Coal imports at 12 major ports down 15% to 75 million tonnes in April-Jan: IPA Report

As per a report by the Indian Ports Association (IPA), imports of thermal coal  at the country’s 12 major ports declined by 14.98 per cent to 74.60 million tonnes (MT) during April-January this fiscal. During previous fiscal, these Centre-owned ports had handled 87.74 MT of thermal coal. Imports of coking and other coal recorded a rise of 1.10 per cent at 47.08 MT during […]

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India’s core sector growth contracts 1.5 per cent in November 2019

Showing no signs of improvement, the output of eight core infrastructure industries contracted for the fourth consecutive month in November by 1.5 per cent, according to official data. Since August, the eight core industries are recording negative growth. The output of coal, crude oil, natural gas, steel, and electricity declined by 2.5 per cent, 6 […]

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Coal allocation by CIL to power sector under e-auction drops 23% in Apr-Nov 2019

State-owned Coal India Limited allocated 16.95 million tonnes (MT) of the dry fuel coal under special forward e-auction to the power sector in the April-November period of this fiscal, down 22.6 per cent over the year-ago period. Coal India (CIL) had allocated 21.91 million tonnes (MT) of coal in the April-November period of 2018-19, according […]

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Mapped: Every coal power plant in the world

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If you live in a developed country, it’s been clear that the appetite for coal power is falling. Not only has coal been singled out as a primary source of carbon emissions and air pollution, but it’s also been getting phased out in favour of cheap natural gas in some regions around the world. See the animation […]

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India’s net coal-powered capacity additions to fall short of target: US Think Tank Report

A study by US-based think tank Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has projected that the country’s net coal-powered capacity by 2030 would be lower than the government estimates. According to IEEFA’s prediction, India’s net coal-fired capacity by FY2030 is pegged at 230 Gigawatt (Gw), implying an incremental addition of 26 Gw over […]

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NMDC diversifies into coal mining

State-owned iron ore mining major NMDC has been allocated two coal blocks in Jharkhand for commercial mining by the Union Ministry of Coal. Both the Rohne and Tokisud North blocks located in Hazaribagh district were allocated recently by the Ministry. The allocation was made under Section 5(1) of Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act 2015 for […]

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ICPPA, CCAI urge MCL to not release coal at minimum commitment level

Captive power producers and coal consumers association have expressed concern over drop in dry fuel supply and sought steps by Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to withdraw its decision to release coal at minimum commitment level and quantity, PTI reports. While the Indian Captive Power Producers Association (ICPPA) has written a letter to the Director (Marketing) […]

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