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October 21, 2014 (15:44)
Henry Edwardes-Evans, associate director for European power, talks with Ross McCracken, managing editor of Energy Economist, about the future of renewable electric power in Europe, which is technically feasible but could require major changes to the business models on which the industry is currently based.
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Policy changes in China, Indonesia and India and their impact on Asia-Pacific coal
September 05, 2014 - Platts coal team discusses policy changes in Asia-Pacific and their impact on the coal market in the region.
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Will US coal be left out in the cold this winter?
August 21, 2014 - Platts editor Andrew Moore explains how prices for Powder River Basin and Central Appalachian coal didn't react quite as expected this winter, and now transportation issues are compounding issues for utilities.
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News Headlines

PRB 8,800 coal OTC spot prices remain depressed as rail issues persist
Washington (Platts)--21 Oct 2014 616 pm EDT/2216 GMT
Powder River Basin 8,800-Btu/lb coal spot prices in the over-the-counter market remained at bearish levels on Tuesday, with the November physical and December swap contracts trading at or near their lowest levels this year.
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Miners become leaner and meaner to thrive in lower price environment
While large companies continue to work on reducing costs, aspiring miners and developers are doing all they can merely to survive.
Guest blog: El Niño: ¿Dónde está el dinero?
Jodie M. Gunzberg, the global head of commodity indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, looks at the possibility of an El Nino weather system developing and what it means for commodities.
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News Features

MISO summer price outlook uncertain
May 20, 2014
Traders in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator face plenty of uncertainty over summer price trends, although on the whole, prices are likely to be higher than they were in the summer of 2013.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

Metallurgical coal markets remain China-centric
Seaborne metallurgical coal producers have a love-hate relationship with China. The world's largest steelmaking country has shown an ability to absorb excess supply of seaborne coking coal, but only at a price that is competitive with its own substantial domestic production.
Special Report: Can shale gale save the naphtha crackers?
According to a report from Platts unit Bentek, over the five-year period to 2016, the development of shale gas exploration in the United States is expected to increase natural gas liquids production by more than 40%. Jim Foster examines the how the changing dynamics of NGL product might play out for naphtha crackers.
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