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China released its 2016 total energy consumption report last week, with growth of 1.4% to 4.36 billion tons of standard coal in 2016. Compared to 2015’s 4.3 billion tons of standard coal in 2015, it was a not a big rise. On February 17th, the National Energy Board issued its 2017 Energy Work Guidance, it […]

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As most of you know, every year folks from around the world descend on the annual TMS convention to discuss the latest developments in petcoke, calcined coke and other raw materials.   This year TMS is being held in San Diego.   And each year, I run a live blog, describing the atmosphere and the […]

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Those readers who have travelled around China will be well used to the sight of overloaded trucks.   Sometimes the loads appear to defy gravity, but most of the time it’s simply a case of dangerous stupidity. Have you ever wondered why so many trucks in China overload themselves?   It’s because of the taxes and […]

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We at AZ China are pleased to announce that our 5th Biennial conference will be held at the Intercontinental Expo Hotel. The Intercontinental hotel is located right on the bank of the river that runs through Shanghai, on the Pudong side.  The hotel is convenient to both of Shanghai’s airports, and boasts fine dining restaurants, coffee […]

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Wuhan Iron & Steel Group. and Bao Steel have announced they will be merging.   Shares in the publicly-listed arms were suspended on Monday. Bao Steel (Baogang) received the notice from SASAC last Friday to communicate and work closely with Wuhan Iron & Steel (Wugang) to come up with a merge plan. The pattern of strategic […]

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Rain Carbon (formerly Rain CII) has announced two important changes to their senior management team.  Ron Garbarino, presently Chief Commercial Officer, will move into Operations, while Mike Tillman will transfer from Operations across to Commercial. I have known Ron since about 2002, when I was a customer of his.   It was always a pleasure […]

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