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US thermal coal market sees uptick in trading, but prices still pressured

With Jim Levesque

January 21, 2016 04:00:48 EST (2:47)

The physical Central Appalachian rail contact, like much of the US coal industry, is suffering from pressure by low natural gas prices and a warm winter. After a dramatic CSX contract price plunge in December, though, the number of physical trades in the first weeks of 2016 has increased -- but the question remains whether prices will remain low, as Jim Levesque explains.

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