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  1. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    Beijing's policy to cut coal use to benefit gas distributors: China Gas

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Industrial areas near Beijing to be required to phase out dirtiest industries under new goals Mainland policy to cut coal use cheers China Gas A mainland policy designed to cut coal use across the nation will benefit natural gas distributors as more cities take up the task of cleaning up the air, says the country's largest piped-gas ...

  2. News - China

    17 coal miners reported trapped underground following blast in Xinjiang region

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 07:56pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rescuers work to free 17 from Xinjiang coal mine following gas explosion after three other workers are saved Rescuers on Sunday worked to free 17 miners trapped following a gas explosion at a coal mine in western China, the country’s official news agency reported. The blast at the mine in Fukang City, 120 kilometres from Urumqi, the capital of the sprawling ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Coal prices set to stay low on mainland China for next 12 months

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Eric Ng

    ... in extracting natural gas trapped in shale rock formations, coal has lost significant market share to this supposedly cleaner energy. If the mainland can emulate the American success, it could quicken ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Coal prices set to stay low on mainland over next year Mainland coal prices are expected to stay low for at least the next 12 months after a protracted slump, ...

  4. Business - China Business - REFORM

    Datang soars on news of sell-off of unprofitable coal operations

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Eric Ng

    ... International Power Generation shares rose 23.1 per cent yesterday after the company said it would sell part or all of its loss-making coal-to-chemicals and coal-to-natural-gas operations as part ... in nascent coal-to-chemicals and coal-to-gas projects to lessen the mainland's reliance on imported natural gas and chemicals derived from crude oil. Datang and miners with coal resources of low ...

  5. Business - Commodities

    Coal-rich India's restrictive laws force it to become world's No 3 importer

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:10pm by Reuters

    ... pledged to tackle chronic power shortages that hobble the growth of Asia’s third-largest economy. But power companies are saddled with debt. Power stations do not have enough coal or gas to run ... Reuters in New Delhi Tata Power’s 1,050 megawatt power station in the state of Jharkhand is a textbook case of the absurd results that India’s 1970s-era coal supply laws can produce ...

  6. Son tells of fatal rescue attempt

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong 'What does gas smell like? Does it smell like dried mushrooms?' This was Mak Tsz-ming's response yesterday when he was asked whether he smelt gas while wheeling ... Elizabeth Hospital after staying in a coma.' Hon Yuet-bor said the gas leak was 'very serious' and he had never seen anything like it since starting work as an engineer for Town Gas ...

  7. News - China - ACCIDENTS

    17 miners die after being trapped underground in Xinjiang gas explosion

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 03:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing More than 48 hours after the blast, Xinhua reports that the remaining miners did not survive Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a weekend gas explosion in northwestern China, an official news agency reported today. The miners were trapped after an explosion at the mine on Saturday, 120 kilometres from Urumqi, the capital ...

  8. Infographics - ENVIRONMENT

    Tapping into China: The companies forcing out the gas tucked deep inside the earth’s layers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 04:56am

    ... As conventional natural gas becomes harder to extract, energy companies are now tapping so-called unconventional reserves – shale, coal bed methane, and a product called tight gas – that cling to rock, sandstones and coal. Companies use a variety of techniques to force out the gas tucked deep inside the earth’s layers. ...

  9. News - China - ACCIDENT

    21 workers killed after gas explosion at western Xinjiang coal mine

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing 21 killed in coal mine gas explosion An explosion has killed 21 workers at a coal mine in the far western Xinjiang region, Xinhua reported. According ... the explosion. Mining accidents are common on the mainland, which is the world's largest consumer of coal and where mine operators often skirt safety regulations. Last year, 1,384 people were killed ...

  10. News - China - MINING

    Death toll hits 22 in Chongqing coal mine accident

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:24am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A 'gas incident' at a coal mine in Chongqing municipality caused the deaths of 22 workers late on Monday, state media reported Twenty-two people were killed in an accident at a coal mine in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing on Tuesday, state media reported. The accident at the Yanshitai coal mine in Chongqing's Wansheng ...




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