The Adaro Blog

Asian Coal Miners, Traders Face Up to Grim Realities
June 6, 2014, 4:00 pm
“There is no skin left on my teeth to hang on with,” was the lament of a coal trader, expressing a sentiment echoed time and again at the industry’s largest gathering in Asia
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Indonesia Plans 14 Coal Terminals in Bid to Curb Illegal Exports
June 5, 2014, 3:59 pm
Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal, plans to build 14 dedicated coal terminals in the islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra in a bid to curb illegal coal exports, a government official said Monday.
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Newcastle Coal Won’t Fall Below $70 a Ton, Indonesian Miners Say
June 5, 2014, 3:58 pm
Thermal coal at Newcastle port in Australia, an Asian benchmark price, won’t fall below $70 a metric ton, a level already close to the cost of producing and transporting coal, traders said yesterday at a Bali conference. “Production costs have gone up,” Michael Soerijadji, PT...
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Coal to Survive Obama War as Efficient Plants Boost Demand
June 4, 2014, 3:55 pm
President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete. The proposal, released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency, calls for reductions in carbon dioxide pollutants of 30...
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Near Perfect Correlation Between Coal Use and GDP Growth
June 3, 2014, 3:49 pm
Coal plays an essential role in meeting the world’s energy needs and fueling economic growth. Coal is the world’s fastest-growing fuel and is expected to surpass oil as the largest energy source in coming years. Since 1970, global coal use has increased approximately 335 percent,...
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China Poised for Green Energy Revolution Led by Technology and Coal
June 3, 2014, 3:48 pm
China is the world’s fastest-growing economy, largest energy user and largest coal user.  The nation is also leading a green energy revolution by advancing state-of-the-art technology for clean electricity from coal. For full article, please click  
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China’s Energy Demand Set to Double in 12 Years
June 3, 2014, 3:47 pm
Rapid urbanization and modernization in China are driving an unprecedented increase in demand for energy that puts China on course to require more power than the United States and Europe combined by 2035. For full article, please click
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Learning from China: A Blueprint for the Future of Coal in Asia
June 3, 2014, 3:46 pm
The use of coal to meet growing energy demands in Asia is being driven by three forces: coal’s rapid scalability, its inexpensive cost, and the availability of readily accessible reserves. For full article, please click  
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Australian Transport, Mining Companies Cut Jobs
June 2, 2014, 3:45 pm
SYDNEY—Australian companies in the logistics and coal-mining sectors announced a combined 130 job cuts Thursday, illustrating the challenges facing the nation’s economy as it confronts a cooling mining boom. Toll Holdings Ltd., which provides freight and transport services to...
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Investors Bet on Indonesian Coal, Despite Price
May 23, 2014, 3:44 pm
Investors Bet on Indonesian Coal, Despite Price Coal Is Down 14% This Year – but After a Brutal 2013, Some Mining Shares Are Up Investors are piling back into Indonesia’s biggest coal miners in the belief that the long-shunned sector is ready to benefit from a recovery in...
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