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Coal Mine Disaster in China
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Japanese energy news today

OPEC meeting decided to maintain present production level
Japanese Democratic Party's 25% reduction must construct new nuclear plants
US EIA forecasts world oil demand decline to 83.67 million barrels in 2009
US firm cooperating to construct large scale solar in Inter-mongolia

Main contents

●NTPC Hires Macquarie for Indonesia Coal Mine Purchase

NTPC Ltd., Asia’s biggest power utility by value, has hired Macquarie Group Ltd. to evaluate a proposed coal mine purchase in Indonesia, the Indian company’s first overseas acquisition. “We appointed Macquarie about 15 days back and they have already started due diligence,” Chairman R.S. Sharma said in an interview at his office in New Delhi. He didn’t give details.

(注)K (1) 090910K India, bloomberg,(2) title: NTPC Hires Macquarie for Indonesia Coal Mine Purchase,(3) ttp://,(4) By Gaurav Singh,Sept. 9 (Bloomberg),(5) NTPC,(6) Macquarie Group Ltd.,(7) Chairman R.S. Sharma, NTPC,(8) Coal India Ltd.,(9) 228 million metric tons a year by March 2012,(10) Madanagopal Ramu, an analyst with Centrum Broking Private Ltd.,(11) 240 million tons of coal in the year ending,(12) Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the country’s Energy and Mineral Resources Minister,(13) 12.5 million tons of coal in the year ending March,(14) Dadri plant,(15) Korba plant,(16) Central Electricity Authority,(17) photo source:⟨=en,(18) table source:⟨=en,(19)


●090910K India, bloomberg
NTPC Hires Macquarie for Indonesia Coal Mine Purchase


○090908F India, bloomberg
South African Coal Exports May Rise on Sales to India
○090831C India, mydigitalfc
Tax sop for supercritical power gear on cards
○090723E India, indopia
Loss in power generation due to drying up of coal stocks
○090715F India, hindu
NTPC to set up 4,000 MW power plant in Chhattisgarh
●090708B India, Economic Times
Govt revokes coal supplies to 25 pvt power cos


Indonesia, the world's largest exporter of thermal coal, has agreed to increase shipment to India by 23 per cent to 16 million tons this year.
The prices for the coal shipments would be determined by the international market, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said yesterday upon his return from India.

Coal production in Indonesia

(注)L (1) 090910L India, tradingmarkets,(2) title: INDIA TO IMPORT MORE COAL FROM INDONESIA,(3) ttp://,(4) Wed. September 09, 2009; Posted: 12:08 AM,JAKARTA, Sep 09, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX),(5) Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro,(6) photo source:,(7) map source:,(8)


●090910L India, tradingmarkets


○090908F India, bloomberg
South African Coal Exports May Rise on Sales to India
○090831C India, mydigitalfc
Tax sop for supercritical power gear on cards
○090723E India, indopia
Loss in power generation due to drying up of coal stocks
○090715F India, hindu
NTPC to set up 4,000 MW power plant in Chhattisgarh
●090708B India, Economic Times
Govt revokes coal supplies to 25 pvt power cos
●090909I Indonesia, india-server
Indian Firms To Be A Part Of Indonesian Power Expansion Programme
●090828F Indonesia, reuters
Indonesia's PLN buys 1.9 mln T/year coal for new power plant
○090824N Indonesia, thejakartapost
Govt asked to control coal traders, brokers
●090714A Indonesia, thejakartapost
PLN holds tenders to buy coal

●Chinese interest in Australia coal ticks up as prices fall

After a lull of about two months, Australian thermal coal producers are now seeing renewed interest from Chinese buyers for spot cargoes in the fourth quarter amid a drop in coal prices, industry sources said. Some analysts said China's demand for imported coal could increase further in coming months, as a recent wave of coal mine closures triggered by a mine explosion could raise domestic coal prices, making imports more attractive.

Coal production in Australia

Chinese coal mine soon after accident

(注)P (1) 090910P China, businessspectator,(2) title: Chinese interest in Australia coal ticks up as prices fall,(3) ttp://,(4) By Fayen Wong of Reuters,PERTH,(5) off-specification coal,(6) Australian coal,(7) global COAL Newcastle weekly index,(8) free-on-board (FOB),(9) Newcastle port,(10) 6,322 kcal/kg (GAR),(11) maximum ash content of 15 per cent,(12) 5,800 kcal/kg (NAR),(13) Seaborne thermal coal,(14) Commonwealth Bank of Australia David Moore,(14) sub-bituminous coal,(15) 4,700 kcal/kg (NAR),(16) Pingdingshan in central China's Henan Province,(17) photo source:,(18) map source:,(19) photo source China coal mine:,(20)


●090910P China, businessspectator
Chinese interest in Australia coal ticks up as prices fall


●090903G China, reuters
China soon to issue coal market rules - source
●090831D China, steelguru
Shanxi Province to consolidate its coal industry
●090831E China, reuters
China Shenhua to build coal reserves in Fuzhou -paper
●090831G China, english.cctv
1st large coal-to-gas project launches
○090826I China, thisismoney
Coal prices
●090815C China, miningweekly
Chinese demand for foreign coal soars

Other world energy news today

○090910A Vietnam, english.vovnews
VND840 billion Hanoi rail consultancy contract agreed
○090910B Vietnam, thanhniennews
Vietnam to import crude for Dung Quat refinery in 2010
○090910C Vietnam, online.wsj
PetroVietnam To Buy Crude From BP, Chevron - Exec
○090910D Vietnam, english.vietnamnet
EVN reports delay in power generation projects, again
○090910E Pakistan, steelguru
Shenhua group likely to invest USD 1.5 billion on Thar Coal
○090910F Pakistan, dawn
Gilgit-Baltistan autonomy
○090910G Philippines, Manila Bulletin
Power Trends 2009
○090910H Myanmar, shanland
Danger of border skirmishes escalating
○090910I Philippines, Manila Bulletin
PSALM puts more IPPAs for bidding
○090910J Philippines, Manila Bulletin
Foreign investors bat for clarity in re-classification of geothermal as RE resource
○090910M Indonesia, The Jakarta Post
PLN may revise investment plans
○090910N Indonesia, online.wsj
Indonesia PLN Propose 20%-30% Hike In Electricity Tariffs
○090910O China, news.xinhuanet
Shell, Shenhua agree to jointly research clean coal technology
○090910Q Cambodia, phnompenhpost
Dams threaten Sesan

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Past News

●Indonesisa PLN needs additional $2billion for crash program (090909)
●Pakistan Bunji hydropower to be BOT by Chinese firm (090908)
●Nepal hydropower development between India and China (090907)
●India power market price skyrocketing to 23 cents (090906)
●China eyeing coal to be replaced by natural gas (090905)
●Indonesia approved Inpex proposal for floating LNG plant (090904)
●Spratly Islands may have 200 billion barrels potenntial (090903)
●Nationalism for resources in Nepal and Indonesia (090901)

●China coal mines curving to shrink for overseas (090831)
●Vietnam gas off-shore by American and Russin firms (090830)
●China's world resource strategy with Pakistan (090829)
●Indonesia starts procurement of coal for 10,000MW (090828)
●Bangladesh receiving $1 billion from China's assistance (090827)
●Myanmar sanction argued by US Senator (090826)
●Nepal agreed by India to support hydopower development (090825)
●Pakistan Basha dam and Bunji dam moving in China (090824)
●Vietnam has paradox in coal and power tarif (090823)
●Indonesia PLN starts 2nd 10,000MW power developmet program (090822)
●Thailand natural gas supply in trouble (090821)
●Philippines Kepco proposing smart grid with renewable energy (090820)
●LNG world market big wave with China move (090819)
●Politics of dam construction along the Salween (090818)
●Nepal prime minister to Delih for Pancheswar (090816)
●Chinese demand for foreign coal soars (090815)
●Laos Luwangprabang Nam Khan Chinese dams agreed (090814)
●Indonesian nationalism for resources and Donggi LNG (090813)
●Indian environment minister Ramesh fighting for climate change (090812)
●Srilanka comleting China's 300MW coal-fired by 2010 (090811)
●Pakistan promote 7,100MW Bunji hydropower (090809)
●Mekong River Comission to investigate 11 dams on main (090808)
●Vietnam nuclear power plan progressing to decision (090807)
●China NGO appealing to Beijin for possible dam disaster (090807)
●Myanmar ASEAN meeting Thaland took leadeship in gas and hydro (090805)
●Vietnam thermal power development and Japan firms (090803)
●Frail power sector holds Pakistani economy hostage (090802)
●India LNG investment in Cochin port Kelara (090801)

●Nepal requeting China to support hydropower project (090731)
●Mekong countries receiving US re-approach (090730)
●Thai Energy Minister for Mandalay to meet ASEAN (090729)
●Philippines natural gas to be expanded western ward (090728)
●Srilanka targetted by China, India, and Japan (090726)
●Myanmar gas pipe line to be shared by Indian firms (090724)
●India NELP VIII expolaration bidding soon (090723)
●China dam construction trouble in Yunnan (090722)
●Cambodia Kamchay and Sihanouk coal-fired progressing (090721)
●Nepal President Yadav leadership for hydro development (090720)
●Philippines indegenous energy needs big fund (090718)
●China discuss climate change with Chu US Energy Secretary (090717)
●Indian nuclear power receiving Ms Clinton visiting (090715)
●Indonesia crash program and LNG plnt (090714)
●Pakistan power shortage attacks industries (090713)
●Vietnam suffred power shortage in Summer (090712)
●India coal-fired thermal UMPP progressing (090708)

●Myanmar Arakan hydropower development Kaladan river (090707)
●Bhutan hydropower to be 10000MW by 2020 (090705)
●India Sikkim 510MW Teesta V hydro to be dedicated (090703)
●Mekong mainstream dam development opposed (090702)
●Srilanka coal-fired plant progressing with China aid (090701)

●Philippines Luzon grid stable untill 2015 (090630)
●Malaysia advanced in nuclear technology (090628)
●Thailand postponing gas production in Myanmar (090626)
●India nuclear boss emphasizing thorium resources (090625)
●Myanmar hydropower to provide to Bangladesh (090624)
●Indonesia oil and gas nationalism by the government (090623)
●Philippines Visayas renewable and coal power discussed (090622)
●Vietnam gas getting Vhvron investment 4 billion dollars (090621)
●Vietnam 1,100MW in operational by 2009 end (090619)
●Pakistan water resources to be assisted by China (090618)
●Vietnam claiming upsteram dams for delta (090617)
●India Arunachal environmental problem for hydropower (090616)
●LNG boosting in southeast Asia (090614)
●China environmental stop the Jinshajiang development (090612)
●China Begins Transition To A Clean-Energy Economy (090611)
●Bangladesh energy to be from gas and Bhutan (090610)
●Cambodia Sesan river to be developed by Vietnam (090609)
●Pakistan threats India for water with nuclear war (090608)
●Nepal Maoist chaos in with Indian hydro (090607)
●Vietnam institutional confusion to be solved in power sector (090606)
●Myanmar north and east states with China (090605)
●Mekong Secretariat will study on mainstream dams (090601)

●Indian new cabinet pushing rural electrification (090531)
●Mekong Power Summit dicussing main stream dam (090529)
●Indonesian oil production decline with irritation (090528)
●China coal production to be over capacity (090527)
●Philippines renewable energy boosting by IRR (090526)
●India nuclear development progressing with GEHitachi (090525)
●China curbing its energy policy to nuclear and green (090524)
●Indonesia second crash program geothermal (090523)
●Thailand PTT expanding its petroleum production (090522)
●Philippines struggling in high power rates (090521)
●China Yellow river Laxia hydropower operationasl (090520)
●Relation between India and Pakistan crucial (090518)
●Laos hydropower projects again moving (090517)
●Philippines coal-fired bidding out to IPPA (090516)

●India RIL's gas project goes on steam (090402)

●Smart Grid will only be as good as security behind it (090328)
●Bhutan developping 10,000MW with India (090327)
●Bhutan developping 10,000MW with India (090326)
●India and Pakistan disputing Kishanganga (090325)
●India and USA cooperation in Nuclear and solar (090324)

●Myanmar proceeding dams of 35 sites (080323)
●India more hydropower against China plan (080322)
●Clean cars charge up on dirty electricity (090321)
●India enjoying cheap LNG price saving money (090320)
●Indonesia's LNG going to Europe no to Japan (090319)
●Obama' regime will not turn backs on coal (090315)
●China developping two hydro and two wind power (090313)
●Nepal and Germany for Marsyangdi Hydro development (090312)
●Obama's smart grid moves Google and Oracle (090311)
●Cambodia small hydropower development (090310)
●India's coal-fired thermal progress in financial (090309)
●Srilanka power sector turning for hydro and coal (090308)
●Vietnam National Assembly working for resettlement villagers (090306)
●South Asia energy development cooperation (090305)
●Vietnam Power development for gas in O Mon (090304)
●6000MW hydro project moving at boudary between India and Nepal (090303)

●Philippines Energy plan to review due economic slump (090227)
●NHA applauds Secretary Chu's comments on pumped storage (090226)
●Indonesia's aircrft problem causes Power delay (090225)
●Pakistan Zardari visits Three Gorges dam in China (090224)
●Chinese utility tries to join electricity pioneers (090223)
●Pakistan Neelum-Jherum hydro started (090222)
●Indonesia possibly fail second fast track (090221)
●Why Vietnam Power Project delaying (090220)
●Nepal India Follow-up push to bilateral commitments (090219)
●Nepal Upper-Tamakoshoi hydro exoand to 456MW (090218)
●Indonesia Japan new deal of LNG (090217)
●ADB to provide US$ 106 million for Bhutan (090815)
●Vietnam Son la dam happens crac (090214)

●Indonesia get China loan more strict (090213)
●Cambodia dam start construction (090212)
● Indon eian Energy Changes (090211)

Accelerating India’s nuclear development (081003)
Tibetan Plateau water source for continent (081002)
India's power distribution reform (081001)
● Renewable Energy Bill in Philippines (080929)
● Indonesia's bio-fuel (080928)
Salween river dam development (080927)
China and the Mekong Basin Conference (080926)
India, 60,000MW hydropower by 2025 (080925)
China and India in a scramble for Nepal (080924)
The root cause of Vietnam's power shortage (080923)
●India's Initiative for South Asia power grid (080922)
Pakistan's private thermal power development (080921)
India,600,000 MW nuclear power development (080920)
Nepal's hydropower development challenge outback (080919)
Cambodia's hydropower development study (080918)
●India's power transmission corporation division (080915)
Kosi River in India and Nepal's problems (080914)
Thailand natural gas power obsessed(080913)
●India's coal red light (080912)
India, Tata, 10,000 MW development (080911)
Indonesia's crude oil production decline (080910)
India's power reform and pool market (080909)
Vietnam's power crisis continues (080908)
Indonesia's second Crash Program (080907)
China and India race to capture the uranium (080906)
India's gas to Warring Period (080905)
India's hydropower development delay (080904)
●Myanmar's hydro and natural gas (080903)
●Power crisis in Indonesia (080902)
●India and Nepal river management (080901)
●India's natural gas production (080831)
●China and Vietnam in Laos (080830)

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