Category Archives: Calcined Coke

Anode grade coke and Middle East – no longer a myth

The search for anode grade petcoke from oil refineries in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East seems to be finally bringing some results.   After countless calcining projects ran dry on the lack of anode grade coke, it seems that a new development is on the horizon. The Abu Dhabi Ruwais refinery Continue Reading

298, 288, 258, 248, 246

No, those numbers are not some sort of Lotto game.   These are the latest prices for Chinese calcined petroleum coke. The desperation is rising amongst Chinese producers, and buyers are being merciless.   The price of “standard” medium to high sulphur CPC has dropped dramatically, according to the buzz we are hearing in the Continue Reading

To Gala, or not to Gala…


For registered attendants of AZ China’s 4th International Aluminium and Carbon Conference, on the night of Tuesday, May 6, 2014 there is an option: to Gala, or not to Gala? That is the question.  But what is the measure of our decision? If our minds long to be entertained, dulled by the weary excuses for Continue Reading

Words of Wisdom

Rain CII CEO Gerald Sweeney knows a thing or two about the calcined coke market. Since the merger of Rain and CII about 7 years ago, Gerry has been steering the Rain CII ship through the highs and lows of the market, with great success.    This week I was able to catch up with Continue Reading

AZ China’s CPCX in 2013

2013 is coming to an end and we will soon welcome 2014. We’d like to thank all of our clients for your support and wish all of you and your family a happy New Year! More than half a year has passed since we officially launched the AZ China Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) Index and Continue Reading

Register for the Nov 12-14 Petcoke Online Forum sponsored by Rain CII

We’re just two weeks away from the online petcoke event of the year. Register today to ensure your payment of just $99 will be received in time. Here’s the link: It’s going to be a great time of discussion and info sharing!

Sinoway Carbon official opening

New general manager of the calciner, Dylan Wang, with Marketing Manager Tony Botelho.

Congratulations to the folks at Sinoway Carbon on the official opening of Phase 1 and launch of phase 2. At a ceremony held a few days ago, about 100 guests watched as the ribbon was cut. Phase 1 represents 280,000t capacity, and phase 2 will double that when it is finished in about 12 months Continue Reading

Petcoke Online Forum – Topics and panelists

The topics and panelists   Shale oil/tight oil In the last 4 years, the USA has dramatically increased its output of domestic crude oil, thanks to the development of new technology to extract oil from geological rock formations such as shale rock. Tight oil, of which Shale oil is one type, is now reaching 1 Continue Reading

More on the Petcoke Online Forum

Last week we announced the Petcoke Online Forum, an important briefing on the latest developments in the petcoke market (see here for the original announcement.) Here is some more information about the conference. The AZ China Petcoke Online Forum The Petcoke Online Forum is a key event not to be missed by anyone involved in Continue Reading

Announcing the AZ China Petcoke Online Forum

Over the last several years, there has been a “Fall Petcoke Conference” held somewhere around Asia, with the last one being held in Hong Kong last October. This year, AZ China is offering our own petcoke conference, but this conference is going to be unlike any other you have attended.   It will be held Continue Reading