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

China price-M Xinhua Coking Coal Price Index released in Beijing

China price-M Xinhua Coking Coal Price Index, jointly compiled and published by the Price Monitoring Center of the National Development and Reform Commission and China Economic Information Service, has recently been released in Beijing.

China Coal 2018-06-25

Trade war could protect Aussie coal exports to China

In response to the US slapping tariffs on Chinese goods, China last week responded by saying that a number of US imports including would be subject to a 25% tariff.

Global Market 2018-06-20

US energy to be targeted by Beijing for retaliatory action

China is lining up retaliatory tariffs against the US to hit one of its most successful export industries in recent years: energy.

China May coal output hits highest since December

Reuters reported that China’s coal output in May hit its highest level since December, as miners quickened production to meet rising demand ahead of summer, government data showed on 14 June.China produced 296.99 million tonnes of coal in May, up 3.5 % from the same month last year, according to the

China Coal 2018-06-19

China May crude oil throughput +8.2 pct y/y at 50.66 mln tonnes – stats bureau

China’s May crude oil throughput rose 8.2 pct y/y to 50.66 mln tonnes, said the National Statistics Bureau on Thursday, while crude oil throughput for the first five months of the year was up 8.9 pct y/y at 249.78 mln tonnes.

China Oil Output 2018-06-19

FACTBOX: China threatens 25% tariff on US energy, agricultural products

The trade war between the US and China escalated on Saturday with China threatening an additional 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including energy and agricultural products, in response to President Donald Trump's decision to place similar tariffs on the same annual value of Chinese pro

China Policy 2018-06-19

Combined coal stocks held by China's six power generators rise 6% on week

Combined coal stocks held by China's six key coal-fired power generators in southern and eastern China totaled 13.21 million mt on June 14, up 6.4% from 12.42 million mt on June 7, figures released Thursday by port operator Qinhuangdao Port showed.

China Coal 2018-06-15

Natural Gas Adoption And Mitigating China’s Coal Use

Due to its coal-dominated energy structure, China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades has resulted in severe air pollution and substantial increases in CO2 emissions.

Market views mixed on possibility of China importing US coal

Opinions in the domestic Chinese thermal coal market are mixed on reports in the Chinese media that Beijing is taking the initiative to encourage end user customers to buy more US coal as a way of easing trade tensions.


CMEC eyes construction of gas-fired power plants in Serbia

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) expressed interest in the construction of gas-fired power plants in Serbia, the Serbian government said.

gas-fired power 2018-06-08

Hebei to phase out over 12 mln tonnes of coal production

North China's Hebei Province has decided to phase out over 12 million tonnes of coal production this year, the provincial development and reform commission said Wednesday.

China Coal 2018-06-07

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