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China faces coal shortage as import restrictions, tighter environmental checks begin to bite

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, is facing a supply shortage heading into winter amid tighter restrictions on imports, including a reported freeze on coal from Australia.The world’s biggest miner BHP Group said on Wednesday it had received deferment requests from Chinese customers, after reports that Beijing had imposed a ban on Australian thermal and coking coal as trade tensions intensified between the two countries.Analysts said China’s domestic coal production has…

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China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, is facing a supply shortage heading into winter amid tighter restrictions on imports, including a reported freeze on coal from Australia.The world’s biggest miner BHP Group said on Wednesday it had received deferment requests from Chinese customers, after reports that Beijing had imposed a ban on Australian thermal and coking coal as trade tensions intensified between the two countries.Analysts said China’s domestic coal production has…

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