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China’s top coal provinces churn out 70% of total raw coal in Jan-May

China's top three coal provinces churned out a combined 69.7% of the country's total raw coal in the first five months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Raw coal output in the three areas was combined at 991.58 million tonnes over January-May. Inner Mongolia registered the largest production of 406.64 million tonnes, up by 7.2% year on...

Global coal output breaks 8-Bt in 2018; coal consumption rises 1.4%

World coal production totaled 8.013 billion tonnes in 2018, a 4.0 increase from the previous year, breaking the 8-billion-tonne mark for the first time in the recent four years, according to the latest report by British multinational oil and gas giant BP. China, remaining the largest coal producer across the world, accounted for 46% of the world's total production, compared...

China’s mid-May daily crude steel output dips but remains high, CISA

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Daily average crude steel production of 97 key steel mills registered as members of the China iron and Steel Association (CISA) dipped in mid-May, but still at an extremely high level, the CISA data showed. In May 11-20, these CISA members' crude steel production averaged 2.04 million tonnes per day, down 0.38% from ten days ago. Inventories of finished steel among...

Fenwei thermal and coking coal survey on May 29

Coal industry consultant Fenwei Energy Information Services surveys thermal and coking coal mines in northern production provinces each day to track prices and capacity utilization. Coking coal survey On May 29, Fenwei surveyed 20 coking coal mines in main production areas. 16 of them held prices stable; three raised prices by 10-20 yuan/t; and one suspended production. Coking coal stocks at main...

Shanxi Jan-Apr raw coal output rises

Northern China's Shanxi province witnessed a year-on-year growth in its raw coal production over January-April, official data showed. According to Shanxi Bureau of Statistics, the coal-producing hub mined 297.29 million tonnes of raw coal in the first four months, increasing 8.6% from the year-ago level. During the same period, Shanxi churned out 30.59 million tonnes of coke, rising 9.2% year on...

China April raw coal output registers slower growth

China saw a slower growth in raw coal production in April, according to data showed from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 15, as mines' operations were strictly restricted by frequent safety and environmental checks in the month. A total 294.29 million tonnes of raw coal was produced in April, the NBS data showed. The volume was only...

Mongolian coal truckers go on strike, demand freight rate hike

Mongolian truck companies that mainly engage in coal transport from Tavan Tolgoi coalfield to Gashuunsukhait border crossing went on strike on May 6, demanding increase in transport services prices, local newspaper Zasgiin Gazriin Medee reported. There are more than 170 companies engaged in coal transport on the route. Presently, the transport service price has slumped to 65 yuan/t from previous...

Top Chinese safety official calls for coal firms to end “night shifts

In a working conference earlier this month, the leader of China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration Huang Yuzhi called for coal companies to cancel "night shifts" to ensure miners' safety and health. Currently, Chinese coal mines generally operate round the clock on three shifts. The plan, if carried out, will be good for coal miners to work in a normal...

China’s March Power Generation up 5.4% on yr

China generated 569.8 TWh of electricity in March, up 5.4% from a year earlier, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 17. The growth rate was 2.5 percentage points higher than in January-February, said the NBS, which typically publishes the data of January and February together to avoid impact of the Lunar New Year. Clean power generation...

China Shenhua posts 2.6 pct slide in 2018 profit

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China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., the flagship of China Energy Investment Corporation or CHN Energy, registered a year-on-year drop of 2.6% in net profit to 43.867 billion yuan ($6.5 billion) last year, the company said in its annual report on March 23. Total revenue in 2018 grew 6.2% from a year ago to 264.101 billion yuan, the report said. China Shenhua,...

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China’s top coal provinces churn out 70% of total raw coal in Jan-May

China's top three coal provinces churned out a combined 69.7% of the country's total raw coal in the first five months, showed data from...

Global coal output breaks 8-Bt in 2018; coal consumption rises 1.4%

World coal production totaled 8.013 billion tonnes in 2018, a 4.0 increase from the previous year, breaking the 8-billion-tonne mark for the first time...
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China’s mid-May daily crude steel output dips but remains high, CISA

Daily average crude steel production of 97 key steel mills registered as members of the China iron and Steel Association (CISA) dipped in mid-May,...