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Fossil Fuel Foundation sees clean coal as a solution for South Africa

The Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) has advocated strongly for coal to be retained as a sustainable part of South Africa's energy mix for the short to medium term.

“Contrary to the popular belief that ‘coal is dead’, South Africa’s coal resources are abundant and can provide low-emitting, cost-effective reliable and sustainable power well into the future with the correct technology,” the FFF said during public hearings into the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018.

The FFF has called for an intense review of all energy sources, saying the current IRP draft dealt almost solely with solar and wind. The organisation wants the government to appoint appropriate experts to undertake studies into all energy sources to ensure the most appropriate energy mix.

The organisation said total coal sales, both local and exported, generated R120-billion in 2017 and was the country’s highest foreign exchange earner. It was the largest mining income earner, beating gold, platinum and diamonds. The FFF has argued that the coal industry has 225 000 direct employees in coal mining, power generation, Sasol and metallurgical industries.

The FFF further advocated for circulating fluidised-bed combustion (CFBC) technology, a clean coal technology with lower emissions to be implemented. Carbon dioxide emissions are significantly reduced when coal is co-fired with biomass, it argued.

“We need to ensure baseload power for the country on a secure and reliable basis, including adding coal-fired CFBC independent power producers and Eskom retrofits.”

A presentation to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy by FFF co-founder Dr Rosemary Falcon was supported by Council for Geoscience senior scientist Dr Nandi Malumbazo.

Malumbazo said CFBC was proving to be the boiler technology of choice in many energy-intensive countries including Spain, India, China and Vietnam.

”CFBC is flexible, tolerant, efficient, water-constrained and can be applied to ensure the optimal use of a range of low-grade materials, such as coal.”

The use of clean coal in Kenya’s Amu ‘Clean Coal’ power station was used as an example of how things could work in South Africa.

The FFF has said the power station significantly reduces nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide emissions. The FFF said the cost implications of reducing coal needs to be carefully considered, as this would reduce the foreign exchange earned by coal.

“Another item to be carefully considered is the need to cost out the implications of adjusting boilers for flexible ramping."

By Kim Cloete. Published by Mining Weekly, 29 October 2018.

This month's top international coal headlines

  • Eskom to buy ‘emergency’ coal, splurge on diesel as load-shedding risk returns — Mining Weekly
  • COP 24: Trump administration to present side event on coal — World Coal
  • The Greens’ thermal coal exports policy should be rejected, says MCA
    — World Coal
  • WCA responds to IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2018 — IEA
  • South African price at 20-month low — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA futures fall despite positive margins — Platts CTI
  • South African coal heard traded to Pakistan — Platts CTI
  • Global power demand to rise 60% by 2040: IEA WEO 2018 — Platts CTI
  • Improving Access to Energy — IEA
  • Eskom's aging power plants raise supply concerns — Fin24
  • Eskom faces new coal supply crisis: report — BusinessTech
  • Atlantic thermal coal markets all move lower with overly bearish sentiment
    — Platts CTI
  • IEA confirms new member — Energy Global
  • Buyers look to push South African prices lower — Platts CTI
  • Pakistan coal buyers chase lower prices amid abundance of cargoes
    — Platts CTI
  • Sources in Atlantic thermal coal market split over downward movement
    — Platts CTI
  • Vessel size rules out Colombian or South African coal — Platts CTI
  • NUM Highveld Region response on the reckless statement made by Greenpeace Africa — NUM
  • Richards Bay volumes at three-year lows — Platts CTI
  • October ICE thermal coal derivatives total 155.1Mt, up 35.1% on month: trade data — Platts CTI
  • Coal report says Australian exports have peaked and are in 'terminal long-term decline' — The Guardian
  • South Africa September coal exports to Europe surge to 21-month high: customs data — Platts CTI

2018 archive

October 2018
  • Fossil Fuel Foundation sees clean coal as a solution for South Africa
    — Mining Weekly
  • China Jan-Sep coal consumption rises despite push to use gas: NEA
    — Platts CTI
  • Majority of Spanish coal mines to close by end of year — World Coal
  • UAE well supplied with S African coal — Platts CTI
  • South African price hits YTD low — Platts CTI
  • Australian, South African coals still headed to Europe — Platts CTI
  • South African coals priced out — Platts CTI
  • South African market struggles with low demand — Platts CTI
  • Pakistan cement plants shift toward Indonesian coal, South Africa priced out
    — Platts CTI
  • South African prices under pressure — Platts CTI
  • Thirty years later, what needs to change in our approach to climate change
    — Bloomberg
  • Keep coal’s current share of the energy mix, says NUM — Mining Weekly
  • Key World Energy Statistics — International Energy Agency
  • South Africa output down 8% on year to 6.17Mt in Jul-Sep — Platts CTI
  • South32 Jul-Sep thermal coal output slides on operational issue, lower demand — Platts CTI
  • Pakistan cement buyers look to diversify coal sources — Platts CTI
  • RBCT stockpiles rise — Platts CTI
  • South African prices fall, futures rise across curve — Platts CTI
  • Coal contributes most to South Africa’s mining revenue — SACR
  • South African coal, CIF ARA futures all lower — Platts CTI
  • Coal demand to remain flat to 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation
    — International Energy Agency
  • Coal Use Rises As Renewables Fall In US Electricity Generation — OilPrice.com
  • The New Age of Coal — American Thinker
  • Eskom optimistic plan to boost coal stocks will prevent power outages
    — Mining Weekly
  • High-CV South African coal preferred choice — Platts CTI
  • Pakistan cement plants a bright spot for South African coal — Platts CTI
  • The U.S. Coal Export Boom To Asia — Forbes
  • South African prices trend lower, futures fall sharply — Platts CTI
  • Industry urges Eskom to revert to cost-plus funding model — IHS Markit
  • Australian government backs coal in defiance of IPCC climate warning
    — The Guardian
  • WCA comments on IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
    — World Coal
  • Discount for South African 5,500 NAR at $23 — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA market ends week on sluggish tone — Platts CTI
  • Asia seaborne coal prices remain stable amid emerging Indian interest
    — Platts CTI
  • IEA Clean Coal Centre responds to the BBC report, “China coal power building boom sparks climate warning” — World Coal Organisation
  • Volatile South African prices — Platts CTI
  • South African thermal coal exports total 6.6Mt in August, up 29.5% on month: customs — Platts CTI
September 2018
  • Industry expert to discuss coal, energy crisis — Mining Weekly
  • South African sellers continue to wait on Indian spot demand — Platts CTI
  • South African prices higher, CIF ARA futures largely flat — Platts CTI
  • Thermal coal demand still expanding across Asia — IHS Markit
  • Coal Is Red Hot Again — The Wall Street Journal
  • South African coal trends higher — Platts CTI
  • South African thermal coal discounts continued to widen out — Platts CTI
  • Coal’s Role in Making America Great Again — The Coal Institute
  • How Anglo quietly built a commodity trader in Glencore's shadow
    — Bloomberg
  • R&D on clean coal technologies crucial in SA — Mining Weekly
  • ICIS Analysis: German power price to rise following coal phase-out
    — World Coal
  • Local coal future depends on economic situation — Mining Weekly
  • European coal market struggles with surge of off-spec flows — Platts CTI
  • South African coal in excess for Oct — Platts CTI
  • South Africa's Eskom grapples with coal supply shortage — Platts CTI
  • Present Status and Outlook of Coal-fired Power in China — IEEJ
  • Mature economies accept dependence on coal-sourced energy
    — The Hindu Business Line
  • Post-Fukushima coal boom, Japan pumped $92bn into coal and nuclear
    — Eco-Business
  • Ramaphosa's bizarre power plan — Fin24
  • Hurricane Florence expected to delay coal shipments — Platts CTI
  • Coal stocks at Richards Bay begin to decline as spot demand picks up
    — Platts CTI
  • August traded thermal coal derivatives fall 9% on year to 60.74Mt: LEBA
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA coal market supported on bullish European energy complex
    — Platts CTI
  • Declining output, quality affecting SA coal market: traders — Platts CTI
  • Arbitrage open for SA thermal coal flows to Europe, Capesize favoured
    — Platts CTI
  • Guest post: ‘Peak coal’ is getting closer, latest figures show — Carbon Brief
  • South32 kicks off sale process for SA thermal coal business — Platts CTI
  • SA exports 5.09Mt thermal coal in July: customs — Platts CTI
August 2018
  • EPA plan makes it possible to reduce emissions without failed Obama-era regulations — Washington Examiner
  • Russia Will Export 200M Metric Tons of Coal in 2018 — Coal Age
  • Revisiting the International Coal Phase-Out Movement: Beyond the Pro- or Anti- Coal Dichotomy — IEEJ
  • Current stocks at RBCT climb to 5.46Mt — Platts CTI
  • Discounts for 5,500 kcal/kg NAR coals widen — Platts CTI
  • Demand for SA coal up after price correction — Platts CTI
  • Newly published report predicts global coal market to grow by 12.5% by 2026 — World Coal
  • Taipower buys 640,000t of South African thermal coal from Glencore
    — Platts CTI
  • Exxaro hedges bet on Thabametsi project — SACR
  • Coal gets a boost in the latest Integrated Resource Plan — SACR
  • Trump proposes new coal initiative to replace Obama’s Clean Power Plan
    — World Coal
  • Why are German coal workers so powerful, when there are so few?
    — Climate Home News
  • BREAKING NEWS: Mantashe wants to axe long-delayed MPRDA Amendment Bill — BusinessLIVE
  • SA coal under negative pressure on low demand: sources — Platts CTI
  • US coal CEOs bullish on export growth, Asian prospects
    — McCloskey Coal Report
  • CIF ARA market trades down, SA coals still offered into Europe — Platts CTI
  • African Energy hopes to revive Mmamabula — IHS Markit
  • Exxaro nears Eskom mine funding close for Matla — IHS Markit
  • Sasol suspends buying third party coal — IHS Markit
  • Why US shale will crash and UK will fail: a history of shale oil & gas production in pictures & charts — Future Today
  • Increased SA coal exports boost Transnet's revenues — Platts CTI
  • Trump set to roll back restrictions on coal-burning power plants
    — The Wall Street Journal
  • The US natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought — The Conversation
  • Nationals call for more coal-fired power plants at party meeting
    — Australian Associated Press
  • China restarts coal plant construction after two-year freeze — Climate Home
  • A Climate Change Wake-Up Call From Germany — Bloomberg
  • Poland to protect coal jobs — World Coal
  • Exxaro H1 coal export demand subdued amid strong seaborne prices
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal Production Report Predicts Downturn in the Industry — WMKY-FM
  • Glencore's Glasenberg reiterates bullish view on coal — SACR
  • South African off-spec discount continues to widen — Platts CTI
  • South African coal due for a correction — Platts CTI
  • High-ash moves to Europe — Platts CTI
  • Malaysia’s Manjung 4 — GE.com
  • SA coal priced out of key markets, stocks over 5Mt — Platts CTI
  • Energiewende enters a new phase – how is it performing?
    — The Energy Collective
  • Commentary: Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies are down, but not out
    — World Energy Outlook
  • SMA Solar paints gloomy global solar market picture as order backlog plummets — PV-Tech
  • Mozambique's coal revival — World Coal
  • Weekly US coal production reaches new 2018 peak: EIA — S&P Global
  • Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift — Associated Press
  • ichards Bay saw only one trade against three deals last week — McCloskey
  • Northwest European markets were busy and prices trended higher
    — McCloskey
  • China's coal imports surge in July — Xinhua
  • European customers eyeing high-ash Australian coal — Platts CTI
  • CRU: coal demand on the up despite China's drive to become more environmentally friendly — World Coal
  • New report shows why HELE remains imperative for ASEAN countries
    — World Coal
  • Gap between Australian and South African coals still wide — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay sluggish — Platts CTI
  • South African coal positioned poorly — Platts CTI
  • High South African FOB prices giving Australian coal inroads into India: trader — Platts CTI
  • Lack of new coal projects, growing Asian demand bullish for prices: Glencore — Platts CTI
  • Abbott is right: Paris climate treaty fails to fight global warming
    — Bjorn Lomborg
  • July traded thermal coal derivatives fall 20% on year to 60.95Mt: LEBA
    — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s June thermal coal exports up 2.5% on month — Platts CTI
  • Other origins to compete with S Africa — Platts CTI
  • SA June thermal coal exports up on the month, H1 flat — Platts CTI
  • Pakistan’s pivot to coal to boost energy gets critics fired up — Bloomberg
  • Indonesia keeps faith with coal to meet growing energy demand
    — The Financial Times
  • The coal comeback — Estevan Mercury
  • If Germany Can't Quit Coal, Can Anyone Else? — WIRED
  • Forever Coal: return of the offender — Energy
  • The future of coal — Chatham House
  • Anglo completes sale of South African thermal coal mine — Platts CTI
  • South African trade, CIF ARA futures illiquid — Platts CTI
  • South African coal gains interest from India and Pakistan — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay cargo trades at $105/mt, up $1 — Platts CTI
July 2018
  • Glencore’s H1, 2018 coal production totals 62Mt, up 1.5% — Platts CTI
  • Anglo draws line in sand for thermal coal — Mining Weekly
  • Contemporary Coal Dynamics in Indonesia — Stockholm Environment Institute
  • S African thermal coal market softening as key Indian market looks elsewhere — Platts CTI
  • New SA underground coal mine plans for production start-up by year-end
    — Mining Review Africa
  • Premature coal retirements to weaken grid reliability and increase consumer costs — World Coal
  • Coal still crucial to South African energy plan — IHS Markit
  • Eskom to review coal purchase plan as part of broader overhaul — IHS Markit
  • Eskom's decision not to give workers bonuses is a declaration of war
    — COSATU
  • Eskom to truck coal to fuel-starved plants, as talks remain deadlocked
    — IHS Markit
  • Lack of investment stymies S African coal producers — Mining Weekly
  • Supply issues nudge Eskom closer to coal cliff — Business Day
  • Thermal Coal Remains King — The Coal Hub
  • South32’s Apr-Jun SA thermal coal production down 4% year on year
    — Platts CTI
  • WCA comments on the IEA's 2018 World Energy Investment report
    — World Coal
  • WCA announces leadership transition amid resurgence in coal fundamentals — World Coal
  • GE and SEPCOIII to build first ultra-supercritical power plant in Pakistan
    — World Coal
  • Hurting for buyers, US coal miners are learning to love India — Bloomberg
  • Ramaphosa embarks on Eskom overhaul — Reuters
  • SA mines relying heavily on unskilled workers despite Industry 4.0 gaining traction — Mining Weekly
  • TDS, Newrak awarded construction contract for Exxaro’s Matla Mine 2 and Mine 3 — Mining Weekly
  • Coal to remain a significant energy source for decades – WCA — Mining Weekly
  • Indian buyers wait for South African price correction — Platts CTI
  • South African coal trades high, discounts widen — IHS Markit
  • Anglo reaffirms view to stay away from Eskom supplies — Platts CTI
  • Industry gripped by pricing uncertainty as JRP talks flounder — IHS Markit
  • Costly SA coal losing significant market share in Pakistan — IHS Markit
  • CIF ARA price hits fresh six year high — Platts CTI
  • South Africa coal exports drop to 10-month low in May — Platts CTI
June 2018
  • Market Demand Study: Australian Export Thermal Coal
    — Minerals Council of Australia
  • SA supply woes offer Botswana coal export options
    — South African Coal Report
  • Global thermal coal demand likely to outstrip supply in H2 2018: Citi
    — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic thermal markets retrace gains, s. Africa hit hardest — Platts CTI
  • Natural gas could warm the planet as much as coal in the short term
    — Science
  • South African coal price too high for buyers — Platts CTI
  • Trump’s new oceans policy washes away Obama’s emphasis on conservation and climate — Science
  • Asia's thermal coal demand poised to grow — Mining Weekly
  • South African coal remains at near-record highs — Platts CTI
  • US and Russian thermal coals compete for Jorf Lasfar tender — Platts CTI
  • New draft Mining Charter poses problems for greenfield projects
    — South African Coal Report
  • Last month, we were told that it was the end of the Arctic — Bjorn Lomborg
  • Climate Talks Stall as $100 Billion Still Out of Sight — Bloomberg
  • Privileged coal: the politics of subsidies for coal production in Colombia
    — Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Alive and kicking: China hydrocarbon demand — S&P Global Platts
  • Taiwan April thermal coal imports at six month high: customs — Platts CTI
  • European thermal coal price relaxes following six-year highs — Platts CTI
  • Developing the Botswana coal industry — Minergy Coal
  • WCA responds to BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2018
    — World Coal Association
  • BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2018 — BP
  • Uneconomic coal could be squeezed out of European Union power markets by 2030 — Forbes
  • Tipping Point: Strategies for a New Energy Future — IHS Markit
  • The Shale Gale turns 10: A powerful wind at America’s back — IHS Markit
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal falls — Platts CTI
  • Limited South African cargoes available — Platts CTI
  • Zululand Anthracite Colliery to expand operations in KZN — Mining Weekly
  • Capital may become expensive for coal projects as lenders pull out — SACR
  • South African export markets up 10 cents — Platts CTI
  • Coal rallies to six-year high as heatwave fires up China demand — Bloomberg
  • World Energy Outlook 2018 — IEA
  • Eskom’s plan to recover R1bn short-circuited — BusinessLIVE
  • Administration Proposes Emergency Measure to Save Coal and Nuclear. How Will It Impact Consumers? — InsideSources
  • Prepare for greater generation competition, Radebe tells Eskom
    — Mining Weekly
  • Commission approves NBC, ECM merger without conditions — Mining Weekly
  • China remains dominant coal consumer, producer — Mining Weekly
  • South African April thermal coal exports down 8% on month at 6.6Mt
    — Platts CTI
May 2018
  • Germany again delays coal exit ‘masterplan’ as coalition disagrees — Platts
  • South African coal remains bullish — Platts CTI
  • South Africa promises friendlier investment environment for coal
    — IHS Markit Coal & Energy
  • The plethora of better alternatives to wind and solar power and electric cars
    — The Energy Collective
  • Poland’s stunning e-mobility plans — Energy Post
  • 11 ways the Paris climate deal is working in the real world
    — Climate Home News
  • South African prices resist downward pressure — Platts CTI
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal rises on low availability
    — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic thermal coal sentiment weakens in reaction to China price cap
    — Platts CTI
  • Emissions rally lifts power but coal stays ahead of gas — argusmedia.com
  • South African coal prices kept high on unclear outlook — Platts CTI
  • South African price softens — Platts CTI
  • South African coal prices kept high on unclear outlook — Platts CTI
  • South Africa coal offered higher — Platts CTI
  • Tight supply out of South Africa, more coal to Eskom — Platts CTI
  • South African prices fall for first time since early May — Platts CTI
  • South African thermal coal prices continue uptick, supply concerns linger
    — Platts CTI
  • Spot market strength this summer could lead to price spike
    — IHS Markit Coal & Energy
  • Tight thermal coal supply out of South Africa fuels bullish sentiment
    — Platts CTI
  • Countries in and around the Middle East are adding coal-fired power plants
    — U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • South African prices hit new record high — Platts CTI
  • RBCT prices hit six-year high, eye Eskom tender result — IHS Markit
  • FOB Richards Bay price assessed at new record high — Platts CTI
  • Industry sentiment turns bullish for near-term prices — IHS Markit
  • Contradicting fundamentals point to increased uncertainty in 2018
    — IHS Markit
  • Eskom’s procurement plans drive Richards Bay prices to six-year highs
    — IHS Markit
  • South African coal price at record high — Platts CTI
  • Demand for South African coal dries up on surging prices — Platts CTI
  • South African prices near record high — Platts CTI
  • India's 'preferred origin' — Platts CTI
  • South African thermal coal price rises, discounts begin to widen — Platts CTI
  • Eskom move could spark coal investment — South African Coal Report
  • Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017 — International Energy Agency
  • The One Nation Returning To Coal — Oilprice.com
  • Eskom introduces measures to address imbalance in coal stock levels
    — World Coal
  • Coal departures from RBCT rise despite supply tightness — Platts CTI
  • Poor demand in European thermal coal market, Richards Bay bullish
    — Platts CTI
  • European thermal coal market well supplied, Richards Bay offered higher
    — Platts CTI
  • War on coal making the world's top mine owners a lot richer
    — Bloomberg News
  • FOB Richards Bay market continues to rise — Platts CTI
  • African coal boosted further by reports of Eskom spot purchasing — Platts CTI
  • South African Q1 thermal coal exports up 5.7% on year — Platts CTI
  • South African prices continue to rally — Platts CTI
  • South African Q1 thermal coal exports up 5.7% on year to 19.6Mt — Platts CTI
April 2018
  • Tight supply in SA — Platts CTI
  • South African coal discounts narrow — Platts CTI
  • FOB Richards Bay traded — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay to hover near 2-month highs on Eskom buying — IHS Markit
  • Anglo stays course on thermal coal — South African Coal Report
  • CIF ARA prices higher on strong bids — Platts CTI
  • US coal exports to Asia ‘More than doubled’: EIA — IHS Markit
  • Tight South African supply keeping prices high — Platts CTI
  • South32 Jan-Mar South African thermal coal output stable — Platts CTI
  • South African coal supply tight — Platts CTI
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal rises: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • A new coal war frontier emerges as China and Japan compete for energy projects in Southeast Asia — South China Morning Post
  • Key Electricity Trends 2017 — International Energy Agency
  • Letter: Only coal provides reliable power — The Virginian-Pilot
  • RBCT prices supported as Eskom grabs supplies from export market
    — Platts CTI
  • Chinese import restrictions widen — Newswire
  • Converting coal to hydrogen — Gippsland Times
  • Mozambique thermal coal to compete with South Africa for MENA market
    — Platts
  • US coal finding its way into Europe, Mediterranean markets — Platts CTI
  • Indian market opens for Australian coal — Platts CTI
  • The Economic Impacts of Climate Change — Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Fewer And Fewer People Die From Climate-Related Natural Disasters
    — Bjorn Lomborg
  • South African, Colombia coals compete for weak Indian spot demand
    — Platts CTI
  • Coal is here to stay! Botswana to drive the future of coal power demand
    — CNBC
  • China is massively betting on coal outside its borders — even as investment falls globally — CNBC
  • Abandon coal and the lights go out — The Daily Telegraph
  • IMO 2020, a shipping regulation that may reshape global coal trade — Platts
  • Atlantic thermal coal markets concentrate on Richards Bay — Platts CTI
  • Mid-CV South African coal prices buoyed by tight supply — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay mid-CV supply tightness driving up price — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s Feb thermal coal exports rise 1% to 6.2Mt — Platts CTI
March 2018
  • Eskom reverts to cost plus for coal purchase — Miningmx
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal eases on week — Platts CTI
  • Limited offers for FOB Richards Bay coals — Platts CTI
  • SA coal mining set for growth — Mining Weekly
  • South African coal preferred choice for South Asia market — Platts CTI
  • 3% global power demand gain met by renewables, coal in 2017: IEA
    — Platts CTI
  • Deflated sentiment in CIF ARA spot market as demand wanes — Platts CTI
  • WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report — World Coal
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal up on week — Platts CTI
  • Coal ahead of gas in UK, German power markets — Platts CTI
  • China thermal coal prices stabilise — Platts CTI
  • UK GAS-Prices edge lower on weaker demand; softer coal, power markets
    — Reuters
  • US coal interest wanes on lower South African prices — Platts CTI
  • China approves three coal mine projects — China Coal Daily
  • Coal’s future in Asia is far from bleak — S&P Global Platts
  • South African coal favoured for South Asian import market — Platts CTI
  • The world cannot keep ignoring the Asian coal story — World Coal
  • Australia’s Universal Coal acquires SA North Block Complex, eyes exports
    — Platts CTI
  • Green Mythology and the High Price of European Electricity — Energy Matters
  • The World Is Mostly Run On Fossil Fuels — Bjorn Lomborg
  • ICE Feb thermal coal derivatives trade marginally up from Jan at 143Mt
    — Platts CTI
  • China thermal coal prices retreat further — Platts
  • South African coal volatility — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic thermal coal derivatives trading down 10.4% on year in Feb: LEBA
    — Platts CTI
  • China to cut 30 Mtpa steel capacity, 150 Mtpa coal capacity in 2018
    — sxcoal.com
  • Industrialisation and prosperity to drive global energy demand — World Coal
  • The future of “dirty” coal in South Africa vs reliable renewable energy sources — Mining Review
  • Anglo American completes sale of Eskom-tied thermal coal ops
    — Independent Online
  • Anglo American concludes sale of three coal mines in South Africa
    — MINING.com
  • Impossible for Gupta-owned Optimum Coal to do business — Miningmx
February 2018
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal eases on week: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • South Africa’s January thermal coal exports fall to 6.16Mt — Platts CTI
  • South African price volatility keeping buyers at bay — Platts CTI
  • Underinvestment in thermal coal may boost short term prices — SACR
  • Minergy CEO: “Coal is here to stay” — World Coal
  • Asian coal demand to offset EU and US decline — Nikkei Asian Review
  • Trump proposes FY19 budget proposal for Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement — World Coal
  • A nuclear deal with Moscow would not only squander billions, but would compromise SA's sovereignty — Daily Maverick
  • Energy Access Outlook 2017 — IEA
  • Industrial action at Optimum coal mine in South Africa — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay stocks plentiful despite South Africa coal mine strike: source
    — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA market pushes higher despite little March interest — Platts CTI
  • Strong South African coal bids boost markets amid tight supply — Platts CTI
  • RB prices likely to edge up on limited supplies, Newcastle — SACR
  • South African coal sales climb to record $10.3bn in 2017 — MCR
  • New SA president likely to address mining charter issues
    — McCloskey Coal Report
  • Leon expects mining industry to have a future under Ramaphosa’s Presidency — Mining Weekly
  • Arbitrage opportunity for South African coal to India — Platts CTI
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal rises to 25: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • FOB prices push CIF ARA market higher — Platts CTI
  • Global thermal coal demand to outstrip supply, grow by 5% in 2018: Noble
    — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic thermal coal derivatives trading rises 55.4% on month to 70.8Mt: LEBA — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA spot market loses ground, futures recover — Platts CTI
  • The Future of Coal in South Africa — Mining Journal Africa
  • Indian demand for South African coal rises: sources — Platts CTI
  • South African mining industry makes compelling case for protection of coal
    — African News Agency
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal up one to 15: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • Solar And Wind Are Taking Over The World — Bjørn Lomborg
  • Growing hope Ramaphosa will fix S. Africa’s mining charter problem
    — McCloskey Coal Report
  • Eskom struggles to compete for coal supplies amid export rally
    — McCloskey Coal Report
  • South Africa to benefit from coal demand surge in India, Pakistan
    — McCloskey Coal Report
January 2018
  • Is Global Warming Making Us Hungrier? — Bjørn Lomborg
  • Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) exported a record 76.47Mt of coal in 2017 — Platts CTI
  • Anglo American continues exit from South African coalWorld Coal — Platts CTI
  • RBCT reports record high 2017 coal export volumes — Platts CTI
  • Richards Bay terminal reports record high 2017 coal export volumes at 76.5Mt — Platts CTI
  • Cyril Ramaphosa to tackle Mining Charter impasse — BusinessLIVE
  • Anglo American 2017 coal production falls 6% on year to 81.82Mt — Platts CTI
  • Vessel queue at Richards Bay Coal Terminal drops to 16: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • CIF ARA spot coal price retraces on lower bids, offers — Platts CTI
  • Indonesian miners aim for higher production — Platts CTI
  • India’s electricity generation — World Coal Association
  • India's self-sufficiency goals, renewable energy, overcapacity, and railway system — Coaltrans
  • South32 flags downside risk over weaker domestic demand
  • Eskom’s financial woes threaten to push South Africa off ‘coal cliff’
  • RBCT coal vessel queues total 22, up five from last week: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • Roadmap to nowhere: the myth of powering the nation 100% with renewable energy — Energy Post
  • CIF ARA coal markets stagnant despite early morning deal — Platts CTI
  • China buying, India struggling — Platts CTI
  • Komipo buys 130,000 mt of South African coal — Platts CTI
  • Atlantic thermal coal trading limited as prices drop — Platts CTI
  • Coal prices face moderate correction — Platts CTI
  • South African coal competitively priced to India — Platts CTI
  • Slack demand keeps CIF ARA coal trading light — Platts CTI
  • Steam coal prices look overcooked — McCloskey Coal Report
  • Indian buyers resist rising South African market — Platts CTI
  • Global primary energy demand — World Coal
  • South African, US coals flow to India — Platts CTI
  • Vessels delayed at Richards Bay Coal Terminal: cFlow — Platts CTI
  • Steam Coal Outlook 2018 & Beyond — Coal Asia

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