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Supply unease underpins coal prices

European coal prices were little changed in Thursday trading as an imminent sanction-related halt to Russian supply continued to unnerve market participants and there were signs of limitations to alternative South African exports.

read more... 15/04/2022


EU confirms ban to end all Russian coal imports by 10 August

All Russian coal and other solid fossil fuels imports to the EU must stop by 10 August under the bloc’s fifth package of sanctions against Russia in force since Saturday.

read more... 11/04/2022


Germany woos South Africa to replace Russian coal

Germany’s plan to halt all imports of Russian coal this year has deepened market efforts to secure alternative material in the shortest possible time, with South Africa – formerly one of Europe’s main suppliers – one of the most favourable candidates, market participants said.

read more... 15/03/2022


Germany reactivates coal power plants amid Russian gas supply threats

As Germany closes its last nuclear reactors, it is also reactivating old coal power plants to ensure electricity supply security amid Russian threats to turn off the gas tap.

read more... 10/03/2022


Czechs ready to reach deal with Poland over disputed mine

New Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova said on Thursday she was ready to hold talks with Poland next week to overcome a dispute over Poland's open-pit coal mine Turow near the two countries' border.

read more... 14/01/2022