Coal Market News

Japan to curb coal-fired power plant exports to cut CO2 emissions: METI minister

10 Jul 2020 | Source: S&P Global Platts

The Japanese government decided on July 9 to curb the export of coal-fired power plants depending on how badly potential importers need them and in return for commitments to decarbonize.

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Lithium - the metal of the future with a futures problem

11 Jun 2020 | Source: Reuters

Lithium is the metal that will power the coming electric vehicle (EV) revolution. The build-out of a lithium-ion battery chain, however, is at risk from depressed pricing and a lack of investment in new capacity. ....

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China Seen Adding New Wave of Coal Plants After Lifting Curbs

10 Jun 2020 | Source: Bloomberg

A wave of new coal power plants are under construction or in development after the country lifted curbs on new builds, according to a study published Tuesday by Greenpeace. About 46 gigawatts worth of new plants were unde....

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May power use rises in Chinese regions

10 Jun 2020 | Source: Argus

Power consumption increased in a few Chinese regions in May, raising demand for coal and supporting coal prices. Power use in east China's Zhejiang province increased by 4.9pc on the year to 38.7TWh in May, according to state-....

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Polish coal producers to halt 12 mines due to virus

08 Jun 2020 | Source: Montel

(Montel) Poland's largest coal producer PGG will halt 10 mines and its competitor JSW another two mines for three weeks due to measures aimed at curbing Covid-19, state assets minister Jacek Sasin said on Monday.

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China's coal imports fall nearly 20% in May even as demand rises

08 Jun 2020 | Source: Reuters

BEIJING, June 7 (Reuters) - China’s coal imports in May fell nearly 20% compared with a year earlier even as demand recovered at power plants and industrial users, customs data showed on Sunday.

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Australia's Queensland coal shipments collapse in May

08 Jun 2020 | Source: Argus Media

The two largest coal export facilities in the Australian state of Queensland are on track to report multi-year shipping lows for May, with the other two major ports in the state also tracking behind average, driven by weaker demand.

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Coal Burned by China Power Plants Jumps on Heat, Virus Recovery

13 May 2020 | Source: Bloomberg

An indicator of China’s coal demand surged almost a third above levels last year as hotter-than-usual weather and factories rushing to make up for lost orders boosted power demand, spurring a rebound in prices.

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The state of Chinese commodities shows recovery taking hold

08 Apr 2020 | Source: Mining Weekly

From oil to copper to coal, China’s gigantic commodities industry is signaling that the first economy to be flattened by the coronavirus is getting closer to a return to normality. Bloomberg Economics estimates that most of C....

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RPT-COLUMN-Resilience in China's commodity imports drowned out by coronavirus, oil price war: Russell

10 Mar 2020 | Source: Reuters

LAUNCESTON, Australia, March 10 (Reuters) - Amid the carnage of Monday’s crude oil and equity markets routs, news of China’s relatively robust imports of major commodities in the first two months of the year went under the radar....

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