China's coal-rich Shanxi province recently started building a new coal mine project, which is the first of such project in 13 years, said sources from the Shanxi Provincial Department of Land and Reso
China's raw coal output increased in August compared to the year-ago and month-ago levels, in spite of environmental and safety checks that impacted production in some production areas. T
Thermal coal Domestic market A few miners cut down thermal coal prices by 10-20 yuan/t in Yuyang district of Yulin city, Shaanxi province, in response to reduced purchase from Shanxi
Southeastern Asian country Vietnam imported 1.52 million tonnes of coal in August, dropping 10.4% on the month but rising 7.14% from the year prior, showed data from Vietnamese customs. V
Indonesian miners raised their thermal coal offer prices after China's largest coal-dedicated port limited coal shipment, sources said. One Singapore-based trader reported Indonesian pric
Spot thermal coal trades were locked in a standoff at northern China ports, as wait-and-see sentiment has started to increase at seller and buyer sides. "Most suppliers are just taking a
Taiwan imported 6.07 million tonnes of coal in August, down 3.66% year on year and 10.56% from July, preliminary customs data showed. In August, Taiwan imported 5.25 millio
Australian miner New Hope Corp on September 18 said thermal coal prices would push higher in coming months, extending a rise that helped boost its profits in the last financial year. The
Dozens of miners were synchronously raising coal prices in Yulin city since September 16, northwestern China's Shaanxi province, backed by robust pre-winter restocking in Northeastern China.
China's monthly-issued price index of power coal edged down 1.9% month on month to 522.4 yuan/t in August, following pickups in June and July, showed data from the National Development and Reform Comm
China is considering allowing its northern provinces to decide individual output cuts by heavy industries including steel to rein in emissions during the winter, sources said. This
China's coal imports climbed by 13.49% from a year earlier to 28.68 million tonnes in August, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on September 8. The impo
China's coal exports reached 486,000 tonnes in August, surging 710% on the year and 14.35% on the month, showed data released by the General Administration of Customs on September 8.
Of the 330.6 million tonnes of coal produced from eight U.S. coal regions in the first half 2018, at least 33.6 million tonnes, or 10.2%, was delivered to U.S. power plants that are scheduled to retir
Qatargas said on September 10 that it had agreed on a 22-year deal with PetroChina International Co, a unit of PetroChina Co, to supply China with around 3.4 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (L
Coal India (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) are offering independent power producers the option of swapping their sources of fuel supply to cut the cost of transportation and generation.
China may officially roll out 2018-19 air pollution control plan targeting major northern cities before October, sources reported. Such a plan is still in the making and has yet to
China saw its natural gas imports ramp up 37.3% on the year and 5.3% on the month to 7.77 million tonnes in August, showed customs data released on September 8. The demand from the world'
China's imports of steelmaking raw material iron ore fell slightly in August from the previous month, showed customs data, hit by output curbs on steel mills as the government battles pollution.
Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) data released on September 11 revealed that the value of thermal coal exports rose 14% in July to 2.45 billion Australian dollars (1.74 billion U.S. dollars).
China's seaborne coal freight rates are stabilizing these days following declines, and a growing number of cargoes needed to be shipped from September 4 amid increased demand. Besides, shipping
China has made great strides in the coal industry and tremendous changes have taken place in the past 40 years since the reform and opening-up, said one official with the China National Coal Associati
Chinese thermal coal market gained strength at the beginning of this week from stiff prices at production areas, which, plus transport fees, pushed coal prices up at northern ports. The m
Chinese traders are not so optimistic about the import thermal coal market in spite of a recent recovery in prices driven by stabilizing domestic market. One trader reported he signed a d
Traders engaged in thermal coal business at China's Bohai-rim ports stuck to their offer prices, in spite of a downtrend amid tepid buying demand from coal-fired power plants late last week.
China's spot thermal coal market softened slightly on September 3, as bearish sentiment was growing quickly after China National Investment Corporation (CHN Energy) lowered its monthly term contract p
Although the global coal prices have moved up, Chinese buyers remained prudent toward import thermal coal this week, affected by import restriction policy, poor demand from utilities and other factors
Tightness of coking coal supply in China, caused mainly by strengthened environment-related production restrictions, is expected to get eased moderately with increased arrivals of Mongolian coal follo
Prices of import thermal coal offered to Chinese buyers continued to inch up late last week, aligning with recent upturns in China's domestic market. The uptick seen in Indonesian coal wa
Not many deals were concluded for import thermal coal at the beginning of this week, said market sources in China, on a lack of support from the demand side. "Recent import market just sh