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As of 18:00 GMT+8 Nov 30, coal-dedicated railway Daqin line unloaded 6.01 mln wagons of coal, with daily coal unloading averaging 18,000 wagons, up 11.3% YoY, the highest level in the past 10 years.
Australia's Bathurst Resources plans to expand its metallurgical coal export business by developing Buller metallurgical coal project in New Zealand and its metallurgical coal project in Canada's Crown Mountain.
Shanxi Coking Coal Group shouldered power coal supply task of 5 Mt to Henan and 500 Kt to Liaoning, and the company's power coal shipment totaled 1.27 Mt in Nov, with fulfilment rate at 78% for the month.
China's effective coking coal supply was 46.75 Mt in Oct, up 4.1% MoM, and consumption was 43.4 Mt, down 3.6% MoM, with a supply glut of 3.35 Mt, reversing from a shortage last month, showed Sxcoal data.
As of 11:30 a.m. (GMT+8) December 3, Chinese coking coal futures fell 2.06%, coke fell 0.63%, thermal coal rose 0.98%, and iron ore decreased 3.6%.
Shanxi Coking Coal Group produced 160 Mt of raw coal by end-Nov and is poised to achieve annual target of 170 Mt.
CHN Energy Shuohuang railway transported 30.2 Mt of coal in Nov, averaging 1.007 Mt each day, setting a new record in monthly shipment.
Indonesia's miner Bayan Resources reaped operating revenue of $1.7 bln in Q3 this year, jumping 70% YoY, while Adaro Energy also saw a 31% surge in revenue to $2.5 bln, thanks to rallies of global coal prices since this year.
Russia has delivered nearly 13.6 bln cubic meters of natural gas to China through China-Russia east route gas pipeline as of Dec 2 with steady run for 2 years. The 5,111km pipeline, stretching from Heilongjiang in NE China to Shanghai in China's part, was commissioned on Dec 2, 2019.
China's Ministry of Emergency Management in a meeting on Nov 29 stressed all provinces should learn lessons from Russia's latest severe coal mine accident and strengthen crackdown on illegal and deadly mining behaviors while prompting release of advanced coal production capacity and ensuring power coal supply.
China's thermal coal supply presented a higher surplus of 44.65 Mt in Oct than 25.64 Mt in Sep, with total supply growing 8.07% MoM to 330.75 Mt while consumption rising 2.02% MoM to 286.10 Mt in Oct, showed Sxcoal data.
Brazil exported 28.99 million tonnes of iron ore in November, down 0.54% from 29.15 million tonnes in the same month a year earlier, according to data released by local government.
The Baltic Exchange's dry bulk sea freight index rose for a 5th straight session on Dec 1 to its highest in a month, as gains in panamax and supramax vessels offset a dip in capesize segment. Shipbroker Intermodal attributed this to rebounding Australia and Indonesia coal flows, tighter capacity supply and improved sentiment.
As of 11:30 a.m. (GMT+8) Dec 2, Chinese coking coal futures rose 2.87%, coke rose 1.61%, thermal coal fell 0.92%, and iron ore increased 0.48%.
The effective supply of anthracite and meagre coal for PCI purpose stood at 7.43 Mt in Oct, rising 6.8% MoM, but consumption dropped 4.1% to 6.62 Mt. Overall, PCI coal supply exceeded demand by 800,000 t in Oct, expanding from 50,000 t in Sep, Sxcoal data showed.
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