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Pakistan Coal Imports Dip from 2020 Highs
Pakistan's January coal imports declined from highs in late 2020, while South Africa's share of the import mix dropped to a 45-month low.
Colombian Coal Production Hits 16-Year Low
Mining suspensions and a protracted strike cut Colombia's coal production to a 16-year low in 2020.
Coal India Production Drops 4.1% in Jan
The company's output in the April-January period was at 453.3 MT over 451.5MT in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, it said
Morocco Relying more Heavily on Russian Coal
Morocco's reliance on Russian coal imports increased in the first 11 months of 2020, as receipts from other sources fell sharply.
German Hard Coal Imports Could Fall by a fifth in 2021
The 2021 decline will mark the sixth consecutive year in which imports have dropped and brings the full-year result down to about half of the 57.2 million tonne…
German Coal Moves Ahead of Gas for February
A spike in German NCG gas prices in recent sessions has depressed clean spark spreads for February, pushing more coal ahead of gas in the merit order.
US 2021 Coal Production Expected to Rise 15.6% on Year: EIA
The US is estimated to produce 602.6 million st of coal in 2021, the Energy Information Administration said in a Jan. 12 report, lowering its estimate from a mo…
China Coal Output Hits Snags as Harsh Winter Begins
The Chinese central government's efforts to raise domestic coal output are facing further bureaucratic setbacks even as a nationwide "super cold snap" threatens…
Australia Expects Coal Exports to Fall by 9% year-on-year in 2020
In the first three quarters, Australia exported 278 million tons of coal, a year-on-year decrease of 17.6 million tons or 6.0%.
Weekly US Coal Production Totals 11 million st, Down 12.6% on Year: EIA
Weekly US coal production was estimated at nearly 11 million st in the week ended Dec. 19, down 2.6% from the year-ago week, US Energy Information Administratio…
Global Coal Demand Peaked Seven Years Ago, Says International Energy Agency
Australia's trade relationship with China is struggling as the year winds down.
China's Coal Supply Sufficient for Winter Heating
The supply of coal will be sufficient to meet a spike in demand during the winter heating season, China's top economic planner said on Wednesday.
Pakistan's ‘No New Coal-Fired Power’ Announcement – Implications For Coal Across The Belt And Road Initiative
Pakistan was until now intending to exploit its domestic coal reserves and reach 38,000 megawatts of coal-fired power by 2047
S. Africa's Standard Bank won't Fund New Coal Power Plants, But Sticks with Coal Mining
South Africa's Standard Bank will not fund any new coal-fired power plant projects, but will continue to provide finance to thermal coal mining projects and com…
China Issues Coal Buying Mandate Amid Supply Shortage, Price Gains
The country has an informal coal import quota, as authorities instructed traders and downstream users to maintain total 2020 imports around the 2019 level.