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Chinese Coal Imports ‘Robust’ as Winter Arrives, Commodore Says

Power-station coal imports to China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, will probably be supported by rising electricity demand after the early onset of winter, Commodore Research & Consultancy said.

China’s power needs may reach a record in winter and thermal-coal demand “will likely remain robust,” Commodore said in an e-mailed note today. “We expect a surge in vessels to be chartered towards the end of the month to import” the fuel, Commodore said.