Freezing temperatures in Beijing to continue until the end of Jan. Sub-zero temperatures in parts of northern China are driving power plant thermal coal consumption higher and stimulating additional demand for import cargoes, market sources said Thursday. A China-based source said: “It has been snowing in the north,” adding that an influx of imported coal had helped Chinese power plants meet the stronger electricity demand. Daytime temperatures in Beijing are forecast to stay below zero degrees Celsius until the end of January, according to weather data. Article continues below… Business executives, traders, risk managers and other mining and energy professionals can be more profitable and stay ahead of the competition by getting the full story and the latest prices from Platts Coal Trader International. Request a FREE trial to see how Platts Coal Trader International can meet your needs. The colder weather in China […]