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North American Coal Market News, Analysis and Data

Anticipate the key drivers of the North American coal market.

What is the outlook for short and medium-term coal prices in North America? What is the future of the metallurgical market? U.S. exports and imports? Regulatory impacts? Supply/demand?

Find the answers to these and the industry’s most pressing questions with our North American Coal Market News and Analysis service. The Coal & Energy Price Report brings you daily market intelligence and pricing. The US Coal Review recaps the week’s most important events, including US coal production figures and key international coal indices. Every two weeks, you also receive the IHS McCloskey Coal Report, which provides a view of the global met and steam coal industry, including a full list of benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps.

Enterprise-wide access to service content through our online platform IHS Connect allows you to:

  • Inform investments, trades and buys
  • Quantify strategic decisions and identify signposts or inflection points
  • Benchmark proprietary prices and trade data
  • Monitor power plant and mine regulations

Watch this short video to learn about the full suite of IHS Energy coal capabilities.

Available Coal Price Indices and Market Data

Coal & Energy Price Report

Daily focused on US coal and energy prices, US coal market trends and major company/industry developments, including:

  • Jim Thompson’s Market Commentary
  • Coverage of the day’s most compelling topics
  • Comments from leading market participants
  • US Coal (Nymex/PRB/N.App/Illinois Basin) and Natural Gas (Henry Hub) pricing – updated every day

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US Coal Review

Weekly summary of US coal news with data and analysis – comprehensive coverage of US utilities and large industrials sectors, including:

  • Jim Thompson’s insight and analysis
  • James Stevenson's look at coal supply/demand and price fundamentals
  • Utility price markers (ILB, C.App, N.App, Western, PRB, Eastern Rail)
  • US coal production

Enhanced US domestic and international market roundup, including:

  • Key physical prices (PRB, CSX, Northern APP, Illinois Basin, US Gulf High-Sulphur, NW Europe, Colombian, Indonesian Sub-Bit)

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IHS McCloskey Coal Report

Delivered every two weeks, a report featuring major global stories with in-depth analysis and data:

  • Global metallurgical and steam coal trade and price analysis
  • Global mergers and acquisitions
  • Global transport, logistics and freight
  • Global mining, power and steel
  • Global production, consumption, import/export analysis
  • Analysis of electricity/carbon markets
  • Comprehensive listing of all benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps


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