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Coal in India 2017 - A Comprehensive Analysis on Trends & Outlook of Coal Sector

  • ID: 4311384
  • Report
  • Region: India
  • 250 Pages +
  • SNP Infra Research Solutions Private Limited
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India is the world’s third largest energy consumer, and its energy use is projected to grow at a rapid pace supported by economic development, urbanization, improved electricity access and an expanding manufacturing base. By 2040, India’s energy consumption will be more than OECD Europe combined, and approaching that of the United States.

In India’s energy sector, coal accounts for the majority of primary commercial energy supply. With the economy poised to grow at the rate of 8–10% per annum, energy requirements will also rise at a reasonable level. Coal will continue to be a dominant commercial fuel two decades from now and beyond, despite our nuclear energy programme, development of natural gas supplies, increased hydropower generation, and emphasis on renewables.

The Indian coal industry aspires to reach the 1.5 billion tonne (BT) mark by FY 2020. In fore-coming years, the industry will naturally need to focus on building on the success, and be on track for reaching the FY 2020 goal. One of the primary goals of the Government of India is to ensure that it is able to meet the country’s power generation needs. Another aim is to lower the country’s reliance on coal imports by boosting the coal production quickly. India imports about 25% of its coal demand, much of which comes from Indonesia. The government expects that by 2017-19, it will not have to import coal, except to feed power plants located along the coast. Coal imports have shrunk by around 9% this year, according to the government, which is a positive trend.  The success of coal block auctions carried out by the new government has proved that its decision to conduct a ‘fair and transparent’ bidding for coal mines has benefited the country in a big way. India’s investment in new coal-fired generation capacity will support an increase in coal use. India has plans to almost double its production to one billion tonnes by 2020 to meet its growing requirements. However, growth in production is likely to be constrained by difficulties in accessing land, lengthy approval processes, inadequate transportation systems, and poor productivity largely stemming from the use of outdated production techniques. Further, the increased use of advanced coal-fired generation technologies will require high quality coal that is not available in large quantities in India. As a result, India is likely to continue to rely on imports.

However, there are many issues with regard to domestic coal production, including its quality, benefication of lower grades, transportation to distant consumers, environmental impacts (both from mining and burning of coal), and efficiency of thermal power plants. This report carries out most exhaustive and qualitative research accompanied by in depth analysis to find out future market scenario for steel, sponge iron, power and other coal consuming sectors in order to find out coking and non-coking coal demand in the country by 2022. Further, by meticulously examining the dynamics involved in coal imports, best coal rich destinations have been benchmarked taking into consideration prevailing and upcoming infrastructure, regulatory and policy environment, investment scenario etc. This dossier shall help in strategic decision making for all the key value chain players and stakeholders.

By meticulously examining the dynamics involved in the coal import of India, SNP Infra Research analysed necessary Infrastructure for coal export of respective countries, prevailing regulatory environment, investment scenario to find out export attractiveness of different countries. By virtue of detail study over price analysis of imported coal vis-à-vis quality parameter & their respective logistic service along with exhaustive coverage of international coal mine acquisition deals, this report holds potential to be an excellent asset towards strategic decision making of the management.

A Must Buy For:

  • Coal Companies - Power Generators, Domestic Coal Producers, Captive Miners, Coal Importers, Coal Transporters, Technology Providers
  • Banks, Project Financers, and Investment Bankers
  • Consulting Firms
  • Research and Educational Institutes
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1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction: Electricity & Coal Market in India
2.1 Electricity Sector Structure
2.2 Coal Market Structure
2.3 Coal Consumption & Supply
2.4 Coal Producers
2.5 Coal Transport & Imports
2.6 Challenges to India’s Electricity Generation

3. Coal Production in India
3.1 Coal Fields & Mining in India
3.2 Location Wise Coal Fields in India
3.3 Ownership Wise Coal Fields in India
3.4 Coal Mining in India
Mining By CIL & Captive Coal Mining
Coal Block Re-Allocations to Psus & Private Companies
3.5 A Paradigm Shift : An Ambitious Coal Production Targets
New Ambitious Production Targets
Measures Taken to Attain Production Goal
Projection: Coal Production By 2020

4. Budget Plan Expenditures

5. Demand-Supply Dynamics in India
5.1 Demand- Supply Dynamics of Coking Coal
5.2 Demand- Supply Dynamics of Non Coking Coal
5.3 Captive Coal Demand- Supply Dynamics

6. Coal Imports in India
6.1 Country Wise Track
South Africa
South Africa
United States
6.2 Demand- Supply Dynamics of Imported Coal
Demand- Supply Dynamics of Coking Coal
Demand- Supply Dynamics of Non Coking Coal

7. Coal Asset Track
7.1 Domestic
Plant Wise
Agency Wise
7.2 Overseas
Country Wise
Resource Wise
Acquired Mine Wise

8. Regulatory Aspect of Coal Sector
8.1 Regulatory/Legislative Framework
8.2 MMDRA Act
8.3 Coal Mines Amendment Bill
8.4 PPP in State Joint Ventures
8.5 Coal Pricing & Import
8.6 Need for Independent Regulator in Coal Sector

9. Policy Initiatives and Reform Measures
9.1 Policy Thrust for Exploration & Production
9.2 Measures for Increasing Coal Production
9.3 Allocation of Coal Mines
9.4 Rationalization & Auction of Coal Linkage
9.5 Current Government Policies, Reforms and Impacts
9.6 An Upcoming Major Reform: Auction of Coal Linkage

10. Essentials for Augmentation of Coal Sector
10.1 Transportation Infrastructure
10.2 Coal Washeries: Enhancing Quality of Coal
10.3 Manpower
10.4 Investments & Banks Lendings
10.5 Clean Coal Technology

11. Challenges in Coal Power Sector
11.1 Low Quality of Indian Coal
11.2 Low Efficiency of Coal Power Fleets
11.3 Competition From Renewables
11.4 Economic & Financial Challenges Faced By Power Sector

12. The Way Forward for Coal Sector

13. Conclusion
13.1 Annexure
13.2 Acronyms
13.3 Bibliography

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