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Indian coal imports rise at the fastest rate in 3-1/2 years
October 25, 2018, 6:50 pm
NEW DELHI, Oct 25 (Reuters) - India’s thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years in the September quarter, spurred by new demand and domestic infrastructure bottlenecks that are threatening government plans to cut foreign supplies. Imports jumped 35 percent to...
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Labor opposes plan to indemnify new coal plants and warns it could cost billions
October 24, 2018, 6:49 pm
The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has issued a clear warning to Australia’s energy sector that Labor does not support the government indemnifying new coal plants against the future risk of a carbon price – noting the cost to taxpayers could run into billions. While the...
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China's Shandong halts 41 coal mines after accident
October 22, 2018, 6:44 pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern China’s Shandong province ordered 41 coal mines to halt production for security checks, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, after an accident at a mine in the province killed three people. The accident on Sunday occurred at a coal...
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China September coal output hits nine-month high as new capacity starts up
October 19, 2018, 7:50 pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s coal output hit its highest in nine months in September, government data showed on Friday, boosted as new mining capacity started up in the country’s northwest. China has been given the go-ahead for a number of big coal mines as it tries to ease concerns...
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U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
October 18, 2018, 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution. The drop was steeper than...
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BHP maintains 2018-2019 thermal coal production guidance despite fall in Jul-Sep
October 17, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sydney — BHP's thermal coal production in the July-September quarter slipped 1% year on year and 26% from April-June to 6.64 million mt, but the miner maintained its production guidance for fiscal 2018-2019, the company said Wednesday. The output figure was also below analysts'...
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EDF says protests could hit French coal power plants until 2019
October 17, 2018, 7:57 pm
PARIS (Reuters) - French utility EDF (EDF.PA) said on Wednesday that protests could hit its coal power plants in France until the end of June 2019, due to the legislative process that would lead to the adoption of France’s long-term energy policy. The French government is expected to...
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Australia’s coal sector hopeful
October 15, 2018, 3:40 pm
A new report prepared by Commodity Insights for the Minerals Council of Australia forecasts that the demand for metallurgical coal to 2030 will grow by over 95Mt, from 275Mt in 2017 to 372Mt in 2030; this is a 2.3% growth or around 7.5Mt per annum. Such a growth would be the equivalent of a...
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World Bank won't back Kosovo coal power plant project
October 11, 2018, 2:57 pm
PRISTINA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Wednesday it would not support a planned 500-megawatt (MW) power plant in Kosovo, the Balkan country’s first major energy project in more than two decades, because it would use coal rather than cheaper renewable fuels. Kosovo’s...
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Global coal mining industry sees compound annual growth
October 10, 2018, 7:12 pm
The global coal mining market is growing, with a CAGR of close to 2% from 2018-2022, according to a coal mining report published by Technavio. Technavio states the industry is largely driven by coal requirements and a rise in electricity generation, and has seen an overwhelming response due to...
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