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Shanghai Jul power consumption down 8.5% on yr

2018-08-13 12:00:00 Production & Sales,  Resource

Eastern China's Shanghai city consumed 16.33 TWh of electricity in July, down by 8.5% year on year, showed data from Shanghai Munic...

China may suffer 15 bln cu m gas supply shortfall in 2018

2018-08-13 11:11:00 Production & Sales,  Resource,  Gas

China may suffer 15 billion cubic meter of shortfall in natural gas supply in 2018 amid growing demand, and a large proportion of th...

South Africa Jun thermal coal exports down 8.67% YoY

2018-08-09 15:45:00 Import & Export,  Resource,  Thermal Coal

South Africa's thermal coal exports reached 6.21 million tonnes in June, rising 2.52% month on month but falling 8.67% from the yea...

Nine-day clean energy trial boosts renewables pledge

2018-08-09 11:03:00 General,  Resource,  Others

Qinghai province in Northwest China has set a record, running only on electricity generated from wind, solar and hydropower station...

Zhejiang pushes forward ultra-low emission upgrade

2018-08-09 10:59:00 Resource,  Environmental Protection

Zhejiang in eastern China aimed to push forward ultra-low emission upgrade in multiple fields, said in "Fight for blue skies 3-year...

Sinopec to build gas storage in N China

2018-08-09 08:27:00 Resource,  Gas

Chinese state-owned oil company Sinopec said on August 6 that it is constructing over a dozen natural gas storage facilities in north...

CNOOC opens LNG terminal in Shenzhen

2018-08-01 17:22:00 Import & Export,  Resource,  Gas

China National Offshore Oil Corp's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the southern city of Shenzhen went into operation on Aug...

Guangxi has 21 coal mines in operation by end-Jun

2018-07-26 17:02:00 Policy,  Resource

Guangxi province in southwestern China had 21 legal coal mines in operation as of June 30 this year, with production capacity combi...

Shanxi Jun raw coal output increases 1.2pct on yr

2018-07-25 14:55:00 Production & Sales,  Resource,  Others

China's top coal producer Shanxi produced 77.86 million tonnes of raw coal in June, a year-on-year rise of 1.2%, showed data from S...

China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline transmits 16.36 mln T of natural gas in H1

2018-07-19 16:48:00 Resource,  Environmental Protection,  International

The China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline transmitted nearly 16.36 million tonnes of natural gas to China in the first half this ...

Hydropower plant shows off domestic expertise

2018-07-19 11:35:00 Resource,  Environmental Protection,  Hydropower

The world's second-largest hydropower project using China's domestically made equipment will help the country export its constructi...

China's identified reserves of minerals increase sharply, MNR

2018-07-12 08:32:00 Resource

China's identified mineral and energy reserves have grown significantly over the past five years, the Ministry of Natural Resources (...

SW China's Liupanshui Jun thermal coal supply up 13.4pct on yr

2018-07-11 17:55:00 Production & Sales,  Resource,  Thermal Power

Liupanshui city in southwestern China's Guizhou province supplied 1.62 million tonnes of thermal coal to power plants in June, incr...

Shanxi sits on 605 production coal mines with 946 Mtpa capacity in end-Jun

2018-07-11 11:12:00 Resource

Shanxi in northern China boasted 605 production coal mines with capacity totaling 946 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) by end-June thi...

New gas field to help meet domestic demand, CNOOC

2018-07-09 08:30:00 Resource,  Gas

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

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 17) 2018-08-17

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Prices increased by 10 yuan/t recently in Yuyang district, Yulin city, Shaanxi province due to good demand from coking plants that many miner

2 Shanxi steel sales take hit from transport restriction 2018-08-17

Sales of steel products yet to be shipped out of Shanxi province before August 15 may keep on hold for a while. From August 15 to December 31, Shanxi decided to launch a special joint law

3 Shanxi truck restriction affects coking coal shipment, while trans-province delivery little hurts 2018-08-17

Coking coal producers are rattled recently by restriction on truck transport in Linfen, one major coking coal/coke production area in northern China's Shanxi province, but trans-province delivery by t

4 Chinese thermal coal market falls down again after half-month rises 2018-08-17

China's spot thermal coal market seems exhausted after rising for more than half a month. Traders generally expected the market to keep in low ebb for a while, but noted the big price slump was less p

5 Chinese utilities further beat down import coal price on limited quotas 2018-08-17

Chinese coal-fired power plants beat down import thermal coal prices in stronger will, a reflection of their cautious attitude when their import quotas are running out and more unfavorable factors poi

6 Inner Mongolia Ejin Horo Jan-Jul raw coal output at 106.16 mln T 2018-08-17

Ejin Horo in Inner Mongolia autonomous region produced 106.16 million tonnes of raw coal in the first seven months this year, up by 1% from a year earlier, said Coal Industry Bureau of Ejin Horo.

7 China's NDRC warns high steel margins mean meeting 2018 capacity cuts not "easy" 2018-08-17

China cut 80 million tonnes of coal production capacity and 24.7 million tonnes of steel capacity from January to July 2018, an official from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said

8 Insiders concerned about sustainability of China thermal coal rebound 2018-08-16

Industry insiders worried whether the latest round of bounce in China's thermal coal market could continue longer, with prices extending a 10-day uptrend since August 6. Price of spot 5,5

9 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 16) 2018-08-16

Domestic market Thermal coal Production area Coal prices remained stable in northern Shanxi. Coal sales were rather smooth in the region as a whole, yet some miners reported a few

10 China's coking coal market embraces sharp jumps of some grades 2018-08-16

China's coking coal market embraced a sharp jump of some grades amid tight supply, while prices of most grades stayed unchanged on the whole. Price hikes have reached 100 yuan/t in total

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1 China Jul coal imports hit multi-year high, surging 49.05% on yr 2018-08-08

China's coal imports reached 29 million tonnes in July, remaining a large growth by 49.05% from a year ago, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on August 8, reaching the highest sin

2 Coal import by Indian power sector in Apr-Jun drops 14% YoY 2018-08-13

The import of coal by Indian power sector in the April-June quarter was 14% less than the amount imported in the same period last fiscal, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a reply to a question in Ra

3 China's hydropower growth outstrips thermal power in Jul, NBS 2018-08-14

China's hydropower generation posted a faster year-on-year growth than thermal power in July thanks to plentiful rainfalls in the month, official figures showed, though share of thermal power remained

4 Indonesia's Aug HBA thermal coal price up 3.04% MoM to $107.83/t 2018-08-06

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its August thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $107.83/t, hitting the highest since March 2012, up 28.4

5 CNPC asked to secure natural gas supply 2018-08-07

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, has requested that the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) secure the supply of natural gas in the domestic market

6 China to take pole position in wind, solar power by 2050 2018-08-06

Wind and solar energy will account for about 50% of the total power produced in the world by 2050, aided largely by lower production costs, with China leading the revolution, a new report said.

7 Indonesia Jun coal exports up 25.28% YoY 2018-08-10

Coal-rich Indonesia exported 35.64 million tonnes of coal in June, up 25.28% from the preceding year but inching down 0.67% from May, showed data from BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Fo

8 Weekly China coal market news summary (Aug 6 – Aug 10) 2018-08-10

China Jul coal imports hit multi-year high, surging 49.05% on yr China's coal imports reached 29 million tonnes in July, remaining a large growth by 49.05% from a year ago, data from the Gen

9 China tariffs on LNG, oil aim at U.S. energy dominance agenda 2018-08-06

China's proposed tariffs on U.S. liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports opens a new front in the trade war between the two countries, at a time when the White House is trumpeting growing U.S. ene

10 China Jul coal imports from Gladstone port slump 54% on yr 2018-08-07

China's coal imports from Australia's Gladstone port slumped 54% from a year earlier to 535,000 tonnes in July after surging to six-month high of 1.52 million tonnes in June, showed data from Gladston

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1 Chinese benchmark coal price may soon fall below 600 yuan/t, traders 2018-07-30

Bearish sentiment clouds China's domestic thermal coal market. The spot price for 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal is widely expected by traders to soon fall below 600 yuan/t, possibly around the end of this mo

2 Spontaneous ignition of coal stocks accelerates price downside at N ports 2018-07-30

The problem of spontaneous ignition of coal stocks at Chinese northern ports pushed traders to accelerate sales at lower prices, making the market sentiment even worse. The coal price, which has been

3 China spot thermal coal market firms on utilities' active buying 2018-08-07

Spot thermal coal market showed signs of stabilizing at Bohai-rim ports in northern China, alongside utilities' active buying for the power generating fuel and strong sentiment among traders in uphold

4 Chinese traders surmise import coal policy has tightened at S ports 2018-07-30

Speculation of tighter grips on coal imports becomes rampant among Chinese traders as longer customs clearance is seen at some southern ports. A southern trader reported customs clearance

5 Chinese utilities bid low for import coal, hampering deals 2018-07-30

Chinese utilities were still bidding low for import thermal coal on account of high stocks despite increased coal burns amid hot weather, limiting chances for deals to conclude. Bids for

6 China thermal coal futures fall to 3-mth low 2018-08-02

China's thermal coal futures hit a three-month low on August 1, impacted by continuously falling spot market as supply remained loose while demand from utilities stayed low. The mos

7 Uncertainty rises towards Chinese coal market after price rally for days 2018-08-10

Chinese domestic thermal coal price headed up again after a brief fall in early August, leaving a wide uncertainty on market trend in the near future. The latest CCI index for 5,500 Kcal/

8 CHN Energy lowers Aug term contract coal prices, sources 2018-08-02

China Energy Investment Group, also known as CHN Energy, has reduced its monthly contract prices of thermal coal for August delivery, market sources said. The China's largest coal miner a

9 Low-sulfur coking coal sales improve in China 2018-07-30

Coal miners in some of China's major production centers embraced better sales of low-sulfur coking coal, thanks to a turnaround in buying interest from coking plants. Low-sulfur cok

10 QHD coal stocks slide for 6 days; prices lack continued momentum 2018-08-09

Coal stocks at China's benchmark Qinhuangdao port have been on the drop for six consecutive days, down to 6.42 million tonnes on August 9, showed data from That was a 9.8% ret