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Energy / Coal

IEA: Europe’s Gas Demand Set To Decline In Favor Of Coal

Jan 31, 2022 at 10:01 | Irina Slav

Europe’s natural gas demand is set to decline this year as buyers begin to favor lower-priced coal, the International Energy Agency said in the latest edition of its quarterly

Coal Price Set To Surge As Major Producer Indonesia Bans Exports

Jan 04, 2022 at 09:48 | Irina Slav

Coal prices moved higher and have higher still to go as Indonesia imposed a temporary ban on coal exports on worries that it will be unable to meet domestic demand.…

Coal Use Is Reaching Record Levels In India And China

Dec 17, 2021 at 11:25 | City A.M

The International Energy Agency has called on China and India to reduce coal power generation and put their climate pledges into action, describing both countries as “holding the…

IEA: Coal Set For Record Highs In 2022 Despite Net-Zero Pledges

Dec 17, 2021 at 10:43 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The economic rebound from the pandemic is taking coal power generation to a new record high this year, with global coal demand likely hitting another new high next year, undermining…

U.S. Coal Is Making A Transitory Comeback

Dec 02, 2021 at 15:30 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While the U.S. Administration is pushing its green energy agenda and wants to decarbonize the power grid by 2035, coal is making a comeback this year as high natural gas…

COP26 Ends Without Deal To Phase Out Coal

Nov 15, 2021 at 09:50 | Irina Slav

The COP26 climate change summit ended with a deal, but it wasn't the deal many have come for. Due to pressure from major coal consumers, the deal struck by world…

Activist Investor Push To End Coal Mining Is Backfiring

Nov 12, 2021 at 12:11 | Editorial Dept

The obvious case for allowing the free market to make decisions in industries like energy is that, when changes are forced instead of adopted…

China Is Playing With Fire As It Implements Price Controls On Coal

Nov 08, 2021 at 13:04 | ZeroHedge

The largest Chinese Power Grid Company, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), announced Sunday that power supply and demand in its service areas have returned to normal and…

Chinese Coal Prices Plunge After Beijing Imposes Price Caps

Oct 28, 2021 at 12:04 | ZeroHedge

Having soared to an all time high as recently as one week ago, Chinese coal futures have lost nearly half of their value in the past seven…

China Is Determined To Kill The Coal Price Rally

Oct 25, 2021 at 11:31 | Gerald Jansen

Coal has come back to the global energy market in a fashion that very few could have anticipated – on the back of a massive energy crunch, the consequences of…

Australia Is Making The Most Out Of The Coal Boom

Oct 14, 2021 at 13:42 | Felicity Bradstock

Australia continues to back its coal industry as many Western nations have turned their back on the dirtiest fossil fuel, approving its third coal mine extension in a…

China’s Coal Prices Soar To All-Time High As Floods Shut Down Sixty Mines

Oct 11, 2021 at 11:44 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Coal futures in China closed at a new record high on Monday after sixty coal mines in the country’s top coal-producing region were forced to shut amid heavy rain, flooding,…

China Eyes Kazakh Coal As Energy Demand Soars

Oct 08, 2021 at 14:44 | Eurasianet

China is the world’s biggest coal consumer. Neighboring Kazakhstan sits on some of the world’s biggest coal reserves. Yet they have never done much business trading the stuff,…

Coal Is Making A Comeback In Europe As Gas Prices Explode

Oct 05, 2021 at 12:42 | Gerald Jansen

As European gas prices have continued their surge throughout the past couple of weeks, the role and importance of coal has sparked a…

Europe Turns To Russia For More Coal As Energy Prices Skyrocket

Oct 01, 2021 at 11:50 | Haley Zaremba

Energy prices are through the roof across Europe as demand surges and supplies tighten in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Over…

Chinese Utility Companies Face Bankruptcy As Coal Prices Skyrocket

Sep 21, 2021 at 11:08 | Haley Zaremba

China’s energy industry is caught between a rock and a hard place. As the world’s second-largest economy has surged back to life in the wake of the novel…

Chinese Coal Prices Hit Record Highs

Sep 08, 2021 at 13:04 | ZeroHedge

Remember when China vowed last year to hit peak carbon emissions in 2030 and to reach carbon neutrality in 2060? Maybe it will (spoiler alert: it won't)...

UN Draws Criticism For Special Treatment Of China In Coal Phase Out

Sep 08, 2021 at 09:41 | Irina Slav

The UN has drawn criticism for what is seen as allowing China to continue using coal until 2040 while calling on other big economies to phase it out by…

India Is Running Out Of Coal

Sep 06, 2021 at 13:14 | Haley Zaremba

Just a few weeks ago Oilprice reported that India is nowhere near ready to kick fossil fuels. As the country’s population continues to…

Which Countries Are Still Selling Coal To China?

Aug 30, 2021 at 11:28 | Haley Zaremba

Back in April, in the midst of a contentious trade spat and unofficial coal embargo between China and Australia, Oilprice speculated that the…

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