News & Analysis - Coal
The Clean Power Plan has many US coal producers unnerved and power generators considering if it's worth making coal-fired generation more compliant with stricter carbon emissions standards. Some bigger Central Appalachia coal producers may be running out of time and money. The bankruptcies, restructurings, closures, sales and delistings are the here and now, but what will be the future? Platts Asian coal team explains Indonesia's newly proposed export tax and its impact on thermal coal miners. The downtrend in pulverized coal injection prices over the last three months has opened up an opportunity for PCI to displace high calorific value thermal coal for use as coal-fired boiler feedstock.
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India's 21 major ports imported around 19.38 million mt of coal in, down 7.3% from November, data released late Friday by IndianInterocean showed. The December imports included 15.22 million mt of thermal coal, down 9.6%November, and 4.16 million mt of coking coal, up 2.6% compared to the previous month.