Category: World News

Japan’s Matarbari Power Plant Remains on Track

The Matarbari thermal power plant, financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with a capacity to generate 1,200 MW of electricity is set to go into operation in January 2024. Successful test-commissioning of...

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Sasol Improves Coal Operations

South Africa’s Sasol reported that its energy business showed notable improvements in operational and business performance during the first half of 2023, compared with the second half of 2022. Sasol is nearing completion of the...

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China Plans More Coal-fired Power Capacity

Approvals for Chinese power plants for the first half of 2023 are outpacing 2022 and already exceed the total for 2021, according to Greenpeace research. Local governments approved nearly 30 gigawatts (GW) of new coal power...

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NSW Considering Its Options

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) was reported as saying it was “considering all options” as the state’s temporary coal cap is set to expire at the start of July 2024. In December 2022, it imposed domestic coal allocation and a...

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Despite Headwinds, South African Coal Has a Future

By Gavin du Venage  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (August 1, 2023)–South African coal producers are not going down without a fight, as they battle against tightening environmental restrictions and failing infrastructure. At...

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China Launches Large Carbon Capture Project

China Energy Investment Corp. recently announced that it has put Asia’s largest carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) facility for the coal-fired power generation sector into operation in the Jiangsu Province, Xinhua...

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Vietnam ls Short a Million Tons 

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade reported that five major hydropower plants in the north were temporarily idled in June, which will create a shortage of 5,000 megawatts of power for the region. Thermal power plants in...

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Indonesia to Create Carbon Exchange in September

Indonesia is ready to launch a carbon exchange in September, according to the Straits Times, with power generation companies the first to trade on it. Indonesia’s BEI stock exchange will operate the carbon exchange, which will...

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Washed Coal Production Commences at Lubu

Contango Holdings confirmed that the production of washed coking coal commenced on May 23, 2023, at its Lubu coking coal project in Zimbabwe. This followed dry and wet runs of the wash plant over the preceding days and the...

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CIL Raises Prices to Pay Wages

Coal India Ltd. (CIL) said it plans to raise prices for the first time in five years to compensate for increasing wages, Bloomberg reported. Prices for top thermal grades will rise by 8%, CIL said in a statement, in a move...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (8/5/23)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '23YTD '22% Change
West Virginia51,99649,8884.2
North Dakota15,70815,981-1.7
Appalachian Total99,34195,5014.0
Interior Total61,51458,3415.4
Western Total191,665197,875-3.1
U.S. Total352,520351,7170.2

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