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Feb coal imports inch up for first time in 8 months

Feb coal imports inch up for first time in 8 months

India`s coal imports inched up 1.7 percent in February, the first rise in eight months, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told Reuters on Monday, but suggested it may have been a temporary increase based on deals signed earlier

India won't need coal imports by 2017: Piyush Goyal

India won't need coal imports by 2017: Piyush Goyal

In September the import of dry fuel dropped by 27.16 per cent to 12.6 MT on rise in domestic production.

Coal imports drop 5% to 14.52 MT in October

Coal imports drop 5% to 14.52 MT in October

 Government said on Monday that coal imports have declined by 5 percent to 14.52 million tonnes (MT) in October over the year-ago period.

Coal imports drop by 11% to 19 mn tonnes in July

Coal imports declined by 11 percent to 19.30 million tonnes (MT) in July 2015 compared to the same month of previous year as higher availability of domestic fuel led power generation firms to defer imports.

Thermal coal imports soar 23% at 12 major ports

These 12 major ports had handled 19.62 MT and 8.10 MT of thermal and coking coal, respectively, in the first quarter of the previous fiscal.

Coal imports jump 34 percent in 2014/15

Coal Secretary Anil Swarup estimated imports of 200 million tonnes for 2014/15 and 160 million tonnes for the 2015/16 fiscal year.

Coal imports to touch 265 MT in FY'17; steps on to boost production

A slew of steps like removal of regulatory hurdles are underway to enhance India's coal output in a bid to curb rising imports that may touch 265 MT in FY'17, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Coal imports fall 20% in January, snap surging trend

The surging trend of coal imports in recent times snapped in January as shipments fell by 20 percent over the previous month due to lower demand from domestic steel makers, as per mjunction data.

Coal imports surge 19% to to 210.55 MT in 2014

India's coal imports surged 19 percent last year to 210.55 million tonnes (MT) on demand from power sector, but the ongoing coal industry strike is unlikely to cause a further spurt, according to online marketplace mjunction.

India's coal imports increase 18.47% in first half of FY'15

Driven largely by an increase in coal imports by fuel-starved power stations, India's dry-fuel imports rose 18.47 percent to 110.15 million tonnes (MT) in April-September period of the current fiscal.

Coal imports up 19% in September

Coal imports have increased by about 19 percent to 16 million tonnes in September over the year-ago period as power plants are facing severe fuel crunch.

Coal imports surge in Sept on weak prices, low stocks

More than half of India`s power plants had only enough coal to run uninterrupted for less than a week as of Sept. 29 due to lower output from state-owned Coal India - the worst stock level since a crippling blackout in 2012.

Lukewarm interest for coal imports from CIL

Several coal consumers who previously expressed interest in receiving imported coal from Coal India have gradually pulled out, sources said.

Heatwave boosts India coal imports: Report

Coal feeds more than half India`s power generation and its share is growing despite a local shortage of the fuel.

Coal imports jump 20% in Feb as prices dip

Coal imports in the 11 months to end-February rose 15 percent to 143.5 million tonnes.

Bewildering Indian policies fuel needless coal imports

Tata Power's 1,050 Megawatt power station in Jharkhand is a textbook case of the absurd results that India's 1970s-era coal supply laws can produce, and why power utilities are lobbying the government to change them.

Coal regulator would help bring transparency, says India Inc

Government's move to set up a regulator for the coal sector would help bring in transparency, encourage exploration and enhance quality of the dry fuel, India Inc said Friday.

India Inc welcomes pass-through of imported coal costs

India Inc Friday termed the government's decision to allow power producers to pass on higher cost of imported coal to consumers a step in the right direction and said it would increase the availability of power in the country.

India may have to continue coal imports even till 2017: Govt

India, which imported 110.42 million tonnes of coal during April-January 2013 may have to bank on imports even till 2017 to meet shortages, the government said Monday.

CIL should not be made to pay for subsiding coal imports: Rao

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Wednesday said it has no objection to supply of subsidised imported coal to a certain set of power generators under price pooling proposal, provided it does not involve any revenue loss for the PSU coal miner.