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Tangshan may order steelmakers to halt ops in July

Starting this month, most steel producers in Tangshan, China’s top steel producing city in North China’s Hebei province, could find themselves forced to halt some facilities including blast furnaces and sintering machines perhaps for as long as three months, as part of production restrictions on industrial enterprises to control pollution and improve air quality, according to a draft seen by Mysteel Global.
The undated draft showed that 27 local steelmakers among the 33 integrated mills located in Tangshan would be required to suspend some of their operations over July 1-September 30, Mysteel Global learned from the draft. Ruifeng Steel Co, for example, is ordered to halt the operation of three 96 sq m

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