Power woes hit Shandong steel output

Aug 05, 2008 | 02:03 PM |

Steel mills in eastern China's Shandong province have been forced to cut output due to an electricity shortage.

Among the mills affected are Jinan Iron & Steel Group Corp., Laiwu Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. and Rizhao Iron & Steel Group Co.

The power shortage is due to a lack of thermal coal. A safety inspection of coal mines at the end of last year led to shutdowns that aggravated the coal shortage, a Jinan Steel executive said. Government authorities are also restricting the use of electricity.....

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