The Adaro Blog

Indonesia to remove royalty payments for downstream coal
February 24, 2021, 9:46 am
JAKARTA:Indonesia is removing royalty payments for coal used in its downstream sector in a bid to boost its coal processing industries, a government regulation reviewed by Reuters showed. The world's top exporter of thermal coal aims to develop its coal processing...
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Construction resumes at Indonesian coal power plant
February 16, 2021, 4:36 pm
Construction of a new 400MW coal-fired power plant in Indonesia's Aceh regency has resumed after being halted early last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The $600mn project is being developed by a consortium composed of China Datang Overseas Investment, Indonesian state-owned...
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Aurizon anticipates coal export growth
February 15, 2021, 1:38 pm
Aurizon Holdings is confident of the long-term demand for Australian coal from international markets despite a 10 per cent drop in exports during the second half of last year. Australia exported 183 million tonnes of coal during the period, comprising 86 million tonnes of metallurgical coal and...
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Indonesia sets Feb HBA thermal coal price 16% higher on month amid China demand
February 11, 2021, 10:40 am
Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its February thermal coal reference price — also known as Harga Batubara Acuan, or HBA — at $87.79/mt, up 16% on month and up 33% on year, a ministry spokesman said Feb 8. Strong Chinese demand and higher gas prices led...
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Strong Chinese Thermal Coal Imports to Benefit Indonesian Miners in the Near Term
February 2, 2021, 9:36 am
China's thermal coal imports are likely to remain strong ahead of the Chinese New Year in mid-February on robust demand, high utilisation at domestic suppliers and exceptionally high local prices, says Fitch Ratings. Indonesian coal miners are benefitting as the country is the biggest exporter...
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Coal and the energy transition in APAC
January 28, 2021, 2:57 pm
Coal continues to play a prominent role in power generation in APAC. Fortunately, there are technologies and processes that help us reduce carbon emissions from thermal generation. The push towards a lower carbon future has never been higher on the agenda for Asia Pacific, observes Osamu Ono,...
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European coal phase-out could slow in 2021: OIES
January 22, 2021, 9:28 am
The phase-out of coal-fired generation across Europe could slow in 2021 amid more favourable market conditions than last year, according to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES). The OIES' quarterly gas review predicts a "short-lived" and "marginal" recovery this...
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Deep freeze draws coal back into global power mix
January 14, 2021, 10:33 am
Key northern hemisphere energy consumers have ramped up their coal consumption in recent weeks amid freezing weather and an LNG supply crunch. Electricity demand in China, Japan and South Korea has all soared and northeast Asian coal-fired power generation in December-January is likely to hit a...
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Indonesia’s coal sector welcomes 2021 with optimism as price surges
January 13, 2021, 2:16 pm
The future of Indonesia’s coal sector in 2021 appears to be optimistic, in view of a price increase at the opening of the year and high demand from China — an economy that is recovering amid the pandemic. In a trading session on Tuesday (5 January), numerous coal shares performed...
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Chinese traders increasing coal imports from Russia, Mongolia
January 12, 2021, 3:54 pm
Chinese traders are importing more coal from neighboring countries such as Russia and Mongolia, bringing the security of a healthy supply chain amid the backdrop of global uncertainty and disruption from the epidemic. Fujian Guohang Ocean Shipping (Group) Co has signed an agreement with Russian...
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