2020-03-04 09:27:40 Resource,  Safety

Southwest China's Guizhou province is speeding up its plan of phasing out all small coal mines with annual capacity less than 300,000...

Power coal shipment prioritized at E China port despite congestion

2020-02-20 16:06:47 Resource,  Safety

A freighter carrying 22,000 tonnes of coal for power generation purposes was prioritized to berth at Weifang port in eastern China's ...

Petronas signs 12-yr LNG supply deal with China's Shenergy

2020-01-21 09:05:24 Company,  Resource

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed an agreement with China state-owned Shenergy Group Co., Lt...

Shanxi to seek investors extracting gas from abandoned coal mines

2020-01-03 08:55:27 Resource

China's leading coal producing province Shanxi plans to seek investors via tenders to extract coal-seam gas in thousands of coal pits...

China approves 1.5 Mtpa coal mine project in Guizhou

2019-12-31 15:51:02 Resource

China's National Energy Administration has given go-ahead to Fa'er No. 2 coal mine's west shaft second phase project located in the s...

China sets first round of 2020 non-state crude import quotas at 103.83 Mt

2019-12-27 08:43:15 Resource

China has issued a first round of crude oil import quotas for private firms next year that will allow non-state refiners to ship in 1...

China buys over 30 TWh electricity from Russia since 1992

2019-12-26 15:20:12 Import & Export,  Resource

China has purchased a total 30.46 TWh of electricity from Russia since the two countries began cross-border power transmission coop...

Asia's share in global coal power generation peaked to 80% in 2019

2019-12-24 11:39:41 Resource,  International

Asia's share in global coal power generation has climbed from over 20% in 1990 to 80% in 2019 in an indication that coal's fate is in...

China, Russia pursue Mongolia gas project

2019-12-24 08:54:03 Resource

Less than a week after opening its first natural gas pipeline to China, Russia has mounted a new push for a second route through Mong...

Renewables' share of electricity generation surpasses gas for first time in UK

2019-12-20 11:40:17 Resource,  International

The U.K. saw electricity generation from renewables hit 28.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures ...

Cyprus signs landmark deal to build €290 mln LNG terminal

2019-12-17 13:44:44 Resource,  International

Cyprus signed a landmark deal on December 13 with a Chinese-led consortium to build a €290 million terminal for the import of liquifi...

Cokal secures contractor for Indonesian coal mine

2019-11-25 08:39:30 Company,  Resource,  International

Coal producer Cokal has found a contractor to build mining infrastructure at its coal project in Indonesia. The company ...

Large open-pit colliery set up in NE China

2019-11-04 08:41:53 Resource

A large open-pit colliery has been set up in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, with a proved reserve of lignite of over 800 mi...

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1 Mongolia reopens coal exports through Shivee Khuren on Mar 30 2020-03-30

Mongolian coal exports through Shivee Khuren border crossing have been reopened on March 30, following lift of border lockdown at Gasuunsukhait early last week, local authorities said on the same day.

2 China Coal Daily Track (Mar 30) 2020-03-30

Thermal coal Production area Coal sales were generally poor at northern production areas last week. Most deliveries last week were long-term contract cargoes, while spot trades remained tep

3 Chinese coking coal buyers wait for Q2 term contract pricing 2020-03-30

Chinese domestic and seaborne import coking coal markets both entered a lull late last week, as domestic buyers preferred to wait for large miner's monthly term contract pricing for the second quarter

4 Global thermal coal exports may continue to suffer from coronavirus woes 2020-03-30

International thermal coal exporters are expected to further suffer from demand cutback after many countries adopted lockdown measures to prevent coronavirus spread. Indonesia, the larges

5 China's domestic thermal coal stays weak amid oversupply 2020-03-30

Spot prices of thermal coal kept moving down late last week at China's northern Bohai Bay ports, as supply remained severely surplus relative to demand. Data showed coal inventory at four

6 China State Grid adds power grid investment to 450 bln yuan for 2020 2020-03-30

China State Grid will add investment in power grid construction to 450 billion yuan ($63.5 billion) for 2020, said the company's spokeswoman in CCTV's review on March 23. This will be an

7 Global trades ebb amid virus pandemic; seaborne coal hard to escape 2020-03-30

As Covid-19 continues to spread globally, countries are trying all-out to minimize its hits on its economy and trades. Even so, it's inevitable that global trades of commodities are hammered, includin

8 China Coal Daily Track (Mar 27) 2020-03-27

Thermal coal Production area Some mines in Yulin of Shaanxi saw slightly improves sales, helping relieving stock pressure; more small mines resume production in Shenmu and Fugu in the province,

9 Inner Mongolia Jan-Feb raw coal output logs rare 14.1% drop 2020-03-27

Inner Mongolia, top coal production hub in China, logged a steep year-on-year decline of 14.1% in raw coal production in the first two months this year, according to official data, primarily affected

10 China's State Grid 2019 profit hits 6-year low 2020-03-27

State Grid Corp. of China said its profit totaled 77 billion yuan in 2019, down 1.26% from a year ago, hitting a new low since 2014, the company said in a reported dated March 24. The cou

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1 Mongolia resumes coal exports from Gashuun Sukhait on Mar 23 2020-03-24

Mongolia officially resumed coal export business through Gashuun Sukhait to its largest market China on March 23, the country's Finance Minister Chimed Khurelbaatar said on the same day, following a s

2 China's steel product prices moderately rebound in mid-Mar, NBS 2020-03-25

China saw mild upward revisions for steel product prices in mid-March, official data showed, riding on multiple positive factors of improving market liquidity, firm iron ore prices and better macro-

3 Thailand Feb thermal coal imports hit an 18-mth high 2020-03-25

Thailand's thermal coal imports hit an 18-month high in February, with a significant increase from a year earlier, customs data showed. In February, Thailand's imports of thermal

4 China Feb power consumption down 10.1% on yr 2020-03-23

China's power consumption decreased 10.1% year on year to 439.8 TWh in February, showed data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on March 20. For the residential segment, power

5 China's planned coal power capacity surged 46% in 2019 2020-03-27

China's planned coal-fired power capacity last year increased for the first time since Beijing imposed restrictions on new coal plant proposals and permits in 2016, a joint study by four international

6 China's Chongqing govt to sell Chongqing Iron & Steel 2020-03-23

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission for the Chinese city of Chongqing opened bids to sell its 100% stake in Chongqing Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd starting on March 23,

7 Power generators decline to take coal from CIL subsidiary, stops payment 2020-03-23

Almost all power plants buying fuel from Coal India subsidiary, Central Coalfields, are refusing to accept supplies and have stopped making payments, it said in a statement issued on March 22.

8 Coal India attains highest single-day production of 3.17 Mt 2020-03-23

Coal India Ltd's single-day production peaked to a new high of 3.17 million tonnes on March 20, a company official said on March 21. The figure surpassed the biggest single-day output of

9 China's State Grid 2019 profit hits 6-year low 2020-03-27

State Grid Corp. of China said its profit totaled 77 billion yuan in 2019, down 1.26% from a year ago, hitting a new low since 2014, the company said in a reported dated March 24. The cou

10 China's social steel product stocks drop in mid-Mar after 2-mth increase, CISA 2020-03-25

Social stocks of five key steel products at 20 major cities in China declined during March 11-20 compared with ten days ago, after over two months of increase, industry data showed. Total

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1 China's thermal coal market shows signs of improvement 2020-03-18

China's spot thermal coal market is on track to stabilize late this week with signs of improvement shown in demand at northern transfer ports on the second trading day. Traders reported t

2 China's import coal curbs seem yet to have substantive effect 2020-03-17

Market talk that China has intensified restrictions on import coal has been spreading recently, but the effect has been seldom talked about. Based on relevent sources, has summ

3 China's maritime quarantine adds blow to import thermal coal market 2020-03-19

Some Chinese customs tightened quarantine measures on all foreign vessels alongside spreading coronavirus across the world. This is expected to add additional blow to China's import thermal coal marke

4 China's steel exports fall nearly 30% in Jan-Feb, still under pressure in Mar 2020-03-19

Although China will raise export tax rebates on part of steel products from March 20, the current epidemic situation in Asian and European markets has severely curbed the demand for Chinese steel expo

5 Indonesian thermal coal stabilizes at 6-mth-plus low; trades increase 2020-03-20

Indonesian thermal coal prices stabilized at its six-month-plus low in Chinese seaborne import market, which was deemed by some participants as a sign of milder volatilities in the days ahead.

6 China thermal coal price cuts do nothing to improve demand 2020-03-16

Chinese domestic thermal coal market saw prices further decline at northern transfer ports over the final trading day last week. That seemed helpless to boost buying interest but aggravated the bearis

7 China's Feb coking coal imports tumble 45% on mth amid coronavirus ripple effect 2020-03-18

China's coking coal imports presented a month-on-month slump of 44.9% in February, mainly due to sharply decreased shipments from Mongolia as it shut down all export border crossings connecting China

8 Australian coking coal traded higher in China; Mongolian coal loses steam 2020-03-20

Australian premium coking coal was traded moderately higher in Chinese import market, possibly linked with a dearth of cargoes on recent closure of three coal terminals amid adverse weather conditions

9 Indonesian 3,800 Kcal coal steady after flagging to 6-mth low 2020-03-16

FOB price of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal heading to China held steady for two sessions late last week after pulling back to a six-month low, showing no signs of improving in the near ter

10 Qinhuangdao thermal coal prices keep falling for 2 weeks 2020-03-20

Thermal coal prices at China's Qinhuangdao and other northern transshipment ports have been falling consecutively for more than two weeks, as seasonal weakness worsened the demand that have just got a

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