[Epoch Times October 27, 2021](Comprehensive report by Epoch Times reporter Zhang Yujie) Recently, Mainland ChinaJilinSome people in the province disclosed that the localHeating costsSubstantiallyriseResidents are notified to pay the price, otherwise heating will not be provided because the rise in coal prices has led to an increase in heating fees.For months, the mainlandcoalThe price continues to be high, and the price of thermal coal used for heating is still more than 1,000 yuan per ton. Judging from the information disclosed by the public, the burden of the price increase is being borne by the people.
October 25,JilinA property company in Changchun City in the province issued a notice saying: “Because ofcoalPricerise, Collected by Kexin Home PropertyHeating costsIt is difficult to maintain by previous standards. After communicating with relevant departments, the charging standard was increased to 45 yuan (RMB, the same below) per square meter for residential buildings, 50 yuan per square meter for commercial networks, and 48 yuan per square meter for garages. “
The notice said: “The owners who have paid the fee must make up the heating fee difference before November 10, and the heating company of the owner who fails to make up the heating fee difference on time will not open the plug for heating. Residents who have opened the valve will not pay the heating fee. The pass.”
A resident of this community told “Jimu News” under the “Hubei Daily” on the 27th that when he paid the heating fee for residential buildings in September, it was 27 yuan per square meter. Now it has risen to 45 yuan, which is equivalent to an increase per square meter. Two-thirds, a 100-square-meter house needs to pay 1,800 yuan.
Mr. Li questioned whether the increase in heating fees should be based on the opinions of residents, rather than companies posting a notice to force residents to make up for it.
According to the owner of a shop in the community, he paid 34 yuan per square meter for commercial heating in September. If the current notice is 50 yuan, his shop needs to pay 2,000 yuan for heating.
The boss said that when the price of coal fell, the heating fee was not reduced or refunded. Now that the price of coal is rising, the heating fee is increased, which feels a bit unreasonable.
According to local residents, this property company is responsible for more than one community. At present, the official has not clearly responded to the progress of this matter.
This matter aroused the attention of the mainland people. Weibo netizens “lazy coyotes” said: “If everything goes up, wages will not rise”; netizens “Brother Diligence” said: “The winter temperature in the northeast is minus 30 or 40 degrees Celsius (Celsius), and people will freeze to death without heating. This What is the difference from Putian hospitals on the operating table and then forced to ask for money?? No wonder young people rush to flee the Northeast.”
The above situation is not the first case. On October 24th, a community in Yushu City under the jurisdiction of Changchun City issued a notice to pay the heating fee. The price after the price increase was “36 yuan/m2 for residential heating; 42 yuan/m2 for heating for shops and garages” , The reason for the price increase is “the price of coal for heating has risen sharply.”
The notice also said: “Users who have paid the heating fee in advance this year (including: civil residences, shops, garages) will pay 9 yuan per square meter within the period of this notice (November 10). In case of payment, in addition to charging the full amount, a late payment fee of 1% of the total payable and 600 yuan per household opening fee will be charged every day.”
In the mainland, coal prices have continued to soar due to supply shortages for months.
“China Youth Daily” quoted data on October 27, stating that since late August this year, the price of thermal coal futures (used for power generation and heating) has risen from less than 800 yuan/ton to 1,900 yuan/ton, and some places use coal for heating. The price has risen from the previous 800 yuan/ton to more than 2,000 yuan/ton.
A coal shortage broke out in the mainland from late December 2020, causing more than a dozen provinces to “turn off power cuts.” At the beginning of the same month, the CCP completely banned the import of Australian coal because Australia called on the international community to independently investigate the origin of the CCP virus (Wuhan pneumonia).
The mainland has been the world’s largest coal importer for many years, and 60% of Australia’s coal exports to the mainland are thermal coal. After the CCP announced a ban on the import of Australian coal, it turned to increase the import of thermal coal from Indonesia and Russia, but it triggered a sharp rise in coal prices.
Reuters quoted data showing that the price of Russian coal is twice as high as that of the same grade of coal in Australia.The October Thermal Coal Reference Price (HBA) issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia was US$161.63/ton, a record high; China Coal Resources Net learned from traders that in early OctoberIndonesia’s offshore offer of 3,800 kcal Panamax thermal coal is US$125/ton to US$130/ton, an increase of US$5 to US$10 per ton from the end of September.
“China Youth Daily” reported on the 27th that a Shanxi citizen said that this year, because of rising coal prices and tight coal supply, her home could only use electric heaters for heating temporarily. Residents in Gansu, Inner Mongolia and other places reported on online platforms that this year Coal prices for heating in winter have risen, with coal prices reaching up to two to three times the price of the same period last year in some places.
The Development and Reform Commission of the Communist Party of China has successively issued documents to control coal prices since October 19th. Although the price of thermal coal futures fell for several consecutive days as a result, and even closed down on the 27th (closing at 1144.6 yuan/ton), setting a low of nearly a month, the price was still hundreds of yuan higher than before.
Several coal companies in mainland China recently announced the setting of coal price caps, but in terms of prices, they have almost doubled. For example, the upper limit set by the China National Energy Group Coal Management Company, China Coal Group, and Yitai Group is: the closing price of thermal coal with a calorific value of 5,500 kcal is below 1,800 yuan/ton; the closing price of 5,000 kcal thermal coal Below 1,500 yuan/ton; the closing price of 4,500 kcal thermal coal is below 1,200 yuan/ton; the price of high-calorie thermal coal other than the above coal types does not exceed 2,000 yuan/ton.
This year, due to coal shortages and price hikes, about 20 provinces have once “restricted electricity.”Subsequently, before the heating season, the CCP began to expand from October 15Electricity priceThe floating range is from the current floating up to no more than 10%, and down to no more than 15% in principle, and expanding to no more than 20% up and down in principle. The market transaction electricity price of high energy-consuming enterprises is not subject to a 20% rise.
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