2022年1月28日

In Shanxi Province, 684 coal mines are operating at full capacity

China News Service Taiyuan November 2 (reporter Fan Lifang Gao Ruifeng) The province’s 684 producing coal mines are operating at full capacity, with annual output expected to exceed 1.2 billion tons, according to the Shanxi Energy Bureau on Nov. 1. Meanwhile, thermal coal shipments are accelerating.

As northern China enters the heating season, the shortage of coal, the high price of coal and the shortage of electricity have become the focus of social attention. As a large coal province, Shanxi produced 885 million tons of coal from January to September this year, up 13 percent year on year. Since October, the average daily output has remained above 3.3 million tons and reached a peak of 3.562,700 tons on October 24.

Shanxi’s annual coal output is expected to exceed 1.2 billion tons, according to the provincial Energy Bureau.

Shanxi is the major province of energy production and the base of energy delivery, and undertakes the important task of energy security in this province and the whole country. In 2021, Shanxi Province included 286 million tons of medium and long-term coal contracts under the supervision of THE National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) (excluding China National Coal Group), accounting for one third of the total amount under the supervision of the NDRC. At the end of September, a total of 53 million tons of coal in the fourth quarter of 14 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) were resigned.

Among them, the long-term contract volume of coal from January to September 2021 is 214 million tons, and the actual shipment volume is 205 million tons. The annual medium and long-term contract volume of power generation and heating enterprises in Shanxi Province is 101 million tons. According to the calculation of annual coal consumption of 110 million tons, the coverage rate has reached more than 90% so far.

“Of the 53 million tons countersigned, 8.82 million tons had been sent as of October 29.” Zhang Xiang, deputy director of Shanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission. According to the China (Taiyuan) Coal Trading Center, as of October 29, of the 53 million tons of tasks, 46 million tons have been online on the center’s e-commerce platform.

At present, Shanxi is accelerating the release of coal capacity, increase production to ensure supply. Coal mines that have completed their annual output from January to August 2021 will be listed as guaranteed coal mines, allowing them to operate normally in the fourth quarter as long as safety is ensured. At the same time, 98 coal mines planned to increase nuclear production capacity in 2021 will be listed as guaranteed coal mines, and work related to nuclear increase procedures will be started simultaneously.

In terms of price, Shanxi Provincial Energy Bureau said that the pit price of 5500 kcal thermal coal of no more than 1200 yuan (RMB)/ ton has been basically implemented from the reports of coal enterprises.

Transport capacity, with the completion of the overhaul of daqin railway, Shanxi power coal transport is accelerating. At present, China Railway Taiyuan Bureau Group Co., Ltd. can ensure the daily loading of electric coal (including containers) of more than 19,500 cars, at the same time, by adjusting the loading structure to ensure the coal supply, increase the support of empty cars, in late October to empty 10,000 cars, in early November to arrange 11,000 cars. (after)

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