Gas replacing coal in southern Xinjiang

The Tarim Oilfield in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had sent 33.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the southern part of the region by May, benefiting 4 million local residents.This amount of natural gas can replace 43.16 million tonnes of standard coal, which is equivalent to a reduction of 29.88 million tonnes of harmful emissions, said PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Company Saturday.A natural gas network around the Tarim Basin has been built with four main pipelines and 19 branch lines with total length of more than 2,400 km in operation since 2013.As one of China's lar

China's energy consumption hits five-year record

Growth in China's energy consumption remains robust while the forms of energy continued to diversify in 2018, according to an annual report on China's energy development released Sunday by the China Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute.Total energy consumed last year reached 4.64 billion metric tons of standard coal, a year-on-year growth of 3.3 percent – a five-year record, according to the report.Consumption of clean energy, including natural gas, hydropower, nuclear power and wind power, accounted for 22.1 percent of energy consumption last year, up 1.3 percent compared with th

China Energy 2019-04-30

China Boosts Coal To Gas Switching, But Fight On Pollution Gets Tougher

In its fight against coal emissions pollution, China significantly stepped up its coal-to-natural gas and coal-to-electricity switch to 35 cities last year from 12 cities in 2017, but the next steps to curb stifling pollution levels in cities would be much harder, according to Chinese Environment Minister Li Ganjie.A total of 4.8 million Chinese households made the switch from coal to natural gas and electricity in 2018, up from 4 million households who had switched away from coal in 2017, Reuters quoted Li as saying at a press conference on Monday. “The things that could easily be done have a

Giving up gas: China’s Shenzhen switches to electric taxis

One of China’s major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost entirely electric-powered taxi fleet.The high-tech hub of Shenzhen in southern China announced at the start of this year that 99 percent of the 21,689 taxis operating in the city were electric. Last year, it still had 7,500 gasoline-powered taxis on the roads. A few can still be found, but electric ones far outnumber them.The metropolis of 12.5 million is the second to achieve this feat in China and the largest. The northern China city of Taiyuan, with a population of 4.3 million, has had only electric taxis since 20

China's raw coal output remains stable in October

China's output of raw coal maintained stable growth in October, expanding 8 percent year on year to 310 million tonnes.The growth rate accelerated from the 5.2-percent growth rate in September, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).China saw raw coal output rise in the three biggest coal production areas last month, with that of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region up 12.9 percent, Shanxi Province up 13.3 percent and Shaanxi Province up 14 percent, data from the NBS shows.China also picked up the pace in coal imports, from a 7.3-percent year-on-year decrease in Septem

China Coal 2018-11-19

Air Products Lu’an coal gasification project in China fully onstream

Air Products’ Lu’an coal gasification project, located in Changzhi City, Shanxi Province, China, has come fully onstream to supply syngas and other industrial gases to Shanxi Lu’an Coal-based Clean Energy Co., Ltd.’s (Lu’an Clean Energy) syngas-to-liquids production.

China Coal 2018-11-02

China faces power supply risks as coal-fired capacity growth slows

CHINA added less coal-fired power capacity in the first nine months of the year than in the same period of 2017, and that could crimp electricity supply during peak periods of the coming winter, the country's electricity association said on Thursday.

China Coal 2018-11-02

Analysis: Surging Q4 LNG demand in China may hurt seaborne thermal coal

Chinese demand for seaborne thermal coal appears to be in doldrums in the seasonally strong fourth quarter as the country strives to plan better to make supply of LNG smoother than last year.

China Coal China LNG 2018-10-29

China's Hebei to ensure clean coal supply for 2018-2020 winters

China’s Hebei province has said it will ensure sufficient supplies of clean coal during the next three winters to avoid heating fuel shortages and reduce toxic air emissions.

China Coal 2018-10-29

China "undisputed leader" in energy transition: report

China is an "undisputed leader" in the world's energy transition as the country is transforming its energy mix to sustain rapid economic growth and protect local environments and the global climate, leading energy and shipping certification agency DNV GL said Monday in a report.

China Energy 2018-09-11

Chinese buyers cool to Beijing's additional 25% import tariff on US coking coal

Chinese coking coal buyers were unfazed by Beijing's slapping of an additional 25% import tariff on $16 billion worth of US products -- including coking coal, coke and thermal coal -- from August 23, given ample availability of alternative supplies.

China Coal 2018-08-14

China to face complicated power supply conditions this summer

China is likely to see complicated power supply conditions this summer, with prominent increases in use of electricity, coal and natural gas, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said Tuesday.

China Energy 2018-07-18

China targets regions for coal-to-gas switch to curb smog

China will switch all households in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Shanxi-Shaanxi regions from coal to gas for heating by 2020 as part of efforts to curb smog, according to a report on enforcement of air pollution legislation submitted to the National People’s Congress on Monday.

China Natural Gas 2018-07-11

Full shift to gas in China’s winter heating systems will be difficult – Woodmac

China will struggle to fuel winter heating systems exclusively with gas because the fuel is more expensive than coal and in short supply, Wood Mackenzie said in a note on Monday.

China Natural Gas 2018-07-11

Siemens, China's SPIC eye link-up in gas turbines

Siemens and China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) have entered into a memorandum of understanding confirming their intention to collaborate on heavy-duty gas turbines, the German group said on Monday.

gas-fired power 2018-07-10

China’s coal heartland to put emissions caps on industry as part of battle against pollution

The major coal producing province of Shanxi in northern China will impose special emissions restrictions on big industrial sectors by October as part of its bid to curb smog, a local environmental official said.

China May thermal power plant output up 10.3% on year

Electricity output in May from China's thermal power plants -- mainly comprising coal-fired units -- rose 10.3% year on year and 3.6% from April to 392.2 TWh, data published Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

China's first-half coal imports surge, Indonesia the winner

China’s seaborne coal imports are on track to have surged by around 14 percent in the first half of the year, with Indonesia emerging as the big winner among exporters.

China Coal 2018-06-27

Decline in China's coastal coal freight continues in week to June 26

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China's Qinhuangdao port to the ports of Zhangjiagang, Shanghai and Guangzhou in the east and south continued to fall in the week to June 26, Qinhuangdao Port operator said on Tuesday.

China Coal 2018-06-27

China asks miners to sign more long-term thermal coal contracts -NDRC

China’s state planner said on Monday it expects natural gas shortages in some regions during the summer as demand keeps growing strongly, and is asking coal mining companies to sign more medium to long-term agreements for supplying thermal coal to coal-fired power plants


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