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 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

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

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 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

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

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

China's power generation up 6.9 pct in April

China’s energy regulator has ordered local authorities to take heed of the grid capacity when selecting new wind power projects, in an attempt to ensure that no more than 5 percent of the electricity they generate is wasted, it said in a notice.

China's potential ban on trucking coal, ore, steel may dampen imports

A potential ban on trucking coal, ore and steel in several regions in China could dampen demand for seaborne raw material imports, market sources said Monday.

Guangdong to further cut coal use

South China's Guangdong Province aims to cut coal consumption by 20 million tonnes by 2020 to improve its energy structure and fight pollution, the provincial environment protection department said on Thursday.

China Coal 2018-05-25

China's Shaanxi province to curb output from refineries, chemical and coke plants

China's Shaanxi province said it will curb output from refineries, and chemical and coke plants for cities including Xi'an, Baoji, Xianyang, Weinan, Tongchuan and Yangling, starting June 1, the state-run China Chemical Industry News reported, citing government officials

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