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August 22, 2014 (4:25)
Authorities in Beijing may be planning a 3% tariff on imported thermal coal. James O'Connell, editorial director for coal, looks at how this market speculation is affecting CCI prices; India's interest on Australian coal; and the latest on CIF ARA physical coal prices in Europe.
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CME to launch Illinois Basin coal futures in October
Washington (Platts)--2 Sep 2014 407 pm EDT/2007 GMT
CME Group said Tuesday it plans to launch Illinois Basin physically-delivered coal futures contracts in October, pending regulatory approval, complementing the existing suite of CAPP barge, CAPP rail (CSX), and PRB 8,800-Btu/lb coal futures in the US.
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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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Platts: Podcasts
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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Turkey targets 50% power generating capacity hike by 2023
August 11, 2014 - Assessing the need for 100 GW of installed power in Turkey by 2023, with demand forecast to more than double during this period.
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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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