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US coal producer acquisition could boost confidence in industry



Questions abound after the US' largest privately-held coal producer, Murray Energy, acquired prominent Illinois Basin producer Foresight Energy. Platts Coal Trader managing editor Andrew Moore and associate editor Jim Levesque contemplate whether Foresight's longwall mining production will continue apace or be scaled back in order to reduce supply, and what the acquisition says about the state of coal in the US.


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