State-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec Corp, said it will further develop geothermal energy in Xiongxian county, Hebei province, as it seeks to make the region smokeless. Sinopec Corp is also diversifying beyond oil and gas … Continue reading Sinopec goes big on geothermal
Ukrainian power generation totalled 11.4TWh in June, down 2.4% m-o-m but still was 2.5% higher y-o-y. Power output increased to 78.4TWh in H117, up 0.2% y-o-y. Coal consumption at Ukrainian thermal power plants totalled 1.8m tonnes at the end of June, up 30.9% m-o-m but still was 30.5% lower y-o-y. Steam coal production totalled 2.1m tonnes in June, down 2.2% m-o-m but still was 3.3% higher y-o-y. Steam coal output increased to 15m tonnes in H117, up 450KT or 3.1% y-o-y. Continue reading Ukrainian power output remains stable in H117
Chinese power consumption increased to an all time high at 607.2TWh in July, up 15.8% m-o-m and up 9.9% y-o-y. Summer heat waves in China prompted … Continue reading Chinese power consumption increased to all time high in July
The roadmap for cutting overcapacity in the coal-fired power field has finally been issued. The Economic Information Daily reporter learnt that China will suspend or postpone construction on 150 million kilowatts of coal-fired power generation capacity and eliminate over 20 million kilowatts … Continue reading China to cut coal-fired power capacity
Russian power generation increased to 79.3TWh in July, up 2.9% m-o-m and up 0.4% y-o-y. This takes the power output to 618TWh over the first 7 months of the year, up 1% y-o-y. Coal production increased to 33.3TWh in July, up 3.6% m-o-m and up 9.3% y-o-y. Coal output increased to 230.9m tonnes over the Jan.-July period, up 14.3m tonnes or 6.6% y-o-y. Russian coal exports totalled 15.9m tonnes, down 0.9% m-o-m but still was 11.6% higher y-o-y. Russia exported 106.3m tonnes of coal over the first 7 months of the year, up 12.6m tonnes or 13.5% y-o-y. Continue reading DATA: Russian power generation ad coal output increase in July
Turkish manufacturing sector expanded in June to the highest level since November 2013. This signals a strong improvement in industrial production as well as domestic and … Continue reading Turkish thermal power generation increased in June, up 5.3% y-o-y.
Coal prices’ march to eight-month highs, driven by China’s huge appetite for power consumption, looks like an interlude in a longer-term decline and is seen losing … Continue reading After China-induced price spike, coal set to resume long-term decline