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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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