Zhongxin Finance, April 27. According to the WeChat official account of the National Development and Reform Commission, recently, the National Development and Reform Commission has made a special deployment, requiring the relevant provincial development and reform commissions to attach great importance to it, instructing and urging enterprises to strictly implement the requirements for signing and performance of medium and long-term coal contracts, and take practical measures. Measures shall be taken to ensure that the medium and long-term transaction price of coal operates within a reasonable range.

  In the next step, the National Development and Reform Commission will closely monitor the coal market and price operation, strengthen the regulation and supervision of coal market prices, and comprehensively use market-oriented and legal methods to guide coal prices to operate within a reasonable range to ensure safe and stable energy supply.

  On February 24, the National Development and Reform Commission issued the "Notice on Further Improving the Coal Market Price Formation Mechanism" (Fa Gai Price [2022] No. 303), which clarified the reasonable range of medium and long-term transaction prices for coal (thermal coal, the same below). Among them, the reasonable price range of Qinhuangdao Port off-water coal (5500 kcal) is 570~770 yuan per ton, and the reasonable price range of Shanxi, Shaanxi and Mengxi coal (5500 kcal) in the mining process is 370~570 yuan per ton and 320 yuan per ton respectively. ~520 yuan, 260~460 yuan, and the reasonable price range of Mengdong coal (3500 kcal) in the mining process is 200~300 yuan per ton.

The "Notice" came into effect on May 1.

  Development and reform departments at all levels will comprehensively monitor the price of coal in all aspects of coal production and distribution. When the price is found to be out of the reasonable range, it will immediately take reminders, interviews, investigations, notification, etc. to guide the coal price to return to the reasonable range; at the same time, it will cooperate with the market supervision department. , and promptly investigate and deal with illegal and illegal acts by market players such as fabrication and dissemination of price increase information, price gouging, and price collusion.

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