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China to cap the price of thermal coal amid high energy costs

Written by The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk

China is considering imposing a cap on the price of thermal coal as it struggles to contain high energy costs ahead of peak demand over the summer, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

One idea under discussion is to cap the price at which miners sell coal, the report added, citing people familiar with the plan.

Another idea is to enforce a limit of 900 yuan ($141) or 930 yuan a ton on the benchmark price at the port of Qinhuangdao, which would influence other markets nationwide, according to the report. No final decision has been made on whether to adopt price controls and the plans are subject to change.

Courtesy: Reuters

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