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

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

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

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'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

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.

2018-06-11

Combined coal stocks held by China's 6 key power generators rise 0.6% on week

Combined coal stocks held by China's six key coal-fired power generators in southern and eastern China totaled 12.66 million mt Thursday, up 0.6% from 12.58 million mt a week earlier, data released by port operator Qinhuangdao Port showed Thursday.

China Coal 2018-06-04

Beijing orders utilities, miners to help cool red-hot coal market: sources

China’s state planner ordered utilities this week to stop stockpiling thermal coal and told miners to slash prices, two sources familiar with the matter said, the government’s first direct intervention to cool coal prices since mid-2016.

China Coal 2018-05-24

Gas Guzzlers Set to Fade as China Sparks Surge for Electric Cars

The century-long dominance of gasoline-engine cars will sputter in coming decades as incentivized Chinese buyers and more-efficient manufacturers combine to put electric vehicles atop the sales leader board.

China's Huaneng, Huadian ban purchase of overpriced spot coal - internal document

Two major Chinese coal-fired power generators have banned spot purchases of thermal coal above certain prices as they expect the market to fall in coming months.

China Coal 2018-05-21

As spring temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages

China’s thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on Wednesday as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand for the nation’s most-consumed fuel source.

China Coal 2018-05-17

China's April coal output rebounds from 5-month low in March

China produced 293 million tonnes of coal in April, up 4.1 percent from the same month a year earlier, data from the National Statistics Bureau showed on Tuesday, as miners ramped up domestic supplies after China tightened import curbs.

China Coal 2018-05-16

Indian, Chinese met coal demand to grow, but supply to keep pace: Wood Mac

India and China remains hot spots for coking coal demand, with both countries seeking imports of premium low-impurity coal to meet growth and steel quality, but supplies should easily keep pace, consultants Wood Mackenzie said Wednesday.

2018-04-27

Yancoal's Australian thermal coal sales more than double on year in Jan-Mar

Chinese Yancoal's Australian thermal coal sales surged year on year in the January-March quarter following the second full quarter of output from the Coal & Allied assets it purchased from Rio Tinto last year.

China Coal 2018-04-25

China's combined coal stocks at key Bohai sea ports down 4.4% on week

China's combined coal stocks at key Bohai sea ports of Qinhuangdao, Caofeidian, and Jingtang totaled 15.685 million mt on April 23, down 4.4% from 16.40 million mt on April 16, Qinhuangdao Port operator data released late Monday showed.

China Coal 2018-04-25

Can China’s EV Industry Survive Without Subsidies?

A Chinese electric vehicle maker, BYD, is attracting a lot of positive sentiment from analysts covering the company, according to a Bloomberg poll among 27 analysts. A total 18 of these have a “buy” stance on the company despite it losing US$3 billion in market cap because of lower government subsid

Opinion 2018-04-25
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