Coal

Uniper question French market over coal exit

Uniper question French market over coal exit

German energy giant Uniper has warned that it would be forced to review its French business model if the country continues plans to close its coal fired power plants. “If the government simply pushes the idea of a coal exit through without consensus with the companies we need to rethink […]

Chinese coal imports at highest point since January 2014

Chinese coal imports at highest point since January 2014

Chinese coal imports have risen 14% to a four and a half year high due to higher temperatures boosting demand for coal to power air conditioners. The General Administration of Customs has said that imports in July had risen by 23.9% from last year to 29.01 million – the highest […]

Germany unable to move away from coal, despite green pledges

Germany unable to move away from coal, despite green pledges

Germany’s power sector remains heavily dependent on coal, despite the country’s move to close down its mines. This has raised the question that if one of the world’s largest economies cannot transition away from the use of coal despite an abundance of political will, how are other economies around the […]

US coal exports at record high under Trump

US coal exports at record high under Trump

Power stations around the world are set to consume record high levels of US coal exports this year, following an increase in global demand for the commodity. Guillaume Perret, founder of Perret Associates Ltd., forecasts a 58% hike in steam-coal shipments to 58 million metric tons in 2018, which he […]

Asia driving coal demand

Asia driving coal demand

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that Asian markets, especially those in China and India, are driving the global coal industry. The agency highlighted in its World Energy Investment 2018 report that India has committed to the expansion of coal production through its state-owned Coal India, which currently contributed […]

Global coal fleet continues to expand

Global coal fleet continues to expand

In its latest report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted the continued expansion of the global coal fleet in 2017, which largely came as a result of high demand in Asian markets. Governments in the Asian market, such as that of India, have outlined their commitment to the expansion […]

Indonesian coal production up in H1

Indonesian coal production up in H1

Indonesia’s coal production significantly rose during the first six month of 2018 following the recent hike in global prices. The Indonesian energy and mineral resources ministry said earlier this week that the nation had increased coal production by 18% on the year, to 163.44 million tonnes, between January and June. […]