January Zhengzhou thermal coal futures hit a record high Price surge comes a day after govt liberalized power market Coal imports at highest for the year in Sept Data shows China Sept exports unaffected by power shortfalls BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) – China’s thermal coal prices surged to fresh record highs on Wednesday as recent floods in a key coal-producing province worsened a supply crunch, just as new efforts by Beijing to liberalize power prices boosted demand from power generators. China, the world’s largest coal consumer, has been grappling with a growing energy crisis brought on by shortages and record-high prices for the fuel. The government has taken a range of steps to boost coal production and manage electricity demand at industrial plants, while power producers and other […]