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South Korea may only switch one planned coal power plant to gas
December 11, 2017, 3:55 pm
SEOUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Only one of South Korea’s planned coal power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country’s energy minister said on Friday, despite government efforts to switch four out of nine coal plants to boost gas power generation. South Korea is pursuing a...
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China does U-turn on coal ban to avert heating crisis
December 8, 2017, 11:38 am
China's government has allowed some northern cities to burn coal in a temporary policy U-turn, as the country faces a heating crisis. Beijing had banned the use of coal for heating this winter in an ambitious plan to reduce pollution. Recent winters had seen heavy smog blanket China's...
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China hit by gas shortages as it moves away from coal
December 4, 2017, 11:31 am
Gas-supply shortages are hitting north and central China as Beijing tries to accelerate a shift away from coal rather than miss environmental targets this year. The situation has left some residents — mainly urban migrants on neighbourhoods ringing the cities — without heat as...
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China underscores push toward longer term coal contracts
November 29, 2017, 11:27 am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has again urged coal suppliers and buyers to sign more medium- and long-term contracts, amid robust demand for the fuel during the peak winter-heating season. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a document published on Wednesday that medium- to...
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India's North American coal imports may surge on domestic shortage
November 24, 2017, 11:23 am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s coal imports from North America are likely to surge as buyers are looking to boost purchases amid a domestic shortage of the fuel and a regional ban on petroleum coke, traders and cement company officials said.   Shipping data from Thomson Reuters showed...
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China iron ore rises with steel; coking coal hits two-month high
November 22, 2017, 11:16 am
MANILA (Reuters) - Chinese steel futures rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, supported by leaner supply and expectations that consumption in the world’s top user would recover when production cuts are lifted after winter. Prices of steelmaking raw materials iron ore and coking...
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Chinese company starts construction of Serbian coal-fired power plant
November 20, 2017, 11:10 am
BELGRADE, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Chinese company started construction on Monday of a new 350-megawatt unit at Serbia’s second largest coal-fired power plant, the first new electricity capacity in the Balkan country in nearly 30 years. The $613 million project is part of a wider deal between...
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China Coal Output Falls to Eight-Month Low on Party Congress
November 16, 2017, 11:01 am
China’s coal production in October dropped to the lowest in eight months as some mines were shut to ensure safety during the twice-a-decade Community Party congress.   Production last month declined 8 percent from September to about 9.15 million tons a day, according to...
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Indonesia amends contracts with 13 coal mining companies
November 14, 2017, 10:51 am
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has amended contracts with 13 coal mining companies, including some of the country’s biggest producers of the fossil fuel, as part of a shift toward a new mining permit system it expects to boost government revenues. Indonesia’s 2009 mining law requires...
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Coal exports to China, Japan from Australia's Gladstone port strong in October
November 5, 2017, 7:51 pm
The longer term outlook is also weaker, given a flat to falling profile for Chinese steel demand, NAB said. Exports to Japan from Gladstone port were at a five-month high in October with 2.11 million mt, up 4% year on year and 11% higher than in September, the GPC data showed. Exports to...
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