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Coking coal price jumps to six-year high
The price of coking coal gapped higher again on Thursday with the industry benchmark price tracked by the Steel Index surging 4.6% to $314.00 a tonne due to continued supply outages following tropical storms in Australia.
Coking coal price soars past $300
The market for coking coal took another leap on Monday with the steelmaking raw material surging more than 6% to $300.30 (Australia free-on-board premium hard coking coal tracked by the Steel Index), a 19-week high.
Coking coal price close to $300 a tonne on Australian disruptions
Coking coal prices closed the week 86% higher, climbing 34% on Friday alone to $283.10 a tonne, after damage caused by a cyclone that struck Australia’s north-east coast in late March has put supply at risk.
Erdene Resource moving forward with flagship project in Mongolia
Canada’s Erdene Resource Development (TSX:ERD), the company that literally struck gold earlier this year after finding its new Mongolia-based gold project was richer than previously thought, expects to move Bayan Khundii towards its maiden resource estimate by 2018.
Copper price falls on Grasberg production resumption
In New York on Tuesday copper for delivery in May suffered a second day of markdowns trading at $2.6075 per pound or $5,750 a tonne as output disruptions at the world’s biggest mines appear to be closer to being resolved. Copper is down more than 3% this week.
Chinese data, strikes bring copper price back to boil
In New York on Tuesday copper for delivery in May enjoyed a third day of gains adding 1% to $2.6505 per pound or $5,843 a tonne on the back of upbeat economic data from China and continued labour disruptions at the world’s biggest mines.
Copper supply disruptions push prices up
Copper prices climbed Monday, helped mainly by ongoing supply disruptions at two massive mines in Chile and Indonesia, intensified by an indefinite strike that broke Friday at Freeport-McMoRan’s (NYSE:FCX) Cerro Verde mine in Peru the country’s largest.
Copper price falls to 8-week low
In New York on Tuesday copper for delivery in May fell as much as 1.7% to $2.6080 per pound or $5,750 a tonne after a surge in warehouse stocks in Asia limiting the impact of supply disruptions at the world’s biggest mines.
Copper price jumps on Grasberg grind, Escondida escalation
In New York on Wednesday copper for delivery in May gained for the fourth day in a row, jumping 2% to hit a day high of $2.7685 per pound or $6,103 a tonne as a return to production at two top mines – combined responsible for some 8% of global output – looks increasingly doubtful [...]
China’s coal consumption keeps plummeting, down for 3rd year in a row
China’s coal consumption dropped in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world’s top consumer and producer of the fossil fuel continued tightening environmental rules aimed at dealing with pollution.
Copper price: Escondida deal beginning to look distant
In New York on Monday copper for delivery in May was trading slightly for the better at $2.6980 per pound or $5,940 a tonne after conflicting reports about talks between BHP Billiton and workers at its Escondida mine in Chile.
Copper price turns higher again – Grasberg gashed
In New York on Monday copper for delivery in March jumped 1.6% to $2.7515 per pound or $6,066 a tonne after listed copper miner Freeport McMoRan said negotiations with the Indonesian government to restart exports from its Grasberg mine in Papua province has stalled. Copper is trading at levels last seen late May 2015 with [...]
China may tighten up coal output curbs again as prices collapse
China may soon reinstate coal production curbs in an effort to avoid the return of an oversupply and improve the profitability of its heavily indebted coal industry.
Coking coal resumes sharp decline
After a pause last week (and even a small move higher) following 12 weeks of non-stop selling, the rout on coking coal markets resumed on Tuesday. The steelmaking raw material fell 4.7% to $154.80 on the day, the lowest since early September.
Hedge funds have never been this bullish about copper price
On Monday copper for delivery in March declined more than 1% in New York at $2.6545 per pound or $5,855 a tonne amid a general weakness on commodity and financial markets gripped by uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration’s impact on the global economy and geopolitical stability. Last week copper touched its highest level since June [...]
Ingenious clean coal plant could give new life to coal
NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. have successfully developed a power plant that runs entirely on clean coal. The Petra Nova power plant located in Texas was activated on January 10th and is the first of its kind in the United States to be used to power the grid. The facility [...]
US demand growth to push copper market into deficit
The surge in the copper price to near 18-month highs following Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential election came as a surprise to an industry under pressure since 2011 over growing supply.
Copper price jumps as China imports hit all-time high
At the end of November copper hit an 18-month high on the back of optimism about the possible impact of president-elect Donald Trump’s $500 billion-plus infrastructure plan on the metal, widely used in construction, manufacturing transportation and power industries.
Iron ore, copper prices jump on upbeat economic forecasts
Commodity bulls got a hold of the two biggest mining markets on Tuesday providing both copper and iron ore a more than 3% boost in price after upbeat news from top consumer China and forecasts of strong growth in the US.
Coking coal price crashes through $200
It’s only been a week of trading, but the year to date fall in the price of coking coal has already reached 17%. The steelmaking raw material is also now $120 below its multi-year high of $308.80 per tonne (Australia free-on-board premium hard coking coal tracked by the Steel Index) hit in November.
Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected
Canada’s Erdene Resource (TSX:ERD), one of the very few miners to never have encountered issues in Mongolia, unveiled Tuesday results for nine diamond drill holes from its step-out program at Bayan Khundii gold project, which shows a discovery made in October is larger than originally thought.
Coking coal price correction turns into rout
It’s only the 5th, but the year to date fall in the price of coking coal has already reached 8%. The steelmaking raw material is also a round $100 below its multi-year high of $308.80 per tonne (Australia free-on-board premium hard coking coal tracked by the Steel Index) hit in November.