Category: World News

Chinese Import Restrictions Widen

by michael yu China has expanded its coal import restrictions, with several more ports introducing heavier controls over shipments from overseas. Most major South China ports are now subject to some form of limitation over all...

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Ukraine Shuts Down Power to Lugansk Coal Mines

Ukrainian Energy Service has shut down power at coal mines on the territory of the Lugansk region, seeking independence, but officially controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, Sputnik News reported. The head of the...

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Russia Remains Ukraine’s Primary Coal Supplier

The Economic Unian reported Ukraine spent $760.5 million on coal imports in the first quarter of 2018, a 33.3% year-over-year increase, according to the Economic Unian, citing figures from the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine....

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African Development Bank Supports Coal Projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will be supporting coal-powered projects despite International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) ban on fossil fuels and specifically banning funding to some coal plants, according to a report from...

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Struggling South African Mines Sign Offtake Deal

Under a 12-month trading offtake agreement, South Africa’s Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines will supply at least 200,000metric tons (mt) per month to Vitol, a commodities trading firm. The deal will help save the mines from...

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Coal Carrier Capsizes in Bangladesh

A coal-laden cargo ship carrying 775 metric tons (mt) of coal capsized in the Pashur River in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans, Bangladesh. Commander Oli Ullah, harbor master of Mongla Port, said, “Jashore-bound ‘MV-Bilash’...

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Yancoal to Produce 70 Mt of Raw Coal in 2018

China’s Yancoal Australia Ltd (Yancoal), the largest pure-coal producer in Australia, is expected to produce at least 70 million metric tons (mt) of raw coal in 2018, according to Xinhua. The annual raw coal production of...

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Chinese Power Producers Want More Coal

China’s four major power generation groups have asked the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic regulator, to increase coal supplies and regulate and reduce coal prices after snowstorms sweeping...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 3/31/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 50,523 50,732 -0.4
West Virgina 23,610 23,684 -0.3
Pennsylvania 12,527 12,595 -0.5
Illinois 12,446 12,683 -1.9
Kentucky 10,754 11,443 -6.0
Indiana 7,816 8,386 -6.8
Texas 7,760 8,737 -11.2
Montana 7,758 7,243 7.1
North Dakota 6,655 7,234 -8.0
Colorado 4,421 3,784 16.8
U.S. Total 191,097 197,033 -3.0

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