The Adaro Blog

Coal is still king in 18 US states. But for how long?
September 14, 2018, 7:11 pm
Even though black gold has been in steep decline, it's still the most-used electricity generation source in 18 US states, according to government statistics published this week. Not even natural gas, a rapidly growing and cleaner burning fuel, leads in that many states. The numbers...
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US coal production totals 14.1 million st, down 9.4% on week: EIA
September 13, 2018, 7:08 pm
Houston — Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 14.1 million st in the week ended September 8, down 9.4% from the prior week and down 5.4% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday. The biggest drop in production in the most recently...
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Why Asia needs a new thermal coal price benchmark
September 12, 2018, 7:06 pm
When analysts and investors talk about thermal coal they are usually referencing the price of high grade material shipped from Newcastle, a port on Australia’s east coast. For years this product, which is burnt in power stations to generate electricity, had been viewed as benchmark for the...
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UK expected to use coal for power in winter
September 11, 2018, 7:13 pm
London — Despite coal being a dirtier fuel in the UK power supply generation mix, it looks set to burn this winter regardless of the UK government's plans to phase out coal-fired plants by 2025, with two more coal power stations in Eggborough and Kilroot set to close down this...
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Strong US high-vol demand boosts Atlantic metallurgical coal prices
September 10, 2018, 7:11 pm
Houston — Atlantic metallurgical coal spot markets saw strong demand for high-vol B lift values to catch up with earlier increases for high-vol A and US low-vol. Apart from high-vol B purchases for Northwest Europe and Brazil, more spot demand was seen in Europe for October and Q4...
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Pollution regulator issues notices to Coal India for environmental non-compliance
September 7, 2018, 8:18 pm
NEW DELHI, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The pollution regulator for the central Indian state of Odisha issued notices to Coal India mines with a combined annual capacity of 20 million tonnes for non-compliance on environmental norms, according to a document seen by Reuters. The notices, issued in July and...
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Commentary: India boosts purchases of Indonesian coal as prices drop
September 6, 2018, 8:21 pm
LAUNCESTON, Australia (Reuters) - One of the standout commodity performers this year has been thermal coal, but not all coal is created equal and disparities in pricing may help explain why India’s imports have stayed strong despite the higher costs. The main benchmark for thermal coal in...
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US coal production rises on week to 15.6 million st, August sees top 3 production weeks: EIA
September 6, 2018, 8:12 pm
Houston — Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 15.6 million st in the week ended September 1, up 0.8% from the prior week and down 0.5% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday. The most recently concluded week saw the third highest...
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Coal Nears $100 in Europe as China's Power Demand Draws in Fuel
September 3, 2018, 7:58 pm
Coal prices in Europe are on track to surpass $100 a ton, the highest since 2013 as China’s demand for electricity draws in more cargoes of the dirtiest fossil fuel. The gains have already pushed up electricity prices from Britain to Italy and, coupled with the highest prices in a decade...
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Trump administration reconsiders rule on coal's mercury pollution
August 30, 2018, 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Wednesday it was reconsidering part of an Obama-era rule on emissions of mercury from coal-fired plants, in the latest move by the administration to ease regulations on an industry important to President Donald...
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