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  1. 2017-07-21
  2. UK generator Drax looks at conversion to natural gas for remaining coal units
  3. Drax is considering conversion to natural gas of coal-fired capacity at its North Yorkshire site, the UK generator said Wednesday. Announcing six-month results, Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson ...
  1. 2017-07-21
  2. Anglo American's Q2 copper output down 2% to 140,800 mt
  3. South African Anglo American produced 140,800 mt copper on a contained metal basis in the second quarter of this year, down 2% on the year and 1% from Q1, the miner said Thursday. Its copper output i...
  1. 2017-07-21
  2. Anglo American's Kumba iron ore output up sharply on year
  3. Anglo American's South African subsidiary, Kumba Iron Ore, saw Q2 production at its Sishen mine rise 38% year on year to 7.9 million mt due to "improved mining productivity [resulting from] flee...
  1. 2017-07-21
  2. US steel plate prices soften during summer slowdown
  3. Steel plate prices in the US market softened slightly Thursday with continued lackluster demand, market sources said this week. S&P Global Platts on Thursday lowered its assessment of A36 commodi...
  1. 2017-07-21
  2. Global copper surplus for January-April rises to 80,000 mt: ICSG
  3. Global supply/demand factors indicate an 80,000 mt surplus in the refined copper market for the first four months of this year, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the International Co...
  1. 2017-07-21
  2. Formosa Plastics' VCM issue limiting PVC availability for August: sources
  3. An ongoing vinyl chloride monomer issue at Formosa Plastics' Point Comfort, Texas, plant is impacting downstream polyvinyl chloride production, and limiting availability for August, market sources sa...
  1. 2017-07-20
  2. South Africa's TFR completes maintenance on coal transport line
  3. South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail completed scheduled maintenance on its coal transport lines Monday evening after a one-week shutdown, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The planned shutdown was c...
  1. 2017-07-20
  2. Iran's Mobarakeh Steel cuts HRC exports in advance of EU duty: producer group
  3. Mobarakeh Steel Co's hot rolled coil exports to the EU have fallen sharply following reports the 28-nation bloc plans to impose a 23% anti-dumping duty, the Iranian Steel Producers' Association (ISPA...
  1. 2017-07-20
  2. Tacora Resources buys idled iron mine in eastern Canada, plans to restart
  3. Tacora Resources has acquired the long-idled Wabush iron ore mines in the western part of Canada's Labrador province, which it plans to restart, the company said Wednesday. Tacora has a five-year agr...
  1. 2017-07-20
  2. August North American methanol contracts expected flat: sources
  3. North American posted methanol contract prices for August will roll over from July pricing, market sources predicted on Wednesday. Those expecting flat pricing based the outlook on the thin market ac...
  1. 2017-07-19
  2. Turkish thermal coal prices dip on higher availability, thin demand
  3. Turkish thermal coal spot prices pulled back last week on increased availability, bucking the trend seen across the wider European market as sources affirmed there was negligible buying interest at c...
  1. 2017-07-19
  2. India's IOC to build first off-gas-to-bioethanol plant at Panipat refinery
  3. State-owned Indian Oil Corp plans to build the world's first refinery off-gas-to-bioethanol plant at its Panipat refinery in the third quarter of fiscal 2018-2019, running from April to March, IOC sa...
  1. 2017-07-19
  2. Mexico's Ahmsa restarts iron ore mine in Durango state
  3. Mexican integrated steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico (Ahmsa) has restarted operations at its Cerro de Mercado iron ore mine, even after it earlier announced plans to shut down the unit amid labor dis...
  1. 2017-07-19
  2. June North American aluminum service shipments up 10.3% year on year: MSCI
  3. US service centers shipped 147,400 st of aluminum products in June, up 10.3% year on year, Metals Service Center Institute data showed Tuesday. Inventories of aluminum products at the end of June sto...
  1. 2017-07-19
  2. Monoethylene glycol demand firms as antifreeze, polyethylene terephthalate demand pick up
  3. European demand for monoethylene glycol has risen as both polyethylene terephthalate and antifreeze producers have raised availability inquiries and procurements, according to sources. Supporting the...
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