BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR USE OF COOKIES. REVIEW OUR
COOKIE NOTICE

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

US coal producers try to keep utilities' attention despite cheap gas

Commodities | Petrochemicals | Aromatics | Olefins | Polymers | Solvents & Intermediates | Shipping | Marine Fuels

A sea of challenges: The impact of IMO 2020 on petrochemicals

Platts Market Data – Oil

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

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, 8th Annual

Oil

Ukraine resumes Druzhba oil pumping towards Hungary

Listen: US coal producers try to keep utilities' attention despite cheap gas

The tension between US coal producers and fuel buyers was evident at the recent Eastern Fuel Buyers Conference, where coal sellers expressed the desire for utilities to work with them to help keep the coal industry afloat. But continued low natural gas prices means the US EIA expects gas generation to almost reach the level of coal generation in April and May, which puts the US coal industry in a tough spot.

Jim Levesque, associate editor at Platts Coal Trader, talks with Andrew Moore, managing editor of Coal Trader, about the struggles of coal for power generation, as well as recent bankruptcies among Central Appalachian producers and possible glimmers of hope for the Illinois Basin.


We welcome any feedback or suggestions for topics. Contact us at webeditor@platts.com.