2018 was a difficult year for pet coke import into India. Petcoke imports peaked in 2016 with 14.59 million metric tons (MMT) being imported into the country but in late 2017, the Supreme Court, banned the usage of pet coke in 4 states bordering the National Capital Region (NCR)—Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh—and Delhi itself, setting in motion close to 12 months of uncertainty around the usage of petcoke by Industry in India.Read More
Indian Pet coke imports dropped by 45% to 6.841 Million Metric tons (MMT) in 2018 against 12.423 MMT in 2017
Port has handled maximum tons of Pet coke with 24% share at 1.627 MMT followed
by Krishnapatnam with 1.098 MMT & Gangavaram 588,000 Metric tons.
Coal is among the top five commodities imported by India, one of the world’s largest consumers of coal, and the rise in imports of the fuel after two consecutive years of decline adds to its trade deficit.Read More
On December 9, 2018, the merchant vessel Furness Victoria arrived at Kandla Port in Gujarat on the west coast of India. It carried about 52,000 MT of thermal coal that originated from New Zealand.Read More
Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd (TSPL), a Vedanta Group company, has awarded a tender for 0.30 mt of Indonesian thermal coal to two traders for delivery in the first quarter.Read More