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April 03, 2014 (4:12)
James O'Connell analyzes price movements in the China coal indices, examines a settlement in Japan thermal coal annual contract talks and assesses the movement of Capesize freight rates during the past month.
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News Headlines

CSX coal spot price edges lower, Cal 2015 trades in size
Washington (Platts)--17 Apr 2014 555 pm EDT/2155 GMT
The rail-delivered (CSX) Central Appalachian thermal coal spot price followed the European market lower Friday, while the Cal 2015 swap was seen trading in large volume after the 2:30 pm EDT Market-on-Close.
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Podcasts

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What are the long term prospects for gas globally?
April 15, 2014 - Assessing the prospects for gas prices globally and how, if at all, developments in Ukraine will affect the global gas picture.
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Interview: President, China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute
March 27, 2014 - Platts interview with Li Xinchuang on how China's steelmakers are likely to react to regulated pollution controls; outlook for steel demand, prices.
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Blogs

OPEC oil output in March: A reversal of recent trends
OPEC output took a significant decline in March, according to the latest Platts survey. It also marked a reversal of recent trends, wherein Saudi Arabia would normally make up for shortfalls out of other OPEC countries.
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.
Energy Economist: The ambition to reach zero coal consumption
Whether practical or not, the unstated implication behind current emissions abatement policies is that zero coal-fired generation is the ultimate ambition. Ross McCracken explains.
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News Features

Iron ore pellet premiums to remain firm into 2014 on demand growth
December 11, 2013
Global iron ore pellet premiums are expected to remain firm into the first half of 2014 as supply growth struggles to keep pace with an increase in global demand, market participants polled over the past month said.
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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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