Surging Indonesian Thermal Coal Price

February 12, 2018 9:07 am

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set February’s thermal coal reference price (HBA) at $100.69/MT FOB last week which was an increase of 21% YoY, and is the highest level since Dec 2016. FOB prices of 4,200 Kcal and...

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Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Recap

February 12, 2018 8:49 am

John Lowell traveled to New Orleans last week to attend the 36th annual World Trade & Transport Conference, jointly sponsored for the second consecutive year by the Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council and The Coal Institute. The annual gathering...

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Chinese Coal Imports Jump 12% YoY to Four-Year High

February 9, 2018 10:15 am

According to preliminary customs data, Chinese coal imports increased significantly to 27.81 mm MT in January, rising 22.3% seq and 11.6% YoY and reaching the strongest month in four years since the country imported 35.90 mm MT in January 2014....

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Seaborne Thermal Coal Commentary

January 29, 2018 7:56 am

Seaborne Thermal Coal Commentary: In China, four of the country’s top utilities have told the government some regions will face heating and electricity shortages due to tightening supplies of coal ahead of the Lunar New Year, the latest sign the...

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Coaltrans USA Recap

February 5, 2018 9:16 am

Coaltrans USA Recap: DTC’s Andy Blumenfeld, Dianna Ridgway and Steve Ristevski were among the fortunate ones to enjoy some Florida sunshine last week while attending the Coaltrans USA conference in Miami, as well as a NYCTA golf outing at Key...

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Murray to Acquire Majority Interest in Armstrong Assets

January 26, 2018 8:14 am

The private coal producer Murray Energy reported through PR Newswire that it has entered a binding agreement with Armstrong Energy and certain of its senior secured noteholders in which Murray will acquire a 51% ownership stake in a new entity that...

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Activists Impact Abbot Point Coal Operations

January 22, 2018 8:42 am

Anti-coal activists have continued to interrupt coal deliveries and loading for the second week at the Adani-owned Abbot Point Coal Terminal (APCT) in Queensland, Australia. Actions included disruptive protests and blocking roads and railways to stop coal throughput to and...

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Cold Weather Impacts on US Coal Shipments

January 16, 2018 9:01 am

We have heard from market sources that January is shaping up to be a tough month as some US Coalcos are facing difficulties getting enough railcars to move export coal shipments.  The central problem is the weather which caused frozen...

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Winter Storm Impacts US East Coast Export Operations

January 8, 2018 9:36 am

Last week most of the eastern US was blanketed in new record low temperatures, which combined with heavy snowfall and gusty wind conditions hampered port operations, stopped vessel movements and slowed railway service. Dominion Terminal Associates declared force majeure last...

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DTC Monthly Update©: January 2018

January 5, 2018 9:29 am

And just like that 2018 has arrived! Along with a fresh start comes the hope and optimism that a new year brings with it. A tight market, strong prices and a favorable administration don’t hurt either. We look forward to...

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