BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Petcoke


We have reported several times recently about the waves of environmental inspections that are taking place in China right now.   It has been clear to us that the authorities are ratcheting up the pressure, though it’s still not totally clear what the impact will be on the aluminum industry or on the raw materials […]

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Even since our post a couple of days ago, the situation regarding the impact of the environmental inspections is becoming murkier.  The carbon side of the market is showing  signs of a sudden and seismic shift. Subscribers to our Weekly Carbon Monitor will know that we called a steep rise in petcoke prices about 10 […]

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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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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 reported recently about the ambitious move by Sinoway Carbon to move to high temperature calcining.   This method burns sulphur off out of the petcoke, theoretically allowing the calciner to use petcokes with sulphur levels of up to 8% and still produce a CPC suitable for an anode. This morning I received an update […]

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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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