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China may further tighten control over coal imports, sources

2019-08-21 17:53:02 Policy,  Import & Export sxcoal.com

China is reportedly further tightening grips on imports of coal into the country through more strict procedures for customs declarati...

Chinese utilities burn less coal despite hot weather; thermal coal to falter?

2019-08-21 17:39:25 Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

China's coal-fired power plants are burning less coal lately despite scorching weather still lingers in most southern regions. Is thi...

Solar growth to shift to inland China again as support phased out

2019-08-21 17:36:50 Viewpoint,  Environmental Protection,  Solar rechargenews.com

The phase-out of subsidies for the Chinese solar power sector by 2021 will lead to a resurgent growth in inland provinces – notably G...

China's Sinopec resumes output at most wells shut by typhoon

2019-08-21 17:29:15 Company af.reuters.com

Sinopec Corp has resumed operations at most of the oil and gas wells at its top-producing oilfield, Shengli in eastern China, after t...

China's coke market to see weak supply and demand in H2, analyst

2019-08-21 17:23:30 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's coke market is about to see weak supply and demand in the second half of this year for various reasons, an analyst pointed ou...

India's LNG imports rise 4.6% YoY in Jun

2019-08-21 16:06:33 Import & Export,  International livemint.com

India's liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports rose 4.6% year on year and 15.6% month on month to 91 million metric standard cubic meter...

China Coal Daily Track (Aug 21)

2019-08-21 15:28:58 Price sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Production area Overall environmental checks have reportedly kicked in at mines in Shuozhou city of Shanxi. Sourc...

China develops taste for high-grade iron ore as coastal furnaces fire up

2019-08-21 14:45:50 Environmental Protection,  Iron Ore reuters.com

China's demand for iron ore pellets and high-quality ore is expected to accelerate in 2020 as a result of Beijing's push to shift doz...

China iron ore futures extend slump to hit 10-week low on gloomy BHP outlook

2019-08-21 13:56:34 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures in.reuters.com

Iron ore futures in China sank to their lowest in 10 weeks on August 21, extending losses along with coke, after mining giant BHP Gro...

Baosteel H1 steel products exports jump 27% on yr

2019-08-21 13:51:54 Company,  Import & Export sxcoal.com

China's Baoshan Iron & Steel (Baosteel), a listed subsidiary of the country's largest steelmaker China Baowu Group, saw exports o...

China met coke market temporarily stable; downturn looms

2019-08-21 12:07:58 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's met coke prices were stable as a whole, yet outlook for the short-term market turned a bit dim as supply of the steelmaking m...

Concerns over possible pullback growing in China spot thermal coal market

2019-08-21 12:00:55 Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Concerns were growing that a possible price pullback is looming in China's spot thermal coal market, as persistent lukewarm demand co...

Indonesian low-CV coal steadies; pressure remains

2019-08-21 11:46:40 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesian low-calorific value thermal coal steadied in China's seaborne import market this week, but still faced pressure amid flat ...

Aurizon rail coal shipment rises in FY 2018/19

2019-08-21 11:31:10 Company,  International sxcoal.com

Aurizon Holdings Limited, Australia's largest rail freight operator, witnessed a significant rise in its railway coal shipment in FY ...

Coking coal rail delivery slows down in Shanxi; import policy tightens

2019-08-21 11:06:59 Price,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Delivery of coking coal via railway slowed down in coal-rich Shanxi province recently due to congestion of railway lines in northern ...

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1 China's coke market to see weak supply and demand in H2, analyst 2019-08-21

China's coke market is about to see weak supply and demand in the second half of this year for various reasons, an analyst pointed out in an industry meeting recently. In contrast t

2 Chinese utilities burn less coal despite hot weather; thermal coal to falter? 2019-08-21

China's coal-fired power plants are burning less coal lately despite scorching weather still lingers in most southern regions. Is this a prelude to further softening of the thermal coal market, which

3 Concerns over possible pullback growing in China spot thermal coal market 2019-08-21

Concerns were growing that a possible price pullback is looming in China's spot thermal coal market, as persistent lukewarm demand continued deterring trade settlements and dampening confidence.

4 Indonesian low-CV coal steadies; pressure remains 2019-08-21

Indonesian low-calorific value thermal coal steadied in China's seaborne import market this week, but still faced pressure amid flat buying demand, traders said. Indonesian miners turned

5 China steps up construction of garbage power plants, 60% in small cities 2019-08-20

With garage classification rolling out in China, waste-to-energy projects have entered a significant period in the country. The country's capacity of innocuous waste incineration has been

6 China's Daye Special Steel: perhaps the only steel co with earnings growth in H1 2019-08-20

Unlike most Chinese listed steel companies that reported sharp declines in their net profits in the first half of 2019, Daye Special Steel, which just became the largest listed special steelmaker in

7 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 20) 2019-08-20

Thermal coal Production area Some mines in Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia further lowered prices by 10-20 yuan/t, as inventory pressure were amounting due to slack demand from end users, while mo

8 Thermal coal spot buying gathers pace in China; traders doubt its continuity 2019-08-20

Buying activity of spot thermal coal gathered pace in northern Chinese ports, bolstering further price rebound of the fossil fuel following fortnight drops. Fenwei assessed 5,500 Kcal/kg

9 China Shenhua Jul commercial coal output down 1.6% on yr 2019-08-20

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp., saw its commercial coal output decline by 1.6% year on year in July following two months of mild rises, the company said

10 China utility issues fresh tender for Indonesian low-CV thermal coal 2019-08-20

One major state-owned Chinese utility issued a fresh tender for Indonesian thermal coal with low calorific values at the first day of the week, according to traders familiar with the matter.

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1 Allegiance Coal to broaden coal business in Canada and US 2019-08-16

Australia's energy giant Allegiance Coal has been longing to broaden metallurgical coal business in Canada and the US. The company has been going on with a project in Telkwa, Brit

2 Russian Mechel signs annual coking coal supply contracts with Chinese steel majors 2019-08-12

Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, signed annual contracts for coking coal supplies with two Chinese steel giants, the company said on its website. The supply

3 China Jul raw coal output down 3.34% MoM, NBS 2019-08-14

China's raw coal production fell in July from an over 3-year high of 333.35 million tonnes a month earlier, data showed from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on August 14. Even tho

4 CHN Energy ranks first among top 50 Chinese coal producers 2019-08-13

State-owned China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN Energy) ranked first among top 50 coal producers in China based on output in 2018, and the energy giant saw coal output reach 524.13 million tonnes

5 Ganqimaodou Jul coal imports up 4.62% MoM 2019-08-16

Ganqimaodou, an inland hub for China-Mongolia coal transportation, saw a month-on-month growth of 4.62% in coal imports in July, statistics data showed. It imported 1.73 million tonnes of

6 Shandong: Almost all coal mines halt operation for typhoon Lekima 2019-08-12

Most coal mines suspended mining operations on August 11 in eastern China's Shandong province to ensure safety during the transit of typhoon Lekima to the province, said the provincial coal mine safet

7 China to strengthen safety checks at coal mines 2019-08-13

China is about to launch a series of safety checks at coal mines over late-August to the end of September, in a bid to snuff out any production loopholes and prevent calamities, National Coal Mine Saf

8 Coal India's 54 mining projects facing delays 2019-08-16

State-owned Coal India's 54 coal mining projects are facing delay due to various reasons such as contractual issues and delay in green clearances among others, the world's largest coal miner said.

9 Australian Pacific Coal mulls options after regulator bars mine extension 2019-08-13

Australian Pacific Coal said on August 13 it was considering its options after a state regulator refused to extend the life of a mothballed coal mine, partly due to a lack of information around the pr

10 Shaanxi registers highest natural gas output among Chinese provinces 2019-08-15

Northwestern China's Shaanxi province churned out 24.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the first half of the year, ranking first among main production bases, showed official data.

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1 China Jul coal imports at 2nd highest this yr; tighter curbs expected 2019-08-09

China's coal imports reached a six-month peak of 32.89 million tonnes in July, only second to 33.5 million tonnes in January this year when large volumes of the fuel cleared customs following newly re

2 Indonesian thermal coal prices may hit bottom, traders 2019-08-07

Indonesian thermal coal prices may have already touched the lowest level following a spate of decreases since early July, traders suspected, as miners seemed to have no leeway to compromise.

3 Chinese ports tighten coal import control for non-local buyers, sources 2019-08-08

Some southern China ports have halt customs clearance for non-local coal importers, sources said, possibly as they don't have enough quotas for the rest months this year. Customs authorit

4 China spot thermal coal outlook dims on worries of waning buying 2019-08-05

The short-term outlook continued to deteriorate for China's spot thermal coal market, as participants generally worried the summer demand peak could come to an end alongside onset of autumn this week.

5 Typhoon and rainstorms affect thermal coal handling at N China ports 2019-08-13

Thermal coal loadings have been affected greatly at northern China ports since last weekend, disrupted by Typhoon Lekima and consequent torrential rains. Both inbound rail deliveries and

6 Indonesian thermal coal prices further soften amid waning demand 2019-08-09

Indonesian thermal coal prices further weakened in China's seaborne import market, where traders and utilities showed poor buying appetite due to volatile Chinese yuan and customs restrictions.

7 Indonesian low-CV coal falls below $40 CFR China 2019-08-12

CFR price of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR coal, the most favored grade for Chinese utilities, has dropped below the $40/t threshold late last week following seven sessions of declines. On

8 China's import thermal coal market set for a new week of downside 2019-08-13

China's seaborne import thermal coal market is set for a new week of declines, as power producers' buying appetite seemed to be subduing amid high inventory and low consumption, in addition to import

9 China spot thermal coal extends downside; negative factors to further bite 2019-08-06

Spot thermal coal market has been on a downward trajectory at northern China ports since late last week, with prices of most-active 5,500 Kcal/kg and 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR grades further diving down to er

10 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-08-06

Spot thermal coal prices were divided at northern China ports last week, with low- and mid-CV coals trending up further amid tight supply while high-CV grades heading lower because of poor demand. The

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