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Oil and Gas Coal and Consumable Fuels

  • *China to step up copper imports by year-end. MELBOURNE, Oct 26- Shanghai aluminium jumped 4 percent to its highest in more than two years on Wednesday, tracking higher coal prices, and a broader reaction to China's steel capacity cuts, along with an improving outlook for the global economy. said analyst Helen Lau of Argonaut Securities in Hong Kong.

  • *China to step up copper imports by year-end. MELBOURNE, Oct 26- Shanghai aluminum jumped 4 percent to its highest in more than two years on Wednesday, tracking higher coal prices, and a broader reaction to China's steel capacity cuts, along with an improving outlook for the global economy. said analyst Helen Lau of Argonaut Securities in Hong Kong.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 26- Shanghai aluminum jumped 4 percent to its highest in more than two years on Wednesday, tracking higher coal prices, and a broader reaction to China's steel capacity cuts, along with an improving outlook for the global economy. said analyst Helen Lau of Argonaut Securities in Hong Kong. Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminum was trading up 4.2...

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 26- Shanghai aluminium jumped 4 percent to its highest in more than two years on Wednesday, tracking higher coal prices, and a broader reaction to China's steel capacity cuts, along with an improving outlook for the global economy. said analyst Helen Lau of Argonaut Securities in Hong Kong. Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminium was trading up 4.2...

  • TOKYO, Oct 25- Surging prices for coking coal will likely drive Japan's top two steel producers to miss their earnings forecasts for this financial year, but will help suppliers of the steelmaking ingredient such as Mitsubishi Corp, analysts said. Spot prices for premium hard coking coal in Australia, which dominates global exports, this week surged to over $245...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 25- China stocks were slightly weaker on Tuesday, but hovered around nine-month highs, as a correction in infrastructure and transportation shares offset gains in coal miners. China's blue-chip CSI300 index dipped 0.2 percent, to 3,361.77 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.1 percent, to...

  • Share of renewables in energy mix is increasing: IEA

    With reductions in the price of solar energy and increased government support, renewables are becoming a larger part of the energy mix, says IEA's Fatih Birol.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- While no steel maker will be happy with the explosion in coking coal prices, Chinese mills are the best placed to deal with the impact, given they are nowhere near as exposed to spot prices as competitors in the rest of Asia and Europe. The spot price of premium hard coking coal in Australia, which dominates global exports, surged to $242.90 a tonne on Oct....

  • *China coal futures graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2ebqQTL. The majority of analysts had expected China-- the world's biggest coal producer, consumer and importer-- to import less of the fuel in 2016 because of a slowing domestic economy and an official push to limit use of more polluting energy sources. This was a blunt measure that appears to have been enforced...

  • *China coal futures graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2ebqQTL. The majority of analysts had expected China-- the world's biggest coal producer, consumer and importer-- to import less of the fuel in 2016 because of a slowing domestic economy and an official push to limit use of more polluting energy sources. This was a blunt measure that appears to have been enforced...

  • Demand from Chinese steelmakers have helped iron ore this year

    Iron ore miner BHP Billiton signaled budding signs of recovery in the long downtrodden commodities market.

  • BHP has 3 quarters to make it up: Analyst

    Despite missing expectations, BHP still maintained its guidance in core businesses, says Shaw and Partners' Peter O'Connor.

  • BHP output 'a bit of a miss': Expert

    BHP might have met output guidance figures but brokers were expecting more from the miner, says Alex Leyland, portfolio manager at Leyland Private AM.

  • *China coal futures forward curve: http://tmsnrt.rs/2ebqQTL. SINGAPORE, Oct 18- As Australian thermal coal prices hit $100 per tonne on Tuesday for the first time since 2012, the fuel's rally is now among the commodity's top-three bull-runs on record. With Australian Newcastle spot cargo prices for November, up almost 100 percent since June to $100 per tonne,...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- U.S. coal producers have been struck by a range of structural and cyclical factors that hit consumption hard and forced many of them to seek bankruptcy protection during 2015 and 2016.. And the amount of electricity generated from coal has fallen by almost 37 percent from 1,087 terawatt-hours in January- July 2010 to 686 terawatt-hours in the...

  • *Govt targets mining non-tax revenues of $2.3 bln. JAKARTA, Oct 18- The current rally in thermal coal prices could extend through to the end of the first quarter of 2017, an Indonesian mining ministry official said on Tuesday, helping cash-strapped miners boost revenues in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Indonesia, where thousands of coal mines went out of...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- The U.S. shale oil industry can maintain flat output if oil prices stay at $50 per barrel, but a price of $60- $80 per barrel is needed to invest in long-cycle projects such as deep-water, the chief executive of oil firm Hess Corp said. "Because of operational efficiencies and productivity the industry needs $50 to hold shale production flat...

  • JAKARTA, Oct 18- The current rally in thermal coal prices could extend through to the end of the first quarter of 2017, an Indonesian mining ministry official said on Tuesday, helping cash-strapped miners boost revenues in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Indonesia, where thousands of coal mines went out of business as prices cratered, is now confident of...

  • Coal prices will be good for 'some time to come': Miner

    Coal has had a challenging past 5 years but supply-side reforms have had promising results, says Paul Flynn, CEO at Whitehaven Coal.

  • *Hope for OPEC cut, but oversupply concerns weigh. NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices settled down on Monday, weighed by oversupply concerns, with a spike in trade volume driving U.S prices below $50, but losses were limited amid a projected drop in American shale output. International benchmark Brent crude fell 43 cents, or 0.8 percent, from the last settlement to close at...