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China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand

2020-05-29 17:32:02 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. ...

China coking coal prices stabilize after hitting 34-mth low

2020-05-29 17:15:05 Coking Coal sxcoal.com

China's coking coal prices have been leveling off these days after touching a 34-month trough on May 20, bolstered by downstream rest...

Near-term met coke market uncertain in China as steel sales retreat

2020-05-29 17:09:15 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

The near-term met coke market turns a bit unclear following a narrowed decline of finished steel inventories and weakened steel price...

Chinese seaborne thermal coal market shows signs of softening

2020-05-29 17:02:40 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening late this week, given a dearth of sales as end buyers suspended...

QHD port coal stocks keep falling on active selling by traders

2020-05-29 16:41:48 Ports,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Coal stockpiles at Qinhuangdao port kept decreasing as traders started actively selling off cargoes in hand after spot thermal coal m...

Weekly China coal market news summary (May 25-May 29)

2020-05-29 14:45:25 General sxcoal.com

Chinese domestic thermal coal market keeps cooling down as sentiment weakens Sentiment continued to weaken in China's spot th...

Weekly global coal market news summary (May 25-May 29)

2020-05-29 14:43:06 General,  International sxcoal.com

Weakening sentiment in China dampens Indonesian thermal coal trading Weakening sentiment among Chinese end users is slowing t...

China Coal Daily Track (May 29)

2020-05-29 14:24:29 Price sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Production area In Inner Mongolia, some coal mines suspended operation as their "coal sale quotas" have run out. ...

China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds

2020-05-29 14:21:46 Viewpoint reuters.com

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines publ...

China, India soak up oil from floating storage as demand recovers

2020-05-29 14:09:11 General reuters.com

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India...

China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr

2020-05-29 12:55:51 Policy sxcoal.com

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administrati...

China May lump anthracite market: prices weaken on oversupply

2020-05-29 12:55:01 Viewpoint,  Price,  Anthracite sxcoal.com

China's lump anthracite market continued its downward trend in May, as the fuel was still oversupplied amid high capacity utilization...

Daqin railway maintenance exerts limited impact on China coal market

2020-05-29 11:51:24 Viewpoint,  Inland Shipment sxcoal.com

Month-long maintenance to China's coal-dedicated Daqin railway, which ended on May 28, two days ahead of schedule, has exerted limite...

S Africa Richards Bay Apr coal exports plunge to 9-yr low

2020-05-29 11:05:50 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the largest coal port in South Africa, hit a nine-year low in April, as slump in...

China Apr coal tar imports zoom up

2020-05-29 10:41:30 Production & Sales,  CTL sxcoal.com

China's imports of coal tar surged 303.25% from a year ago and 113.69% month on month to 13,009 tonnes in April, latest customs data ...

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1 China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand 2020-05-29

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. Data from sxcoal.com showed the daily coal burn at China's

2 China coking coal prices stabilize after hitting 34-mth low 2020-05-29

China's coking coal prices have been leveling off these days after touching a 34-month trough on May 20, bolstered by downstream restocking and production cuts during the "Two Sessions" (May 22-28).

3 Chinese seaborne thermal coal market shows signs of softening 2020-05-29

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening late this week, given a dearth of sales as end buyers suspended procurement of foreign cargoes amid domestic market uncertainty.

4 QHD port coal stocks keep falling on active selling by traders 2020-05-29

Coal stockpiles at Qinhuangdao port kept decreasing as traders started actively selling off cargoes in hand after spot thermal coal market softened. The port's inventory fell 5,000 tonnes

5 China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds 2020-05-29

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines published by the central bank on May 29. The new catalogue

6 China Coal Daily Track (May 29) 2020-05-29

Thermal coal Production area In Inner Mongolia, some coal mines suspended operation as their "coal sale quotas" have run out. Limited supply resulted in a small price rise at these mines.

7 China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr 2020-05-29

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administration issued an announcement saying that the combined "newly-added dig

8 S Africa Richards Bay Apr coal exports plunge to 9-yr low 2020-05-29

Coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the largest coal port in South Africa, hit a nine-year low in April, as slump in flows to India and South Korea more than offset increase in volume

9 Two Sessions: Chinese delegates call for more imports of premium coking coal 2020-05-29

Chinese delegates of NPC called for more imports of premium coking coal, in order to boost green development of steel industry. Domestic steel production has been plagued by supply shorta

10 CIL coal supply to power sector dips 22% to 32 Mt in Apr on demand slump 2020-05-29

The supply of coal to the power sector by state-owned Coal India has dropped 22% to 31.95 million tonnes in April amid slump in the fuel demand in the country on account of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

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1 China Apr thermal coal imports surge 88.95% on yr 2020-05-28

China's thermal coal (incl. bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, but excl. lignite) imports in April surged 88.95% compared with the corresponding month last year, official data said, reaching a record

2 China to bolster energy reserve capacity, support unconventional gas exploration 2020-05-25

China said on May 22 it will bolster the capacity of the country's energy reserves and offer lower gas and electricity charges to key industries, as it looks to ensure energy supply and offset the imp

3 China's coal imports from Mongolia continue to rise, adding pressure to price 2020-05-26

On May 23, Mongolia exported a total 955 trucks of coal to China through two major hubs Gashunnsukhait (Ganqimaodu) and Shivee Khuren (Ceke), Mongolian media GoGo Mongolia reported. The f

4 China urges top utilities to speed up transfer of 40 coal-fired power plants 2020-05-27

China has urged the country's five biggest utilities to speed up the transfer of 40 coal-fired power plants in the northwest of the country, according to a document seen by Reuters and confirmed by a

5 China's commodity exchange launches thermal coal options simulation trading 2020-05-25

China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) said on its website that it will roll out thermal coal options simulation trading on May 26 to prepare for real transaction. Thermal coal contra

6 Two Sessions: Chinese delegates call for more imports of premium coking coal 2020-05-29

Chinese delegates of NPC called for more imports of premium coking coal, in order to boost green development of steel industry. Domestic steel production has been plagued by supply shorta

7 Daqin railway maintenance exerts limited impact on China coal market 2020-05-28

Month-long maintenance to China's coal-dedicated Daqin railway, which ended on May 28, two days ahead of schedule, has exerted limited impact on China's coastal thermal coal market, due to still weak

8 China Erenhot Jan-Apr coal imports up 2.4 times on yr 2020-05-25

Coal imports through Erenhot, the only one rail border crossing connecting China with Mongolia, rose 2.4-fold year on year to 805,000 tonnes in the first four months this year, official data showed.

9 China coal hub Shanxi to halve coal-washing capacity by Sep 2020 2020-05-28

China's coal mining hub of Shanxi province aims to halve its coal-washing capacity to 1.8 billion tonnes a year and reduce the number of plants involved in the process to 1,200 by end-September, the a

10 China Apr coking coal imports up 11.35pct on mth, customs data 2020-05-28

China's coking coal imports posted a month-on-month rise of 11.35% in April, due mainly to restart of Mongolian exports and recovered demand from downstream sectors as economic activities gain strengt

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1 Australian thermal coal may face further curbs; Indonesian imports little affected 2020-05-18

There were market talks about tightening thermal coal import restrictions in China after the state planner held a meeting late last week, though no further information available from official sources.

2 Chinese domestic thermal coal gains strength from import curb 2020-05-20

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices jumped following market talks that the state planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission, asked key power utilities to suspend coal imports from

3 Indonesian low-CV thermal coal price up close to $30/t after utility tenders 2020-05-21

Spot prices of Indonesian thermal coal edged higher in the Chinese seaborne import market, on the back of tender results from a state-owned power group, giving some clarity to the market.

4 Australian thermal coal still active in China despite restrictions 2020-05-22

Although Chinese state-owned power groups were reportedly told to turn their back on Australian thermal coal, there are still some trades concluded in recent days, and inquiries seem growing from down

5 Indonesian thermal coal prices keep going up; Australian coal flat 2020-05-20

It was a mixed picture in Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market on May 20; Indonesian coal prices extended the increase while Australian coal prices little changed amid uncertainty of import pol

6 Thermal coal imports for blending in India to be eliminated in FY2020-21 2020-05-26

Indian government has decided to bring to zero import of coal for blending purpose by domestic coal-based power plants in the current fiscal, and has asked state-owned CIL to enter into a pact with po

7 Supply woes will create a short-term jolt for China's thermal coal market 2020-05-20

Supply interruptions are expected to jolt domestic spot thermal coal market, with prices of benchmark 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR coal anticipated to jump further. Only a limited number of coal min

8 China's spot thermal coal uptick stronger than expected 2020-05-26

Chinese spot thermal coal market witnessed stronger-than-expected upticks during last week, with Fenwei CCI 5500 index rising by a total 52 yuan/t to 543 yuan/t FOB and registering daily increase of o

9 China coking coal remains stagnant despite coke price hikes 2020-05-18

China's coking coal market ended last week in a weak note, as miners still found no ways to bolster up their prices, even as the downstream coke prices have almost completed two rounds of increase in

10 China coking coal market shows little sign of recovery 2020-05-20

Little sign of improvement emerged in China's coking coal market, as many mines were still riddled with high stocks and lackluster buying interest from coking plants. Only a few mines hav

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