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AZ China’s 5th biennial conference will be held in Shanghai September 7-9.  But there are just 33 days to go if you want to make the most of the Early Bird special price. The Early Bird registration fee is just US$1000, but it jumps up from June 1.   Compare that price with other conferences […]

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I have now been able to confirm the source and substance of the rumours doing the rounds at TMS today. The feature image shows a document that someone gave me tonight.   Although it is in Chinese, have a close look at the last line, item 67.   The important things on this line that […]

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Rumours are circulating around the China petcoke market this week.   According to the rumours, China will make some important announcements tomorrow – Thursday December 10. AZ China understands that the announcement tomorrow will be a new definition of “unqualified petcoke”.   Regular readers will know that back in September China issued a new law […]

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This was the view of a leading Chinese academic, Wang Tao, when I interviewed him about the new “inti-petcoke” law in China. Mr Wang, from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy was talking about the potential impact on the international aluminium community, if China were to stop or reduce exports of low sulphur petcoke. Mr […]

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I was asked today what the net improvement in petcoke and calcined coke would be for the USA as a result of the loss of smelting capacity at the 3 Alcoa plants and the Mt Holly smelter. It’s not a difficult calculation to do.   Assume a certain net carbon consumption for the 4 plants, say 440kgs/tonne […]

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The October edition of the Black China Report went out this afternoon. If you are a subscriber, you should have received an email from Jane Zhang – check your SPAM folder just in case.   We sent it out as a direct PDF this month, because the normal app that we use is still being […]

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