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London (Platts)--21 Feb 2018 148 pm EST/1848 GMT
Diversified miner Glencore posted $9.8 billion in total coal revenues in 2017, up 43% from the prior year, the company said Wednesday.
London (Platts)--21 Feb 2018 745 am EST/1245 GMT
German coal-fired power generation margins have fallen to new record lows as European coal prices and EUA carbon allowances rebounded stronger than outright power, with the German power curve still bearish after shedding its political premium from hopes of a quick exit from coal.
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January 16, 2018
Our editors examine the key market drivers for Indonesian coal for 2018.
December 14, 2017
The usual trio of Peter Brennan, Chris Davis and Seb Lewis are joined by S&P Global Platts senior analyst Zhang Jing for the final Metals Meltdown podcast of the year.
October 31, 2017
The Metals Meltdown team discusses the mood of C-level executives attending the World Steel Association's annual meeting in Brussels, and much more besides in the latest edition.
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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.

The Barrel Blog

February 01, 2018
There is no question that China is combining industrial and environmental policies in a way that is more radical than most, if not all, Western governments.
January 10, 2018
It is evident from industry events these days that shipping is often either way down the agenda or overlooked completely. Alex Younevitch, managing editor for EMEA freight markets at S&P Global Platts, elaborates.
December 06, 2017
For the first time since Donald Trump was inaugurated president, more of the benchmark commodity prices tracked by S&P Global Platts since he took office are now slightly higher than when President Obama left.
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