Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.

  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

If you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the Platts Market Center to reset your password.

In this list

Red-hot Newcastle 6,000 NAR coal grade bucks downtrend in Asian thermal coal prices

Oil | Coronavirus

Sustainability shift: Oil's future in the energy transition

Jet Fuel

Platts Jet Fuel

Oil | Refined Products | Fuel Oil | Shipping | Dry Freight | Marine Fuels | Tankers

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, 9th Annual

Coal | Coking Coal | Thermal Coal | Metals | Steel

China leads metals demand recovery as trade tensions dim outlook: analysts

Listen: Red-hot Newcastle 6,000 NAR coal grade bucks downtrend in Asian thermal coal prices

Singapore/Perth, Aug. 02 2018 — Asia's thermal coal market is currently a two-speed affair. Prices are riding at a seven-year high for Newcastle 6,000 NAR thermal coal, the staple of Japanese power plants, as Japanese buyers continue to wait for a benchmark price to emerge for 2018 financial year contracts, four months after the talks' April 1 deadline passed.

Meanwhile, well-stocked utilities in China are sitting tight and biding their time as falling domestic coal prices pull import prices lower, including for the popular Newcastle 5,500 NAR grade of Australian coal, as well as Indonesian grades.

The following Platts assessments were discussed in this podcast:

Thermal Coal FOB Newcastle 6300 kcal/kg GAR 7-45 Day $/mt