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Shanxi based met coke makers asked to boost gas output for winter heating - Report

Steel News - Published on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

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Reuters reported that metallurgical coke producers in China's Shanxi province have been urged by authorities to resume full output in an effort to produce more coke oven gas. A total of 11 coke producers in cities including Taiyuan and Xiaoyi have so far been told to produce at full capacity. Some coke producers among the 11 had already started to ramp up to production in mid-December

Coke oven gas is a by-product of coke production and oven gas can be treated and turned to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for residential use

The push to return to full production to secure LNG supplies in the province was contained in a document reviewed by Reuters dated Dec. 26 and issued by the provincial Development & Reform Commission.

Coke producers were earlier ordered to curb production as Beijing had ordered steelmakers and coke producers in 28 cities to cut output to fend off winter smog

Earlier this year Beijing ordered millions of households and industrial plants across northern China to switch to gas heating from coal this year as part of its war against air pollution * But surging demand and inadequate storage and pipeline networks led to a severe supply crunch in many parts of China, forcing the government to put the ambitious project on hold

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 29 Dec 2017
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