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Indonesia's Feb coal benchmark price set at $66.89/T -ministry
February 4, 2020, 6:01 pm
Indonesia’s government set its coal benchmark price (HBA) for February at $66.89 per tonne, Agung Pribadi, a spokesman at Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry told reporters on Tuesday It is a slight increase from $65.93 per tonne in January COAL-HBA-ID “The price increase for...
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India”s coal import rises 8% to 186 MT in Apr-December
February 3, 2020, 6:05 pm
India’s coal import increased by 7.6 per cent to 185.88 million tonnes (MT) in the April-December period of the current fiscal. Coal imports in December rose by 13.3 per cent to 20.52 MT compared to 18.10 MT in the year-ago month, according to provisional data by mjunction...
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China border curbs to restrict coking coal supplies
January 31, 2020, 6:21 pm
Two of China's closest trading partners Mongolia and Russia plan to restrict border crossings to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which is expected to halt coking coal exports to China. Border authorities in Mongolia have enforced temporary movement restrictions at its...
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Thermal coal markets: 5 trends to watch out for in 2020
January 30, 2020, 6:56 pm
The seaborne thermal coal market entered the year challenged by low priced LNG in the Atlantic and rapidly increasing supply in the Pacific. Economic indicators are weak globally and a warm winter in the northern hemisphere threatens Q1 demand. Will the market turn the corner later in the...
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Carbon tax contributes to drop in coal-fired electricity in UK: report
January 28, 2020, 7:15 pm
LONDON, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Britain's proportion of electricity generated from coal has fallen significantly from 40 percent to just 3 percent ever since a tax on carbon dioxide emissions was introduced in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the University College London...
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China imports 300m tonnes of coal in 2019 as prices tumble
January 27, 2020, 7:11 pm
Chinese coal imports jumped 7% last year to 300m tonnes as international prices for the fuel plunged to levels too attractive to resist, despite government intentions to keep foreign purchases flat. The world’s biggest coal consumer managed to squeak its total imports in under an...
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US coal-fired power generation totals 75.6 TWh in November, down 18.7% on year: EIA
January 27, 2020, 7:08 pm
Houston — US coal-fired power generation totaled 75.6 TWh in November, down 18.7% on year but up 13.1% from October, Energy Information Administration data showed Monday. It was the first month-on-month increase since July. From the five-year average of about 95.5 TWh produced in...
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US thermal, met coal outlook negative on weak pricing and dropping demand: Moody’s
January 24, 2020, 6:40 pm
Moody’s Investor Services issued a negative outlook for US coal markets, driven by weak coal pricing in thermal and met markets, in addition to dropping domestic and export demand. “Coal pricing remains weak in early 2020, with no clear catalyst for improvement during the year after...
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Declining gas prices drive drops in US coal production and demand in 2020: Platts Analytics
January 23, 2020, 5:31 pm
Houston — Declining natural gas prices continue to drive coal demand down, leading to projections of US coal production totaling near 500 million st in 2020, S&P Global Platts Analytics said in a report. "Due to an extraordinarily mild January, our heating-season gas price outlook...
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Coal Industry Near-Term Outlook Dulled by Falling Demand
January 22, 2020, 6:58 pm
The Zacks Coal industry comprises companies that are involved in the discovery and mining of coal. Depending on the deposit, coal is mined by either opencast or underground method. Coal is valued for its energy content and used worldwide to generate electricity, and in steel and cement...
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