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Poland JSW Sees Coal Output of 15.4M MT

European Union’s biggest coking coal producer JSW SA expects its coal output will rise to 15.4 million mt (mt) this year, according to Economic Times. Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ozon said, “The planned 2018 output amounts to...

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Indonesian Coal Output Rising in 2018

This year’s coal production in Indonesia is likely to top last year’s figure of 461 million metric tons (mt), according to Indonesian Investments. Coal production in 2018 may also exceed the production quota that was set by the...

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Coal to Pass Iron Ore as Top Australian Export

Coal is projected to emerge as Australia’s largest export earner, generating $58.1 billion for the 2018-2019 financial year. It has been forecast to overtake iron ore, which has been estimated to register $57.7 billion in...

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Ukraine Coal Production Reaches 2.6M in June

In June, the coal mining enterprises of Ukraine extracted 2,549,380 metric tons (mt) of coal, according to the Trade Union of Coal Mining Industry of Ukraine and the Ministry of Energy. The enterprises reached 94% of its target....

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Prices for Australian Thermal Coal Moves Higher

The spot price for Australian coal exported through the Port of Newcastle reached $120 per metric ton (mt) during early July. According to the Economic Times, that’s the highest price since November 2012 and up by 140% from...

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Delhi on Verge of Blackout

During early July, Delhi’s Power Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain warned of a blackout in the nation’s capital, claiming that the Badarpur and Dadri I and II power plants had only days of coal supplies. There should have been...

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SUEK Produces 55.6M of Coal in 1H 2018

The Siberian Coal Energy Co. (SUEK), the largest coal producer in Russia, reported 55.6 million metric tons (mt) of coal for the first half of 2018, representing a 4% increase over the same period in 2017. Sales volumes during...

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Port Waratah Scraps T4 Project

Port Waratah Coal Services have advised the Port of Newcastle that it intends to allow the Terminal 4 Agreement for Lease to lapse when it expires in August 2019. This means that Port Waratah does not intend to proceed with the...

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Australian Coal Prices Hit 6-year High

Australian thermal coal prices have risen to their highest level since 2012 as hot weather across North Asia spurs buying ahead of the peak-summer demand season. Spot prices for thermal coal from Australia’s Newcastle terminal...

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CIL Targets Significant Production Increase

Coal India Ltd. (CIL) Chairman and Managing Director Anil Kumar Jha said the company has set a production target of 652 million metric tons (mt) and a dispatch target of 681 million mt in the current financial year. This...

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Ukraine Imports More Coal

From January to May, Ukraine increased coal imports by 42.9% or 2.8 million metric tons (mt) compared to the same period in 2017, to 9.2 million mt. According to government records, the coal imports cost $1.2 billion, which is...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 8/25/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 198,793 205,054 -3.1
West Virgina 61,453 60,160 2.1
Illinois 32,406 32,485 -0.2
Pennsylvania 30,826 32,376 -4.8
Kentucky 30,826 28,633 -8.9
Montana 24,051 21,434 12.2
Indiana 20,955 20,799 0.9
Texas 19,222 22,825 -15.8
North Dakota 18,823 18,383 2.4
Alabama 9,625 8,512 13.1
U.S. Total 490,602 504,092 -2.7

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