The Adaro Blog

The Future of Coal: Despite Gas Boom, Coal Isn’t Dead
July 2, 2014, 4:18 pm
James River Coal Co. laid off a quarter of its workers.  Consol Energy Inc., which has mined coal since the Civil War, sold five Appalachian mines, representing nearly half its coal output. And more than a half-dozen U.S. coal-mining companies went under, beset by new environmental rules and...
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Indonesian Thermal Coal Market Sees Wide Bid-Offer Price Gap
July 2, 2014, 4:17 pm
Negative sentiment over large Chinese coal producer Shenhua’s decision to cut its domestic coal prices mid-week permeated the Indonesian thermal coal market Friday leaving a wide bid-offer price gap for cargoes, sources said.
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Customer is Priority
July 2, 2014, 9:50 am
Prioritizing customers is not just a “slogan” for Adaro, but it reflects Adaro’s employees’ commitment to give their best for the customers. It is also stated clearly in one of the company’s mission statement “satifying the customers’ needs’. This...
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What to Watch in 2014: Policy Developments That Will Shape the Coal Industry
July 2, 2014, 9:49 am
With around 40 national elections, representing 42% of the world’s population and more than half of its GDP, 2014 could be one of the most significant policy years on record. New governments, policies, and regulations expected over the year will influence the policy environment for the energy...
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War on coal yields predictable results
June 29, 2014, 3:24 pm
The federal government is predicting that consumers will spend nearly 5% more on electricity this summer than they did last summer, thanks to new EPA regs that are forcing electric companies to take hundreds of thousands of megawatts offline that are generated by coal-fired electric...
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Coal Tipped to Beat Out Gas in Race to Fuel Asia
June 27, 2014, 4:15 pm
Natural gas is set to lose out to coal as the fuel source to meet Asia’s rising energy demand because of high LNG prices which are being forced up by high cost inflation, the International Energy Agency has cautioned.
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Government Tightens Illegal Coal Activity to Boost Revenues
June 27, 2014, 4:13 pm
The Indonesian Government has finally admitted what the industry has long known – that between 50 and 60Mtpa of coal is illegally traded out of the country. And it is no longer prepared to lose the royalties it is entitled to from this coal.  Speaking at the Coaltrans Asia conference in...
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India Moves to Raise Coal Output from Old Mines in Push for Power
June 23, 2014, 4:13 pm
India’s coal and power minister said he will seek environment ministry approval next week to raise output from coal mines as an interim step to augment supply for power generation, a focus area for new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Coal India, which accounts for 80 percent of the...
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Falling Coal Prices Hurting Indonesia’s Small Producers – Some Will Close by Year-end Industry Association
June 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
Plunging thermal coal prices will force some small and low-margin producers in Indonesia out of business before year-end, an industry group said, cutting output capacity in the world’s top exporter. The benchmark for Asian coal prices GCLNWCWIDX has dropped 16 percent so far this year and...
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Rising German Coal Use Imperils European Emissions Deal
June 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
The European Union’s attempt to cap greenhouse-gas emissions over the next 16 years is threatened again as rising pollution from the bloc’s biggest economies show even developed nations want to burn cheap coal.
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