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Petcoke ban lifted for the cement industry

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Court of India has relaxed its ban on the use of petcoke and allowed it to be used in the cement and limestone industries. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) both agreed that the use of petcoke in cement is not harmful due to the absorption of sulphur in the cement production process, according to the Financial Express. This decision has arrived after MoEF submitted that petcoke is mainly used as a feedstoc...

Possible relief from petcoke ban for India’s cement sector?

06 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) is likely to exempt the cement industry from the partial petcoke ban for industrial use, according to a report in The Hindustan Times. The government has moved forward a proposal as Solicitor General A Nadkarni informed the Supreme Court that the use of petcoke in the cement industry was minimal and for non-fuel purposes, according to the report. “It is used as a de-sulphuring agency. Therefore, the ministry has decided to have a relook ...

India’s petcoke ban to benefit Pakistani cement industry

01 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The recent ban on the use of petcoke in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) is expected to have beneficial impact on Pakistan’s cement industry. While it is predicted that fuel and power costs could rise as world coal prices rise due increased demand from India, the Pakistani cement industry expects to increase its exports to India due to a better competitive position. “The Pakistani cement industry could expect two major implications in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision...

Petcoke ban drives India's North American coal imports to new heights

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Fears that the Indian government may extend the current ban on petcoke use in the New Delhi Capital Region to the entire country has led to a surge in coal imports from North America, reports Reuters. In October India’s coal imports from North America quadrupled to 2.1Mt when compared with the year-ago period, hitting new heights since January 2015. Moreover, ship tracking data on Thomson Reuters Eikon showed that between 1-20 November such imports are already 70 per cent of last month’s ...

Indian cement companies expected to raise prices

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian cement companies are expected to raise cement prices in reaction to the recent ban on petcoke and furnace oil, which came into effect in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. The ban is expected to affect in particular Shree Cement, JK Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement, Ambuja Cement, India Cements and ACC, which operate in these states. The price hike is predicted to be around INR10 (US$0.15)/bag. Other parts of the country could be affected in the future as the Supreme Court has rec...