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China's key steel mills daily output edges up in mid-Feb

2018-03-14 14:31:00 Steel Products

Daily output of crude steel averaged 1.88 million tonnes at China's key steel mills over February 21-28, edging up 4.39% from ten d...

China Jan-Feb power generation up 11pct on yr

2018-03-14 11:59:00 Production & Sales

China generated 1,045.5 TWh of electricity in the first two months of 2018, logging a year-on-year rise of 11%, showed data from the ...

China's natural gas output and import continues to rise in Jan-Feb

2018-03-14 11:41:00 Import & Export,  Production & Sales,  Gas

China's natural gas output totaled 26.19 billion cubic meters in the first two months this year, showed data from the National Bure...

China's crude steel daily output averages 2.32 Mt in Jan-Feb, NBS

2018-03-14 11:41:00 Production & Sales,  Steel Products

China's daily output of crude steel averaged 2.32 million tonnes in the first two months this year, showed data from the National Bur...

China coke price up 4.5% in early Mar, NBS

2018-03-14 11:32:00 Others

China's metallurgical coke price rose 4.5% in early March compared to late February, showed data from the National Bureau of Statis...

China LNG price up 13.6% in early Mar, NBS

2018-03-14 11:20:00 Others

China's LNG price rose 13.6% in early March compared to late February, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on March 14...

China Jan-Feb raw coal output up 5.7pct YoY, NBS

2018-03-14 11:11:00 Production & Sales

China produced 516.28 million tonnes of raw coal in the first two months of 2018, a increase of 5.7% year on year, showed data from...

Shanxi PV installed capacity reaches 5.9 million kw

2018-03-14 10:55:00 Solar

The installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Shanxi province had hit 5.9 million kw by the end of 2017, accounting for 7.3% of the p...

Indonesian steps up for Rio Tinto coal, bids ready

2018-03-14 10:41:00 Company,  International

Indonesian coal giant Adaro Energy is a latecomer to the auction for Rio Tinto's $2.5 billion-plus Queensland coal portfolio. ...

Sichuan Jan-Feb raw coal production with safety fee extracted up 1.43pct on yr

2018-03-14 10:37:00 Others

Output of raw coal with safety fee extracted stood at 4.78 million tonnes in southwestern China's Sichuan province in the first two...

Shandong raw coal output drops 2.91pct YoY in Feb

2018-03-14 10:04:00 Production & Sales

Shandong province in eastern China produced 8.86 million tonnes of raw coal in February of 2018, showed data from Shandong Administ...

China's coke market steady despite some price cut requirements

2018-03-14 09:40:00 Price

China's coke market remained steady on the whole in spite of some steel mills' price cut requirements last week. Some st...

CR Power Feb electricity sales down 2.5pct on yr

2018-03-14 09:35:00 Production & Sales

Power plants owned by China Resources Power Holding Co., Ltd sold 10.98 TWh of electricity in February, decreasing 2.5% year on yea...

China premium coking coal suffers supply constraints

2018-03-14 08:40:00 Coking Coal

Supply of low-sulfur coking coal was getting increasingly tight in many Chinese regions, which may further prop up the market. ...

Huaneng Power Int'l 2017 profit slumps 82.7%

2018-03-14 08:34:00 Cost & Profit

Huaneng Power International Inc, a listed subsidiary of China Huaneng Group, saw its net profit plummet 82.7% to 1.79 billion yuan ($...

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1 China's natural gas output and import continues to rise in Jan-Feb 2018-03-14

China's natural gas output totaled 26.19 billion cubic meters in the first two months this year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on March 14. Compared with z

2 China's crude steel daily output averages 2.32 Mt in Jan-Feb, NBS 2018-03-14

China's daily output of crude steel averaged 2.32 million tonnes in the first two months this year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics. That added to a total output of 136

3 The US's application for import license of steel products down 21.4% MoM in Feb 2018-03-13

The US's application for import license of steel products declined by 21.4% from 3.08 million short tons to 2.42 million short tons in February, showed the latest data from American Iron and Steel Ins

4 Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite halts truck transport on air pollution 2018-03-13

Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group, one of seven largest state-owned coal miners in China's Shanxi province and a top-500 enterprise worldwide, decided in a notice to ban coal truck transport in

5 Vietnam Feb coal imports up 15.1% on mth 2018-03-13

Southeastern Asian country Vietnam imported 1.2 million tonnes of coal in February, up 15.1% from a year ago yet down 3.1% from a month ago, showed data from Vietnamese customs.

6 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-03-13

China's coke market levelled off from a post-holiday pick-up in the past week. By right of high coke stocks, some steelmakers in Hebei province proposed to lower purchase price for the raw material

7 Lukewarm utility buying hampers spot thermal coal trades in China 2018-03-12

Spot thermal coal trades at China's northern ports were greatly crippled by flat purchase from utilities, with price on the decline for over one month. Despite recovering power consumptio

8 China's steel products prices unexpectedly go downward 2018-03-12

Prices for major steel products in China posted a sharp fall by over 100 yuan/t last week after experiencing a temporary pick-up from the Lunar New Year holiday, beating market expectation that the st

9 Weekly global coal market news summary (Mar 5 - Mar 9) 2018-03-09

Indonesia Jan coal exports up 10.39% YoY Coal-rich Indonesia exported 34.65 million tonnes of coal in January, up 10.39% from the preceding year but dipping 0.16% from December, showed data

10 China's steel de-capacity target set to complete in advance 2018-03-09

China is likely to wrap up its five-year goal of overcapacity cutback in the steel industry by 2018, if 30 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of outdated capacity is smoothly eliminated this year, which

Most Read News Stories

1 China to cut 30 Mtpa steel capacity, 150 Mtpa coal capacity in 2018 2018-03-05

China will cut ineffective steel capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) and coal capacity of 150 Mtpa in 2018, according to a government work report available to media on March 5 morning.

2 China targets record coal output of 3.7 bln T in 2018 2018-03-08

China aims to produce 3.7 billion tonnes of coal in 2018, an all-time high and up 7.3% from the previous year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on March 7. The NEA also said

3 Global top 10 coal producers, importers and exporters in 2017 2018-03-07

According to data from statistics institutes, customs and coal industry departments across the world, the world top 10 coal producers, importers and exporters are listed as follows:

4 China sets ceiling on energy consumption in 2018, NEA 2018-03-09

China plans to control its energy consumption at 4.55 billion tonnes of standard coal in 2018, said the National Energy Administration on March 7 in a guideline. The guideline noted the p

5 China Shenhua and GD Power to forge JV 2018-03-05

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, 73.06% held by China Energy Investment Corp (CHNENERGY), announced on March 1 to fund a joint venture with GD Power Development Co., Ltd, a listed subsidiary of the prev

6 Ling Wen: Coal is a good thing 2018-03-06

"Coal is a good thing and of course can be used in a clean way," said Ling Wen, president of China Energy Investment Corp and also a member of the CPPCC, on the eve of the country's annual politica

7 US Jan coal exports down 7.6pct MoM 2018-03-09

US coal exports totaled 7.96 million million tonnes in January, down 7.6% from December, but up 18.8% from the year-ago month, US Census data showed March 7. The month-on-month drop in exports ca

8 IMF warns that steel, aluminum tariffs will likely hurt economies 2018-03-05

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on March 2 that U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum would likely cause economic damage to the United States and its trading partners, and urged count

9 Weekly China coal market news summary (Mar 5-Mar 9) 2018-03-09

China Feb coal exports surge 66.55pct MoM China's coal exports in February stood at 468,000 tonnes, soaring 66.55% on the month, showed data released by the General Administration of Customs on

10 Adani rethinks Abbot Point options after debt refinancing stalls 2018-03-09

India's Adani Enterprises Ltd is looking at new options to refinance debt for its coal terminal in Australia after struggling to attract lenders wary of its controversial Carmichael mine project, Thom

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1 Import thermal coal market changes lag behind Chinese market 2018-02-28

Price changes in seaborne import thermal coal market lagged behind China's domestic market, reflected in the recent weakening of Australian coal as China's domestic prices have already been on the dec

2 China import thermal coal prices further dip on shrinking demand 2018-03-05

Offer prices for Indonesian and Australian coal for exports to China further weakened to track a fast downtrend in China, sources said. Panamax cargoes of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR wer

3 China speeds steel cuts as pressures rise – analysis 2018-02-27

China has announced plans to meet targets for downsizing its steel industry two years ahead of schedule in an apparent signal that there will be no more cuts in production capacity after 2018.

4 China imposes 'special' air pollutant emission curbs on industries 2018-03-02

From March 1, China began imposing the "special air pollutant emission restrictions" on major industrial sectors in 28 northern cities, said the environmental ministry in a notice, as an effort to ful

5 China says to build 200-mln-cu.m natural gas peak regulation mechanism 2018-03-08

China is set to build natural gas pipelines and storages with a total capacity 200 million cubic meters, in order to deal with emergency supply shortage like what happened in the past winter, said t

6 China's solar PV capacity is glutted or just "crying wolf"? 2018-03-07

China added 53 GW of solar PV capacity last year, hitting a new high of expansion in the sector. The expansion spree inevitably makes people wonder whether the country will be stuck in the overcapa

7 China coking coal market runs steadily; truck freight slumps 2018-03-05

China's coking coal market ran steadily after the Spring Festival holidays; most coke firms were not urgent to replenish stocks while just purchasing on demand, resulting in stocks pressure at some co

8 Production resumption leading to easy coking coal restocking for coke plants 2018-03-06

China's coking coal miners have been gradually getting back to normal production, making it easy for coke plants to replenish stocks. China's coking coal market, especially in Shanx

9 China methanol market generally muted after seven-day break 2018-02-26

China's methanol market was generally muted after the seven-day Spring Festival break ending February 21 under high stocks and stagnant demand. Stocks of methanol in production bases ramp

10 China's six major power cos coal stocks continue to pile up 2018-03-01

Coal stocks at China's six major coastal power firms continued to pile up a week after the Lunar New Year holiday, as their daily coal consumption stayed low as many industrial factories had not resum