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We have been reporting recently that there is a new wave of environmental inspections going on in China right now.  We have gleaned some more information from the government announcements on the new push, so here is an update. There are a total of just over 100 people in the environmental inspection teams.   In […]

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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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