Coal prices rose to a record on Monday after data showed a fall in supply in September, adding to concern that domestic output can't meet surging demand for power
China coal prices held near record highs on Thursday as cold weather swept into the country's north and power plants stocked up on the fuel to ease its power crunch.
All industrial and commercial users will have to buy directly from the market or agents over the grid – just 44% do this now – in a move aimed at stopping high energy consumption
Liaoning province issued its second-highest power shortage alert on Monday, the fifth in two weeks, warning the shortfall could reach nearly 5 gigawatts.
Officials order 72 mines in Inner Mongolia to boost coal production by nearly 100 million tonnes as China battles worst power crunch and coal shortage in years
Leading power company tells its plants to buy more fuel as millions lose electricity in country’s northeast, amid reports that top government leaders are not happy about the situation