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Illinois Basin coal markets long-term outlook H1 2014

Illinois Basin coal markets long-term outlook H1 2014

Report summary

 Despite low costs of production and relatively high calorific value, the high sulphur content of Illinois Basin (ILB) coal has limited demand for the coal type in the past.  Previously, many utilities elected to burn low-sulphur coals in order to comply with SO2 regulations, but stricter limits over time have led utilities to retrofit coal-fired units with flue gas desulphurization (FGD) equipment or "scrubbers" – mitigating the need for low-sulphur coal.  

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  • Executive summary
    • Key issues
    • Key data
      • Illinois Basin key data
  • Prices
  • Demand
    • Growth in scrubbed capacity and EGU demand for ILB coal
    • Regional demand for ILB coal
    • ILB demand by sector
  • Supply
    • ILB thermal coal mining reserves
    • ILB thermal supply by source
    • Evolution of cost curve in ILB thermal coal
  • Infrastructure
  • Risks and uncertainties

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Prices
    • ILB price forecast
  • Demand
    • Demand: Image 1
    • Demand: Image 2
    • Demand: Image 3
  • Supply
    • Supply: Image 1
    • Supply: Image 2
    • Supply: Image 3
  • Infrastructure
  • Risks and uncertainties
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