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Perth, Australia-based journalist Mike Cooper leads S&P Global Platts thermal coal market coverage in Asia. Full Bio
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Dec 2018
  • Coal
  • Electric Power

Newcastle coal rally eases but supply could stay tight in 2019

Prices of a key Australian thermal coal grade went on a rollercoaster ride in 2018 following unexpected friction during yearly contract talks with a major export market, Japan

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Nov 2018
  • Coal
  • Thermal Coal
  • LNG
  • Natural Gas

Charting relative cost of thermal coal vs LNG in Northeast Asia reveals fresh insights

For power plant operators in Northeast Asia striving to optimize their operational efficiency, the prices of imported gas and thermal coal are clearly key considerations

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Sep 2018
  • Coal
  • Thermal Coal

Out-of-kilter Newcastle 6,000 NAR thermal coal prices put future of Asian benchmark in question

In Asia Pacific thermal coal circles it is known as the "great decoupling" and refers to the yawning gap between spot traded prices for Newcastle 6,000 NAR thermal coal and another grade of Newcastle thermal coal, 5,500 kcal/kg NAR

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