2019, August, 30, 10:45:00HIGH AND RISING INEQUALITIES OF OPPORTUNITIES
High and rising inequalities of opportunities and outcomes pose risks to global growth, economic stability and social cohesion and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals more generally
2019, August, 30, 10:30:00STRONG NUCLEAR GROWTH
The world’s nuclear plants continue to perform excellently. Growth is strong, with more than 20 new reactors scheduled to be connected before the end of 2020. For the industry to reach the Harmony goal of supplying at least 25% of the world’s electricity before 2050, much greater commitment from policymakers will be required.
2019, August, 28, 12:50:00RUSSIA'S COAL: UP TO 550 MMT
Russian thermal coal production is set to grow over 100 million mt by 2035, as the country looks to invest in new coal infrastructure and focus increasingly on the growing Asia-Pacific region, President Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with heads of coal mining regions last week.
2019, August, 28, 12:45:00CHINA'S COAL IMPORTS UP
China's July thermal coal imports, including lignite, jumped 20% from 20.44 million mt a year ago to 24.42 million mt,
2019, August, 26, 15:10:00U.S. COAL DOWN
Moody's has lowered the outlook for the North American coal industry to negative from stable, the rating agency says in a new report.
2019, August, 23, 11:10:00OPEC MARKET SHARE DOWN
Crude oil from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries made up 30% of world oil supply in July 2019, down from more than 34% a decade ago and a peak of 35% in 2012, according to OPEC data.
2019, August, 23, 11:00:00CHINA'S COAL DEMAND UPDOWN
Though the share of coal in the China’s total energy mix fell to 59% last year from 68.5% in 2012, overall consumption in 2018 rose 3% from a year earlier to 3.82 billion tonnes,
2019, August, 14, 12:10:00INDONESIA NEED INVESTMENT $15 BLN
Coal currently makes up around 60% of the country’s energy mix versus about 5% from geothermal power, according to data from state utility company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).
2019, August, 13, 13:25:00U.S. PRODUCTION: OIL + 85 TBD, GAS + 729 MCFD
U.S. EIA - Crude oil production from the major US onshore regions is forecast to increase 85,000 b/d month-over-month in August from 8,683 to 8,768 thousand barrels/day, gas production to increase 729 million cubic feet/day from 80,866 to 81,595 million cubic feet/day .
2019, August, 13, 13:15:00AUSTRALIA'S LNG UP
U.S. EIA - Australia’s LNG export capacity increased from 2.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2011 to more than 11.4 Bcf/d in 2019.
2019, August, 12, 13:05:00RUSSIA'S RATING 'BBB'
Russia's international reserves rose to USD520 billion in July 2019, the highest level since the global financial crisis, and will increase further to USD537 billion in 2019 and USD591 billion by 2021 supported by continued current account surpluses (5.2% of GDP in 2019 easing to 2.5% in 2021) and the sterilisation of above-budgeted oil revenues. Reserve coverage will rise to a robust 13.6 months of CXP by end-2019 and remain close to this level in 2020-2021, at more than double the forecast 'BBB' median. The international liquidity ratio (466% in 2019) is the highest in the 'BBB' rating category.
2019, August, 12, 13:00:00CHINA'S GDP UP 6.2%
The Chinese economy is facing external headwinds and an uncertain environment. GDP growth slowed to 6.6 percent in 2018, driven by necessary financial regulatory reforms and softening external demand. Growth is projected to moderate to 6.2 percent in 2019 as the planned policy stimulus partially offsets the negative impact from the US tariff hike on US$ 200 billion of Chinese exports. Headline inflation rose due to rising food prices and is expected to remain around 2½ percent.
2019, August, 7, 12:05:00CHINA'S COAL UP
Long-term cuts in coal consumption are a key part of China’s energy, environment and climate goals, but the fivefold increase in new mine approvals in the first-half of 2019 suggests China’s targets still provide ample room for shorter-term growth.
2019, August, 7, 11:45:00CARBON-FREE NUCLEAR POWER
"Nuclear energy is the only absolutely stable (and always available) source of electricity without carbon emissions. Therefore, we hear more and more voices, including from environmentalists, who claim that nuclear energy should play a more important role in the future energy mix. Personally, I am certain of this."
2019, August, 2, 11:35:00INDONESIA'S LNG UP
Indonesia will no longer need to import LNG by 2025 to meet the shortfall in domestic natural gas production as previously expected, as the country brings new projects on stream by 2024, the energy minister told reporters Wednesday.