The Adaro Blog

Russia’s Coal Exports, Production Hit Five-Year High In 2018
January 11, 2019, 8:11 pm
Russia’s production and exports of coal hit last year their highest levels since 2013, according to S&P Global Platts estimates of data from Russia’s Energy Ministry. Russian coal exports increased last year by 3.4 percent compared to 2017, to reach 191 million mt—the...
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PLN needs 100m tons of coal to fuel power plants this year
January 10, 2019, 8:09 pm
State-owned electricity company PLN projects that the company’s coal-fired power plants will require some 100 million tons of coal this year, a 5.4 percent increase from last year. PLN western region business director Djoko Rahardjo Abumanan said on Wednesday that more coal was needed this...
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China: No Wind Or Solar If It Can't Beat Coal On Price
January 10, 2019, 8:07 pm
China has said it will not approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. Beijing pulled the plug on support for large solar projects, which had been receiving a per kWh payment, in late May. That news came immediately after the country’s largest...
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Indonesia sets lower coal production target to help stabilize global price
January 8, 2019, 6:59 pm
The government has lowered its coal production target for this year to 480 million tons in an effort to stabilize the global coal price, an official has said. Last year’s target was 485 million tons, 25 percent of which was allocated to the domestic market obligation (DMO). Energy and...
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January’s coal reference price down 0.1 percent
January 4, 2019, 6:46 pm
The government revised down the Indonesian coal reference price to US$92.41 per ton in January, 0.1 percent lower than the price in the previous month, which was $92.51 per ton. Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry spokesperson Agung Pribadi said the revision was in response to China's new...
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Coal’s Heyday At $100 a Ton Passes in Europe With Curbs on Its Use
January 2, 2019, 6:42 pm
Coal’s three-year run of blistering gains in Europe is set to end, clobbered by a combination of weakening demand and energy polices aimed at phasing out the dirtiest fossil fuel. After prices more than doubled since 2016 as Asian importers drove demand, coal is expected to fall more than...
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Miners Cut Back in Largest U.S. Coal Region
December 31, 2018, 7:54 pm
Miners in the nation’s largest coal-producing region are leaving more of the fossil fuel in the ground as prices fall for alternatives, including natural gas, and demand erodes from power-generation customers. Coal production from the Powder River Basin, an arid region spread over parts of...
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Coal production expected to exceed this year's target
December 28, 2018, 7:43 pm
Indonesian coal production reached 456 million tons up to Thursday or 94.02 percent of this year’s total target of 485 million tons, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data. The ministry’s spokesperson, Agung Pribadi, estimated that this year’s production would...
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US weekly coal production reaches year high, totals 15.9 million st: EIA
December 27, 2018, 7:56 pm
Houston — Weekly US coal production totaled 15.9 million st in the week ended December 22, reaching the 2018 peak in weekly production unless the final week of the year tallies higher, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed Thursday. This was the largest weekly...
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Global Coal Demand Set To Remain Stable Through 2023 Despite 2018 Increase
December 26, 2018, 7:51 pm
Despite the fact that global coal demand is expected to rise for a second year in a row in 2018, the International Energy Agency nevertheless believes that coal demand will remain somewhat net-stable through 2023 due primarily to declines in Europe and North America being offset by strong growth in...
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