Coal Market News

German coal commission details still under intense debate: report

21 May 2018 | Source: Platts

Debate about framework details for Germany's so-called 'coal phase-out commission' intensified this week ahead of the planned launch later this month and reports of compromise emerging between the economy and environment ministries.

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Vessel queue at Australian PWCS coal terminals rises on week to 10

21 May 2018 | Source: Platts

Port Waratah Coal Services' two terminals at Newcastle port in eastern Australia had ten ships waiting offshore Sunday, compared with three a week ago, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator said in its weekly report.

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US thermal coal export interest picks up as ARA price increases

21 May 2018 | Source: Platts

Sentiment among US thermal coal producers on exports is bullish as overseas markets continue to show strength, particularly as demand in India, Europe and the Mediterranean remains strong, sources say.

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China's Huaneng, Huadian ban purchase of overpriced spot coal - internal document

18 May 2018 | Source: Reuters

Two major Chinese coal-fired power generators have banned spot purchases of thermal coal above certain prices as they expect the market to fall in coming months.

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Russian thermal coal set to dominate Polish imports in 2018

18 May 2018 | Source: Platts

Poland is set to increase thermal coal imports in 2018, owing to a lack of domestic supply, with Russian material likely to prevail because of its freight advantages, market sources said Thursday.

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Australian rail maintenance squeezes coking coal supply

18 May 2018 | Source: Argus Media

Coking coal supplies for cargoes with loading dates from July are already showing signs of tightness as Australian rail firm Aurizon ramps up maintenance on the key Goonyella line in Queensland.

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China iron ore, coking coal fall for second day; further downside seen

17 May 2018 | Source: Reuters

China’s iron ore and other steelmaking raw materials slipped for a second session on Thursday, while analysts said they expect softer demand in the coming months as the country shifts its focus from heavy industries to services.

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Thermal power cost may dip with rationalisation of coal linkage

17 May 2018 | Source: DNA India

The Ministry of Coal has finalised the methodology for rationalisation of coal linkages for independent power producers (IPPs), which will help in reducing transportation cost of coal and lead to savings in power generation.

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Thermal plants resume coal imports amid domestic shortages

17 May 2018 | Source: The Hindu Business Line

State-run thermal power plants in coastal states have begun buying overseas coal due to domestic coal shortages, government and utility officials said, in a setback for the country's long-term plans to eliminate imports.

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Lower power prices, squeezed margins see RWE's Q1 earnings slide 25%

16 May 2018 | Source: Platts

Lower wholesale electricity prices and squeezed generation margins have seen RWE's earnings fall another 25% in the first quarter of 2018, Germany's biggest power producer said Tuesday.

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