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Ministry Cannot Say When Coal Limitation Rule Can Start
May 22, 2018, 1:06 pm
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry cannot give an exact time of when the policy to limit coal production can commence. The limitation is stipulated in the Energy Minister`s Regulation No.25/2018 on Coal and Mineral Mining Businesses that was recently...
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Sulfur limit change could alter South Korea's demand profile for thermal coal
May 21, 2018, 3:27 pm
South Korea's adoption of an annual sulfur limit of 0.4% as-received basis for thermal coal used to fuel its coal-fired power plants could radically change the Asian country's demand profile for imports, according to market sources familiar with the move. Power plant operators in South...
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India's state power plants resume coal imports amid domestic shortages
May 17, 2018, 4:46 pm
State-run thermal power plants in India's coastal states have again begun buying overseas coal due to domestic coal shortages, government and utility officials said, in a setback for the country's long-term plans to eliminate imports. After no significant imports in 2017, government...
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European natural gas, coal generation margins under pressure from rising fuel, CO2 prices
May 14, 2018, 6:05 pm
European gas- and coal-fired power generation margins have come under strong pressure as outright power prices trail behind a rising fuel complex and rallying EUA carbon allowances. In Germany, the front-year clean dark spread (CDS) for a modern coal plant (45% efficiency) has fallen below...
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Asia coal industry sees blue skies, ignores storm clouds: Russell
May 10, 2018, 10:19 am
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Asia’s coal miners, shippers and traders are seeing strong demand and rising prices for their fuel, and they expect this happy situation to persist for several years to come. It was a challenge to find anybody pessimistic about the outlook for coal in Asia,...
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Indonesia sees coal output flat in 2019 amid equipment shortage
May 7, 2018, 4:50 pm
NUSA DUA, Indonesia, May 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia is targeting annual production of 481 million tonnes of coal this year and next, a mining ministry official said on Monday, as producers of the fuel are struggling to get new heavy equipment and parts. That’s up around 4 percent from the 461...
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Glencore completes Aussie coal deal
May 4, 2018, 6:17 pm
Glencore has wrapped up the purchase of a stake in a large Australian thermal mine Australia, underscoring its position as the world’s biggest exporter of the fossil fuel. The London-listed company on Friday said it had received the regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition...
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Two U.S. coal miners see growth amid sector's gloom
May 2, 2018, 6:30 pm
U.S. electric utilities are expected to shut hundreds more of their coal-fired power generators in the coming years, extending a long trend away from coal and toward natural gas that has cast a pall over the mining industry. But not every U.S. coal company sees a bleak future. Ramaco...
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Indonesian coal miners report healthy Q1 average selling price amid China demand
April 30, 2018, 11:00 am
Indonesian coal miners reported higher average selling prices in the first quarter of 2018, supported by strong Chinese demand and weather-related supply disruptions. Rains have been impacting production at various producing regions in Indonesia over the past few quarters. However, miners were...
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Strong Asian demand continues to hold up thermal coal markets
April 27, 2018, 11:11 am
LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian thermal coal demand is defying its typical seasonal slowdown as well as the expanding use of renewables and natural gas, with prices holding not far off $100 a tonne despite the onset of the usual lull at this time of year. Benchmark Australian thermal coal...
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