BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Calcined Coke


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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The news that sanctions on Iran would be lifted will have some implications for aluminium. When I visited Tehran in 2014, the local aluminium industry was very much looking forward to the day when the sanctions would be lifted. At present, Iran has to import both alumina and aluminium.   Its smelters need alumina, but […]

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I am receiving reports of a mishap at Alcoa’s Lake Charles calciner. According to the information I have received, a problem occurred a few days ago when a leg on the feed hopper gave way.   The feature image is one I found on the internet, not from Lake Charles, but the feed hopper is […]

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The first week of the new year has brought with it no new hard information on China’s standing with petroleum coke. In the absence of hard news, soft news still seems to indicate where we are heading. China introduced a new law about 4 months ago banning the sale or burning of “unqualified” petcoke.  It […]

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In case you were wondering what’s happening with the new law on petcoke, we can report there is little in hard fact at the moment.   Rumours abound, and as usual the rumours would have you believe completely different scenarios. According to a rumour at the start of the week, consumers of high sulphur petcoke […]

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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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