DTC’s Supply/Demand Forecast for October

October 6, 2017 12:22 pm

We made the rounds last month and touched base with many of our colleagues and friends face to face. Despite the weather posing some unexpected challenges to end the summer, most folks we visited with are cautiously optimistic that the...

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More from the CAC Conference

October 4, 2017 11:15 am

More from the CAC Conference/Canadian Coal Projects in Development:To follow up on our notes in the Week Ahead flash yesterday, below are additional comments on development projects in Canada that Dianna collected while at the CAC conference. Strong market pricing...

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Platts Coal Marketing Days/Pittsburgh

October 2, 2017 10:03 am

Platts Coal Marketing Days/Pittsburgh: Gary Smith attended the 40th annual Platts Coal Marketing Days conference in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 150 attendees, the conference mood was upbeat. Below are the key takeaways: Robert Simons of ReedSmith opened the venue with...

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Coal Association of Canada/Vancouver

October 2, 2017 9:58 am

Coal Association of Canada/Vancouver: Last week Dianna attended the annual CAC conference held in Vancouver. What a difference a year makes! This year the event had a much more optimistic buzz, albeit a cautious one with approx. 160 attendees compared...

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National Coal Transportation Association Conference

September 25, 2017 11:14 am

The National Coal Transportation Association (NCTA) held its annual fall meeting in Denver, Colorado Sept 18 -20 with an attendance level just shy of 150 guests. Led by Tom and Melinda Canter, the NCTA and its Board of Directors drew...

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API2 Hits 5-Yr High, Newc and API4 Reach YTD Highs

September 18, 2017 10:49 am

From this week’s Week Ahead Flash: The major global thermal indices were white hot last week with the API 2 prompt month index at its highest level since Dec 3, 2012 on Thursday at $93.60/MT, while prompt month index prices...

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DTC Burns Some Fossil Fuels

September 18, 2017 10:31 am

A busy travel week for Team DTC as Andy Blumenfeld and Sara Voorhees head to Denver for the 43rd Annual Fall NCTA Meeting. Andy will be presenting and both will be checking in with many of the leading transportation players...

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Dollar Slump

September 11, 2017 9:08 am

From this week’s Week Ahead Flash: Post-election the U.S. Dollar was on a tear as the “Trump bump” filtered into markets. On election day, a dollar bought 6.784 Chinese Yuan (CNY). By mid-December a dollar bought 6.958 CNY, an increase...

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DTC’s Supply/Demand Forecast for September

September 7, 2017 10:47 am

We generally use this space to say something lighthearted but with so many of our friends, clients and colleagues facing challenges on many levels currently, we felt it pertinent to express our hopes that better days are on the horizon....

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Hurricane Harvey Impact

August 28, 2017 10:43 am

Heavy rain and massive flooding in southeastern Texas crippled Houston and its port and is causing significant service disruptions to rail operations. Road conditions are preventing access to rail facilities and only emergency-related travel is advised. Harvey landed as a...

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