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  • Tuesday March 09,2021
  • 11:41:10Steel  
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    BHP Billiton will invest US$15 million over the next three years to help HBIS Group, China's second-largest steel producer, explore greenhouse gas reduction technologies, according to a memorandum of understanding signed on March 5. It is the Australian company's second such tie-up with a Chinese steelmaker after Baowu Group.

  • 11:29:32Coal  Logistics  
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    Coal stocks at Bohai-rim ports climbed to above 26 million tonnes, due to greatly reduced outflows impacted by strong winds in reent days.

  • 09:22:51Coke  
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    The most-active contract of coke for May delivery on the Dalian Commodity Exchange fell 1.35% to 2,338.0 yuan/t on Mar 8.

  • 09:22:13Coal  
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    The most-active contract of coking coal for May delivery on the Dalian Commodity Exchange climbed 2.13% to 1,509.5 yuan/t on Mar 8.

  • Monday March 08,2021
  • 16:29:51Coal  
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    Colombia exported 3.88 million tonnes of coal in January 2021, slumping 72.3% year on year and falling 17.88% month on month, and the coal export value totaled $251 million, decreasing 69.6% year on year and 11.37% month on month, showed data from Colombian statistical authority on March 5.

  • 16:21:33Gas  
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    China imported 20.8 million tonnes of natural gas in January to February 2021, up 17.4% year on year, General Administration Customs data showed on March 7.

  • 11:04:58Coal  
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    China exported 10.96 million tonnes of petroleum products during January to February, a year-on-year rise of 1.9%, showed latest data from General Administration of Customs on March 7.

  • 10:18:34Coal  
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    Shanxi Coking Coal Group, top coking coal miner in China, saw revenue up 6.91% year on year to 7.1 billion yuan in 2020, showed data from the company's yearly performance report on March 5.

  • 09:08:45Coal  
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    Japan's Sojitz Corp is planning to reduce more than half of its stakes in thermal coal projects by 2025 and to zero by 2030, said the trading house on Mar 5. Besides, it also announced to completely exit from coking coal projects by 2050.

  • 09:06:12Steel  
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    China imported 181.51 Mt of iron ore in Jan-Feb, up 2.8% YoY, with average import price climbing $52.5/t year on year to $144.48/t, customs data showed.

  • 09:03:23Steel  
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    China steel products imports stood at 2.395 Mt in Jan-Feb, up 17.4% YoY. Average import price stood at $1,095.6/t, customs data showed.

  • 09:02:15Steel  
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    China exported 10.14 Mt of steel products in Jan-Feb, up 29.9% YoY. Average export price stood at $872.4/t, customs data showed.

  • 09:02:08Coal  
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    Customs data showed China imported 41.13 million tonnes of coal in January-February, down 39.5% on the year.

  • 08:58:58Coal  Power  
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    Shandong will limit coal-fired power generation capacity at about 100 GW by the end of 2021, accounting for around 66% of the total installed power capacity, local energy bureau said in a guideline.

  • 08:56:35Coal  
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    Russia exported 319,000 tonnes of coal to China via Hunchun in February, surging 200% from a year ago, data showed from a local media.

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