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South Korea caps sulphur content to tackle air pollution in coal-fired power

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28 May 2018

South Korea caps sulphur content to tackle air pollution in coal-fired power

Report summary

South Korea's coal-fired power plants are being asked to meet 0.4% sulphur limit in coal consumption, effective July 2018. While no official notice has been released to-date, the news reflects the country's environmental and safety considerations highlighted in its 8th power development plan. In this Inform, we discuss the implications of this ultra low limit, and how major thermal coal suppliers into South Korea would be affected.

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  • More competition in low sulphur high energy supply could push up prices

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  • Thermal coal exports to S.Korea by origin %
  • Thermal coal exports by sulphur % and country

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