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June 12, 2014 (5:03)
Platts assesses CIF ARA coal swaps, examines how Newcastle thermal coal inched closer to $70/mt and analyzes CCI 1 and CCI 8 with Chinese buyers getting more aggressive when it comes down to price negotiations.
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PSNH's Russian coal imports highlight growing US imports
Houston (Platts)--23 Jul 2014 434 pm EDT/2034 GMT
The Public Service of New Hampshire's shipment of Russian coal earlier this month at its Schiller station is part of a larger trend of increased coal imports into the US, government data shows.
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Podcasts

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Interview: EU carbon market regulation and reform (part 2)
June 25, 2014 - Jesse Scott of Eurelectric on proposed carbon market reforms and the risk that EU policy delay could cause future trouble for energy investments.
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Interview: EU carbon market regulation and reform (part 1)
June 23, 2014 - Jesse Scott of Eurelectric on proposed carbon market reforms and the risk that EU policy delay could cause future trouble for energy investments.
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Blogs

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.
Ukraine's iron ore and coal shipments continue as usual
Ukraine's producers and consumers of steelmaking raw materials are so far unaffected by the political and social crisis in the country and continue to trade inbound and outbound as usual.
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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

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.
The Rise of Futures in International Coal Markets
The evolution of a traded futures market in the international thermal coal sector could not have been timelier (published July 2009).
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