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Illinois Basin coal markets long-term outlook H1 2015

Illinois Basin coal markets long-term outlook H1 2015

Report summary

Illinois Basin (ILB) coal has historically been limited by its high sulphur content that made compliance with SO2 regulations difficult for the electric generating units (EGUs) that burned it. Now stricter sulphur dioxide emissions limits have required all EGUs that wish to continue to burn bituminous coals to install some type of flue gas desulphurization (FGD or scrubber) equipment. 

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This report includes 2 file(s)

  • Illinois Basin coal markets long-term outlook H1 2015 PDF - 300.78 KB 7 Pages, 1 Tables, 7 Figures
  • CMS Basin Level Analysis ILB June.xls XLS - 615.00 KB


Global coal markets are facing extraordinary challenges and uncertainties. Factors such as global overcapacity, weakening demand and falling prices have created cautious investors. These factors have caused delays and cancellations of many mine and infrastructure projects, as well as lower growth rates at others.

This Thermal Coal Market Long Term Outlook report gives global and regional coal producers, consumers, transporters and investors detailed supply, demand and price forecasts for the coal industry, covering all the key domestic markets in North America, China and India.

Use this report to gain a better understanding of market dynamics, including revenue and demand potential for different coals. It will also help you identify trade patterns and changes affecting the thermal coal markets.

Wood Mackenzie is the only coal industry service provider that offers a market outlook integrated with other sector analyses, including macroeconomics, coal supply, steel markets and gas and power markets. Our coal analysts are based in the markets they analyse. They work with objective, proprietary data to help you maximise your current and future investments.

From market dynamics to trade patterns, we give you confidence in your strategic planning.

  • Executive summary
    • Key data
    • Key issues

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

  • Executive summary
    • ILB key data (Supply/Demand - Mst, Coal prices - 2015 US$/st, Gas - 2015 US$/mmbtu)
    • ILB price forecast
    • Regional demand for ILB coal for electric generating units (Mst)
    • Weighted average delivered cost into South Atlantic census region by basin
    • ILB demand by sector (Mst)
    • Export of Seaborne ILB thermal coal by importing country
    • ILB supply curve evolution (US$/st)
    • Executive summary: Image 7
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