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1 Inner Mongolia power output up 12.01% YoY in 2017 2018-01-17

Utilities with capacity of 60 GW and above generated a total 442.23 TWh of electricity in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region last year, up 12.01% from a year ago, data showed from Inner

2 China scraps pollutant charges and levies environmental tax instead 2018-01-17

From January 1, China have stopped pollutant charges and started to levy environmental taxes instead, announced by Ministry of Environmental Protection and other three departments on January 16.

3 China rail coal capacity expected to stay tight in 2018 2018-01-17

China's rail coal capacity is expected to stay tight on the whole in 2018, as newly-added coal supply will add to transport shortage accordingly. The rail coal shipment is likely to excee

4 Chinese co looking for new natural gas sources in Myanmar 2018-01-17

A subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's largest oil producer, is seeking for new sources of natural gas in Myanmar to feed a pipeline that transport gas between the two cou

5 Steel makers further slash coke purchase price in Hebei and Shandong 2018-01-17

Some steel makers in Hebei and Shandong provinces reduced coke purchase price by 100 yuan/t, adding up to price drop of 150 yuan/t since early this month, sources said. After the pr

6 10,000-tonne heavy-haul coal train runs on Wari railway 2018-01-17

Rail authorities put 10,000-tonne heavy-haul coal-dedicated trains into service on Wari (Watang, Shanxi – Rizhao, Shandong) railway on January 16, said China Railway Corporation. The move

7 Shanxi 1st HDR geothermal heating program makes sound success 2018-01-16

The first hot dry rock (HDR) geothermal heating program has made sound success in capital city Taiyuan of coal-rich Shanxi province, China's state media reported on January 16. "Compared

8 China's Guizhou to phase out 300-MW-below coal-fired power units in 2018 2018-01-16

Southwestern China's Guizhou province plans to eliminate all coal-fired power generation units with capacity below 300 MW in 2018, to leave capacity room for clean thermal ones, said the provincial en

9 China imported a record amount of iron ore in 2017 2018-01-16

Hunger for high-quality iron ore from Australia and Brazil pushed Chinese imports of the steelmaking ingredient to a record high in 2017. While shipments were down 11% in December, the fu

10 China thermal coal price likely to cool down before Chinese New Year 2018-01-16

China's red-hot domestic thermal coal market is likely to cool down before China's traditional Lunar New Year, as demand may gradually come down before and during the festival, a similar pattern to th

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1 Five more Shanxi-based miners cut thermal coal prices 2018-01-11

Five more state-owned large coal miners in northern China's Shanxi province announced price cuts of 15-20 yuan/t, in an effort to rein in too fast growth in prices of the power generation fuel in the

2 Indonesia's Jan HBA thermal coal price up 10.8% YoY to $95.54/t 2018-01-08

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its January thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $95.54/t, up 10.8% year on year.

3 China issues stricter rules on building new steel capacity, industry ministry 2018-01-08

China has issued stricter rules on building new steel production capacity to replace obsolete facilities, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on January 8. C

4 China authority prioritizes coal and gas shipment 2018-01-09

China's Ministry of Transport will prioritize transport of coal and natural gas this winter to avert energy crisis in peak demand heating season, state-owned media reported. Ports and mar

5 China's top coal miners announce price cuts to cool rally 2018-01-15

Chinese energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group (CHNENERGY) among other top coal producers have joined the latest move to adjust down spot power coal prices, in response to the government's

6 China Dec coal imports up 3.13% on mth 2018-01-12

China imported 22.74 million tonnes of coal in December, down 15.28% from a year ago but up 3.13% from November, showed data from the General Administration of Customs on January 12. That

7 China's Govt releases policy to ensure zero growth of capacity in major industries 2018-01-09

The government has released new policy to ensure zero growth of production capacity in steel, cement and plate glass industries and to continue capacity replacement measures this year, Economic Inf

8 Yangquan Coal cuts thermal coal prices at N. China ports 2018-01-11

China's leading coal miner Yangquan Coal Industry Group lowered FOB prices of thermal coal at northern ports by 15 yuan/t effective January 10, its sales company said in a statement on the same day.

9 China's NEA set to hold conference on coal import policies 2018-01-08

China's National Energy Administration is set to hold a meeting early January 9 with major power generators on influences of easing coal import restrictions, as well as issues on coal supply from dome

10 Australia forecasts 20% iron ore price drop in 2018 as China demand eases 2018-01-08

Australia on January 8 said it expects iron ore prices to average $51.50/t this year, down 20% from 2017, because of rising global supply and moderating demand from top importer China as its steel sec

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1 China thermal coal market likely to edge down in late Jan 2018-01-05

China's thermal coal prices are likely to drop back late this month, after rising further from current levels, as more import coal arrives following the government's temporary lift of restrictions.

2 China coastal coal freight rates plummeting for over two weeks 2018-01-03

Freight rates for coal cargoes from northern China ports to the south have been tumbling for over two weeks since reaching multi-year highs on December 15, showed data from sxcoal.com. On

3 Indonesian coal prices move higher on active Chinese tenders 2018-01-08

Indonesian coal prices climbed higher on the back of intensive tenders from Chinese utilities, with Supramax 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR cargoes being offered at $49/t FOB, trade sources said. One

4 Thermal coal supply remains short at N. China ports; shipment delays 2018-01-02

Supply of spot thermal coal was still in tightness at northern China ports, causing loading delays and buoying prices of the power generation material. Low availability of spot coal at no

5 Coal stocks ramp up at Guangzhou port, possibly related to import curb lift 2018-01-10

Coal stocks have been jumping up at southern China Guangzhou port recently, following the country relaxed coal import limits late last month. China's top economic body Nati

6 China thermal coal market keeps strong momentum on robust demand 2018-01-11

Thermal coal prices keep the strong momentum in China's spot market, backed by high consumption in the coal-fired power sector. On January 9, Fenwei CCI spot index for the 5,500 Kca

7 Coal stocks ramp up at N China ports; spot prices stay high 2018-01-12

Coal stocks have been going up recently at China's Bohai-rim ports, showed data from industry portal sxcoal.com. Currently, both daily coal rail inflows and outflows averaged around 1.75

8 Snow forecast supports coking coal prices in China 2018-01-03

Chinese coking coal miners embraced the first price hike in 2018, as coal transport is forecast to be impacted by snow weather, which will hit Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong and other northern provinces.

9 China coastal coal freight rates bounce back after 2-week sink 2018-01-11

Freight rates for coal cargoes from northern China ports to the south strongly rebounded after two weeks of tumbling, driven by robust demand from utilities and high expectations on the spot thermal c

10 Fenwei CCI 5500 Composite index slides as large coal miners cut prices to curb rally 2018-01-15

The Fenwei CCI 5500 Composite index, which reflects price movements of both contract and spot thermal coal in China, dropped for the first time since late November, following price cuts announced by t