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  • Monday July 04,2022
  • 16:32:25Coal  
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    Coal deliveries to Newcastle in Australia were disrupted on Jul 4 as continued heavy rainfalls for several weeks have affected main coal production areas in New South Wales such as Hunter Valley, said ARTC, the operator of local railway network.

  • 14:14:20Coal  
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    China State Railway Group shipped a total of 1.04 Bt of coal during the first 6 months of 2022, up 7.9% YoY, and power coal shipment rose 9.1% YoY to 690 Mt. As of the end of Jun, coal stocks at 363 power utilities that directly received coal from the group came in at 64.64 Mt, enough for 25.4 days' usage.

  • 13:10:58Coal  
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    As of 11:30 a.m. (GMT+8) Jul 4, Chinese coking coal futures dropped 4.29%, coke decreased 3.63%, thermal coal rose 3.58%, while iron ore down 5.5%.

  • 09:40:31Coal  
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    China's total term contract coal volume has exceeded over 75% of total coal demand currently, and such a high share of contract coal will help stabilize coal supply and guide coal prices back to the reasonable range, said Zhang Hong, spokesman with China National Coal Association.

  • 09:36:05Coal  
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    Coal inventory reached a 16-mth new high of 5.8 Mt at China's Qinhuangdao port on Jul 1, stepping closer to the 6Mt mark. It increased 420,000 t from a week ago and up 1.12 Mt YoY.

  • 09:32:42Coal  
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    China's coal base Inner Mongolia churned out 489 Mt of raw coal in Jan-May, rising 15.2% YoY. Outputs from Ordos, Xilingol and Hulun Buir rose 19.5%, 16.8% and 11.4% to 327.62 Mt, 56.32 Mt and 43.27 Mt, local statistical data showed.

  • 09:28:02Coal  
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    China's±800KV Baihetan-Jiangsu DC UHV power transmission project completed construction on Jul 1, a major part of China's "West-to-East" power transmission project which can transmit over 30 TWh of clean energy annually, according to State Grid Corporation.

  • 09:23:20Coal  
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    Xinjiang branch of CHN Energy saw self-produced coal output jump 35.3% YoY to 36.64 Mt as of Jun 28, and the year-to data sales of commercial coal jumped 35.2% YoY to 37.39 Mt, realizing half of coal output and sales targets.

  • 09:12:19Coal  
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    Inventory of five major steel products in China's 21 cities declined 2.6% from ten days ago to 12.52 Mt on Jun 30, according to data from China Iron and Steel Association (CISA).

  • Friday July 01,2022
  • 11:36:16Coal  Coke  
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    As of 11:30 a.m. (GMT+8) Jul 1, Chinese coking coal futures dropped 5.04%, coke decreased 2.48%, thermal coal dipped 1.04%, while iron ore down 4.8%.

  • 10:05:12Coal  
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    Most countries in the world have achieved positive growth in energy consumption in 2021, with China, the U.S., India, Russia, Japan, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Brazil and Iran the top ten consumers. China's figure grew 7.1% YoY to 157.65 EJ, taking 26.5% of the world's total, according to the latest BP report.

  • 10:00:54Power  
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    China mainland has transmitted 304.3 TWh of electricity to Hong Kong through China Southern Power Grid as of Jun 28, accounting for 1/4 of Hong Kong's total power usage, according to data from the company.

  • 09:58:00Coal  
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    The tussle on profit distribution in coal, coke and steel industries could intensify in the short run, given current low coking coal stocks and weak profits at coke and steel makers, according to CICC. Despite lower-than-expected steel output cuts and current strong support for coking coal, the company expects a reversal to current strong coking coal and weak thermal coal markets in H2.

  • 09:52:50Steel  
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    The key problem of current weak Chinese steel market lies in the demand side, but the solutions will be on the supply side, said He Wenbo, official with China Iron and Steel Association in a video meeting on Jun 29.

  • 09:50:05Coal  
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    China's national observatory issued a Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 for tropical storm Chaba, with strong wind gusts expected to lash southern China over Jul 1-2.

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