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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Feb 19-Feb 24) 2018-02-24

Global mining deals jump 15pct by value in 2017, EY The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated an

2 China's market-oriented power sales make up 25.9% of total demand in 2017 2018-02-24

China's market-oriented power transaction grew to 25.9% of total consumption in 2017, which also accounted to 33.5% or so of total on-grid sales, said China Electricity Council (CEC) recently.

3 China to topple United States as biggest nuclear-energy nation, IEA 2018-02-24

Beijing is forecast to triple its nuclear capacity in the next 20 years, ousting the US as number one nuclear-power producer, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). "China is

4 Hunan Jan power consumption up 23.46pct on yr 2018-02-24

Central China's Hunan province consumed 16.34 TWh of electricity in January, growing 23.46% from the year prior, showed data from the provincial economic and information technology commission on Febru

5 Thailand Jan thermal coal imports up 22% on yr 2018-02-23

Southeastern country Thailand imported about 1.6 million tonnes of thermal coal in January, up 21.6% on the year, showed customs data released on February 22. Specifically, the country im

6 China six coastal power cos' coal stocks above 10 Mt after New Year holiday 2018-02-23

Combined coal stocks held by China's six leading power generators in southern and eastern coastal areas have broken 10-million-tonne mark since January 22, lcjxyj.net data showed. The six

7 China exports 4.65 Mt steel products in Jan 2018-02-23

China exported 465 million tonnes of steel products in January, down 36.6% year on year, showed data from General Administration of Customs on February 23. The value of the exports stood

8 China Jan thermal coal imports up 22.76% YoY 2018-02-23

China imported 11.76 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal but lignite) in January, rising 22.76% from the preceding year and 29.52% month on month, showed data

9 China Jan coking coal imports down 15.5% YoY 2018-02-23

China imported 5.06 million tonnes of coking coal in January, down 15.5% year on year and 17.32% from December, showed data from General Administration of Customs on February 23. Th

10 China's coking coal market running stably during New Year holiday 2018-02-23

Coking coal prices are almost unchanged in China from the pre-holiday level, except for some producers raising offers by 50-100 yuan/t, which has been accepted by coking plants with a fast drop of

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1 India coal import rises by 12% to 18 Mt in Jan 2018-02-22

The country's coal import increased by 12.4% to 18.49 million tonnes in January, against 16.44 million tonnes in the same month of the previous fiscal, according to mjunction, a leading name in the e-

2 Global steel consumption may log higher growth in 2018 2018-02-22

A look at the major performance indicators of global steel industry in 2017 signals a definite trend in what is in store for the current year. While global production of crude steel at 1,

3 China installed biomass power capacity up 22.6pct in 2017 2018-02-22

China registered a 22.6% increase in installed biomass power generation capacity to 14.88 GW last year, as the nation pushes ahead with clean energy use to improve environment. A total of

4 Colombia coal output down 1.2% in 2017 2018-02-22

Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 89.4 million tonnes in 2017, down 1.2% compared with 90.5 million tonnes in 2016, the Energy and Mining Ministry said in a statement on F

5 Vale's iron ore output hit record high in 2017 2018-02-22

Brazil's Vale, the world's largest iron ore miner, said on February 16 that output of the steelmaking material hit a fresh record high in 2017 thanks mainly to the outstanding performance of its so-ca

6 China set to overtake U.S. as biggest nuclear energy nation, IEA says 2018-02-22

China is set to more than triple its nuclear energy capacity over the next 20 years, overtaking the U.S. to become the world's largest nuclear-power producer, according to the International Energy Age

7 Global mining deals jump 15pct by value in 2017, EY 2018-02-22

The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets. Mining and

8 Mongolia says can build power plant to supply Oyu Tolgoi mine 2018-02-22

Mongolia can build a power plant at its Tavan Tolgoi coal mine by 2021 to supply the Oyu Tolgoi copper project, energy officials said on February 20, as the government seeks to hold Rio Tinto to an ag

9 China's scrap steel exports surge in 2017 2018-02-22

Exports of scrap steel from China rose sharply during 2017 as domestic demand was hit by curbs on production of steel made from scrap metal, the official Xinhua news agency said on February 22, citing

10 Shanghai rebar falls after China returns from break, but outlook optimistic 2018-02-22

Chinese steel futures dropped nearly 2% on February 22 as investors returning from a week-long Lunar New Year holiday sold off the commodity, which at one point touched its weakest level in five wee

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1 China's import coal market shows signs of weakening on muted trades 2018-02-13

China's import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening after stabilizing for one week or so, as few Chinese utilities seek the material abroad after domestic power demand dropped significantly b

2 China Jan power coal price index up 3.89% on month, NDRC 2018-02-14

China's monthly-issued price index of power coal stood at 549.12 yuan/t in January, up 12.93 yuan/t or 2.41% month on month and 20.58 yuan/t or 3.89% year on year, showed data from the National Develo

3 China coastal coal freight rates down to multi-mth low 2018-02-13

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China ports to the south suffered a sharper decline from the second half of last month, data showed from industry portal lcjxyj.net. Historic

4 China's thermal coal supply will be guaranteed during Lunar New Year, NDRC 2018-02-12

Thermal coal supply for electricity generation purpose will be guaranteed and power consumption won't be affected during the Lunar New Year holiday, China's top economic planner the National Develo

5 China's natural gas demand soars to historic high in 2017 2018-02-12

China's natural gas consumption created a record high of 235.2 billion cubic meters (bcm) last year, with an increase of 17% or 34 bcm from a year ago, said the country's largest oil and gas producer

6 China thermal coal market slows as miners take leave for Spring Festival 2018-02-14

Thermal coal market slowed down in China's main production bases as many miners took leave for the Spring Festival. Most miners have halted production in Yulin, Shaanxi and Ordos, Inner M

7 QHD coal stocks staying below 6 Mt during holiday 2018-02-22

Coal stocks at northern China's Qinhuangdao port – a barometer for domestic thermal coal market – stayed below 6 million tonnes during the Spring Festival holiday ending February 21, with inbound and

8 China thermal coal market possibly resilient after New Year holiday 2018-02-22

China's spot market of thermal coal has large odds to keep as buoyant as the pre-holiday level in the short run, owing mainly to pick-up of demand from power and other industrial sectors and tight rai

9 Vessel queue drops sharply at China's pivot coal terminal after New Year holiday 2018-02-22

Vessel queue substantially reduced at China's largest coal terminal Qinhuangdao after the Lunar New Year holiday, data showed from lcjxyj.net, indicating low demand of rebuilding stocks from utilities

10 Nothing wasted: the waste-to-energy revolution in China 2018-02-12

Sewage—refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers—is at the front lines of a global movement for clean energy. Innovative U.S. cities are digging into their dirtiest depths to create