North China mills prepare for output cuts over Dec 13-16
Dec 12, 2019 18:50
Chinese steel mills in key steelmaking hubs in North China are bracing themselves for possible emergency curbs for the next four days beginning Friday after the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) forecast a deterioration in air quality over urban centres from around December 12.
For the period December 13-16 the MEE has announced an ‘orange’alert for air pollution – second in severity to a ‘red’ alert – for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and parts of Fenwei Plains including North China’s Shanxi province. The ministry also warned that based on prevailing weather patterns, it expected air