The Adaro Blog

Coal Market Warming Up – Mining executives and analysts are turning bullish on coal as demand looks set to outpace supply
September 1, 2014, 10:27 am
For two years, the world’s coal miners have been plagued by a glut that has battered prices and led to the closure of mines, straining tiny towns from Australia to South Africa. Now, some of the largest coal exporters are signaling the worst may be over as prices stabilize. Coal-mining...
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Apex court order may alter coal import dynamics
August 29, 2014, 10:25 am
Power, mining, and banking stocks fell on Tuesday, as companies in each of the sectors wait for a 1 September verdict in which the Supreme Court, which ruled on Monday that all coal block allocations since 1993 are illegal, could actually cancel the assignments.
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Bad news: India may face blackouts as coal shortage cuts power output
August 29, 2014, 10:24 am
A sharp fall in output at a large power plant due to a coal shortage may lead to power cuts in some areas, underlining the challenge the new government faces in overhauling the sector and its creaking infrastructure.
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Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts
August 29, 2014, 10:24 am
Half of India’s thermal power stations have less than a week’s supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world’s worst blackouts.
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Political Risk Dims Outlook for Coal
August 22, 2014, 10:23 am
World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 Pledges by the EU, the United States and China to commit to stricter emission reduction targets could have a dampening effect on future coal demand. However, the extent to which shale gas...
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China Plan to Cut Wholesale Power Price May Help Coal Producers
August 22, 2014, 10:22 am
China will cut wholesale prices that distributors pay for electricity from coal-fired plants, two government officials said, a move that may allow it to compensate struggling coal suppliers. The National Development and Reform Commission told provinces to impose cuts at an average rate of about...
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No More Land Acquisition Problems Next Year
August 22, 2014, 10:21 am
The government is hoping that the implementation of a law on land procurement for public infrastructure next year will be able to ease land acquisition problems that have delayed major infrastructure projects, including the US$4-billion Batang power plant in Central Java. Deputy Public Works...
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Why King Coal is Bigger than Oil or Gas
August 22, 2014, 10:19 am
Lost in the debate about exporting U.S. oil and natural gas is any mention of America’s greatest energy export.
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Urbanization: Reducing Poverty and Helping the Environment
August 22, 2014, 10:09 am
Movement into urban areas is occurring on a staggering scale, over 70 million people a year. The world is now 53% urbanized, compared to 29% in 1950 and 39% in 1980. By 2050, some 70% of the 9.6 billion humans will live in cities, and we could have as many 100 “megacities” (population...
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Indonesia Mine Start Up Much Quicker Than Aust
August 22, 2014, 10:08 am
Peter Lynch can tell you exactly the difference between setting up a mine in Indonesia and Australia — the former takes four years; the latter somewhere between seven and 10. And the cost of producing coal from Indonesia is about two-thirds that from Australia. Mr Lynch is in a position...
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