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News Coal

US Coal Exports Breakdown in 2018

US coal exports (excluding cargoes to Canada) in 2018 totalled 99.6 Mt, up 16.5 Mt year-on-year, according to the latest data from the International Mining Association. Of the 51.6 Mt of coking coal...

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News Coal

South African Coal Exports Fall in January

South African coal exports (incl. anthracite) in January slipped 1.5 Mt year-on-year to an 18-month low of 5.1 Mt, according to the latest data from IHS.

News Oil

Strike Cuts Output at Sines Refiner

A one-month long labour union strike launched on March 1 at Portugal’s 220K b/d Sines refinery operated by Galp, has cut output at the facility by 25-30% and has also affected export volumes, Reuters...

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News Oil

Weekly US Petroleum Statistics

US crude oil exports during the week ending 1 March dropped 556K b/d w-o-w to 2.80M b/d, but were still 1.31M b/d higher y-o-y, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed. Exports averaged...

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News Coal

Queensland Coal Shipments in February

Coal exports from the four leading coal terminals in Queensland of Gladstone, Dalrymple Bay, Hay Point and Abbot Point fell 1.2 Mt year-on-year in February to a combined 14.8 Mt, port authority data show. Exports from Hay Point slid 1.7 Mt year-on-year to a 22-month low of 3.0 Mt.

News Economy

OECD Sees Global Growth Slowing

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has revised its global economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 to 3.3% and 3.4%, down on the previous forecasts in November by 0.2 and...

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News Economy

China’s National People’s Congress

The annual meeting of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) brought an announcement that China’s GDP growth target has been reduced to “6.0%-6.5%” for 2019, down from 6.6% actual growth in 2018....

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News Steel

Chinese Daily Steel Production in Mid-February

Daily crude steel output in 11-20 February at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills rose by 8.2% year-on-year to the highest level since mid-November 2018 at 1.95 Mt, according to data from the industry association reported by Umetal.