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Sydney (Platts)--27 Apr 2017 949 am EDT/1349 GMT
Australia-listed South32 has lowered its fiscal 2016-2017 (July-June) coal production guidance for its South African thermal coal assets with export volumes taking the hit.
Houston (Platts)--26 Apr 2017 549 pm EDT/2149 GMT
February's US power demand of 288.4 TWh, which the US Energy Information Administration announced Tuesday, was the lowest total in the last seven years.
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Feature: The Trump Administration

February 28, 2017
In an address to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump did not utter the word energy, or delve deeply into energy policy debates. But Trump touched on areas of interest to the sector.
Trump gives overview of policy, but no specifics on energy goals
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Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
In a speech to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump offered broad insight into his policy goals and reaffirmed his administration's push to rollback federal regulations.


Podcasts

March 20, 2017
Senior editor Michael Cooper and associate editor Mia Corazon Aureus give an overview of Asian thermal coal markets.
March 23, 2017
Prime Minister Li Keqiang wants to make China's skies blue again. But what does this mean for the country's production and consumption of commodities?
March 22, 2017
It seems Mother Nature decided to skip most of winter in the Northeast US this year, but a recent cold snap bumped up power and gas prices in March and the region's generation mix is still changing.
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The Barrel Blog

April 24, 2017
The introduction of sweeping reforms by India’s National Democratic Alliance government since they came into power in 2014 has given a new momentum to India’s manufacturing sector.
March 29, 2017
With the UK now firmly on track toward Brexit, question marks still hang over what impact the persistent weakness of the pound may have on its fuel costs.
March 28, 2017
The battle over South Africa’s Mining Charter highlights a lack of confidence in government. Neil Ford explains in his latest blog post.
March 21, 2017
Over 2000 container industry players descended upon TPM at Long Beach, end February, where one key theme I took away was the hesitancy to embrace price transparency.
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